- Donald Kennedy
- CASW Adviser
Donald Kennedy, Ph.D., is President Emeritus and Bing Professor of Environmental Science and Policy, Emeritus, at Stanford University; a Senior Fellow by courtesy of the Wood Institute for the Environmental and Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of the journal Science (2000-08). A member of the Stanford faculty since 1960, he served as the university's president from 1980 to 1992. Before that he held rank as chair of the Department of Biology (1964-72), director of the program in human biology (1973-77) and provost (1979-80). In 1977, he took leave for 26 months to serve as Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration during the Carter presidency. Kennedy received his A.B. and Ph.D. degrees in biology from Harvard University. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society. His research interests center on the development of policies related to a host of environmental issues, including land-use changes; food security and environmental change and global-climate modification.