Robert Shelton, Ph.D.
Board of Directors

Robert Shelton is president of Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA), a century-old foundation supporting innovative research and the development of American academic scientists. Shelton came to Research Corporation following a distinguished career as an experimental condensed-matter physicist. With more than 240 refereed publications, and over 50 invited talks, Shelton has been an active and productive scientist whose work has focused on collective electron effects in novel materials. Prior to the RCSA presidency, he was vice chancellor for research at University of California, Davis, vice provost for research for the UC system, provost and executive vice chancellor at UNC Chapel Hill and president of the University of Arizona. Shelton was educated at Stanford University (B.S. 1970) and the University of California, San Diego, (M.S. 1973; Ph.D. 1975).