Chris Kennedy, Assistant Professor of the Department of Environmental Science and Policy at George Mason University, spoke at Virginia Institute of Marine Science as part of the Visiting Scholar Seminar series.
Over the course of more than 30 years of experience at the EPA, Dr. Dale Manty has contributed to the agency’s development of many important policies on land and water management. He headed the Superfund Hazardous Substance Research Centers Program for 12 years and currently works with EPA’s Safe and Sustainable Water Research program and coordinates the Office of Research and Development’s extramural green building and infrastructure research and development efforts. Manty holds a doctorate in Natural Resource Management from Ohio State University.
Two speakers joined us in Spring 2012 to discuss wind energy. Jeremy Firestone is a professor in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment and the Director of the Center for Carbon-free Power Integration, University of Delaware. Firestone has published, presented, and taught extensively on offshore wind power, ocean and coastal law, and international environmental policy.
EPA Social Scientist Matt Keene discussed ways to evaluate the impact of environmental programs. The environmental movement of the 20th century has evolved into a large, diverse and well-financed global community that is increasingly required to prove its worth. Though the environmental sector collects and uses data to determine the status of ecological and social systems, the effectiveness of the programs and policies it use
In his varied career, Joe Bouchard has served as the Commanding Officer of Naval Station Norfolk and represented the 83rd District in Virginia Beach in the Virginia House of Delegates. He discussed the challenges of adaptation planning and policy development and the role of research in informing policy.
Is "marine spatial planning" just a new buzzword, or can it really help improve ocean health? Morgan Gopnik is an independent consultant with more than 20 years of experience advising government, industry, and NGOs in ocean and marine issues. In this visiting scholar seminar, Gopnik discusses the history, status, and potential of marine spatial planning.
Professor Anne M. Khademian is the Alexandria Program Director for the Center for Public Administration and Policy at Virginia Tech. Anne's expertise in organizational culture and leadership has been applied to a range of public policy settings, including homeland security, financial regulation, and climate governance. Her seminar focuses on collaborative leadership in governance networks.
University of Virginia's Dr. Kristina Hill presented on ways cities around the world are using landscape architecture to adapt to sea level rise. Dr. Hill is a landscape architect, who considers how communities near water systems adapt to climate change. Her recent work looks at connects between community design and flood-related damage and pollution. Her book Water, Ecology and the Design of Cities is due out this year. Dr. Hill is Associate Professor and Director of Landscape Architecture Program at University of Virginia.
Barry Rabe of the University of Michigan, Chris Borick of Muhlenberg College, and Virginia Sea Grant Director Troy Hartley presented a series of talks about public attitudes toward climate change and the prospects for regional governance solutions to address climate change.