biologist for the World Wide Fund for Nature–International (Gland, Switzerland), Ministry of Environment–France (Toulouse), U.S. Forest Service, and U.S. National Park Service. Dr. Clevenger is the co-author of three books and has published more than 40 scientific articles.
Adrienne Cooper is an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at Temple University where her research is focused on photocatalytic processes for environmental systems, environmentally sustainable engineering and development, landfill bioreactors, and enzymatic synthesis of chemical compounds. Dr. Cooper earned a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Tennessee (1984) and a Ph.D. in environmental engineering from the University of Florida (1998). She also participates in the Sloan Minority Ph.D. Program, which seeks to increase the number of underrepresented minority Ph.D. graduates in civil and environmental engineering through personal mentoring and fellowships. Previously, she was an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of South Carolina (1998-2003) and worked for the Alachua County Environmental Protection Department, Gainesville, FL (1994-1995) and for E. I. DuPont de Nemours and Company, Inc., Wilmington, DE (1984-1992).
Virginia Dale is corporate fellow at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. She earned her B.A. in mathematics from the University of Tennessee (1974), M.S. in mathematics with a minor in ecology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (1975), and Ph.D. in mathematical ecology from the University of Washington (1980). Dr. Dale’s primary research interests include environmental decision making, forest succession, land-use change, landscape ecology, and ecological modeling. She has worked on developing tools for integrating socioeconomic and ecological models of land-use change. She is editor-in-chief of the journal Environmental Management. She has published over 140 scientific articles and edited six books. She served on the National Academy of Sciences Ecosystem Panel, which produced the report Global Change Ecosystems Research and on the editorial boards of three journals. Dr. Dale was also a member of the “Committee of Scientists” appointed by Secretary of Agriculture and the Ecosystems Panel of the National Science Foundation.
Leonard Evans is president of the Science Serving Society. He earned his D.Phil. in physics from Oxford University. His primary research interest is traffic safety. He is author of “Traffic Safety” (2004) and “Traffic Safety and the Driver” (1991), and 150 journal articles. He has pre-