Appendix B
Committee Biographies

J. Freeman Gilbert (NAS) is a Research Professor at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego. His research interests include theoretical, inferential and computational geophysics. He is one of the founders of the San Diego Supercomputer Center and the National Partnership for Advanced Computational Infrastructure, sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

William E. Dietrich is professor of Geomorphology at the University of California, Berkeley. He has appointments in the Earth and Planetary Science Department, the Department of Geography, and the Earth Sciences Division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. His current research includes mechanistic analysis of landscape processes and evolution, identifying linkages between ecological and geomorphic processes, as well as building tools to tackle pressing environmental problems.

J. Michael Duncan (NAE) is a University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Dr. Duncan is a geotechnical engineer specializing in problems of soil-structure interaction, stability, and seepage.

Philip E. LaMoreaux (NAE) is now a hydrogeology and environmental geology consultant, after retiring following service as Chief of the Groundwater Branch of the U.S. Geological Survey, State Geologist of Alabama, Professor of Geology at the University of Alabama, and Director of the Environmental Institute for Waste Management Studies for Alabama.

George G. Mader is a city planner and president of Spangle Associates, Inc., a city planning and research consulting firm in the San Francisco Bay region. He has specialized in using city planning to reduce risks from geologic hazards. His activities have included teaching, research, and planning in this country and abroad.

William F. Marcuson III (NAE) is President of W.F.Marcuson III and Associates, Inc. and Director emeritus of the Geotechnical Laboratory, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center. His research activities have focused on experimental and analytical studies of soil behavior related to geotechnical engineering problems, seismic design, analysis, and remediation of embankment dams, and seismically induced liquefaction of soils.

Peter J. May is professor of political science at the University of Washington. His research is concerned with regulatory policy design and implementation, with particular attention to environmental regulation and policymaking regarding natural hazards.

Norbert R. Morgenstern, (NAE), is a University Professor of Civil Engineering (emeritus) at the University of Alberta, and an internationally recognized authority in the field of geotechnical engineering. He has considerable experience with landslides at both theoretical and applied levels.



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Assessment of Proposed Partnerships to Implement a National Landslide Hazards Mitigation Strategy: Interim Report Appendix B Committee Biographies J. Freeman Gilbert (NAS) is a Research Professor at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego. His research interests include theoretical, inferential and computational geophysics. He is one of the founders of the San Diego Supercomputer Center and the National Partnership for Advanced Computational Infrastructure, sponsored by the National Science Foundation. William E. Dietrich is professor of Geomorphology at the University of California, Berkeley. He has appointments in the Earth and Planetary Science Department, the Department of Geography, and the Earth Sciences Division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. His current research includes mechanistic analysis of landscape processes and evolution, identifying linkages between ecological and geomorphic processes, as well as building tools to tackle pressing environmental problems. J. Michael Duncan (NAE) is a University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Dr. Duncan is a geotechnical engineer specializing in problems of soil-structure interaction, stability, and seepage. Philip E. LaMoreaux (NAE) is now a hydrogeology and environmental geology consultant, after retiring following service as Chief of the Groundwater Branch of the U.S. Geological Survey, State Geologist of Alabama, Professor of Geology at the University of Alabama, and Director of the Environmental Institute for Waste Management Studies for Alabama. George G. Mader is a city planner and president of Spangle Associates, Inc., a city planning and research consulting firm in the San Francisco Bay region. He has specialized in using city planning to reduce risks from geologic hazards. His activities have included teaching, research, and planning in this country and abroad. William F. Marcuson III (NAE) is President of W.F.Marcuson III and Associates, Inc. and Director emeritus of the Geotechnical Laboratory, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center. His research activities have focused on experimental and analytical studies of soil behavior related to geotechnical engineering problems, seismic design, analysis, and remediation of embankment dams, and seismically induced liquefaction of soils. Peter J. May is professor of political science at the University of Washington. His research is concerned with regulatory policy design and implementation, with particular attention to environmental regulation and policymaking regarding natural hazards. Norbert R. Morgenstern, (NAE), is a University Professor of Civil Engineering (emeritus) at the University of Alberta, and an internationally recognized authority in the field of geotechnical engineering. He has considerable experience with landslides at both theoretical and applied levels.

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Assessment of Proposed Partnerships to Implement a National Landslide Hazards Mitigation Strategy: Interim Report Jane Preuss (AICP) is a Principal with GeoEngineers, a company specializing in geotechnical engineering and engineering geology. She has over 20 years of experience as a practicing urban planner, working with clients from both public and private sectors. Her main areas of interest include land use and environmental planning for mitigation and preparedness against the effects of natural hazards such as floods, landslides, earthquakes, tsunamis, and high winds. A. Keith Turner holds concurrent appointments as Professor of Geological Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines and Professor of Engineering Geology at Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands. His chief research interest involves computer applications to geological and environmental studies; including landslide assessments in Colorado and Canada. T. Leslie Youd is Professor of Civil Engineering at Brigham Young University, where he teaches courses in geotechnical and earthquake engineering and conducts research on liquefaction and ground failure. Dr. Youd was formerly (1967 to 1984) a Research Civil Engineer with the U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California. NRC Staff David A. Feary is a Senior Staff Scientist with the NRC’s Board on Earth Sciences and Resources. His research activities have focused on the geological and geophysical evolution of continental margins, particularly the factors controlling carbonate deposition and reef development within different climatic regimes.