ROBERT H. CUTTING
PO Box 20002 UNCW Station, Wilmington, NC 28407
(910) 452.0550/fax 799.7680 /email email@example.com
CA State Bar #056828 (1973 presently inactive) & NC State Bar #24650 (1997)
I. Academic Status at UNCW
Present Rank: Associate Professor
Effective Date: July, 2008
Previous Ranks: Instructor, July 2003-June 2004, Environmental Studies
Lecturer, 1998-2003, Environmental Studies
Lecturer, 1991-1998, Cameron School of Business
Administrator, 1996- present, Coordinator of Practica and Field Studies
1973 J.D., Martin Luther King, Jr., Hall School of Law, U.C. Davis; emphasis on public law
and policy and environmental law; upper one-third of class; special projects in environmental
law, tax policy; student legal services; semi-finalist Environmental Moot Court and judge,
Environmental Law Moot Court.
1970 A.B., U.C. Santa Barbara, Political Science, emphasis on political thought and public
policy, Blue Key Honorary.
1997 Duke Private Adjudication Center, North Carolina and nationally recognized Certificate in
1973-2009 Numerous seminars and continuing education classes in environmental law, real property,
business organizations, complex litigation, alternative dispute resolution, trade regulation and
2008 Courses in Global Climate Change and Ocean and Coastal Law, on scholarship, Vermont
Law School, South Royalton, VT.
III. Professional History:
Admitted to California Bar November, 1973 (#056828), and North Carolina Bar, July, 1997 (#24650)
7/81-present Private practice, Santa Barbara, CA and Wilmington, NC, general civil business and
business litigation practice, including trade regulation, real estate, advertising, business
organizations (formation and operation), publishing and direct mail, construction,
environmental, land use and planning law. Representative clients included County of Santa
Barbara, Goleta Water District (primarily litigation), title insurance companies, specialty
contractors and approximately 25 attorneys in their private lives; consultant for County of
Santa Barbara Air Quality Attainment Plan.
11/97- present Mediator, certified by NC Administrative Office of the Courts including complex
construction, property and personal injury cases.
7/88- present Principal, Cutting & Co., Inc., brokers and consultants (licensed real estate corporation
incorporated 1997): provided professional real estate consultation and brokerage in both
California and North Carolina, representing primarily purchasers.
4/91-11/94 Administrative Assistant to State Senator Franklin Block and Representative Karen E.
Gottovi. Duties included research, drafting, analysis and strategy concerning legislation;
appearance before committees; analysis of legal issues; communications and correspondence
with governmental agencies and constituents. Special projects included intensive livestock
legislation, Smithfield processing plant, and the NC hazardous waste incinerator
11/82-1990 Instructor, California, Southwest Regional Training Center (Cal. State Dominguez Hills),
developed and taught 40-hour seminar, "Investigation and Prosecution of White Collar
Crime", certified by State of California for Law Enforcement personnel statewide. Subjects
included complex crime investigation and presentation, real estate, securities, banking and
2/77-6/81 Deputy-in-Charge, Consumer/Business Law Section, Santa Barbara County District
Attorney, responsible for operation of entire white collar crime unit, including management
of investigators, law students and paraprofessional personnel and responsibility for fiscal
planning. Carried extensive civil and criminal caseload including trade regulation, complex
fraud, (e.g., securities, real estate), sensitive investigations (including Secret Meeting Law,
Political Reform Act, grand jury). Responsible for public relations and extensive
presentations to citizens as well as trade groups such as Apartment Association of SB
County. Created countywide Economic Crime Project and training of local law
enforcement; worked with state, local and federal agencies; award for Outstanding
1/75-1/78 Invited Lecturer, University of California, Santa Barbara, courses on Philosophy of the Law
(Dr. Thomas Schrock).
11/74-2/77 Director, Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara County, responsible for extensive caseload
(family violence, tenant rights, general litigation); reported to board of directors; responsible
for public and private fundraising and fiscal operations, relations with agencies and bar;
managed professional staff and both attorney and lay volunteers.
9/71-2/73 State of California, Air Resources Board, Student Legal Assistant responsible to staff
counsel for management of legislative activities, (drafting, analysis, strategy), special
projects, preparation of enforcement cases, revision of law and regulations (motor vehicle
and stationary sources).
California Real Estate Broker - July, 1988 (now inactive)
North Carolina Real Estate Broker - August, 1991
Instrument-rated Private Pilot (approximately 550 hours flight time PIC)
1. Courses Taught:
(a) Forensic Environmental Science (EVS 488/BIO 488): This is a course
designed to equip students to analyze fact patterns in
environmental cases, to use complex resources to investigate cases and to present the
science in an understandable manner.
(b) Environmental Law (EVS 362/BLA 362): This course to provides an overview of
the U.S. legal and political systems, as well as to provide a grounding in the policies and
principles of law that apply in environmental settings.
(c) Advanced Topics in Environmental Law (EVS 462 and EVS 570): The seminar is
designed for six to ten students who work on in-depth discussions of areas of
environmental law and policy which they help to select, including recent Supreme Court
cases, recent developments in air and water quality and the political process, including
the elections cycles and specific current legislation
(d) Practica/Internships: (Undergraduates: Summer 2005 - 21; 2004 - 13; Fall 2005 -
16; 2004 - 14; Spring 2006 - 20; Graduates: Summer 2005 - 3; Fall 2005 - 2; Spring 2006
- 2). http://www.uncw.edu/evs/internshipPractica.html. Mr. Cutting developed this
internship/practicum program and at any given time an average of 10% of EVS students
have internships and very few graduate without doing some practicum. A unique feature
is the portfolio that each student prepares: a true 3-D multimedia presentation of the
experience, with extensive documentation, discussion and graphics that makes a
tremendous impression for job and grad school interviews.
Practica include opportunities at environmental consulting firms, state, local and federal
agencies, private sector employers like GE, the Environmental Office at Camp Lejeune,
NC Marine Fisheries and numerous non-profits such as Cape Fear River Watch and
North Carolina Coastal Federation. We have had a large number of interns at the US
Army Corps of Engineers.
(e) DIS (Directed Independent Study): Students work on legal topics such as recent
Supreme Court activity, and special topics such as a project currently underway on the
subject of providing better information to participants in residential real estate
transaction.. These students often supply materials for the course web pages, and provide
other new and useful information for courses. Some receive credit in publications.
(f) Honors Committees: Numerous over several years
B. Courses Developed:
Undergraduates: Forensic Environmental Science; Environmental Law & Policy;
Advanced Topics in Environmental Law & Policy; Internships in Environmental Science.
Created a successful program entitled Minority Opportunities in Business and
Government which was run for many years in the Accountancy & Business Law
Graduate level: Forensic Environmental Science, Environmental Law & Policy, Directed
Independent Studies and Practica
1. Summer Teaching Initiatives:
a. Forensic Environmental Science: 1998
b. Advanced Topics in Environmental Law and Policy: 2004
c. Environmental Law Research Module: created with funding from UNCCH,
primarily for student assistance to create the web-based module.
2. IT Innovations Award 2005 with Dr. Cahoon for Forensic Environmental Science
3. Recognized by graduating seniors every semester as having had a significant impact on
their academic careers. 1997-2009
V. Research and Scholarship
A. Refereed Publications
2008 Forensic Water Quality Investigations: Identifying Pollution Sources and
Polluters: Chapter in Book on Water Quality issues with Lawrence B. Cahoon . published
in Handbook of Water Purity and Quality, edited by Satinder Ahuja by Elsevier, Science
and Technology Books.
2008 The Gift that Keeps on Giving: Global Warming Meets the Common Law.
This is an effort to bring the legal and policy arguments of “Thinking Outside the Box” to
the issue of Climate Change, with emphasis on current public nuisance cases filed by
attorneys general and others. Accepted by Vermont Journal of Environmental Law, top-
rated journal. With Lawrence B. Cahoon. Publication in Winter 2008-2009 issue (Volume
10, Issue 1) http://www.vjel.org/journal.php?vol=2008-2009
2007 Property Rights: Generators versus Receptors; Athens Technical Research
Institute: Proceedings of the Conference on Environment held August 3-5, 2006,
Athens, Greece Robert H. Cutting, Lawrence B. Cahoon, and Jack C. Hall This is a
discussion of the property rights model discussed in earlier articles (below) in an
international context through a discussion keyed to a cross-disciplinary audience.
2007 Requirements For A Workable Intern/Practicum Program In The
Environmental Sciences: Experience For Careers & Grad School, Journal of
Geoscience Education, with Jack C. Hall. Many science programs find it
difficult to offer practica and internships, even though it is widely agreed that
they are desirable. This article discusses the utility of an internship program and
offers suggestions on how it can be done with limited resources.
2006 Abstract: “Practica and Internships in Environmental Studies Curricula”,
Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, October 2006 -Robert H.
Cutting and Jack C. Hall.
2006 Abstract, “Property Rights as a Key to Environmental Management:
Generators versus Receptors”, International Symposium on the Environment, Athens
Technical Institute for Research (ATINER), Athens, Greece, August 2006 - Robert H.
Cutting, Lawrence B. Cahoon, and Jack C. Hall.
2006 “Enforcement Data: A Tool for Environmental Management”, 36
Environmental Law Reporter 10060-10072 (January 2006) (this is the most widely cited
environmental law journal and has been in existence since the l970’s). The project
analyzed the utility of publicly available compliance and enforcement data on polluters as
a tool to influence consumers, investors, the regulated community and even regulators
themselves, who often cannot get data. The article features an extensive electronic table
of all enforcement data available nationwide, verified by a survey conducted of all
state programs (former graduate student Ryan Leggette is third author) and synchronized
with a website that displays both EPA and state Compliance and Enforcement Data.
2004-2006 EPA Enforcement Data: http://fire.cis.uncw.edu/EVS/databases.php
State Enforcement Data: http://fire.cis.uncw.edu/EVS/full_state_enf.php
Robert H. Cutting, Lawrence B. Cahoon, and Ryan Leggette
2006 Forensic Environmental Science: Ecological Society of America, in Ecology
(March 2006) This article explores the need for and the mean to equip both policy and
science students with the tools to conduct forensic investigations and is keyed to
presentation of the evidence in a criminal court context (the highest level of proof).
Robert H. Cutting and Lawrence B. Cahoon
2005 Thinking Outside the Box, 21 Pace Environmental Law Review 1 (Spring 2005).
This article is a multi-disciplinary assessment of (1) regulatory strategies, (2) the
“Data Deficit” of basic and essential environmental information and (3) a property
rights perspective as an alternative method to reach the goals of the present system.
Pace is the third ranked environmental law program in the nation1. Robert H. Cutting and
Lawrence B. Cahoon
2005 Abstract, Proceedings of Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Salt
Lake City, Utah, October 2006, Property Rights as a Key to Environmental
Protection, Abstract #95491, Robert H. Cutting and Jack C. Hall. This is the first
multi-disciplinary presentation of the property rights concepts raised in the article below.
2001 “One Man’s Ceilin’ is Another Man’s Floor: Property Rights as the Double-
Edged Sword”, 31 Environmental Law 819-900 (December 2001). This is an 81-page
treatise published as the lead article in the journal of the #1 rated environmental law
school program at Lewis & Clark Law School). The article explores the shortcomings of
current regulatory approaches as well as common law remedies in addressing the
reconciliation of the Economy of Nature with the Transformative Economy, which respected
Boalt Hall Professor Joseph Sax calls, “one the most important problems of our time.” It
then suggests a partial solution based on historic property concepts. The article has been
cited in numerous subsequent legal publications. Robert H. Cutting
1977 “The Integration of Air Quality/Land Use Strategies: Legal Considerations",
Office of Environmental Quality, County of Santa Barbara (1977): groundbreaking article
which was used as a model for all counties in the State of California by the California Air
Resources Board, and that discusses the utility of various land use techniques to achieve air
quality goals. Robert H. Cutting
1974 “A Many-Layered Wonder: Non-Vehicular Air Pollution Control Law in
California", 26 Hastings Law Journal 109 (1974) a detailed analysis of legal issues
related California’s air quality management framework just after passage of the Clean Air
Act in 1970, co-authored with the Executive Office of the Air Resources Board, C. William
Simmons and Robert H. Cutting
2. In press:
B. Publications Not Refereed: (unless noted, all are Robert H. Cutting, author)
2008 Cutting, R.H., and L.B. Cahoon. Cape Fear Voices: Offshore drilling or clean energy?
Wilmington Star-News op-ed, Sept. 4, 2008.
Cahoon, L.B., and R.H. Cutting. Pollution is a property rights issue, Wilmington Star-News (op-ed),
June 14, 2008.
2005-2009 UNCW Department of Environmental Studies Research Website:
2004-2009 EPA Enforcement Data: http://fire.cis.uncw.edu/EVS/databases.php
State Enforcement Data: http://fire.cis.uncw.edu/EVS/full_state_enf.php
2000- Creator, Environmental Law Research Module, http://fire.cis.uncw.edu/EVS/module
which is under continuous review/supplementation and which is used frequently for research and
2005-2010 Real Property Environmental Issues: Participants in residential real estate transactions
often do not consider environmental issues, thus we have researched both legal remedies and
alternative informational strategies
2006 Survey of Counsel on Environmental Issues
2006-2009 Chronic Violators: Conservation Council of North Carolina compilation of NC
chronic violators of air, water and sedimentation laws correlated to legislative
districts. I supervised design and implementation of the mapping pages and related web
pages. It is in use primarily for legislative use at present and is being upgraded to a full –
GIS website for general use. With Robin K. Smith, Conservation Council of NC.
1995 MacKain & Cutting: The Community Reentry Program: Psychiatric Rehabilitation
Consultants; Co-directed and Co-produced video to accompany Trainer’s Manual for The
Community Reentry Program 1982.
1982 "White Collar Crime", course materials including student manuals for course
certified by the California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) and taught
through California State University at Dominguez Hills
C. Research Grants or Research Fellowships
EVS: Travel to International Environmental Conference in Athens, Greece,
MALSA Request for Funds for Forensic Environmental Science: 2006 (with
“IT Innovations Award” with Dr. Cahoon for instruments actually used in
Forensic Environmental Science Course, including Vernier Lab-Pro units and
PDA’s with GPS for fieldwork (2005).
EPA Grant for equipment to be used in Forensic Environmental Science:
1998 - $5,000.
1. Thinking Outside The Box: Using Property Rights To
Protect Public Resources presentation to WRRI, October 8, 2008,
Lawrence B. Cahoon, Robert H. Cutting and Michael Mallin
2. Facilitator and Conference Planner: New Wetlands Regulations, co-sponsored by the US
Army Corps of Engineers, NC Division of Water Quality and UNCW. This all day
conference will address state and federal regulatory responses to recent US Supreme
Court decisions that address the legal framework of wetlands regulation. Additional
workshops will provide information on other state regulatory programs and new
Nationwide General Permit categories and revisions. November 2007
3. Served as Facilitator for Panel Discussion following Al Gore’s Film, “An Inconvenient
Truth” for WHQR in Thalian Hall, Spring, 2007, including several UNC Wilmington
professors, that addressed legal, scientific and economic issues surrounding global
4. Geological Society of America, 2006 National Meeting, Philadelphia, Poster:
Internships in the Environmental Sciences: Experience for Careers and Grad
School, Abstract #108784.
5. Athens Technical Research Institute: 2006 Annual Conference on the Environment,
Property Rights: Generators versus Receptors.
6. UNCW Seahawk Perch Seminar for First-Time Home Buyers (2006 and 2007).
7. Geological Society of America, 2005 National Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah;
Property Rights as a Key to Environmental Protection, Abstract #95491.
8. Lower Cape Fear River Project (2005): a presentation on Alternative Dispute Resolution
in environmental cases which involved preparation with several local industries.
9. Participated as a panelist in a forum sponsored by Earth Sciences on Dam Projects in
10. Environmental Impact Legislation in North Carolina: Assisted Rep. Karen Gottovi
(Chair, House Environment Committee) in preparing and presenting a legislative hearing
on whether North Carolina should adopt a more broad-based law requiring environmental
review of projects such as Smithfield (1993).
11. Offshore Oil Development in California: Numerous presentations, including campaign
for an initiative in 1985.
12. White Collar Crime in the Financial Industry: Presentation to the Annual Meeting of the
California Escrow Association, 1983.
13. Alternative Dispute Resolution in Housing: Numerous presentations including to the
Santa Barbara Apartment Association on the virtues of rental mediation, and acting as
trainer once the Santa Barbara Rental Housing Mediation Task Force was established,
14. Advertising Regulations: Presentations to various industry groups such as Santa Barbara
Ad Council on advertising issues, 1977-1985.
15. Sexual Assault and Women’s Rights: Summit held by Santa Barbara Community
Relations Commission in 1975 (presenter).
16. Alternatives to the War on Drugs: Organizer: countywide conference of law
enforcement, educators and the community sponsored by Santa Barbara Community
E. Ongoing Research:
1. Cahoon, L.B., O’Connor, E.G. and Cutting, R.H. Vulnerability of waste treatment
systems to long-term rainfall excesses. In preparation: data has been secured from NC
Division of Water Quality and analysis of “freeboard” issues will include some
recommendations for new regulatory approaches.
2. Cahoon, L.B., and Cutting, R.H. Forensic Water Quality Investigation. Invited Chapter,
Handbook of Water Quality and Purity, Ahuja Institute of Water Quality, in prep.
3. Information as Regulation: Updating research on use of compliance and enforcement
data to achieve regulatory goals, including analysis of Wal-Mart, GoodGuide and EPA
4. Environmental Information for Real Property Transactions: Developed checklist
for environmental issues in real property transactions, which Mr. Cutting has begun beta
testing on the web. The document will form the basis for presentations to attorneys as
well as real estate professionals, and an article is in preparation for real estate law
journals to discuss the value of providing this information in reducing disputes in real
estate transactions. Meredith Privott, Michelle Sebesteyen and Gabe Castleberry have
assisted as DIS students.
5. Chronic Environmental Violators with Conservation Council of NC (CCNC): Data
acquisition and analysis is underway with Department of Environment and Natural
Resources (DENR), both to work with data provided by DENR subdivisions, and to
obtain support for DENR’s efforts to integrate its own data (IBEAM), including
extensive work with DENR Secretary and senior staff as well as CCNC and Dr. Cahoon
in Biology. We are working with Dr. Halls (ERS) and EVS and ERS students to display
the data on the web in GIS layers showing voting districts and chronic violator data. We
have been assisted by both graduate and undergraduate research assistants.
6. Campaign Contributions and Chronic Violators: This is another cooperative venture with
Dr. Cahoon and CCNC, as well as with Computer Science undergrads and EVS majors.
Obtained data from State Board of Elections and are merging it with DENR Chronic
Violator data to determine any correlations. Worked with Duke Nicholas School of
Environment masters student to design and execute queries and interpret data. Several
UNCW students are involved.
7. Property Rights and Pollution: The US Supreme Court is always active in the property
rights area and research is on going to fit new developments into previous research.
Presently, Dr. Cahoon and Mr. Cutting are looking at the impact of Kelo v. City of New
London, Rapanos, the Vermont campaign spending laws decisions, as well as the global
climate change decisions in Massachusetts v. EPA and Duke Power cases just issued by
the US Supreme Court, as well as the U.S. District Court case related to state power to
regulate automotive greenhouse gas emissions (Vermont and CA). We are also
corresponding with the CA Attorney General on California’s public nuisance case against
the automakers for greenhouse gas emissions.
8. Remote Sensing/Graphic Depiction: Ongoing work with Dr. Cahoon and Shane Baptista
of The Center for Teaching Excellence to create three-dimensional depictions of both
evidence (particularly locations), and data such as voting districts in which polluting
facilities are located, using NASA World Wind and Google Earth, as well as open-source
programs like Blender. Results are regularly used in class presentations.
F. Membership in Professional Associations
1973-2007 California State Bar
1997-2007 North Carolina State Bar
1997-2007 Certified Mediator, North Carolina Courts
1991-2004 American Arbitration Association Panel of Neutral Arbitrators
1994-2007 National Association of Realtors
1981-2007 Arbitrator, California and North Carolina Courts
1979-1981 California District Attorneys Association, Chair, Consumer Protection
Council (statewide umbrella organization of white collar prosecutors)
1978-1981 Chair, Santa Barbara County Economic Crime Project: created umbrella
organization of economic/environmental crime officers to share resources,
improve enforcement efforts and train person
Attendance at Professional Meetings (representative):
The Shape of the Coast 2009: Energy issues at the coast; Sea-Level Rise,
Think Globally, Act Locally: NC Bar Association - January 2007
Landfills and Technology and Brownfields, Oh My! NC Bar Association - April 2007
Conservation Council of North Carolina: Green Tie forum featuring Joe Hackney
Speaker of the NC House, and honoring numerous legislators for their environmental
The Shape of the Coast 2007: Climate Change, Stormwater and Conservation Easements,
UNCCH Conference Oct 2007.
Geological Society of America National Meeting, Philadelphia - October 2006
Athens Technical Research Institute (ATINER) International Conference on the
Environment, Athens, Greece - August 2006
Coastal and Oceans meeting Wrightsville Beach (sponsored by UNCW CMS) –
Geological Society of America National Meeting, Salt Lake City - October 2005
Healthy Growth: Hold Your Breath, Reach Attainment & Breathe Deeply –
February 1, 2006
Professionalism & Substance Abuse/Mental Health Issues – January 16, 2006
You Can’t Always Get What You Want…Navigating in the Brave New World of Land
Use and Environmental Law in the 21st Century – October 28, 2005
All Environmental Law is Local – April 29-30, 2005
One North Carolina Naturally – January 28, 2005
Litigating Toxic Torts and Environmental Claims – October 1, 2004
What You Need to Know in 2004 and Beyond – May 7-8, 2004
International Society of Environmental Forensics seminar at Charleston, SC, in the fall,
which is an international consortium of professionals engages in forensics that involve
environmental issues of all types
From Wetlands to Brownfields: Allocation, Protection, Contamination and Reclamation
May 9-10, 2003
Duke University Forum, “Natural Resources Policy under the Bush Administration”
(Nicholas School of the Environment - 2003)
Emerging Trends in Environmental Law – May 10-11, 2002
Navigating the New Administrative Procedure Act and Alternative Dispute Resolution in
Administrative and Environmental Cases – November 1, 2001
Environmental Law in 2001: Looking Forward and Looking Back – May 11-12, 2001
2001 Real Property Section Annual Meeting – April 20-21, 2001
Environmental Law 2000: Legislative Update, Current Developments and Future Trends
May 12-13, 2000
Dispute Resolution Section Annual Meeting – April 28, 2000
The Auto Insurance Policy: The ABC’s to the UIMs – February 25, 2000
Continuing Education, workshops, etc.
a. Law: Virtually all of the professional meetings listed above have also provided
continuing education credit (12 hours per year)
b. Real Estate (8 hours per year):
(1) Annual Update Courses: updates on changes in or special problem areas of real
(2) Broker in Charge course: Required of all brokers who own their own business
entities on an annual basis (2005 and 2007)
(3) Agency Issues: Legal issues related to agency law (2002)
(4) Legal Descriptions and Mapping: Hands on mapping skills (2005)
(5) Environmental Issues
(1) Legal Work:
(a) Paid: Continuing small caseload primarily litigation and consulting
with other counsel (1991-2007)
(b) Pro Bono: Environmental organizations, school organizations such as
Project Pier at Wrightsville Beach Elementary and with individuals
(including former students) in need of legal advice or referral. Worked
with Conservation Council of NC to develop legislation for public
disclosure of environmental compliance and enforcement information
(revisions to H1135-2005) (see Community Service below) (1991-
2007); Served as volunteer counsel for environmental
Groups and regularly been consulted by members of the NC General
Assembly as well as local elected officials on environmental matters
such as wastewater issues.
(2) Alternative Dispute Resolution: court-appointed mediator and arbitrator in
superior court and district court cases (1997-2007)
(3) Consulting – pro bono: Town of Sandyfield, NC: Assisted Dr. Richard Huber
(Watson School of Education) with a working group of leaders from Sandyfield
who are interested in land preservation and environmental health issues
Consulted on issues related to landfill proposed for town. (2004-2006)
b. Real Estate:
(1) Paid: Transactions of various types (1995-2007)
(2) Unpaid: Consulted with faculty and staff on various real estate issues and
A. Service to the University:
1. University Committee Memberships: Academic Senate (2004-2007)
2. College of Arts and Sciences: Internships Committee (2005-2007)
3. System Wide: Mr. Cutting also worked with a University-wide committee to initiate the “UNC
in DC” internship program and served on the subcommittee that hired the initial director. This
program is up and running and several UNCW students have participated (2004-2005)
4. Department: *Designed and supervised the construction of the extensive Department
Environmental Studies web page (www.uncw.edu/evs), and supervised maintenance and
upgrading including hiring and supervision of student assistants. This work includes constant
upgrades to the Environmental Law Research Module (http://fire.cis.uncw.edu/EVS/module)
*Coordinator of all internship and practicum activities (administrative appointment for one-half
*Serving as UNCW coordinator for forum for environmental professionals on new Wetlands
regulations co-sponsored by UNCW, The US Army Corps of Engineers and the NC Division of
Water Quality (November 2007)
*Secured electronic subscription for up to 50 faculty for Environmental Law Reporter, the seminal
source of environmental law and policy information
*Served on search committees for
*Resource Management faculty member (2005-2006)
*Tropical Ecologist faculty member (2005-2006)
* Served on committees related to
*Graduate Certificate in Environmental Studies
*Proposed Masters in Environmental Studies (2003-2006)
*Implementation of GIS/web/database resources for EVS (2006-2007)
*Developed web-to-database system for: (1) delivery of data on EPA enforcement cases and on
state records, (2) a system to enable interns to file logs and other assignments through a secure
website; and (3) instrument to conduct, tally and display online surveys and polls. All these
programs were developed in cooperation with student assistants from the Computer Science
*Arranged for the Department to co-sponsor Dr. Robert Bullard’s Martin Luther King Day talk
on Environmental Racism
*Public Appearances, such as hosting public radio panel after “An Inconvenient Truth” for
B. Community Service (representative sampling):
2005-2008 Elected Board member, Conservation Council of North Carolina,
statewide umbrella group for environmental organizations
1973-2000 Judge pro tem, Santa Barbara County courts
1986 Winner First Annual Schwartz-Seed Award by Santa Barbara County Bar
Ass'n. for pro bono work with legal services
1978-1981 Chair, Santa Barbara County Economic Crime Project: created umbrella
organization of economic/environmental crime officers to share resources,
improve enforcement efforts and train personnel
1977-1983 Legal Aid Foundation, Board of Directors, including terms as Vice President
1979-1981 California District Attorneys Association, Chair, Consumer Protection Council
(statewide umbrella organization of white collar prosecutors)
1978 Santa Barbara County Barristers Club Board of Directors
1980 Santa Barbara County Bar Association Board of Directors
2000-2009 *PTA Volunteer of the Year: 2001 Wrightsville Beach School and
2008 Gregory School of Math, Science & Technology
*Coach, Odyssey of the Mind Team
*School Improvement Team Member, Gregory School of Science, Math &
Technology & Williston Middle School of Science, Math & Technology
*Parent volunteer, science and other subjects (such as mock trial)
2003-2009 Certificates of Appreciation from PTA in each of these years
2007 Grade Parent, Gregory School of Math, Science and Technology
2003-2010 Science Olympiad volunteer event coordinator and assistant coach
2000-2006 UTOTES Environmental Education volunteer, New Hanover Co. Schools
2002-2005 Grade parent for Gregory School of Math, Science and Technology.
1998-2000 Cub Scouts Assistant Den Leader
1991-1995 Volunteer, Community Boys & Girls Clubs
1989 Santa Barbara Alliance, Planned Parenthood; volunteer counsel
1989 Co-author: Balanced Growth Initiative on city ballot for Santa Barbara
1985 Environmental Defense Center, volunteer counsel in several cases, including air
pollution cases and land use issues
1985 Co-author, Measure A, The Oil Initiative: countywide ballot initiative to restrict
onshore activities related to offshore oil production
1983-1989 Santa Barbara Rape Crisis Center: volunteer counsel, fundraising, etc.
1983-1986 Summer Solstice Celebration (annual major arts event drawing 50,000 people)
Board of Directors and Counsel, Santa Barbara, CA.
1974-1977 City of Santa Barbara, Community Relations Commission, Vice Chair 1976-77;
projects included establishment of Rental Medication Task Force, forums on
sexual assault, drug policy, discrimination issues
1974-1977 Volunteer Counsel, COASTWATCH: Advised and represented organization
concerned with implementation of the California Coastal Act
at ion Task Force, foru ms on
sexual assault, drug policy, d iscrimination issues
1974-1977 Vo lunteer Counsel, COASTWATCH: Advised and represented organization
concerned with imp lementation of the California Coastal Act