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Science Advisor to the EPA Administrator

Glenn Paulson, Ph.D.

Glenn Paulson, Ph.D., is the Science Advisor to EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson. Among his responsibilities at EPA, he is an ex officio member of the Steering Committee for the Federal Multiagency Collaboration on Unconventional Oil and Gas Research and Co-Chairman of the Committee on Environment, Natural Resources, and Sustainability of the National Science and Technology Council, an operating unit of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

He has over forty years experience in environmental science, technology, and policy issues in the public, private, and academic sectors. He has directly managed emergency response, site assessment and/or cleanup at over 100 Superfund sites and RCRA facilities as well as spills of oil, hazardous chemicals and radioactive materials. He has been a member of many federal government advisory committees, including being a charter member of the U.S. Secretary of Energy’s Advisory Board, as well as on advisory bodies at EPA and other federal agencies.

Prior to his appointment at EPA, Dr. Paulson was Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Occupational and Environmental Health at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey's School of Public Health. He has also served as the first Assistant Commissioner for Science at the State of New Jersey's Department of Environmental Protection. While Senior Vice President of the National Audubon Society, Dr. Paulson was responsible for approving and guiding exploration for and production of natural gas on Audubon's largest wildlife sanctuary, located on the Gulf Coast of Louisiana.

Dr. Paulson earned his Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences and Ecology from The Rockefeller University in New York, New York and a bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Northwestern University.


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