Public Service


Member, NAS-NRC Panel on Addressing the Challenges of Climate Change through the Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2009-10.

Member, NAS-NRC Committee on Human Dimensions of Global Change, 2005-11.

Member, NAS-NRC Study Committee on Environmental Decision-Making, 2003-06.

Member, Annual Research Conference Planning Committee, Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, 2003, 2009.

Senior Advisor, World Resources Report 2002-04, World Resources Institute.

Chair, Panel on U.S. Registration Practices for ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems, National Academy of Public Administration, 2000-01.

Member, Multi-State Working Group on Environmental Management Systems, 1997- .

Member, Advisory Panel on Setting Priorities: New Directions for the Environmental Protection Agency, National Academy of Public Administration, 1994-95.

Chair, Advisory Committee on Rethinking Environmental Regulation, U. S. Congress Office of Technology Assessment, 1993-95.

Faculty Member, Salzburg Seminar on Negotiation of International Environmental Issues, Salzburg, Austria, June 3-15, 1990.

Member, Strategic Options Subcommittee, Relative Risk Reduction Strategies Committee, U.S EPA Science Advisory Board, 1989-90.

Chair, Section on Societal Impacts of Science and Engineering, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1989-90, 1996-97;  Member, Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy (COSEPP), 1997-2003; Section Committee Member-at-Large, Section on Social, Economic, and Political Sciences, 1998-2001.

Member, Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, National Research Council, 1986-88; Chair, NAS-NRC Study Committee on Opportunities in Applied Environmental Research and Development, 1988-91.

State Service

Member, NC Legislative Commission on Global Climate Change, 2008-2010.

Member, Energy Supply and Renewables Subcommittee, NC Energy Policy Council, 2007.

Member, Emerging Energy Markets Working Group, Institute for Emerging Issues, North Carolina State University, 2007.

Environmental Stewardship Advisory Committee, North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, 2002-05.

Pollution Prevention Research Advisory Committee, North Carolina Board of Science and Technology, 1983-88.

Natural Heritage Advisory Committee, North Carolina Department of Natural Resources and Community Development, 1983-87.

Governor’s Commission on the Future of North Carolina (chief staff member, Natural Resources Panel), 1982-84.


University Service (selected)

UNC System Committee on Sustainability, 2008-09.

Faculty Assembly Delegation and Faculty Council, 2007-10.

Faculty Advisory Committee, Parr Ethics Center, 2006- .

Chair, UNC Department of Public Policy, 2006-11.

Director of Graduate Studies, UNC Department of Public Policy, 2003-05.

Chair of the Faculty, 1997-2000

Executive Committee of UNC Faculty Council, 1994-1997

Director, UNC Institute for Environmental Studies, 1981-91.


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