career public service honors—the Distinguished and Meritorious Service Awards. He holds an A.B. summa cum laude, Columbia; an M.A. (honors) in economics, Yale; a D.B.A., Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration; a D.Sc. honoris causa, North Carolina State; and was Evans Fellow at Oxford in metaphysical poetry.
Dr. William L. Chameides (NAS) is Professor Emeritus at the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. Dr. Chameides received his Ph.D. from Yale University. He is currently the Chief Scientist at the Environmental Defense. He is a pioneer of the chemistry of ozone “smog.” He demonstrated that natural hydrocarbons contribute to smog and established the chemistry that produces ozone pollution over many rural regions in China and the southeastern United States. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1998 and has served on numerous NRC committees. He was also a co-chair of the North American Research Strategy for Tropospheric Ozone (NARSTO) Synthesis team.
Dr. Thomas Dietz is Professor of Sociology and Crop and Soil Sciences, Director of the Environmental Science and Policy Program, and Assistant Vice President for Environmental Research at Michigan State University. Dr. Dietz is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and has been awarded the Sustainability Science Award of the Ecological Society of America, the Distinguished Contribution Award of the American Sociological Association Section on Environment, Technology and Society, and the Outstanding Publication Award, also from the American Sociological Association Section on Environment, Technology and Society. His research interests are in human ecology and cultural evolution. His current research examines the human driving forces of environmental change, environmental values and the interplay between science and democracy in environmental issues. He is a contributing author to the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. Dr. Dietz received a Ph.D. in ecology from the University of California, Davis.
Dr. Patricia Romero Lankao is a Deputy Director Scientist at the Institute for the Study of Society and Environment (ISSE) at UCAR. Previously she was a Professor in the Department of Politics and Culture at the Autonomous Metropolitan University, Campus Xochimilco, in Mexico City, Mexico. Her general field of expertise and interest is the interface of the human dimensions of global environmental change. She has published on issues such as the design of Mexican environmental policy, water policy in Mexico City, environmental perceptions and attitudes towards public environmental strategies and instruments, and vulnerability to climate variability and change among farmers and water users. She is a member of the