Bill Chameides

Dean, Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment

Dr. Chameides is dean of Duke's Nicholas School of the Environment and a member of the National Academy of Sciences.

He was the vice chair of America’s Climate Choices, a multidisciplinary study by the National Academies designed to help policy makers figure out solutions to the problem of climate change. The study was launched in November 2008 at the request of Congress to provide policy-relevant advice, based on scientific evidence, to guide the nation’s response to climate change. The group's final report was published on May 12, 2011. (Read more about America's Climate Choices.)

Chameides combines more than 30 years in academia as a professor, researcher, teacher, and mentor with a three-year stint as chief scientist at Environmental Defense.

In addition to belonging to the NAS, he is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and a recipient of the AGU's MacElwane Award. He has served on numerous national and international committees and task forces and, in recognition of his “extraordinary service,” was named a National Associate of the National Academies. He has been the dean of the Nicholas School since 2007.

He blogs regularly on environmental science at Follow his environmental updates on Twitter @TheGreenGrok and/or on Facebook.