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In Our Own Backyard: Principles for Effective Improvement of the Nation's Infrastructure APPENDIX A BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND STAFF COMMITTEE MEMBERS ALBERT A. GRANT, P.E. has had more than 40 years of experience in the planning and engineering of public works infrastructure. Currently a consulting engineer specializing in transportation and infrastructure planning and management, he was formerly the Director of Transportation Planning, Washington Metropolitan Council of Governments (1966–1987); and Engineer and Chief Engineer, Office of Planning and Programming, District of Columbia (1949–1966). Mr. Grant was 1987–1988 National President of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the 1981 recipient of the ASCE's Harland Bartholomew Award "for outstanding contributions to the field of transportation and urban planning." He is the past Chairman of the American Association of Engineering Societies and was a director on the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. He received his bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the Catholic University of America in 1948. CLAIRE BARRETT is Special Assistant to the Executive Director of Massport, owner and operator of Logan Airport, Hanscom Field, the Port of Boston, and the Tobin Bridge. Until March 1991, she was the Director of Public Affairs for Boston's Central Artery/Third Harbor Tunnel Project, responsible for dissemination of information on all areas of the largest highway project in the U.S., from construction procedures to environmental and community issues; she formerly managed noise abatement and marketing programs at Logan Airport and served as director of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. She holds a master's degree in art history from the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University, and a bachelor's degree from Vassar College. She was the recipient of a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship for graduate study.
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In Our Own Backyard: Principles for Effective Improvement of the Nation's Infrastructure MICHAEL A. COHEN, Ph.D. is Chief, Urban Development Division, Infrastructure and Urban Development Department of the World Bank and, since 1972, has held a variety of positions in that organization in areas of urban development policy, water supply, housing, and project feasibility. He is author of Learning by Doing: World Bank Lending for Urban Development, 1972–82, and a major participant in shaping the bank's policies toward lending for urban infrastructure. Prior to joining the bank, he worked for the Urban Institute doing economic and financial analyses for the President's Commission on School Finance. He received his Ph.D. degree in political economy (1971) from the University of Chicago. WILLIAM C. COLEMAN is President of Leggatt McCall Properties Management, Inc. Formerly, he was a managing director and New England Regional Manager of Public Finance for Smith Barney, Harris Upham & Co., and Director of Aviation of the Massachusetts Port Authority. He has served in several management and financial positions with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Massachusetts General Hospital. He received his B.A. and M.B.A. degrees from Harvard University. ELLIS L. JOHNSON, Ph.D. teaches at the Georgia Institute of Technology at the School of Design and Systems Engineering and is a member of the research staff and a senior manager at IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center. He was formerly Assistant Professor, Yale University (1964–1967). He received his B.S. degree in mathematics from Georgia Institute of Technology (1960), and an M.A. in mathematics (1962) and Ph.D. in operations research (1965) from the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Johnson is recipient of numerous awards and honors for his work, including the Lancaster Prize of the Operations Research Society of America, and the Dantzig Prize of the Mathematical Programming Society and the Society for International Applied Mathematics. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. GORDON S. KINO, Ph.D. is Associate Dean of Engineering at Stanford University. He served as a member of the (NRC) Committee on Infrastructure Innovation and National Materials Advisory Board. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of London, and his Ph.D. from Stanford University. DAVID MARKS, Ph.D. is Director, Program in Environmental Engineering Education and Research, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Widely recognized as an expert in water quality and hazardous systems management, he has served on several NRC committees and was chairman of the Office of Technology Assessment's Oversight Committee on Superfund. Dr. Marks received his B.S. degree in civil engineering (1962) and M.S. degree in environmental engineering (1964) from Cornell University, and his Ph.D. in environmental engineering (1969) from Johns
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In Our Own Backyard: Principles for Effective Improvement of the Nation's Infrastructure Hopkins University. He is a registered engineer in Massachusetts and New York, and a registered hydrologist with the American Institute of Hydrology. WILLIAM REES MORRISH is Dayton Hudson Professor in Urban Design, Director, Design Center for American Urban Landscape (DC/AUL), an urban design research center in the College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of Minnesota. An architect and associate professor, he holds a B.Arch. from the University of California, Berkeley and an M.Arch. in urban design from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He is responsible for structuring DC/AUL as an independent, cross-disciplinary graduate program and research think tank that bridges both academic and community issues. Prior to assuming the directorship of DC/AUL, he was principal in the urban design firm CITYWEST, Inc., located in Los Angeles, specializing in the integration of public art, cultural planning, and public works development into urban design plans for American cities. He has taught at the University of Southern California, University of California, Berkeley—and Los Angeles, Tulane University, Morgan State University, and Harvard University. JOSEPH C. PERKOWSKI, Ph.D. is Manager of the Advanced Civil Systems program in the Research and Development Department of Bechtel, responsible for the effective technical and business integration of new technological developments within the strategic plan of Bechtel Civil, Inc., the operating arm of Bechtel in the area of civil systems. He was formerly Staff Programs Manager of the Building Systems Company, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation (1982–1986); Vice President of Oxford Development Group, Ltd. (1979–1982); and Senior Research Officer in the Corporate Department of Environmental and Social Affairs at Petro-Canada. He holds a Ph.D. in environmental systems management from the Department of Civil Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. JANICE ELAINE PERLMAN, Ph.D. is Director, Mega-Cities Project of the Urban Research Center, and Adjunct Professor, Graduate School of Public Administration at New York University. Formerly the Director of Science and Public Policy Program, New York Academy of Sciences (1984–1987), as well as Assistant and Associate Professor, Department of City and Regional Planning, University of California, Berkeley (1973–1984) and Santa Cruz (1971–1973), she has served as a consultant to the World Bank, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and U.S. Agency for International Development. Dr. Perlman received a B.A. degree, cum laude, in anthropology (1965) from Cornell University and Ph.D. in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Widely traveled and published, she has served on the Board on Science and Technology for International Development.
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In Our Own Backyard: Principles for Effective Improvement of the Nation's Infrastructure SERGIO RODRIGUEZ, AICP is Assistant City Manager for the city of Miami, and Director of the Planning Department and the Building and Zoning Department. He is a former urban design coordinator and later chief planner for the Maryland-National Capital Parks and Planning Commission. He served in city planning and urban design positions in the Anne Arundel County Planning and Zoning Office, as well as several architectural and planning firms in the United States and Puerto Rico. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, American Planning Association, Planning Accreditation Board, South Florida Planning and Zoning Association, National Association of Cuban Architects, and American Institute of Architects among others. He obtained his bachelor's degree in architecture from the University of Florida (1967) and master's degree in regional planning from the University of North Carolina (1969). GEORGE ROWE recently retired as Director of Public Works, City of Cincinnati, Ohio. A leader in that city's successful programs to revitalize its public works infrastructure, in 1989 Mr. Rowe was named one of the Top Ten Public Works Leaders of the Year by the American Public Works Association and is 1993 president elect of that organization. He received his B.S. degree in architectural engineering (1950) from the Hampton Institute and completed graduate studies in civil engineering at the University of Cincinnati. A licensed engineer in the state of Ohio and active in professional and civic organizations, Mr. Rowe has served as Vice President of the APWA Research Foundation and member of the Board of Directors of Engineers and Scientists of Cincinnati. RICHARD L. SIEGLE, P.E. is Director of Facilities Services for the Smithsonian Institution and formerly the Director of Design and Construction for the State of Washington. An officer for more than 20 years with the Navy Civil Engineer Corps, he served in engineering and teaching positions throughout the United States and in the Pacific and Far East. He received his B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Illinois and M.S. in civil engineering from Stanford University. Mr. Siegle is a registered professional engineer, Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and member of the National Society of Professional Engineers, Association of Physical Plant Administrators, and the American Association of Museums. Mr. Seigle also serves on the design committee of the Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation and on the Federal Construction Council of the National Academy of Sciences. RAYMOND L. STERLING, Ph.D. is Shimizu Professor of Civil and Mineral Engineering, Director of the Underground Space Center, and Associate Professor, University of Minnesota. A registered engineer and active participant in a range of professional organizations, Dr. Sterling is a specialist in the design and construction of underground structures. He received his Bach. Eng. degree (1970) from the University of Sheffield and
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In Our Own Backyard: Principles for Effective Improvement of the Nation's Infrastructure his M.S. in geological engineering (1975) and Ph.D. in civil engineering (1977) from the University of Minnesota. He is a member and Chairman of the Geotechnical Board's U.S. National Committee on Tunneling Technology. NAN STOCKHOLM is Director of the Presidio Council, which is developing key concepts and strategies for conversion of the Presidio military post in San Francisco from military use to a unit of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Previously, she served as Associate Majority Counsel, Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (1985–1989), and subcommittee counsel for Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan; Director, Conference of Western Attorneys General; and Counsel, Western Legislative Conference, Council of State Governments (1984–1985). Ms. Stockholm received her A.B. (1976) from Stanford University and the J.D. degree (1981) from Stanford Law School. She is a member of the bars of California and the District of Columbia. BRB/CETS Liaison NANCY RUTLEDGE CONNERY is a consultant in public works and infrastructure, and is affiliated with the Taubman Center for State and Local Government at the J.F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She was the Executive Director, National Council for Public Works Improvement. Ms. Connery received her B.A. in political science from the Pacific Lutheran University and a master is in public administration from Harvard. BRB Staff ANDREW C. LEMER, Ph.D., an engineer-economist and planner, is Director of the Building Research Board. He was formerly Division Vice President with PRC Engineering, Inc., and is the founder and President of the MATRIX Group, Inc. He has served as a consultant to the World Bank, the U.S. Department of Transportation, and the National Institute of Building Sciences. Dr. Lemer is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Urban Land Institute, and the American Macro-Engineering Society. He received his S.B., S.M., and Ph.D. degrees in civil engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and was a Loeb Fellow at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design for 1992–1993.
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