Dr. Langford is the dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and Distinguished Professor of Biology. He was formerly the Ernest Everett Just Professor of Natural Sciences and Professor of Biological Sciences at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, and adjunct professor of Physiology at the Dartmouth Medical Center from 1991 until 2005. Dr. Langford received his Ph.D. from the Illinois Institute of Technology and completed postdoctoral training as an NIH fellow in the cell biology program at the University of Pennsylvania. He was professor of physiology in the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill before joining the faculty at Dartmouth College.
In 1998, he was nominated by President Bill Clinton to the National Science Board (NSB), the governing board of the National Science Foundation, to advise the president and Congress on national science policy. He served on the NSB from 1998 to 2004, as Chair of the NSB Education and Human Resources Committee from 2002 to 2004 and as vice-chair for the NSB National Workforce Taskforce Subcommittee from 1999 to 2004. Dr. Langford joined the BWF board in February 2008.more » « less