Mary Good – Mary L. Good is the Donaghey University Professor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and serves as Dean for the College of Information Science and System Engineering. She is managing member for the Fund for Arkansas’ Future, LLC. (an investment fund for start-up and early stage companies), past President of the AAAS, past President of the ACS, and an elected member of the National Academy of Engineering. She presently serves on the Boards of Biogenldec, Inc. and Acxiom, Inc.
Previously she served a four-year term as the Under Secretary for Technology for the Technology Administration in the Department of Commerce, a presidentially appointed, Senate confirmed, position. In addition, she chaired the National Science and Technology Council’s Committee on Technological Innovation (NSTC/CTI), and served on the NSTC Committee on National Security. Previously she has served as the Senior Vice President for Technology for Allied Signal and as the Boyd Professor of Chemistry and Materials Science at Louisiana State University.
She was appointed to the National Science Board by President Carter in 1980 and by President Reagan in 1986. She was the chair of that board from 1988-91, when she received an appointment by President Bush to be a member of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.
She has received many awards, including the National Science Foundation’s Distinguished Public Service Award, the American Institute of Chemists’ Gold Medal, the Priestly Medal from the American Chemical Society, and the Vannevar Bush Award from the National Science Board, among others.
Good received her bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Central Arkansas and her MS and Ph.D. degrees in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.