James K.Mitchell is University Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia, and a consulting geotechnical engineer. Dr. Mitchell’s expertise is in civil engineering and geotechnical engineering, with emphasis on problems and projects involving construction on, in, and with the earth; mitigation of ground failure risk; waste containment and site remediation soil improvement; soil behavior; geotechnical earthquake engineering; environmental geotechnics; and compositional and physico-chemical properties of soils. He has served on several National Research Council study committees. Dr. Mitchell holds a B.S. degree in civil engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Mitchell is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering.
Melbourne Briscoe is director of the OAS Processes and Prediction Division at the Office of Naval Research. He also directed the U.S. GOOS Project Office while at the National Ocean Service of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. His research areas are in oceanography, air-sea interactions, acoustics, telemetry, short-range climate predictions, basic-to-applied research transitions, research management, and societal application of oceanography. His post doctoral appointments were at Von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics in Rhode-St-Genese, Belgium, and NATO SACLANT ASW Research Centre in La Spezia, Italy. He received his B.S. in mechanical engineering and ap-
plied mathematics, and his Ph.D. in fluid dynamics from Northwestern University.
Stephen J.Burges is professor of civil engineering at the University of Washington, Seattle. Dr. Burges’ research interests are in surface water hydrology; urban hydrology; water supply engineering; the application of stochastic methods in water resources engineering; water resources systems, design, analysis, and operation; water resources aspects of civil engineering; and ground water hydrology. He is a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Geophysical Union. He is a past president of the hydrology section of the American Geophysical Union. Dr. Burges was a member of the National Research Council’s Water Science and Technology Board from 1985 to 1989. He received a B.Sc. in physics and mathematics and a B.E. in civil engineering from the University of Newcastle, Australia. He received an M.S. and Ph.D. in civil engineering from Stanford University.
Linda Capuano is vice president of Strategic Marketing and Business Development for Honeywell Engines & Systems, a $5 billion aerospace business that provides propulsion engines, auxiliary power units, environmental control systems, engine controls and accessories, as well as electrical power. She is responsible for strategic planning, E-Business, and mergers and acquisitions. Joining AlliedSignal in 1995, Linda also held the position of general manager of Commercial Air Transport Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) products. Previously, she was the vice president of Operations and Business Development and part of the founding team of Conductus, a telecommunications superconductive electronics business in Sunnyvale, California. She has also held product management positions in magnetic memory recording at IBM. Dr. Capuano holds a B.S. in chemistry from State University of New York at Stony Brook, a B.S. in chemical engineering and an M.S. in chemistry from the University of Colorado, and an M.S. in engineering management and Ph.D. in materials science from Stanford University.
Denise Fort is a member of the faculty of the University of New Mexico’s School of Law. She has been a member of the New Mexico Bar since 1976. Ms. Fort has extensive experience in environmental and natural resources law and policy. She served as chair of the Western Water Policy Review Advisory Commission, a Presidential commission that prepared a report on western water policy concerns. In earlier posi-
tions, she served as director of New Mexico’s Environmental Improvement Division, as a staff representative to the National Governors Association, as an environmental attorney, and in other capacities concerned with environmental and natural resource matters. She received her B.A. from St. John’s College (Annapolis and Santa Fe, New Mexico) and her J.D. from the Catholic University of America’s School of Law.
Porter Hoagland is a research specialist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts. Dr. Hoagland’s research interests include environmental and natural resource policy, law, and economics; distribution and allocation of property rights in ocean resources; and technology transfer and intellectual property problems in marine science and technology policy and underwater archeological resource management. He received a B.S. in biology from Hobart College, an M.M.P. and Ph.D. in marine policy from the University of Delaware, and a masters in public administration degree from Harvard University.
David H.Moreau is a professor in the Departments of City and Regional Planning and of Environmental Sciences and Engineering at the University of North Carolina. Until recently, he was the director of the University’s Water Resources Research Institute. Dr. Moreau has been active in water resources planning at the state, local, and federal levels. He chairs two commissions for North Carolina dealing with sedimentation control and environmental management (since 1991), and he chaired a Governor’s Blue Ribbon Panel on Environmental Indicators (1989– 1990). He has been the executive secretary of the Urban Water Consortium of North Carolina since 1985. Dr. Moreau has published on a variety of topics on the planning and financing of water resources. He chaired the NRC Committee to Assess the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Water Project Planning Procedures. He received a B.S. in civil engineering from Mississippi State University, an M.S. in civil engineering from North Carolina State University, and an M.S. in engineering and a Ph.D. in water resources management from Harvard University.
Craig Philip is president and CEO of Ingram Industries’ Barge and related marine transportation companies. Dr. Philip previously served as senior vice president and chief commercial officer of the same company. Before joining Ingram, Dr. Philip was vice president of Southern Pacific Railroad’s Intermodal Division, where he was responsible for all commercial and operating matters involved with the operation of the rail industry’s largest double-stack container network. Dr. Philip is active in many professional organizations and the academic community and has taught at Princeton and Vanderbilt. Dr. Philip received his B.S. in civil
engineering from Princeton and M.S. and Ph.D. in engineering and management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
John T.Rhett is a private consultant primarily representing Harding Lawson Associates, an international environment/engineering consultant firm. Mr. Rhett was a federal inspector of the Alaska National Gas Transportation System and was deputy assistant administrator for Water Program Operations of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He was also chief of engineering for the U.S. Army Construction Agency in Vietnam and District Engineer in Louisville, Kentucky, of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He received a B.S. in military engineering from the U.S. Military Academy, West Point; an M.E. in civil engineering from the University of California, Berkeley; and an M.S. in international relations from George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
Richard E.Sparks is the director of the Illinois Water Resources Center at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Sparks’ interests include biological monitoring for pollution control; restoration of degraded aquatic ecosystems; and ecology of large floodplain rivers. He is a member of the American Fisheries Society, the Ecological Society of America, and Sigma Xi. Dr. Sparks was a member of the National Research Council’s Committee on Aquatic Restoration and the Committee to Assess U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Water Resources Project Planning Procedures. He received a B.A. from Amherst College, an M.S. from the University of Kansas, and a Ph.D. in biology from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
Bory Steinberg is the cofounder of Steinberg and Associates, a consulting firm established after his retirement from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1992. He consults for local governments on projects that are cost-shared with the federal government. While in the Corps he served as chief of the Project Management Division from 1989 to 1992. Before that he was chief of the Policy, Review, and Initiatives Division in the Directorate of Civil Works from 1985 to 1989. He was also chief of the Programs Division from 1980 to 1985. He is a member of the Army Engineers Association, the Society of American Military Engineers, and the Association of the U.S. Army. Dr. Steinberg was a member of the National Research Council’s Committee on Aquatic Restoration and the Committee to Assess U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Water Resources Project Planning Procedures. Dr. Steinberg received a B.S. in civil engineering from Rutgers University, an M.S. in public financial
management and budgeting, and a Ph.D. in public administration from George Washington University.
Jeffrey W.Jacobs is a senior program officer at the Water Science and Technology Board of the National Research Council. His research interests include organizational and policy arrangements for water resources planning, water resources science and policy relations, and river system management. He has studied these issues extensively in Southeast Asia’s Mekong River basin and the United States, and he has conducted comparative research between water management issues in the United States and Southeast Asia. He received his Ph.D. degree in geography from the University of Colorado.