North Central Regional Director
Chief Executive Officer
The Ohio Academy of Science
Dr. Elfner is chief executive officer of The Ohio Academy of Science, Columbus, where he also serves as acting editor of The Ohio Journal of Science. Previously he was with the Office of Budget and Management of State of Ohio. He received a B.S. in zoology (1968) and an M.S. in plant ecology (1971) from The Ohio State University. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science where he has served as Chair, Section Y (General Interest in Science); he has received the Ohioana Book Award, Ohioana Library Association, 1980, Distinguished Service Award, National Association of Academies of Science, 1981, Distinguished Alumni Award, College of Agriculture, 1984, Honorary 100 from Ohio in Natural Resources, 1987, Centennial honoree, Herbarium, 1992, OSU, and Friend of Science Award, Science Education Council of Ohio, 1998; In November 2004 he received the President's Award from the Ohio School Boards Association.