Executive Committee

Past President

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAThe past BGA President is Carol Prescott.


The Association each year elects a President-Elect, who serves as Program Chair, for one year, and then becomes Association president. The current BGA President is Paul Lichtenstein.



Jaakko Kaprio is President-Elect and will be Program Chair for the 2014 meeting in Charlottesville, USA.


Valerie KnopikThe Association Secretary is a principal coordinating officer for Association activities. Contact the secretary for general information about the Association such as committee structure, information about future meeting sites, offers to host meetings, suggestions for meeting agenda, etc. The office of the secretary publishes the program for the annual meeting. The BGA Secretary is Valerie Knopik.



Besides handling Association dues and other financial transactions, the Association treasurer handles application for membership, and maintains both the membership address list and the mailing list for the journal Behavior Genetics. Send your Change of Address for both the Association records and this journal subscription to the treasurer, not to the publishers. The BGA Treasurer is Kelly Klump.


The Executive Committee of the Association also includes three elected Members-at-Large. One represents the general membership, one represents Associate Members, and one represents Members from outside North America. For continuity, one is elected each year. The current Members-at-Large include Matthew Keller (Regular Members), Ben Neale (Associate Members), and Sarah Medland (members outside North America).