Past Conference

Addressing the Mercury Problem Speaker Bios

Jun 15, 2004

About the Event

Addressing the Mercury Problem: Global Challenge, Local Impact?

Panelist Bios

Michael Miller's current role is vice president, Environment, for the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). He is responsible for leading EPRI’s environmental programs on global sustainability, air quality, climate, water quality, land/groundwater and EMF issues. Previously he held positions for EPRI as Product Line Director, Environment for air and climate and Director, Environmental Control among others. Miller received a Master's in Public Health degree from the University of Minnesota and B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Prior to joining EPRI in 1980, he worked for Pacific Gas & Electric Company, URS Company, and Northern States Power Company. The focus of Miller's professional career has been on environmental science, technology, and policy issues.

Michael Murray joined the Great Lakes office of the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) as Staff Scientist in 1997. His recent work has been in scientific and policy aspects of the atmospheric deposition of toxic chemicals in the Great Lakes region, most recently with NWF's Clean the Rain educational and advocacy campaign. His policy and scientific research has been in diverse areas, including mercury sources, ecological and human health impacts of mercury and other toxic chemicals, water quality restoration plans, water quality standards development, and fish advisory protocols and communication. Murray received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Water Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is an adjunct lecturer at the University of Michigan's School of Public Health and has served on several technical review and conference planning committees.

Pauline Middleton is a member of the EPA Science Advisory Board and President of Panorama Pathways. Dr. Middleton is also director of the Global Emissions Inventory Activity Data Management and Communication Center. She has previously served as Associate and then Co-Director of RAND Environment, as program leader at Atmospheric Sciences Research Center, and a staff scientist and project leader at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. She has 30 years experience leading air quality and related assessment programs, linking science to decisionmaking. Middleton holds master's and doctoral degrees in chemical engineering from the University of Texas.