Title: Professor of Environmental Science and Policy
Company: Harvard University
Location: Falmouth, Massachusetts, United States
John Holdren, Professor of Environmental Science and Policy at Harvard University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership.
Dr. Holdren began his career as an aerodynamic engineer, theoretical physicist, and researcher before starting as an assistant professor at the University of California Berkeley in 1973. He rose to the rank of an associate professor in 1975 and then a full professor in 1978, where he remained until 1996. From 1996 to 2009, he served as a professor of environmental science and public policy in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University, and in addition, he held the post of the director of the Woods Hole Research Center from 2005 to 2009. Dr. Holdren served as an assistant to the president of the United States in science and technology from 2009 to 2017, additionally acting as the director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Executive Office of the President of the United States. Since 2017, he has excelled as a professor of environmental science and policy at Harvard University, and since 2018, he has held the additional post of an affiliated professor at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
In preparation for his career, Dr. Holdren attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in 1965 and a Master of Science in 1966. He continued his academic efforts at Stanford University, earning a PhD in 1970, and has received numerous honorary doctorates from esteemed institutions including the University of Puget Sound, the Colorado School of Mines, Clark University, the University of the District of Columbia, Green Mountain College and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Dr. Holdren has also found success through his written works, co-authoring and co-editing numerous books and contributing articles to professional journals, magazines, and blogs. He has been recognized as a Teresa and John Heinz Professor of Environmental Policy by the Harvard Kennedy School and received the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Prize from the American Academy of Political and Social Science in 2019. Dr. Holdren was the recipient of the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement in 2000, among numerous additional awards. As a further testament to his success and stature, he has been selected for inclusion in multiple editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in American Politics, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the East, and Who’s Who in the World.
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