AMERICAN STATISTICAL ASSOCIATION
COMMITTEE ON ENERGY STATISTICS
F. JAY BREIDT (1999 to 2004) CHAIR
Professor, Department of Statistics, Colorado State University. Ph.D. in Statistics, Colorado State University, 1991. Research interests: time series, survey sampling, mathematical statistics, natural resources monitoring.
NICOLAS HENGARTNER (2001-2003) VICE CHAIR
MARK BERNSTEIN (2000-2005)
Dr. Bernstein is currently a Senior Policy Analyst at the RAND Corporation working to develop RAND's expertise and analytical capabilities on energy and environmental issues. Current research includes analyses of state level changes in energy intensity, scenarios and portfolio options for energy and
climate policies, and the role of energy efficiency in economic productivity. Prior to RAND, Dr. Bernstein was Senior Energy Policy Analyst for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Senior Analyst for the National Renewable Energy Lab and Director of the Center for Energy
and the Environment at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Bernstein holds a Ph.D. in Energy Management and Environmental Policy from the University of Pennsylvania.
JOHNNY BLAIR (2001-2003)
Currently Senior Methodologist at Abt Associates in Washington D.C. Formerly Associate Director, Survey Research Center, University of Maryland, College Park. B.A., University of Illinois, Urbana, 1968. Research interests: survey sampling, telephone surveys, pretesting methodologies, cognitive
aspects of survey design, proxy reporting. Co-author (with Ronald Czaja) of Designing
Surveys: A Guide to Decisions and Procedures.
MARK BURTON (2001-2003)
Mark Burton was awarded a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Tennessee in 1991. His professional career has included both academic and consultative research in the areas of regional, transportation, and telecommunications economics. In addition to authoring a number articles and monographs, Dr. Burton has provided testimony in connection with a variety of judicial and regulatory proceedings. In June of 1998, Dr. Burton was named as Director of Marshall University’s Center for Business and Economic Research in Huntington, West Virginia. His current research interests involve integrating Geographic Information Systems (GIS) into transportation economics settings.
JAE EDMONDS (2002 – 2004)
Jae Edmonds is a Chief Scientist and Technical Leader of Economic Programs at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s (PNNL) Joint Global Change Research Institute, a collaboration with the University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Edmonds heads an international global change research program at PNNL with active collaborations in more than a dozen institutions and countries. He is well known for his contributions to the integrated assessment of climate change, the examination of interactions between energy, technology, policy and the environment. Dr. Edmonds has expounded extensively on the subject of global change including books, papers, and presentations. Dr. Edmonds’ books on the subject of global change include, Global Energy Assessing the Future, with John Reilly (Oxford University Press) and A Primer on Greenhouse Gases (Lewis Publishing and scientific book of the year at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory). He has served as a Lead Author for all three major assessments of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and numerous interim assessment reports. He has repeatedly testified before Congress on this subject, and has prepared and conducted briefings at the highest levels of government. In 2000 Dr. Edmonds received the U.S. State Department’s “Distinguished Service” Award. In 1997 Dr. Edmonds received the BER50 Award from the United States Department of Energy in recognition of his research accomplishments. Dr. Edmonds recently received the Stanford Energy Modeling Forum “Hall of Fame” Award (2000). Dr. Edmonds was trained as an economist with a B.A. from Kalamazoo College (1969), and M.A. (1972) and Ph.D. (1974) from Duke University.
MOSHE FEDER (2003-2005)
Senior Research Statistician, Statistics Research Division, Research Triangle Institute. Holds B.Sc. (Mathematics & Physics, Hebrew University), M.Sc. and D.Sc. (Mathematics, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology) and also M.Sc. in statistics from Carleton University. Research interests include state-space modelling of time series data and analysis of complex survey data.
JAMES K. HAMMITT (1998-2003)
Professor of Economics and Decision Sciences, Harvard School of Public Health. Professor Hammitt holds degrees in Applied Mathematics (A.B., Sc.M.) and in Public Policy (M.P.P., Ph.D.), all from Harvard University. Previously he was Senior Mathematician at the RAND Corporation and on the faculty of the RAND Graduate School of Public Studies. Research Interests: management of long-term environmental issues with important scientific uncertainties, such as global climate change and stratospheric-ozone depletion, and the characterization of social preferences over health and environmental risks using revealed preference and contingent valuation methods.
CALVIN KENT (1995-2000) GUEST
Dean, College of Business, And Elizabeth McDowell Lewis Distinguished Professor, Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia. Dr. Kent came to Marshall University from Washington, D.C. where he was appointed by then President Bush as Administrator of Energy Information Administration of the U.S. Department of Energy. In addition to an extenstive background in energy, Dr. Kent is one of the nations best known economics and entrepreneurship educators.
NEHA KHANNA (2002 – 2004)
Assistant Professor, Economics and Environmental Studies, Binghamton University. Research interests: climate policy, global oil economy, growth and environment, voluntary pollution prevention. Ph.D. (1998) in Environmental Economics from Cornell University.
WILLIAM G. MOSS (2000-2002)
Principal, The Brattle Group. Ph.D. in Economics, UC-Berkeley, 1971. Prior to joining the Brattle Group, he was a principal at Putnam, Hayes & Bartlett, Inc., a Vice President at Charles River Associates, and he taught at the University of California at Davis. Research Interests: restructuring of energy and water markets, industrial organization, and survey sampling.
NAGARAJ K. NEERCHAL (2003) Professor of Statistics, Department of Mathematics and Statistics,
University of Maryland Baltimore County. Ph.D. in Statistics, Iowa State University, 1986.
Research interests: time series, overdispersion models, Applications of Statistics in Environmental and Transportation Data.
POLLY A. PHIPPS (1998-2003)
Senior Research Associate, Washington State Institute for Public Policy, Ph.D., University of Michigan. Research Interests: Survey methodology and measurement error, cognitive aspects of survey methods, establishment surveys, time‑use surveys, public policy analysis.
RANDY R. SITTER (2000-2005)
Professor, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, Simon Fraser University. Ph.D. in Statistics, University of Waterloo, 1990. Research interests: survey sampling, experimental design, industrial statistics.