Center Affiliates

Bradley Campbell 
President, Conservation Law Foundation

For the past 25 years, Bradley M. Campbell has been at the forefront of shaping the country’s most significant environmental policies and laws. A former White House senior appointee during the Clinton administration, Brad was the Regional Administrator at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Mid-Atlantic Region, and served as Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. Brad has a wide range of experience overseeing large public agencies, developing strategic litigation, and negotiating innovative agreements that have resulted in environmental milestones in New England and across the United States. In 2006 Brad launched a law firm with a focus on issues involving the environment, energy, entrepreneurship, and science. A year later, he co-founded Swan Creek Energy, which went on to develop several of the largest net-metered commercial solar projects in the United States.


David W. Cash
Former Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP)

David W . Cash is the former Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP). Prior to this role, he held the position of Commissioner at the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DOU) where he helped lead efforts to modernize the grid, expand the deployment of energy efficiency and renewable energy and empower customers in their energy decisions. Prior to his work at the DPU, Dr. Cash was the Undersecretary for Policy in the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA). In this role, Dr. Cash advised the EEA Secretary on an array of issues, including climate change, energy, land management, water management, oceans, wildlife and fisheries, air and water quality, environmental and energy dimensions of transportation and waste management. Prior to working for the Commonwealth, Dr. Cash was a research associate at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a Lecturer in Environmental Science and Public Policy.


Steve Curwood
Host / Executive Producer, Living on Earth

Steve Curwood is Executive Producer and Host of Living on Earth. Curwood created the first pilot of Living on Earth in the Spring of 1990, and the show has run continuously since April 1991. Today, Living on Earth with Steve Curwood is aired on more than 300 National Public Radio affiliates in the USA. Curwood's relationship with NPR goes back to 1979 when he began as a reporter and host of Weekend All Things Considered. He also hosted NPR's World of Opera. Curwood has been a journalist for more than 30 years with experience at NPR, CBS News, the Boston Globe, WBUR-FM/Boston and WGBH-TV/Boston. He shared the 1975 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service as part of the Boston Globe's education team. He is also the recipient of the 2003 Global Green Award for Media Design, the 2003 David A. Brower Award from the Sierra Club for excellence in environmental reporting and the 1992 New England Environmental Leadership Award from Tufts University for his work on promoting environmental awareness. He is president of the World Media Foundation, Inc. and a Lecturer in Environmental Science and Public Policy at Harvard University.


Cornelia (Cory) Dean
New York Times Writer

Cory Dean is a science writer for the New York Times, where she writes mostly about environmental issues and science policy. From 1997 until 2003, Dean was science editor of the Times, where she was responsible for coverage of science, health and medical news in the daily paper and in the weekly Science Times section.She spent the 2003-2004 academic year at Harvard, where she was a fellow at the Kennedy School of Government and taught in the Harvard College program on Environmental Science and Public Policy.

Dean’s first book, Against the Tide: The Battle for America’s Beaches, was published in 1999 and was a New York Times Notable Book of the year. Her second book, Am I Making Myself Clear?, was published by Harvard University Press in 2009. She is currently working on a book about the misuse of scientific information in American public life.


Dr. Peter Frumhoff
Director of Science and Policy, Union of Concerned Scientists
E-mail: Aaron Huertas, Press Secretary,

Peter C. Frumhoff is director of science and policy at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), and chief scientist of the UCS climate campaign. He ensures that UCS brings robust science to bear on our efforts to strengthen public policies, with a particular focus on climate change. A global change ecologist, Dr. Frumhoff has published and lectured widely on topics including climate change impacts, climate science and policy, tropical forest conservation and management, and biological diversity. He was a lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC’s) 2007 Fourth Assessment Report and the 2000 IPCC Special Report on Land Use, Land-use Change and Forestry, and served as chair of the 2007 Northeast Climate Impacts Assessment (NECIA). He serves on the American Wind Wildlife Institute’s board of directors and the Coalition for Rainforest Nations’ scientific advisory committee, and is a member of the Harvard University Center for the Environment.

Dr. Frumhoff has taught at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, Harvard University, and the University of Maryland. He also served as an AAAS Science and Diplomacy Fellow at the U.S. Agency for International Development, where he designed and led conservation and rural development programs in Latin America and East Africa. He holds a PhD in ecology and an MA in zoology from the University of California–Davis and a BA in psychology from the University of California–San Diego.


Kelly Sims Gallagher
Professor of Energy and Environmental Policy, Tufts University; Director, Center for International Environment and Resource Policy, Tufts University; Former Senior Policy Advisor to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; Former Senior China Advisor in the Special Envoy for Climate Change, U.S. State Department

Kelly Sims Gallagher is Professor of Energy and Environmental Policy at The Fletcher School, Tufts University. She directs the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy at Fletcher. From June 2014-September 2015 she served in the Obama Administration as a Senior Policy Advisor in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and as Senior China Advisor in the Special Envoy for Climate Change office at the U.S. State Department. Gallagher is a member of the board of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University, where she previously directed the Energy Technology Innovation Policy (ETIP) research group.

Broadly, she focuses on energy and climate policy in both the United States and China. She specializes in the role of policy in spurring the development and deployment of cleaner and more efficient energy technologies, domestically and internationally. A Truman Scholar, she has a MALD and PhD in international affairs from The Fletcher School, and an AB from Occidental College. 


Joseph Goffman
Executive Director, Environmental Law Program, Harvard Law School

Joseph Goffman is Executive Director of the Environmental Law Program at Harvard University. Prior to his recent role as Democratic Chief Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), he was Associate Assistant Administrator for Climate/Senior Counsel to the Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. His EPA tenure included work on the Clean Power Plan, the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards, the Cross State Air Pollution Rule, the Oil and Gas New Source Performance Standards, and related air quality and climate change rules. During an earlier stint at EPW, he authored Title IV of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, pioneering the use of cap and trade in the program that tackled acid rain. His career also includes senior legal, policy and management positions at the Environmental Defense Fund.


Julia C. Lee
Executive Director for Education and Research, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Julia C. Lee is concurrently serving as the Executive Director for Education and Research for the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and as the Executive Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives at the Universidad de Ingenieria y Tecnologia (UTEC) in Peru. From 2005-2014, Julia was a professor in the Harvard Department of Astronomy. For UTEC, she has been charged with re-envisioning the University curriculum and research. On research, Julia is currently working with faculty, NGOs and industrialists to develop and launch strategic Centers at UTEC that target research on Water (launched 2017), Energy and Mining (next few years) spanning the Peruvian geographic regions from the Amazon Basin to the Andes. This is complemented with a number of international activities she oversees for Harvard SEAS. Pedagogy-wise, she has refocused UTEC towards a fully integrated engineering-humanist-innovation core curriculum targeting fundamentals for solving 21st Century Global issues. This core curriculum highlights the Peruvian economy (e.g. mining) impact on the environment from deforestation to water, soil and atmospheric contamination, and engineering/science/social solutions in order to increase local awareness and incubate more change agents. In addition, together with Universities, Museums and Government, Julia is co-leading efforts for a science-focused Masters program in preventative art conservation (expected launch 2018/19) to develop much needed local Peruvian/South American expertise (and ultimately national policy that includes archeological digs) in the proper handling and treatment of extremely ancient and valuable artifacts. Julia also leads a group of international universities and industries that is developing a collaborative degree/certification program focused on Global Challenges that will be launched in late 2018. Julia was a co-author on the discovery paper for cosmic acceleration (attributed to a dark energy force) for which the Nobel prize in Physics was awarded in 2011, and a co-recipient of the 2007 Gruber Cosmology Prize and the 2015 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics. Julia has served on science advisory committees for new and extant X-ray satellite missions for NASA, ESA and JAXA, and also on the executive committee for US High Energy Astrophysics.


Amala Mahadevan
Senior Scientist, Physical Oceanography, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Amala Mahadevan is a scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). Her interests lie in exploring processes that shape the oceanic environment and contribute to the earth's climate. She uses models and observations to study transport and mixing processes in the ocean and their implications for oceanic biogeochemistry and ecology. She is particularly interested in understanding the link between physical and biological processes in the oceans, which is of relevance for the oceanic carbon cycle with which the earth’s climate is so intrinsically linked. Mahadevan, who earned her PhD at Stanford University, is the recipient of several research grants from National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Science Foundation, and the Office of Naval Research. She is engaged in an active research program with her collaborators, postdoctoral scientists, and PhD students in the MIT/WHOI Joint Program.


Rand Wentworth
President Emeritus, Land Trust Alliance

Rand Wentworth is president emeritus of the Land Trust Alliance, a national conservation organization based in Washington, DC. He served as president from 2002-2016 and is recognized for presiding over the transformation of the pace and quality of land conservation in America. He has testified before Congress three times and worked closely with Congress to dramatically expand the tax incentives for land conservation. He built a virtual university for land conservation which now trains over 5000 staff and board each year. 

Before joining the Land Trust Alliance, he served as vice president and founding director of the Atlanta office of the Trust for Public Land where he in tripled the size of the national park honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. and completed a $143 million capital campaign to protect 70 miles along the Chattahoochee River, the primary drinking water supply for the City of Atlanta. Prior to his work in land conservation, he was president of a commercial real estate development company based in Atlanta.

Mr. Wentworth is a graduate of Yale University and holds an MBA in finance from Cornell University. He served as the Environmentalist in Residence at Middlebury College, was a visiting professor at the Graduate School of Architecture and City Planning at Georgia Tech and has lectured at Yale and Duke.


Terry Tempest Williams
Writer-in-Residence, Harvard Divinity School

A naturalist and advocate for freedom of speech, TerryTempest Williams has shown how environmental issues are social issues that ultimately become matters of justice. She has testified before the U.S. Congress on women’s health issues, been a guest at the White House, and worked as "a barefoot artist" in Rwanda. She joined Harvard Divinity School as a writer-in-residence for the 2017-18 academic year and is continuing in 2018-19. She is the author of numerous books, including the environmental literature classic, Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place. Her most recent book is The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks, which was published in June 2016 to coincide with and honor the centennial of the National Park Service. Her writing has also appeared in The New YorkerThe New York TimesOrion Magazine, and numerous anthologies worldwide as a crucial voice for ecological consciousness and social change.


Carl Wunsch
Professor Emeritus of Physical Oceanography, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Visiting Professor of Physical Oceanography and Climate, Harvard University

Carl Wunsch is the Cecil and Ida Green Professor Emeritus of Physical Oceanography at MIT. His area of expertise is physical oceanography and its relation to climate. His work is generally in the area relating global scale observations to theoretical and modeling ideas. Large-scale state estimation and inverse methods are used to determine the ocean circulation and its properties and variability on time scales of millennia to hours. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a Foreign Member of the Royal Society of London, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, American Philosophical Society, American Geophysical Union and American Meteorological Society and has received a number of awards including the Bowie Medal of the American Geophysical Union, 2006 and the 2015 Walter Munk Medal. Prof. Wunsch is the author or co-author of about 250 scientific papers and the author of several books including, Ocean Acoustic Tomography (with W. Munk and P. Worcester); The Ocean Circulation Inverse Problem; and Discrete Inverse and State Estimation Problems, all with Cambridge and Modern Observational Physical Oceanography (2015, with Princeton U. Press).

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