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APPENDIX C SPEAKERS BIOS Daniel I. Alesch was professor of public and environmental affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay before retiring and becoming director of the Center for Organizational Studies at the same university. Dr. Alesch has a B.S. and an M.S. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and an M.A. and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles. David Applegate is director of government affairs at the American Geological Institute and Editor of Geotimes. Prior to arriving at AGI in 1995, he served as the American Geophysical Union's Congressional Science Fellow for the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources and as a professional staff member for the minority. Arden L. Bement, fir. is director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Prior to his appointment as NIST director, Dr. Bement served as the David A. Ross Distinguished Professor of Nuclear Engineering and head of the School of Nuclear Engineering at Purdue University. Dr. Bement joined the Purdue faculty in 1992 after a 39-year career in industry, government, and academia. His positions included vice president of technical resources and of science and technology for TRW Inc.; director, Office of Materials Science, at DARPA; and professor of nuclear materials at MIT. He received an engineer of metallurgy degree from the Colorado School of Mines, a master's degree in metallurgical engineering from the University of Idaho, a doctorate degree in metallurgical engineering from the University of Michigan, and honorary doctorate degrees from Cleveland State University and Case Western Reserve University. Lloyd S. Cluff is manager of the Geosciences Department at the Pacific Gas & Electric Company and is an expert on the identification of active seismic faults and their potential motions. Mr. Cluff has served the NRC in a number of capacities: as chair of the Committee on Practical Lessons from the Loma Prieta Earthquake, as a member of the U.S. National Committee for the Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction, and as a member of the Board on Earth Sciences. He also served as a member of numerous NRC committees, including the Committee on Assessing the Costs of Natural Disasters, the Subcommittee on Earthquake Research, and the Committee on Earthquake Engineering Research. Mr. Cluff is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. Ross B. Corotis is Denver Business Challenge Professor of Engineering after serving as Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the fJniversitv of (Colorado at Boulder. He was on the faculty at Northwestern University for eleven years, and In l')bl established the Department of (civil L;ng~neenng at The Johns Hopkins University, which he chaired until becoming Associate Dean of Engineering in 1990. Dr. Corotis won the ASCE Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize (1984), was named Civil Engineer of the Year (1986) and Outstanding Engineering Educator (1992) by the ASCE Maryland Section, and Engineer of the Year by the Baltimore Engineers' Week Council (19891. He currently serves as a steering; committee member of the NRC's Natural Disasters Roundtable, as an Affiliate Member of the Multihazards Mitigation Council, and on NRC's Board of Assessment for NIST, where he is vice-chair of the Building and Fire Research Laboratory Panel. Dr. Corotis earned both his undergraduate and graduate degrees at the , , 17
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was an NSF Graduate Fellow. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. tohn Filson is manager of the Earthquake Hazards Program of the U. S. Geological Survey. He has more than twenty years experience in managing scientific programs in earth sciences relating to reducing risks from earthquake hazards. In 1988 he led a team of geologists and engineers to Armenia to investigate the cause and effects of a devastating earthquake in that country. He has received the Distinguished Award of the U.S. Department of Interior and the Outstanding Public Service Award from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Dr. Filson is a past president of the Seismological Society of America. He received a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Geophysics from the University of California, Berkeley. Peter A. Freeman is assistant director for Computer and Information Science and Engineering at the National Science Foundation. From 1987 to 1989 he served as director of NSF's Computer and Computation Research Division within CISE, where he helped formulate the federal government's High- Performance Computing and Communications Initiative. Previously, Dr. Freeman was iohn P. Imlay, in Dean of Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology. Since 1990, Dr. Freeman has served Georgia Tech as a professor and founding dean of the College of Computing. From 1992 to 1995, he also acted as the university's Chief Information Officer. Before coming Georgia Tech, he held previous faculty positions at George Mason University and the University of California at Irvine. He has served on numerous national panels and advisory committees, is a fellow of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the Association for Computing Machinery and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Computing Research Association since 1988. Dr. Freeman earned his Ph.D. in computer science from Carnegie-Mellon University. Charles G. Groat is director of the U.S. Geological Survey. Dr. Groat is a distinguished professional in the earth science community with over 25 years of direct involvement in geological studies, energy and minerals resource assessment, ground-water occurrence and protection, geomorphic processes and landform evolution in desert areas, and coastal studies. Among his many professional affiliations, Dr. Groat is a member of the Geological Society of America, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Geophysical Union, and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. He has also served on over a dozen earth science boards and committees and has authored and contributed to numerous publications and articles on major issues involving earth resources and the environment. He received his bachelor's degree in geology from the University of Rochester, his master's degree from the University of Massachusetts, and his doctorate degree from the University of Texas at Austin. William H. Hooke is a senior policy fellow and the director of the Atmospheric Policy Program at the American Meteorological Society. Prior to this, he worked for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and antecedent agencies for 33 years. After six years of research with NOAA he moved into a series of management positions including chief of the Wave Propagation Laboratory Atmospheric Studies Branch, director of NOAA's Environmental Science Group (:now the Forecast Systems Lab), deputy chief scientist, acting chief scientist of NOAA. Between 1993 and 2000, he was also director of the U S. Weather Research Program Office, and chair of the Interagency Committee on Environment and Natural Resources. Prior to NOAA, he was a faculty at the University of Colorado from 1969 to 1987. Dr. Hooke holds a B.S. in physics (with honors) from Swarthmore College, an S. M and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. Tom Jordan served as the head of MIT's Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences for 10 years before becoming a W. M. Deck Professor of Geological Sciences and director of the Southern California Earthquake Center at the University of Southern California. His research interests are in the composition, dynamics, and evolution of the solid Earth, particularly the nature of plate-tectonic return flow, the formation of a thickened tectosphere beneath the ancient continental cratons, and the question of mantle 18
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stratification. He has developed a number of seismological techniques for elucidating structural features in the Earth's interior that bear on these and other geodynamic problems. He received the lames B. Macelwane Medal of the American Geophysical Union in 1983 and the George P. Woollard Award of the Geological Society of America in 1998. He received his Ph.D. in geophysics and applied mathematics at the California Institute of Technology in 1972 and taught at Princeton University and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography before joining the MIT faculty as the Robert R. Shrock Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences in 1984. Anthony S. Lowe is administrator for the Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration (FIMA), assuming the leadership of some of the nation's leading multi-hazard risk reduction programs. He oversees seven national hazard reduction programs, among them the National Flood Insurance Program, the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program, the National Dam Safety Program, and the National Hurricane program, just four of the seven national hazard reduction programs he oversees. Before assuming this post, Mr. Lowe served as the senior legislative counsel for the U.S. Senate judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition and Business Rights, and as staff on the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology and Government Information. Previously, he was the deputy prosecutor with the I(ing County Prosecutor's Office in Seattle, \\tashington and a commissioner on the Planning Commission for the City of Redmond. Mr. Lowe holds a bachelor's degree in international political science from the University of Washington, a law degree from the University of Santa Clara, and a master's degree in theology from Virginia Union University. Priscilla Nelson is senior advisor to the Directorate for Engineering at the National Science Foundation. She has been at NSF since 1994, and has served as Director of the Civil and Mechanical Systems Division, Senior Engineering Coordinator, Program Director for the Geotechnical Engineering program, and as Program Manager for the Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation project that represents an $82 million federal investment in cyberinfrastructure and earthquake experimentation equipment to be completed between FY2000 and E7Y2004. Dr. Nelson was formerly Professor of Civil Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Nelson is Past-President of the Geo-Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and a lifetime member and first President of the American Rock Mechanics Association. Among many other professional affiliations, she is a member of the American Underground-Construction Association, the Association of Engineering Geologists, the International Tunnelling Association, and the American Society for Engineering Education. She has served as a member of several National Research Council boards and committees. She received her master's degrees in geology from Indiana University and in structural engineering from the University of Oklahoma in structural engineering, and a doctorate degree in geotechnical engineering from Cornell University. Robert A. Olson is present of Robert Olson Associates, Inc., where he consults on areas of earthquake hazards mitigation, emergency management, disaster operations, recovery assistance, and public policy development. Previously, he served as the first executive director of the Cali fornia Seismic Safety Commission. He has chaired numerous committees including the Advisory Committee to the National Information Service of Earthquake Engineering, the Governor's Task Force on Earthquake Preparedness, and the Advisory Group on Disaster Preparedness to the California's Joint Legislative Committee on Seismic Safety. Mr. Olson also held a variety of research positions in various times at the Center for Environmental Design Research, the Institute of Governmental Studies, the Mid-America Earthquake Center, and the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center. As part of the CUREE-I
Awards from American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the Hogentogler Award from American Society for Testing and Materials, and the Trevithick Prize from the British Institution of Civil Engineers. He is President of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI), with term of office from 2003-2005. He is also a member of the US National Science Foundation Engineering Advisory Committee and the Consortium of Universities for Research in Earthquake Engineering Board of Directors. He is a member of the Executive Committees of the Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research and the Institute for Civil Infrastructure Sv~tems. He hat .~rved ns (whir of the F.,reriltiv`~ (committee of the A.~(~F. ~ . . ~ . . ~ . . ~ . . ~ . . . . 1 echn~cal (ounce on L1te~ne Earthquake t;ng~neer~ng. He has authored or co-authored over 280 publications on geotechnical and earthquake engineering. He received the EERI Outstanding Paper Award. He has served on numerous earthquake reconnaissance missions, and has chaired or been a member of the consulting boards of projects for highway, rapid transit, water supply, and energy distribution systems. His research interests cover geotechnical engineering, earthquake engineering, lifeline systems, underground construction technologies, and geographic information technologies and database management. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and an elected Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science. Chris D. Poland is president and chief operating officer of Degenkolb Engineers. Before becoming president of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Mr. Poland served as director/secretary-treasurer for six years. His interests are in new design work, seismic analysis, structural evaluation, strengthening of existing buildings, failure analysis, and historic preservation. Mr. Poland has also participated in numerous research projects, which contributed among others, to the development of federal standards for seismic evaluations and mitigation (a NIST study: and numerous guidelines related to earthquake hazard reduction activities such as the National Earthquake Hazard Reduction Series Program Handbooks for seismic evaluation of existing buildings (FEMA 178, etch. He also was chairman of the Vision 2000 Codes Committee of the Structural Engineers Association of California, which produced Pef rmance Based Seamy Engineering of Buildings: Interim Recommendations (19955. He received his bachelor's degree in mathematics (summa cum laude) from the IJniversitv of ReAl~ncls and mnster's Ae~ree in st~lchirn1 engineering from Stanford University. Cliff Roblee is chief of applied Geotechnical and Ground Motion Research at the California Department of Transportation. He currently guides a small team of geo-research specialists within Caltrans focused on diverse topics including earthquake seismology, foundation engineering, ground modification, subsurface characterization, and technology implementation. Over the past several years, he has been involved in developing research partnerships with government, academic and private-sector entities, both within the United States and internationally. These partnerships have led to coordinated programs of applied research focused on earthquake ground-motion hazard and related implications for facility and network performance. Key initiatives include leadership roles in the "Program of Earthquake Applied Research for Lifelines (PEARL)" and the "ResOlution of Site Response Issues from the Northridge Earthquake (ROSRINE)" partnerships. Dr. Roblee serves on several national technical committees and participated in the geotechnical held reconnaissance of the 1999 earthquakes in Turkey and Taiwan. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas in Austin and his B.S. and M.S. from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Ellis M. Stanley, Sr. is the general manager of the Emergency Preparedness Department for the City of Los Angeles, California. Prior to this position, he was director of the Atlanta-Fulton County Emergency Management Agency and was an emergency manager there since 1975. He is an adjunct instructor at the Emergency Management Institute and has served on the Board of Visitors of the National Emergency Training Centers, Emergency Management Institute. He is a past president of the National Coordinating Council on Emergency Management and currently chairs its International Development Committee and its Certification Commission. He is president-elect of the American Society of Professional Emergency Planners. He serves on the advisory board of the National Institute for Urban Search and Rescue, the National 20
Weather Services' Modernization Committee, and other organizations. He is a Certified Emergency Manager ICED. S. Shyam Sunder is chief of the Materials and Construction Research Division in the Building and Fire Research Laboratory at NIST and lead technical investigator for the building and fire safety investigation into the World Trade Center disaster. From June 1996 to December 1997, he was a program analyst and then as the senior program analyst for NIST. He was also chief of the Structures Division when the Building Materials Division and the Structures Division were merged into the Materials and Construction Research Division. He received a bachelor of technology degree in civil engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, a master's degree in civil engineering and a doctorate in structural engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he also held a succession of faculty and staff positions until joining NIST in 1994. Richard Sylves is a professor of political science and international relations, as well as senior policy fellow in environmental policy, at the University of Delaware. He has written or edited three books, the most recent he co-wrote with W. Waugh, Disaster Management ~n the U.S. mad Canada. He has served on the NRC committee estimating the costs of natural disasters. His forthcoming book is a f~fty-year study of Presidential Disaster Declaration decision making, to be published by State University of New York Press. He recently began a two-year term of committee service on the NRC Roundtable on Natural Disasters. Susan K. Tubbesing is the executive director of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) in Oakland, California, a national, nonprofit, technical society of engineers, geoscientists, architects, planners, public officials, and social scientists. Prior to her work at EERI, Ms. Tubbesing was manager of the Natural Hazards Research and Applications Information Center at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She has published widley on natural disasters, and specifically earthquake policy issues. She holds a bachelor's degree in anthropology and a masters degree in education from Washington University. Craig S. Wingo is the director of the Engineering Science and Technology Division, which houses both the National Earthquake and Dam Safety Programs, the building sciences, code development and risk assessment functions within the Administration. Mr. Wingo served as the Deputy Associate Director of the Mitigation Directorate from May 1996 to February 1999. In that capacity, he oversaw special projects covering a broad spectrum of FEMA's mitigation programs, including the post-disaster Hazard Mitigation Grant Programs for the rehabilitation and retrofit of buildings and infrastructure, FEMA's buyout and relocation programs, and the Agency's extensive mapping and floodplain management efforts. Prior to this appointment, he served as the Director of the Infrastructure Support Division in FEMA's Response and Recovery Directorate. Prior to that position, he served as the Assistant Associate Director of the Office of Technological Hazards. During this period, he served as FEMA's representative on the National Response Team and was also responsible for the achievement of FEMA's expanded interagency responsibilities in the Hazardous Materials Transportation Act. 21
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