Brooks Hanson serves as the Senior Vice President, Publications for the American Geophysical Union (AGU). He's responsible for overseeing AGU's portfolio of Journals and their operations, helping set overall editorial policies, and leading future developments. Before arriving at AGU, he served as the Deputy Editor for Physical Sciences at Science and earlier as an editor at Science. There he was responsible for helping lead the editorial direction of Science, overseeing peer-review and manuscript selections in the physical sciences and helping develop AAAS's and Science's content management and publishing systems and workflow. Brooks has a Ph.D. in Geology from UCLA and held a post-doctoral appointment at the Department of Mineral Sciences, Smithsonian Institution.