Alan H. Goodman, past AAA president and current professor of biological anthropology, has been appointed interim vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty at Hampshire College. Goodman has been a member of the Hampshire College faculty since 1985 and is a former dean of the School of Natural Science. He is also on the anthropology graduate faculty at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
From 2005 through 2007, Alan Goodman served as AAA president. He has also played a key role in developing AAA’s RACE: Are We So Different? public education project. He is the author/editor of numerous publications, including Building a New Biocultural Synthesis (1999), Genetic Nature/Culture (2003) and The Nature of Difference (2006).