Consortium on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution and the Southeast Negotiation Network. Dr. Elliott’s work, both as a researcher and mediator, focuses on community engagement, environmental dispute management, risk perception and management, and environmental planning and policy. His particular expertise lies in the design and evaluation of environmental dispute resolution and participatory processes, and in the mediation of public policy disputes, especially as they relate to toxics and their management. In these capacities, he has worked regionally on issues ranging from specific conflicts over solid and hazardous waste and the siting and managing of locally unwanted facilities to the design of local and regional policies for managing environmental risk, natural resources, and the quality of growth. Nationally, he has worked with agencies such as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the National Park Service, the Army Environmental Policy Institute, the U.S. Council on Environmental Quality, and the President’s Conference on Cooperative Conservation. Internationally, he has provided consultations and training for resolving environmental and land disputes in Estonia, Israel and Palestine, Nicaragua, Kazakhstan, and Germany. Dr. Elliott received his B.S. and Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his M.C.P. from the University of California, Berkeley.
Wayne B. Gray holds the John T. Croteau Chair in Economics at Clark University, where he has taught since 1984, when he received his Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University. Dr. Gray is also a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and the director of the Boston Census Research Data Center. He has served as a member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Advisory Council for Clean Air Compliance Analysis, the Science Advisory Board for Massachusetts’ Executive Office of Environmental Affairs, and a National Research Council committee examining proposed changes in EPA’s New Source Review program. Dr. Gray’s research focuses on the effectiveness and economic impact of government regulation of environmental and workplace hazards, including studies on productivity, investment, and plant location, working with plant-level data for steel mills, oil refineries, and pulp and paper mills. He has examined regulation of air and water pollution, and measured the effects of enforcement on compliance status and pollution emissions. He has also written several papers on the effectiveness of Occupational Safety and Health Administration enforcement activity, examining impacts on regulatory compliance, workplace injuries, and exposures to hazardous substances.
Dennis C. Hendershot has been a staff consultant for the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) since 2005, and serves as editor of the monthly CCPS Process Process Safety Beacon Mr. Hendershot spent 35 years working for Rohm and Haas Company, in process research and development for a variety of agricultural, chemical, acrylic monomer, and polymer processes. Since the late 1970s he has worked in development and implementation of process safety management pro-