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J. Clarence Davies
Senior Fellow
202-328-5080
davies@rff.org
RESEARCH TOPICS
 
AWARDS
 
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, elected 2000.
 
Ford Foundation Metropolitan Region Fellow, Columbia University, 1965.
 
Phi Beta Kappa, Dartmouth College, 1959.
 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES
 
Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future, 1992 - present
 
Senior Advisor, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, DC, 2005-present. Working on a management plan for dealing with potential adverse effects of nanotechnology.
 
Director, Resources for the Future, Risk, Resource and Environmental Management, 1992 - 2000.
 
Executive Director, National Commission on the Environment, 1991 - 1992.
 
Assistant Administrator for Policy, Planning, and Evaluation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1989 - 1991.
 
Executive Vice President, The Conservation Foundation, 1976 - 1989.
 
Fellow and Assistant Director, Resources for the Future, Institutions and Public Decisions Division, 1973 - 1976.
 
Senior Staff Member, Executive Office of the President, Council on Environmental Quality, 1970 - 1973.
 
Assistant Professor of Politics and Public Affairs, Princeton University, 1967 - 1970.
 
Chief Examiner for Environmental and Consumer Protection Bureau of the Budget, Executive Office of the President, 1965 - 1967.
 
Instructor in Government and Director of the Bureau for Research in Municipal Government, Bowdoin College, 1963 - 1965.
 
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
 
Professional Associations and Committee Memberships:
 
Chairman, Board of Directors, RESOLVE, Inc., 1993 - 2001; member 1993 - present.
 
Member, Advisory Board, Center for Innovation and the Environment of the Progressive Foundation, 1995 - 1999.
 
Member, EPA National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology, Subcommittee on Environmental Statistics, 1991 - 1997.
 
Member, Board of Directors, The Institute for Cooperation in Environmental Management, 1991 - 1995.
 
Member, National Academy of Public Admini­stration, Committee on EPA Priorities, 1994 - 1995.
 
Member, National Academy of Public Administration, Panel on Economic Incentives, 1992 - 1994.
 
Member, U.S. Office of Technology Assessment, Advisory Panel on Systems at Risk from Climate Change, 1991 - 1993.
 
Member, National Academy of Engineering, Steering Committee for Symposium on Environmental Regulation, 1992 - 1993.
 
Member, Advisory Board, Center for Chemical Process Safety, 1985 - 1989.
 
Member, National Advisory Board, National Institute for Chemical Studies, 1986 - 1989.
 
Member, Board of Governors, Envi­ronmental Health and Safety Institute, National Safety Council, 1986 - 1989.
 
Member, Board of Directors, Wildlife Habitat Enhancement Council, 1987 - 1989.
 
Member, National Academy of Sci­ences, Committee on Multimedia Pollutants, 1986 - 1988.
 
Member, Science Advisory Board, International Joint Commission (U.S.-Canada), 1984 - 1987.
 
Member, Environmental Studies Board, National Academy of Sciences, 1983 - 1985.
 
Member, National Academy of Sciences, Committee on the Institutional Means for Assessment of Risks to Public Health, 1982 - 1983.
 
Member-at-Large, Executive Committee, Environ­mental Protection Agency Science Advisory Board, 1976 - 1981.
 
Member, National Academy of Sciences, Committee on Prevention of Significant Deterioration Under the Clean Air Act, 1979 - 1981.
 
Co-Chairman, Committee on Economics, Environmental Protection Agency Science Advisory Board, 1979 - 1980.
 
Member, Senior Steering Committee, Center for Technology and Administration, American University, 1976 - 1979.
 
Chairman, Administrator’s Advisory Committee on Toxic Sub­stances, Environmental Protection Agency, 1977 - 1978.
 
Member, National Academy of Sciences, Committee on Environmental Decision Making, 1975 - 1977.
 
Chairman, National Academy of Sciences, Committee on Principles of Decision Making for Regulating Chemicals in the Environment, 1974 - 1975.
 
Member, National Academy of Sciences, Committee on Envi­ronmental Indices, 1973 - 1974.
 
 
Editorial Activities:
 
Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Risk: Health, Safety, and Environment, 1996 - 2000.
 
Member, Editorial Board, APPAM Journal, 1996 - 2000.
 
Member, Editorial Board, Toxic Substances Journal, 1979 - 1989.
 
 
Consultant Activities:
 
Consultant, National Science Foundation, 1976 - 1979.
 
Consultant, President's Advisory Council on Executive Organization (co-authored reorganization plan that created the Environmental Protection Agency), 1969 - 1970.
 
Consultant, U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, 1968 - 1969.
 
Consultant, U.S. Bureau of Budget, 1967 - 1968.
 
PUBLIC SERVICE
 
"The Possible Elevation of the U.S. EPA to Cabinet Status." Delivered to the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Government Operations, Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs, September 20, 2001.
 
"Testimony on Comparative Risk Assessment (CRA)." Delivered to the U.S. Senate, Committee on Environment and Public Works, July 27, 2000.
 
"Public Participation in Environmental Decision-Making and the Federal Advisory Committee Act." Delivered to the U.S. House of Representatives, Government Reform and Oversight Committee, July 14, 1998.
 
 
Featured Publications
Oversight of Next Generation Nanotechnology
J. Clarence Davies
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars | April 2009
 
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