Dedicating his career by focusing on the philosophy of science and conceptual change in and across scientific disciplines, Dr. Norton has written extensively.
ATLANTA, GA, January 26, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Bryan G. Norton, PhD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Norton celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
An environmental scientist who taught at Georgia Institute of Technology for 22 years, Dr. Norton retired as a distinguished professor emeritus in 2014. During his tenure in academia, he also led the philosophy, science and technology program as acting director twice and was also a professor in the school of social sciences for several years. From 1989 to 2004, Dr. Norton was also a well-known associate scientist at Atlanta-Fulton County Zoo, Inc.
Dedicating his career by focusing on the philosophy of science and conceptual change in and across scientific disciplines, Dr. Norton has written extensively on inter-generational equity, sustainable theory, bio-diversity policy, and valuation methods. Dr. Norton, whose specialty included the integration of spatio-temporal scaling considerations into sustainability criteria, most recently worked to develop a flexible notion of sustainability that recognizes the challenges of rapidly changing climate. As a leader of the environmental pragmatism movement, he was responsible for proposing the "convergence hypothesis," linking human and natural values, developed "risk decision squares" for environmental policy analysis, developed the environmental ethics position of "weak Anthropocentrism," and was the first to show influences of American pragmatists on Aldo Leopold and environmentalism.
Dr. Norton earned a BA in Political Science in 1966, and a PhD in Philosophy in 1970, both at the University of Michigan. During his journey, he served as a visiting lecturer at the University of Maryland in both the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory and for the executive degree program in the school of public affairs as well as a research associate at the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy. He was also a visiting fellow at the Environmental Policy Institute of the U.S. Army. He served on the board of directors for the Defenders of Wildlife in Washington, DC, for nearly a decade, was a consultant for the Research Triangle Institute of Research Triangle Park in North Carolina and the Eastern Research Group for several years, and served on the Environmental Economics Advisory Committee of the science advisory board for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He has contributed numerous articles to peer-reviewed journals, was an editorial board member for "Green R," was a fellow of The Hastings Center, and member of the International Society for Environmental Ethics and several other relevant organizations.
Recently receiving a Distinguished Professor Award from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2006, Dr. Norton formerly earned a National Political Science Honor Award, was the recipient of a National Winner Award in Environmental Affairs, and was named a Gilbert White Fellow recipient by the Resources for the Future. He has been included in Who's Who American Education and Who's Who in Science and Engineering.
In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Bryan G. Norton, PhD, has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor.
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