Title: Member, Board of Directors, Ford Motor Company
Dr. Homer A. Neal, vice president for research at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, was elected to the Board of Directors on Jan. 1, 1997.
Dr. Neal joined the University of Michigan as chairman of the university's physics department in 1987. In 1993, he was named vice president for research and professor of physics. Dr. Neal has had extended scientist-in-residence appointments at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen and at the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Geneva.
His professional travels have also taken him to the Institute for High Energy Physics at the Chinese Academy of Science in Beijing and to laboratories in the former Soviet Union, Israel, Japan and several other countries. He is a regent and executive committee member of the Smithsonian Institution and a member of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Advisory Board. He serves on the board of Ogden Corporation and is a former member of the Environmental Research Institute of Michigan board.
Dr. Neal received his B.S. degree in physics from Indiana University and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from the University of Michigan.
Dr. Neal is a member of the Audit Committee, the Organization Review and Nominating Committee, and the Environmental and Public Policy Issues Committee.