I joined the Schar School of Policy and Government in 2003 after a career as an ocean and earth scientist in the U.S. Geological Survey. I also served as Chairman of the Department of Marine Science, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg. My prime interest at George Mason University is environmental science and regulatory policy. Subsidiary interests include federal science agency and environmental law history, comparison of U.S. and European policies, and regulatory barriers to development of renewable energy in the U.S. Other interests are in African American educational history.
■ Book proposal to Palgrave-MacMillan Publishers: Fourteen Weaknesses in U.S. Society That the Donald Trump Presidency Reflects: Donald Trump exploited weaknesses in society that have arisen since the 1960 to rise to the presidency. The weaknesses include a sensation-addicted media that gave Trump $2 billion free publicity, lowered levels of public literacy, extreme political polarization, and disproportional deindustrialization of the nation.