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Interview with Glenn Paulson

Glenn Paulson is currently a Professor; Associate Dean for Research; and Director of The New Jersey Center for Public Health Preparedness at the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey (now apart of Rutgers). During the Byrne Administration, he served as an assistant commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. At the DEP, he was responsible for: creating the state’s Superfund cleanup program as well as the Department’s Office of Science and Research; dealing with proposed off-shore oil and natural gas drilling as well as on-shore energy facilities; monitoring and assessing the consequences of common and uncommon contaminants in air, surface water, and ground water; and conducting the State’s first water supply master plan as well as the first-in-the-nation state-wide ground water monitoring plan for toxic and trace chemicals. He has also served as a volunteer officer and/or Board member of numerous non-profit environmental and professional organizations and also as a member (and in some cases as Chairman) for many study panels and one Board of the National Academy of Sciences. He has been designated by the National Institutes of Health as a subject matter expert on chemical, biological, nuclear, and radiological weapons Dr. Paulson received a B.A. in Chemistry with Honors from Northwestern University and a Ph.D. from The Rockefeller University, and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi and Phi Lambda Upsilon, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Institute of Chemists, and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree by Long Island University.


Interview on February 14, 2008Transcript available here (pdf)