William Y. Brown

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William Y. Brown, Ph.D., President and CEO, Woods Hole Research Center.

"Dr. Brown joined the Center as President and CEO in February, 2010. He was previously the President and CEO of the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia, the nation’s oldest natural history museum. He has served as President and CEO of the Bishop Museum in Honolulu, Hawaii, and Science Advisor to Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt during the Clinton Administration. Dr. Brown is a member of several honorary societies and the District of Columbia Bar. He is a member of the Division on Earth and Life Studies advisory committee of the National Academies. He is Chairman of the Global Heritage Fund, President of the Natural Science Collections Alliance, a director of the Wistar Institute, and a trustee of the Academy of Natural Sciences. He is a former Chairman of the Ocean Conservancy, and a former director of various boards, including the Environmental and Energy Study Institute, Environmental Law Institute, U.S. Environmental Training Institute, and the U.S. Committee for the United Nations Environment Programme. Dr. Brown holds degrees from the University of Virginia (BA, Biology), Johns Hopkins University (MAT), the University of Hawaii where he was an NSF Graduate Fellow (Ph.D., Zoology), and Harvard Law School (J.D)." [1]

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  1. Staff, Woods Hole Research Center, accessed April 1, 2010.