New Leadership Named for NOAA Before joining JOI in 1983, Baker cofounded and served as the first dean of the College of Ocean and Fishery Sciences at the University of Washington. From 1977 to 1979, Baker led the deep sea physics group Three of the top four at NOAA's Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory in Se- positions in the National attle and was a member of the NOAA/University of Wash- Oceani c and Atmo- spheric Administration ington Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and (NOAA) are now slated Ocean. to be filled. President He has published more than 80 papers and a book, Clinton announced his Planet Earth—the View from Space. He received a B.S. in intention to nominate D. physics from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in physics James Baker, president from Cornell University. an d member of the Board of Governors of Douglas K. Hall Joint Oceanographic In- For the past year, Douglas K. Hall has managed the stitutions Incorporated Nature Conservancy's communications and public outreach (JOI) and distinguished efforts. In the fall of 1992, he served as political director for visiting scientist at the the campaign of vice presidential nominee Albert Gore. He California Institute of wrote speeches and policy statements focusing on environ- Technology's Jet Pro- mental issues. pulsion Laboratory, as D. James Baker Before joining the conservancy, Hall was a partner in the undersecretary of com- Communication Co., a Washington-based media consulting merce and administrator of NOAA, and Douglas K. Hall, vice firm. He has also served as press secretary and later as chief president of the Nature Conservancy, as assistant secretary of staff for U.S. Senator Jim Sasser (D-Tenn.). of commerce and deputy administrator of NOAA. Hall has a background in journalism and was a reporter Following the White House announcement, it was learned for the Detroit Free Press (1979-1980) and the Nashville that Diana H. Josephson, director of business development, Tennessean (1974-1978). He received a B.A. in English earth orbiting spacecraft, and civil space and communica- from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and an M.B.A. from Stanford University. tions of Martin Marietta Astronautics Group, will be nomi- nated to be deputy undersecretary of commerce to serve in NOAA. Diana H. Josephson Diana H. Josephson is a top manager, policy formulator, D. James Baker and negotiator for Martin Marietta Astronautics Group. She D. James Baker has a distinguished record of research in has been responsible for business development activities physical oceanography and geophysical fluid dynamics, as for civil earth orbiting spacecraft and has worked on devel- well as of management of research enterprises. As presi- opment activities related to the U.S. Global Change Re- search Program, the University Center for Atmospheric dent of JOI, he has led a nonprofit research management Research and its Corporate Affiliates Program, NASA and corporation that represents the ten largest U.S. academic NOAA ground systems and communications, and programs oceanographic institutions. JOI plans and manages pro- grams ranging from deep sea drilling to global ocean eco- at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. systems. Baker is a former member of the Council of the Before joining Martin Marietta, she was an officer of American Meteorological Society and cofounder and past several firms in land remote sensing. She served in several president of the Oceanography Society positions with NOAA, including acting deputy assistant He has been an active member of numerous national and administrator for satellites. international programs and committees, performed service She has served as a member of the National Research as chairman of the IOC Committee for the Global Ocean Council's Space Applications Board and as a member of the Observing System, and is a member and vice chairman of Board of Directors of the American Astronautical Society the Joint Scientific Committee for the World Climate Re- and was awarded the Department of Commerce Gold Medal for Exceptional Service. search Program. He was a member of NASA's Earth Ob- serving System Engineering Review Panel and of the Com- She is a member of the District of Columbia's Bar and the mittee on the Future of the U.S. Space Program. He has Bar of England and Wales. She holds an M.Com.L. served on the National Academy of Sciences Board on (American Practice) from George Washington University Global Change, Ocean Studies Board, and the Space Sci- Law School, and a B. A. (Oxon) and M. A. (Oxon) from Oxford ence Board, among others. University. • Vol. 74, No. 3, March, 1993
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Mar 1, 1993
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