Don Wuebbles, an AMS Member, is the Harry E. Preble Professor of Atmospheric Science at the University of Illinois in Urbana. He is a professor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences as well as in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He was also the first Director of the School of Earth, Society, and Environment, from 2006 to 2008. He was Head of the Department of Atmospheric Sciences from 1994 until 2006. Professor Wuebbles earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois, and has a Ph.D. degree in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of California at Davis. Dr. Wuebbles is the author of over 400 peer-reviewed scientific articles, most of which relate to atmospheric chemistry and climate science issues. He has been a lead author on a number of national and international assessments related to concerns about climate change. Dr. Wuebbles received the 2005 Stratospheric Ozone Protection Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He has been honored by being selected a Fellow of two major professional science societies, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Geophysical Union. He shares in the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for his previous work with the international Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. He was a member of a federal advisory committee that assessed and in 2009 published a report on the potential impacts of climate change on the United States. Professor Wuebbles was recently named a Coordinating Lead Author for the next major international assessment of climate change.