Jane Lubchenco, Ph.D.
Dr. Lubchenco is a marine ecologist and environmental scientist with expertise in oceans, biodiversity, climate change, and interactions between the environment and human well-being. She was Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) from 2009-2013. She has returned to Oregon State University and also serves as the first U.S. Science Envoy for the Ocean. With a Ph.D. in ecology from Harvard University, she is one of the “most highly cited” ecologists in the world; eight of her publications are “Science Citation Classics”. She is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences, among others. She was president of the American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS) and served on the Pew Oceans Commission, the Joint Oceans Commission Initiative, Council of Advisors for Google Ocean and the Blue Ribbon Panel for the World Bank’s Global Partnership for Oceans. Dr. Lubchenco has received numerous awards including a MacArthur “genius” award and 19 honorary doctorates.