Biographical Information on the Committee on Remediation of PCB-Contaminated Sediments
JOHN W.FARRINGTON (Chair) is associate director for education and dean of graduate studies at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. He earned his Ph.D. in oceanography from the University of Rhode Island. His research interests include biogeochemistry of natural organic and contaminant organic chemicals in the marine environment, marine environmental quality, science policy interactions and science education.
RAYMOND C.LOEHR (Vice Chair) is the H.M. Alharthy Centennial Chair and a professor of civil engineering at the University of Texas in Austin. He received a Ph.D. in sanitary engineering from the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Loehr’s research interests include environmental health engineering, water and wastewater treatment, hazardous waste treatment, industrial waste management, and land treatment of wastes.
ELIZABETH L.ANDERSON is president of Sciences International, an Alexandria, VA consulting firm specializing in qualitative and quantitative risk assessment. She received her Ph.D. in organic chemistry from The American University. Dr. Anderson specializes in analysis of the relationship between environmental contaminants, carcinogenesis, and risk assessment for pesticides, industrial chemicals, and pharmaceuticals.
W.FRANK BOHLEN is a professor of physical oceanography at the Univer-
sity of Connecticut in Groton. He received a Ph.D. in oceanography from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution joint program. Dr. Bohlen’s research focuses on turbulence and sediment transport processes, and the dispersal of contaminated sediments.
YORAM COHEN is a professor of chemical engineering and Director of the Center for Environmental Risk Reduction at the University of California at Los Angeles. He holds a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Delaware. Dr. Cohen’s research program includes environmental multimedia analysis and membrane separations technologies. His multimedia analysis work includes modeling, contaminant transport in the soil matrix and chemical volatilization from shallow water bodies.
KEVIN J.FARLEY is an associate professor of environmental engineering at Manhattan College in New York. Dr. Farley received a Ph.D. in civil engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has worked on modeling the fate of PCBs in a contaminated river and has examined remediation processes including natural attenuation for contaminated sites for both surface waters and groundwaters.
JOHN P.GIESY is a professor of zoology in the College of Natural Science at Michigan State University. Dr. Giesy received his Ph.D. in limnology from Michigan State University. His research interests include cycling of heavy metals, uptake and availability of PCBs from soil and water and their toxicity to wildlife.
DIANE S.HENSHEL is an associate professor in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University and president of Henshel Enviro-Comm, engaged in technical consulting on environmental health considerations. She received her Ph.D. in neuroscience from Washington University. Dr. Henshel’s applied research involves an evaluation of the effects of dioxins, PCBs and other pollutants on avian wildlife exposed in ovo in the wild, with model studies also being carried out in parallel in the laboratory.
STEPHEN U.LESTER is science director at the Center for Health, Environment and Justice in Falls Church, Virginia. He earned M.S. degrees in toxicology from Harvard University and environmental health from New York University. Mr. Lester’s interests include the interaction between science, policy, and public health.
KONRAD J.LIEGEL is a partner with Preston Gates & Ellis, LL.P. in Seat-
tle, Washington. Mr. Liegel received a J.D from Cornell Law School. His work focuses on environmental and land use issues for private and public clients. He participated in the development of state sediment standards and dredged material disposal guidelines.
PERRY L.McCARTY is a professor of environmental engineering and science at Stanford University and director of the Western Region Hazardous Substance Research Center. He earned his Sc.D from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. McCarty’s research is focused on the control of hazardous substances in treatment systems and groundwater and biological processes for water quality control.
JOHN L.O’DONOGHUE is director of Health and Environment Laboratories at Eastman Kodak Company. He earned his V.M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology. His main research interest is neurotoxicology, including clinical and pathology methods development and the effect of solvents.
JAMES J.OPALUCH is a professor of environment and natural resource economics at the University of Rhode Island. He received his Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Opaluch’s research interests include uncertainty analysis and assessment of natural resource damages from spills of oil and hazardous substances, groundwater quality, wetlands and facility siting.
DANNY D.REIBLE is the Chevron Professor of Chemical Engineering and Director, Hazardous Substance Research Center at the Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Dr. Reible received a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the California Institute of Technology. His research interests include remediation technologies such as capping of contaminated sediments and the transport, behavior, and fate of contaminants in sediments.