Board Members

Members of the Board are chosen through a careful process of search and selection in an endeavor to assemble a committee of the highest competence; they are chosen on the strength of their professional qualifications. Members are volunteers and serve as individuals, not as representatives of any institution. Appointments are made by the Chairman of the National Research Council. The term of appointment is typically 3 years.

2017 Membership
(Terms expire 12/31 of the year indicated)
Former Members

Gene Whitney, Chair (2018)
Congressional Research Service (Retired)
Washington, DC

Ann S. Maest (2018)
Buka Environmental
Boulder, Colorado

R. Lyndon (Lyn) Arscott, NAE (2018)
Retired Executive Director
International Association of Oil & Gas Producers
Danvile, California

James M. Robertson (2018)
Director and State Geologist
Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey
Madison, Wisconsin
Christopher (Scott) Cameron (2017)
Consulting Petroleum Geologist
GeoLogical Consulting, LLC
Houston, Texas

James Slutz (2019)
Senior Study Coordinator
National Petroleum Council
Fairfax, Virginia

Carol P. Harden (2017)
Professor Emerita
The University of Tennessee
Knoxville, Tennessee

 Shaowen Wang (2017)
Professor and Centennial Scholar
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, Illinois

T. Mark Harrison, NAS (2017)
Distinguished Professor
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California