Responsibilities: Phil collaborates with CFS senior scientists and project leads to do research, analysis, drafting, and editing for articles and papers for publication, project reports, project proposals, court declarations and related documents, newsletters, web content, promotional materials, and various other documents, as well as presentations to clients, staff, and the general public. His work increases the efficiency, effectiveness, and impact of CFS scientists, particularly in communicating complex scientific information with a clarity and accuracy that even non-experts can readily grasp.
Background: Phil brings a unique set of talents and skills from his background in the physical sciences, technical writing, information technology, business development, project management, and technical instruction. His interest in science was evident from a young age and he could often be found reading college textbooks on biology, chemistry, and physics during his junior high and high school years. In college, Phil majored in physics until his junior year, when he changed his major to history in order to pursue an interest in the history of science.
Phil holds a Bachelor's degree in history from Lawrence University in Wisconsin, and has been a student of the history, philosophy, and methodology of science for more than twenty years.
"My wife and I keep very busy at home with three daughters and a son but
somehow still manage to tend a large garden in the summer and spend time outdoors
with family and friends year-round."
These outdoor activities include day hiking, backpacking, and sailing in the
summer as well as snowshoeing, "extreme" tubing, and mountain climbing in the