Dr. Andrew A. Rosenberg
Dr. Rosenberg is currently director of the Center for Science and Democracy at the Union of Concerned Scientists. Previously, Dr. Rosenberg served for two years as the senior vice president for science and knowledge at Conservation International. He was a Professor of Natural Resources and the Environment at the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space at the University of New Hampshire where, prior to April 2004, he was dean of the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture.
From 1998-2000, Dr. Rosenberg served as the Deputy Director of NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service, where he dealt with policy decisions on science and resource management issues nationwide as well as the administration of the agency. He was also a principle agency spokesperson before Congress, the public and technical audiences. Before becoming NMFS Deputy Director, Dr. Rosenberg was the NMFS Northeast Regional Administrator, where he negotiated and implemented the recovery program for New England and mid-Atlantic fisheries, worked to develop and implement marine mammal recovery programs and endangered species protections throughout the northeast. He also has served as the U.S. lead representative in several international fishery management organizations such as NAFO, NASCO and FAO.
Dr. Rosenberg’s scientific work is in the field of population dynamics, resource assessment and resource management policy. He holds a B.S. in Fisheries Biology from the University of Massachusetts, an M.S. in Oceanography from Oregon State University and a Ph.D. in Biology from Dalhousie University. He was on the faculty of Imperial College of Science and Technology in London for six years and was the Deputy Director of the Renewable Resources Assessment Group, an internationally known quantitative analysis and policy consultancy group.