and as communications director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Research, Education, and Economics Mission Area. He also has directed media relations for the National Academy of Sciences, has acted as press secretary for the U.S. House of Representatives Science Committee, and was special assistant for public affairs in the Executive Office of the President during the Clinton administration. Mr. Borchelt has worked overseas as well. He spent time in Nairobi, Kenya, as executive speechwriter to the United Nations under the secretary general and executive director of the United Nations Environment Programme. Mr. Borchelt received a B.S. in biology from Southeast Missouri State University.
Ann Bostrom is a professor of public affairs with the Evans School faculty of the University of Washington. Her research focuses on risk perception, communication, and management, as well as environmental decision making and policy. She has authored or contributed to numerous publications in these areas.
Dr. Bostrom also serves on the editorial board for Risk Analysis and as an associate editor for the Journal of Risk Research and Human and Ecological Risk Assessment. She was the recipient of the 1997 Chauncey Starr award for a young risk analyst from the Society for Risk Analysis. She received the award for her work on mental models of hazardous processes. Dr. Bostrom holds a Ph.D. in public policy analysis from Carnegie Mellon University, an M.B.A. from Western Washington University, and a B.A. in English from the University of Washington.
David V. Budescu is the Anne Anastasi Professor of Psychometrics and Quantitative Psychology at Fordham University in New York. His research is in the areas of human judgment, individual and group decision making under uncertainty and with incomplete and vague information, and statistics for the behavioral and social sciences. He is associate editor of Decision Analysis and Psychological Methods, and member of the editorial boards of Applied Psychological Measurement; Journal of Behavioral Decision Making; Journal of Mathematical Psychology; and Multivariate Behavioral Research. He is past president of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making (2000-2001), fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, and an elected member of the Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychologists.
Ralph J. Cicerone is president of the National Academy of Sciences and chair of the National Research Council. His research—on atmospheric chemistry, the radiative forcing of climate change due to trace gases, and the sources of atmospheric methane, nitrous oxide, and methyl halide gases—has involved him in shaping science and environmental policy nationally and internationally and has been recognized internationally