Appendix D
Biographical Information of Coordinating Committee and Staff

Leonard Shabman, Chair, is Resident Scholar at Resources for the Future in Washington DC. Previously he was a faculty member at Virginia Tech and served as the Director of the Virginia Water Resources Research Center. He has been a staff economist at the United States Water Resources Council, Scientific Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Army, Civil Works August and a Visiting Scholar at the National Academy of Sciences National Research Council. He has provided consultation and advice to numerous governmental and non-governmental organizations. Dr. Shabman’s research has ranged over diverse topics including natural hazard management, wetlands management, benefit cost analysis for public investment decision making, the role of economic analysts in public policy formulation and incentive-based environmental regulation. He is a member of the Water Science and Technology Board and has served on NRC committees, including Restoration of Aquatic Ecosystems, Flood Control for the American River, California, Watershed Management, U.S. Geological Survey Water Resources Research, and as vice chair for “Compensating for Wetlands Losses Under the Clean Water Act.” He earned his Ph.D. degree from Cornell University.

Gregory B. Baecher is professor in and chair of the civil engineering program at the University of Maryland. Prior to joining the faculty at Maryland in 1995, Dr. Baecher served on the faculty of civil engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1976 to 1988, and he served as the chief executive officer and founder of ConSolve Incorporated, Lexington, Massachusetts, from 1988 to 1995. His fields of expertise include risk analysis, water resources engineering, and statistical methods. Dr. Baecher is currently a member of the Water Science and Technology Board (WSTB). Dr. Baecher received his B.S. degree in civil engineering from the University of California-Berkeley and his M.S. and his Ph.D. degrees in civil engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.



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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Water Resources Planning: A New Opportunity for Service Appendix D Biographical Information of Coordinating Committee and Staff Leonard Shabman, Chair, is Resident Scholar at Resources for the Future in Washington DC. Previously he was a faculty member at Virginia Tech and served as the Director of the Virginia Water Resources Research Center. He has been a staff economist at the United States Water Resources Council, Scientific Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Army, Civil Works August and a Visiting Scholar at the National Academy of Sciences National Research Council. He has provided consultation and advice to numerous governmental and non-governmental organizations. Dr. Shabman’s research has ranged over diverse topics including natural hazard management, wetlands management, benefit cost analysis for public investment decision making, the role of economic analysts in public policy formulation and incentive-based environmental regulation. He is a member of the Water Science and Technology Board and has served on NRC committees, including Restoration of Aquatic Ecosystems, Flood Control for the American River, California, Watershed Management, U.S. Geological Survey Water Resources Research, and as vice chair for “Compensating for Wetlands Losses Under the Clean Water Act.” He earned his Ph.D. degree from Cornell University. Gregory B. Baecher is professor in and chair of the civil engineering program at the University of Maryland. Prior to joining the faculty at Maryland in 1995, Dr. Baecher served on the faculty of civil engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1976 to 1988, and he served as the chief executive officer and founder of ConSolve Incorporated, Lexington, Massachusetts, from 1988 to 1995. His fields of expertise include risk analysis, water resources engineering, and statistical methods. Dr. Baecher is currently a member of the Water Science and Technology Board (WSTB). Dr. Baecher received his B.S. degree in civil engineering from the University of California-Berkeley and his M.S. and his Ph.D. degrees in civil engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Water Resources Planning: A New Opportunity for Service Donald F. Boesch is a professor of marine science and president of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES). Dr. Boesch is a biological oceanographer who has studied coastal and continental shelf environments along the Atlantic Coast and in the Gulf of Mexico, eastern Australia, and the East China Sea. He has published two books and more than 60 papers on marine benthos, estuaries, wetlands, continental shelves, oil pollution, nutrient overenrichment, environmental assessment and monitoring and science policy. In 1980 he returned to his native state as the first executive director of the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON), where he was also a professor of marine science at Louisiana State University. He was a Ful-bright postdoctoral fellow at the University of Queensland and subsequently served on the faculty of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science. Dr. Boesch received his B.S. degree from Tulane University and his Ph.D. degree from the College of William Mary. Geraldine Knatz is the managing director of development for the Port of Long Beach. Appointed to her current position in March 1999 after 11 years as planning director, she oversees the port’s engineering, properties, and planning divisions. She directed the port’s reuse planning for the former Long Beach naval complex and has been involved in the Alameda Corridor rail improvement project since its inception in the early 1980s. She is active in the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) and chairs its Harbor and Navigation Committee, which deals with dredging and environmental issues. In 1997, she was named to represent the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) on an international treaty body known as the London Convention, which regulates international ocean dumping practices. In 1994, she was appointed to the National Sea Grant Panel, which oversees certification and funding of Sea Grant Colleges. Dr. Knatz received her M.S. degree in environmental engineering and her Ph.D. degree in biological sciences from the University of Southern California. James K. Mitchell (NAS/NAE) is the University Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia. Dr. Mitchell's expertise is in civil engineering and geotechnical engineering, with emphasis on problems and projects involving construction on, in, and with the earth; mitigation of ground failure risk; waste containment and site remediation soil improvement; soil behavior; geotechnical earthquake engineering; environmental geotechnics; and compositional and physicochemical properties of soils. He has

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Water Resources Planning: A New Opportunity for Service served on several NRC committees. Dr. Mitchell received his B.S. degree in civil engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A. Dan Tarlock holds an A.B. and LL. B. from Stanford University and is currently the Distinguished Professor of Law and associate dean for Faculty at the Chicago-Kent College of Law. He previously practiced law in San Francisco and Denver, and taught at the University of Chicago, Indiana University, the University of Kansas, the University of Michigan, the University of Texas, and the University of Utah. Mr. Tarlock has written and consulted widely in the fields of water law, environmental protection and natural resources management. Mr. Tarlock served a member of the WSTB and chaired the Committee on Western Water Management Change, which published the report Water Transfers in the West. In 1997-1998, he served as the principal writer for the Western Policy Advisory Review Commission’s report Water in the West. Mr. Tarlock is currently serving as one of the three U. S. legal advisers to the Secretariat of the Commission on Environmental Cooperation, established by the North American Free Trade Agreement Environmental Side Agreement. Victoria J. Tschinkel is state director of the Nature Conservancy in Altamonte, Florida. Her expertise is in assisting corporate clients on strategic environmental issues and in representing clients before agencies and the state legislature. Ms. Tschinkel is a director of Phillips Petroleum Company, Resources for the Future, and the Center for Clean Air Quality. She is a member of the National Academy of Public Administration. She also served as secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Regulation (1981-1987) and has held positions on a number of national advisory councils such as the National Environmental Enforcement Council and the Energy Research Advisory Board. She currently serves as a member of the NRC Board on Radioactive Waste Management and is a former member of the Commission on Geosciences, Environment, and Resources. She has served on numerous NRC study committees. Ms. Tschinkel earned her B.S. degree in zoology from the University of California, Berkeley. James Wenzel (NAE) is president and chair of Marine Development Associates, Inc., a company he formed in 1994. Mr. Wenzel has 40 years of experience in the fields of ocean science, and engineering. Formerly with Lockheed Corporation, he was responsible for many ocean

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Water Resources Planning: A New Opportunity for Service system and technology developments, including the Deep Quest research submarine, the U.S. Navy’s deep submergence rescue vehicles, and the design and construction of deep ocean-large object recovery systems. His environmental cleanup activities include the application of technologies to the remediation of contaminated shelf sediments, corporate strategic planning, and ocean technology development. Mr. Wenzel is a member of several professional organizations, including the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers and the Marine Technology Society and is a director of the Year of the Ocean Foundation. Mr. Wenzel was presented with an honorary doctorate from California Lutheran University for his contributions to ocean engineering. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees in aeronautical engineering from the University of Minnesota. M. Gordon Wolman (NAS) is a professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering Geomorphology and Department of Environmental Health Sciences at Johns Hopkins University. His fields of research include hydrology, geomorphology, and geography. In relating catastrophic to moderate natural events, his “magnitude-frequency” theory is widely accepted among scientists and engineers dealing with rivers, floods, and erosion. He also chaired the Isaiah Bowman Department of Geography and became professor of geography, and chaired the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. He was the B. Howell Griswold, Jr., Professor of Geography and International Affairs and also served as interim provost, and interim provost and vice president for academic affairs. Dr. Wolman is a member of the National Academy of Science and has served in numerous NRC committees. Dr. Wolman received his B. A. (with honors) from The Johns Hopkins University), and his M.S. and Ph. D. degrees in geology from Harvard University. Staff Jeffrey W. Jacobs is a senior program officer with the National Research Council’s Water Science and Technology Board. His research interests include policy and organizational arrangements for water resources management and the use of scientific information in water resources decision making. He has studied these issues extensively in both the United States and mainland Southeast Asia. Since joining the NRC in 1997, he has served as study director for 13 study committees. He received his B.S. degree from Texas A&M University, his M.A. degree

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Water Resources Planning: A New Opportunity for Service from the University of California, Riverside, and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Colorado. Ellen A. De Guzman is a research associate with the National Research Council’s Water Science and Technology Board. She has worked on a number of studies including Privatization of Water Services in the United States, Review of the USGS National Water Quality Assessment Program, and Drinking Water Contaminants (Phase II). She co-edits the WSTB newsletter and annual report and manages the WSTB homepage. She received her B.A. degree from the University of the Philippines.