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Affiliation: 
Oak Ridge National Lab
Title: 
Director
Department: 
Climate Change Science Institute
Expertise: 
Urban Planning; Climate Impacts and Hydrology

Biography

Dr. Fellows has over 25 years of experience directing large and medium sized research and education organizations. He has a doctorate in Civil Engineering and began his career as a research faculty member at the University of Maryland, where he conducted research on using satellite data to improve hydrologic models. In 1984, he was selected as the American Geophysical Union’s congressional science fellow and spent a year working on science issues in the U.S. Congress. After his fellowship, he spent 13 years on White House staff overseeing a broad range of research programs on behalf of Presidents Reagan, Bush, and Clinton. In 1997, he became the Vice President of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, a private, non-profit weather and climate research university consortium located in Boulder Colorado. He is currently the Director of the Climate Change Science Institute at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Dr. Fellows is the recipient of the AGU’s Edward A. Flinn III Award for unselfish cooperation in research, the National Council for Science and the Environment’s Lifetime Achievement Award as a co-founder of the USGCRP, and the Camino de Santiago Compostela for completing the 1,200 year old, 500 mile pilgrimage walk across Spain.