Humphrey School Associate Professor Bonnie Keeler has been named to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC), as a member of its Social and Community Science Subcommittee. Keeler’s three-year term began in April.
The BOSC is a distinguished body of scientists and engineers who are recognized experts in their respective fields. They represent academia, industry, government, environmental and human health care professions, research organizations, and other relevant entities.
Keeler is co-director of the Humphrey School’s Center on Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy (C-STEP). Her research focuses on the intersection of sustainability science and environmental economics. She has particular expertise in water policy.
The role of the board is to support the EPA's Office of Research and Development, as well as to be responsive to the research needs and concerns of state, tribal, and local organizations. The BOSC includes an executive committee and two subcommittees that reflect the priorities of the Biden administration. Keeler's subcommittee is focused on social and community science, and the other one will focus on climate change.