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Appendix C Biographical Sketches of Panel Members and Staff ROGER E. KASPERSON (Chair), is research professor and distinguished scientist at the George Perkins Marsh Institute at Clark University. He has taught at Clark University, the University of Connecticut, and Michigan State University. His expertise is in risk analysis, global environmental change, and environmental policy. Dr. Kasperson is a Fellow of the Ameri- can Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the Society for Risk Analysis. He has served on numerous committees of the National Research Council (NRC). He chaired the International Geographical Com- mission on Critical Situations/Regions in Global Environmental Change and has served on the Science Advisory Board of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). He is cochair of the Scientific Advisory Commit- tee of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Change, and is on the Executive Steering Committee of the START Programme of the International Geo- sphere Biosphere Program. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has authored or coedited 22 books and monographs and more than 143 articles or chap- ters in scholarly journals or books and has served on numerous editorial boards for scholarly journals. From 2000 to 2004, Kasperson was execu- tive director of the Stockholm Environment Institute in Sweden. He was a coordinating lead author of the vulnerability and synthesis chapters of the Conditions and Trends volume of the Millennium Ecosystems Assessment and a member of the core writing team for the Synthesis of the overall assessment. Kasperson has been honored by the Association of American Geographers for his hazards research and in 2006ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ he was the recipient of the Distinguished Achievement Award of the Society for Risk Analysis. In 1
1 FACILITATING CLIMATE CHANGE RESPONSES 2007, he was appointed as associate scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in the United States. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. RICHARD N. ANDREWS is professor of environmental policy in the De- partment of Public Policy, the Department of City and Regional Planning, and the Curriculum for the Environment and Ecology in the College of Arts and Sciences, and in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering in the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina (UNC), Chapel Hill. His research and teaching are on environmental policy in the United States and worldwide, including books on the history of U.S. environmental policy and on the National Environ- mental Policy Act, and research grants on environmental policy innova- tions in the United States, the Czech Republic, and Thailand. Beyond the university, he has twice chaired the Section on Societal Impacts of Sciences and Engineering of AAAS, and also has served as a member of its Com- mittee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy. He has chaired or served on study committees for the NRC, the Science Advisory Board of EPA, the National Academy of Public Administration, and the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment. He was principal environmental staff member for the 1984 The Future of North Carolina study, which was commissioned by the governor. A member of the UNC faculty since 1981, Andrews served as chair of the UNC faculty from 1997 to 2000. Before joining the Caro- lina faculty, he taught for 9 years in the University of Michiganâs School of Natural Resources, and served as a Peace Corps volunteer and an analyst for the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. He earned the AB degree from Yale, and the Ph.D. and a professional masterâs degree from UNCâs Department of City and Regional Planning. MICHELE M. BETSILL is associate professor of political science at Colo- rado State University. Previously, she was a postdoctoral fellow with the Global Environmental Assessment project at Harvardâs John F. Kennedy School of Government, the Colorado State University faculty in residence at the Central and East European Studies Program at the Economics University of Prague, and a visiting scientist at NCAR. Her research focuses on global environmental governance, particularly related to the issue of climate change and more specifically the multilevel nature of climate change governance, in- cluding levels of political jurisdiction from the local to the global and across the public and private sectors. Her current projects investigate the ways that institutions and actors interact across various tiers and spheres of gover- nance and the implications for addressing the threat of climate change and for understanding of global environmental governance. She is coauthor of Cities and Climate Change: Urban Sustainability and Global Environmental
1 APPENDIX C Governance (Routledge, 2003) and coeditor of NGO Diplomacy: The In- fluence of Nongovernmental Organizations in International Environmental Negotiations (MIT Press, 2008) and numerous peer-reviewed articles. She received her B.A. from DePauw University, M.A. degrees from the University of Denver and the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Colorado, Boulder. STEWART J. COHEN is senior researcher with the Adaptation and Impacts Research Section of Environment Canada, and an adjunct professor with the Department of Forest Resources Management of the University of Brit- ish Columbia. Dr. Cohenâs research interests are in climate change impacts and adaptation at the regional scale, and exploring how climate change can affect sustainable development. Recent and ongoing studies include climate change and water management in the Okanagan region of British Colum- bia, climate change visualization, and methods for incorporating climate change adaptation into municipal planning and forest management. He is currently a member of the advisory committee for the Columbia Basin Trust program, Communities Adapting to Climate Change. Previously, he led the Mackenzie Basin Impact Study, a 7-year effort focused on climate change impacts in the western Canadian Arctic, completed in 1997. His earlier work included research on impacts in the Great Lakes and Saskatchewan River Basins, and advising the Canadian Climate Impacts and Adaptation Research Network. He has been a lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Third and Fourth Assessment Reports, and the U.S. Climate Change Science Program report, Global Climate Change Im- pacts in the United States, published in 2009. He also published a textbook (with Melissa Waddell), entitled Climate Change in the 21st Century, a study guide for promoting interdisciplinary collaboration. Dr. Cohen is a geographer having received his B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. from McGill Uni- versity, University of Alberta, and University of Illinois, respectively. THOMAS DIETZ is professor of sociology and of crop and soil sciences, director of the Environmental Science and Policy Program, and assistant vice president for Environmental Research at Michigan State University. He is a fellow of AAAS, a Danforth Fellow, past-president of the Soci- ety for Human Ecology and has received the Distinguished Contribution Award from the Section on Environment, Technology and Society of the American Sociological Association and the Sustainability Science Award of the Ecological Society of America. His research interests include the role of deliberation in environmental decision making, the human dimensions of global environmental change and cultural evolution. He holds a B.G.S. from Kent State University and a Ph.D. in Ecology from the University of California, Davis.
160 FACILITATING CLIMATE CHANGE RESPONSES ANDREW J. HOFFMAN is the Holcim (U.S.) professor of sustainable enterprise; associate professor of management and organizations; associate professor of natural resources; and associate director of the Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise, at the University of Michigan. He studies organizational culture, values, and behavior, with a particular emphasis on corporate strategies for addressing climate change. Previously, he was as- sociate professor of organizational behavior at the Boston University School of Management; was a senior fellow at the Meridian Institute working on promoting discussion among senior industry, government and nongov- ernmental representatives; and developing a training program for senior chemical industry executives on constructive engagement with external stakeholders. He also served previously as an analyst for the Amoco Oil Company, modeling the expected costs and potential strategies for dealing with the Clean Air Act Amendments and other environmental statutes. Dr. Hoffman has written numerous books and articles about corporate strate- gies for addressing climate change, and has organized and moderated con- ferences on Corporate Strategies That Address Climate Change; Reframing the Climate Change Debate; and Senior Level Dialogues on Climate Change Policy; bringing together senior executives from business, government and the environmental community to discuss the scientific, strategic and policy implications of controls on greenhouse gas emissions. He has a Ph.D. (inter- departmental degree) from MIT from the Alfred P. Sloan School of Manage- ment and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. ANTHONY LEISEROWITZ is director of the Yale Project on Climate Change and a research scientist at the School of Forestry and Environ- mental Studies at Yale University. He is also a principal investigator at the Center for Research on Environmental Decisions at Columbia University. He is an expert on American and international public opinion on global warming, including public perception of climate change risks, support and opposition for climate policies, and willingness to make individual behavioral change. His research investigates the psychological, cultural, political, and geographic factors that drive public environmental perception and behavior. He has conducted survey, experimental, and field research at scales ranging from the global to the local, including international studies, the United States, individual states (Alaska and Florida), municipalities (New York City), and with the Inupiaq Eskimo of Northwest Alaska. He also recently conducted the first empirical assessment of worldwide public values, attitudes, and behaviors regarding global sustainability, including environmental protection, economic growth, and human development. He has served as a consultant to Harvardâs John F. Kennedy School of Govern- ment, the United Nations Development Program, the Gallup World Poll,
161 APPENDIX C the Global Roundtable on Climate Change at the Earth Institute (Columbia University), and the World Economic Forum. LOREN LUTZENHISER is professor of urban studies and planning at Portland State University. Dr. Lutzenhiserâs teaching interests include envi- ronmental policy and practice, energy behavior and climate, technological change, urban environmental sustainability, and social research methods. His research focuses on the environmental impacts of socio-technical sys- tems, particularly how urban energy/resource use is linked to global en- vironmental change. Particular studies have considered variations across households in energy consumption practices, how energy-using goods are procured by government agencies, how commercial real estate markets work to develop both poorly-performing and environmentally exceptional buildings, and how the âgreeningâ of business, may be influenced by local sustainability movements and business actors. He recently completed a ma- jor study for the California Energy Commission reporting on the behavior of households, businesses and governments in the aftermath of that stateâs 2001 electricity deregulation crisis. He is currently exploring the relation- ships between household natural gas, electricity, gasoline, and water usage. He holds a Ph.D. in sociology. SUSANNE C. MOSER is director and principal researcher of Susanne Moser Research and Consulting. Previously, she was a scientist at the Insti- tute for Study of Science and Environment at NCAR in Boulder, Colorado. She has also served as staff scientist at the Union of Concerned Scientists, a visiting assistant professor at Clark University, and a fellow in the Global Environmental Assessment Project at Harvard University. Her research interests include the impacts of global environmental change, especially in the coastal, public health, and forest sectors; societal responses to envi- ronmental hazards in the face of uncertainty; the use of science to support policy and decision making; and the effective communication of climate change to facilitate social change. Her current work focuses on developing adaptation strategies to climate change at local and state levels, identifying ways to promote community resilience, and building decision support sys- tems. She is a fellow of the Aldo Leopold and Donella Meadows Leadership Programs. She received a diploma in applied physical geography from the University of Trier in Germany and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in geography from Clark University. PAUL C. STERN is a principal staff officer at the NRC/National Academy of Sciences, director of its Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Change, and study director for this panel. His research interests include the determinants of environmentally significant behavior, particularly at
162 FACILITATING CLIMATE CHANGE RESPONSES the individual level; participatory processes for informing environmental decision making; processes for informing environmental decisions; and the governance of environmental resources and risks. He is coauthor of the textbook Environmental Problems and Human Behavior (2nd ed., 2002); coeditor of numerous NRC publications, including Public Participation in Environmental Assessment and Decision Making (2008), Decision Making for the Environment: Social and Behavioral Science Priorities (2005), The Drama of the Commons (2002), Making Climate Forecasts Matter (1999), Environmentally Significant Consumption: Research Directions (1997), Understanding Risk (1996ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ), Global Environmental Change: Understand- ing the Human Dimensions (1992), and Energy Use: The Human Dimen- sion (1984). He directed the study that produced Informing Decisions in a Changing Climate (2009). He coauthored the article âThe Struggle to Gov- ern the Commons,â which was published in Science in 2003 and won the 2005 Sustainability Science Award from the Ecological Society of America. He is a fellow of AAAS and the American Psychological Association. He holds a B.A. from Amherst College and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Clark University, all in psychology. GARY W. YOHE is John E. Andrus professor of economics and direc- tor of the John E. Andrus Public Affairs Center at Wesleyan University. His research focuses on adaptation and the potential damage from global climate change. It examines micro-responses to investigate the degree to which assuming efficient markets biases the estimates of cost and/or limits the range of potential adaptation; estimations of reduced-form cost func- tions when data are scarce; and the role of uncertainty and the search for robust and/or hedging strategies in formulating policy. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from Yale University.