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Dave Rejeski

Dave Rejeski
Visiting Scholar
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Dave Rejeski became a Visiting Scholar at ELI in the fall of 2019, after having served as the Director of ELI's Technology, Innovation and the Environment program from 2016-2019. He joined ELI in October 2016 after serving as director of the Science, Technology and Innovation Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center. His research at ELI focuses on better understanding the environmental impacts and opportunities created through:

  • emerging technologies and their underlying innovation systems, from synthetic biology to 3-D printing;
  • structural changes in the economy driven by sharing platforms, new business models, and financing systems such as crowdfunding, and;
  • new roles for the public in environmental protection, provided through citizen science, Do-It-Yourself biology, makers, or other emergent, distributed networks of people and things.

He co-founded the Serious Games movement in 2003 and Games for Change in 2004 (http://www.gamesforchange.org/) and is interested in the use of video game technologies to help engage the public around complex system challenges facing policy makers.

Prior to the Wilson Center, he worked at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Council on Environmental Quality and the Environmental Protection Agency (Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation).

He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA), a guest Researcher at the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Austria, a member of EPA’s National Advisory Council on Environmental Policy and Technology, and board member of American University’s Center on Environmental Policy.  He has been a Visiting Scholar at Yale University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and previously served on EPA’s Science Advisory Board and the National Science Foundation’s Advisory Committee on Environmental Research and Education.