Garry Brewer Elected to World Academy of Art and Science
New Haven, Conn., July 14, 2006 -- Garry Brewer, the Frederick K. Weyerhaeuser Professor of Resource Policy and Management at the Yale School of Management (SOM) and Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (FES), has been named a fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science.
Founded in 1960, The Academy is a network of fellows from diverse cultures, nationalities, and intellectual disciplines “chosen for eminence in art, the natural and social sciences, and the humanities.” Its activities focus on “the social consequences and policy implications of knowledge.”
Professor Brewer is an accomplished leader in the field of policy science whose research interests focus on applying the policy sciences to management and environmental problems and creating more effective means to train nonprofit and nongovernmental leaders. Brewer’s most recent efforts have concentrated on the organizational effectiveness of environmental and conservation groups operating in the Andes-Amazon region of Latin America. He was instrumental in establishing the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation program, which offers full scholarships and fellowships to students who commit to working in biodiversity conservation in South America after graduation. He also administers the program’s initiative to bring visiting scholars and practitioners from the region to Yale.
Brewer has served as director of the Yale Environment Management Center, overseeing the joint masters degree program between SOM and the FES. Prior to Yale, he was dean of the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources & Environment and was jointly appointed as a professor in that school and the School of Business. While at Michigan, he founded the Corporate Environmental Management Program and the Frederick and Barbara Erb Environmental Management Institute.
In addition to academic appointments, Brewer has served on and chaired numerous national and international panels and commissions, including those of the National Academy of Sciences, the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Yosemite National Institutes.
He is the author, coauthor, and editor of nine books and more than 70 journal articles and book chapters on a wide range of topics, including contributions on organizational complexity and behavior, computer applications to social and national security problems, political and economic development, forecasting and strategic planning, and several forms of environmental management and resource matters. He is currently working on a book about nuclear waste management and is Environmental Editor of Policy Sciences as well as a member of its editorial board.