Notes on Contributors

Aaron Katzenstein is Program Supervisor—Climate Change at South Coast AQMD, and he has worked for the District since receiving his Ph.D in Atmospheric Chemistry at UC Irvine in 2003.

Char Miller is the W.M. Keck Professor of Environmental Analysis at Pomona College and author most recently of On the Edge: Water, Immigration and Politics in the Southwest, as well as Seeking the Greatest Good: The Conservation Legacy of Gifford Pinchot, and Death Valley National Park: A History.

Roderick Frazier Nash is Emeritus Professor of History at UCSB, author of two classic texts in environmental studies, Wilderness and the American Mind (now in its 5th edition) and The Rights of Nature: A History of Environmental Ethics, and was the founding chair of the UCSB Environmental Studies program. That academic program was the institution’s response to the devastating 1969 oil spill off the Santa Barbara coast. But Rod also penned the most powerful response to the disaster, the “Santa Barbara Declaration of Environmental Rights.”

Nancy Quam-Wickham has been Chair of the Department of History at CSU Long Beach since 2005. Her research interests include environmental, gender, and social history, oral history, history pedagogy, and assessment practices in higher education. Currently working on a study of whaling in the Pacific Ocean from the late 1700s to the mid-1900s, Nancy is interested in the impact of natural resource development and exploitation in the American West, including the Pacific Basin.