Joel Parriott, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Joel Parriott

Dr. Joel Parriott is the Assistant Director for Federal Research and Development (R&D) at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). In this capacity, he coordinates federal agency R&D budgets and works — in cooperation with the agencies and the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) — to align agency budgets and program with Biden Administration priorities.

Joel is on assignment to OSTP from the American Astronomical Society (AAS), where he is the Deputy Executive Officer and Director of Public Policy. In that capacity, he led the Society’s public policy and advocacy efforts and served on the senior management team having overseen the scholarly journal, scientific conference, communications, and membership departments.

Before moving to the AAS, he spent a decade at OMB overseeing the budgets and management initiatives for the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Department of Energy’s Office of Science (DOE/SC) and on behalf of the President.

Joel earned his doctorate in astronomy and astrophysics at the University of Michigan. He is a member of the DOE CSGF's second class of fellows.

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