David Guston is professor of political science and associate director of the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes at Arizona State University. He is also director of the Center for Nanotechnology in Society (CNS-ASU), an NSF-designated Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center. CNS-ASU is beginning the first year of its five-year, $6.2 million grant from NSF to explore the societal implications of nanotechnologies.
Guston’s book, Between Politics and Science: Assuring the Integrity and Productivity of Research, won the 2002 Don K. Price Prize from the American Political Science Association for best book about science and technology policy.
Guston is the North American editor of the peer-reviewed journal Science and Public Policy, and he is co-vice chair of the 2006 Gordon Research Conference on Science and Technology Policy.
In 2002, he was elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and he is the current chair of the AAAS Section on Societal Impacts of Science and Engineering.
Guston holds a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and a PhD from MIT. He did his postdoctoral training at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs in Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.