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Richard Nigel Lyon Andrews, American Environmental policy educator, environmental studies administrator. Resources for the Future Inc. fellow, 1971-1972, Rockefeller Foundation fellow, 1977-1978, Fulbright fellow Vienna U. Economics, 1990, Salzburg Seminar faculty fellow, 1990, fellow National Academy of Public Administration, 1996.


Andrews, Richard Nigel Lyon was born on December 6, 1944 in Newport, Rhode Island, United States. Son of Nigel Lyon and Constance Doane (Young) Andrews.


AB, Yale University, 1966. Master in Regional Planning, University North Carolina, 1970. Doctor of Philosophy, University North Carolina, 1972.


Volunteer United States Peace Corps, Bharatpur, Nepal, 1966-1968. Budget examiner United States Office of Management and Budget, Washington, 1970-1972. Professor University Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1972-1981.

Professor public policy University North Carolina, Chapel Hill, since 1981, director University North Carolina Institute Environmental Studies, 1981-1991, director environmental management and policy program, 1990-1994, member executive committee faculty council, 1994-1997, chair of faculty, 1997-1900, Thomas Willis Lambeth distinguished professor public policy, 2004—2009, chairman department public policy, since 2006. Consultant National Science Foundation, Washington, 1982-1985, Agency for International Development, Yaounde, Cameroon, 1983, United States-Asia Environmental Partnership, 2000-2006, Kenan Institute Asia, 2000-2006. Member North Carolina Natural Heritage Advisory Committee, Raleigh, 1982-1987.

Senior staff member Commission on Future of North Carolina, Raleigh, 1982-1984. Member Board Environmental Studies and Toxology, National Academy of Sciences, 1986-1988. Chairman study committee on opportunities in applied environmental Research and Development, National Academy of Sciences, 1988-1990.

Member risk reduction subcommittee Science Advisory Board, Environmental Protection Agency, 1989-1990, Agency for International Development, Czech and Slovak Republics, 1991-1994. Member advisory committee Pew Conservation Scholars Program, 1991-1994. Member advisory committee Environmental Protection Agency Decisionmaking, National Academy of Public Administration, 1994-1995.

Chairman advisory panel new approach to environmental regulation Office Technology Assessment United States Congress, Washington, 1993-1995. Member Multi-State Working Group Environmental Management Systems, 1997—2004. Chairman advisory panel United States registration practices for International Organization for Standardization 14001 environmental management system National Academy Public Administration, 2000-2001.

Member advisory committee Environmental Stewardship North Carolina department environmental and natural resources, 2002-2006, member study committee on environmental decision making, National Academy of Sciences, 2003-2005, mem.com.human dimensions of global change, since 2005, North Carolina Legislative Commission Global Climate Change, 2008-2010.



Vestry Episcopalian Church, Chapel Hill, 1986-1989. Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science (nominating committee section on societal impacts of science and engineering 1987-1990, chairman 1989-1990, 96-97, annual meeting program committee 1988-1990, committee on science engineering public policy 1997-2003, committee section social, economic and political science 1998-2002). Member Association Public Policy and Management (annual meeting program committee 2003, 09), Society For Policy Sciences, Golden Key, Sigma Xi, Delta Omega.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: tennis, sailing, camping, photography.


Married Hannah Page Wheeler, June 7, 1969. Children: Sarah Huntington, Christopher Page Monteith.

Nigel Lyon Andrews

Constance Doane (Young) Andrews

Hannah Page Wheeler

Christopher Page Monteith Andrews

Sarah Huntington Andrews