David W. Oxtoby is the President of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Dr. Oxtoby has been the recipient of several fellowships, including from the Guggenheim and National Science foundations. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a member of the American Chemical Society. He was an Overseer of Harvard University from 2008–2014 and is a member of the Ojai Music Festival Board. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, Dr. Oxtoby received honorary degrees from Occidental College (2005) and Lingnan University in Hong Kong (2009). He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2012.