Richard Hazeltine is Professor of Physics and Director of the Institute for Fusion Studies at The University of Texas at Austin. He specializes in theoretical plasma physics, especially with regard to controlled fusion, and is best known for his work in transport theory, magnetized plasma stability and nonlinear fluid modeling. He has published over a hundred papers and is co-author of two books about plasma physics and confining hot plasma. A graduate of Harvard College (A.B., 1964) and the University of Michigan (Ph.D., 1968), Hazeltine spent two years at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton before joining the University of Texas in 1971. In 1980, he helped establish the Institute for Fusion Studies at Texas, becoming its Director in 1991. Hazeltine is Past Chair of the Division of Plasma Physics, and Councillor for the Division in the American Physical Society. He is Chair of the Theory Coordinating Committee for the Office of Fusion Energy and the Program Advisory Committee for General Atomics. He is a member of the Fusion Energy Scineces Committee, US Department of Energy and has served on the on numerous advisory committees, including the Steering Committee for the Technical Planning Activity of the Magnetic Fusion Energy Program and the Advisory Committee for Fusion Energy Postdoctoral Research and Professional Development Programs. He presently serves on the Board of Physics and Astronomy of the National Research Council. Hazeltine has served on the editorial boards of Physical Review, and The Physics of Fluids, and Reviews of Modern Physics. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society.