Michael E. Mann, a climate scientist at Penn State University, and Michael B. Lubic, a partner at the law firm K&L Gates, joined NCSE's board of directors at its April 13, 2019, meeting.
Mann is Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State University and director of the Penn State Earth System Science Center. His books include The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars (2012) and The Madhouse Effect (2016, coauthored with Tom Toles). He received NCSE's Friend of the Planet Award in 2014 and the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement in 2019.
Lubic is a partner in the Los Angeles and San Francisco offices of the global law firm K&L Gates. He has a broad insolvency practice encompassing litigation, transactions, and counseling in connection with troubled businesses, distressed assets, and complicated commercial frauds. He has been selected by his peers for inclusion on Los Angeles Magazine's list of Southern California Super Lawyers every year since 2004 and by his foreign clients as an Acritas Star. He helped found NCSE's Legal Advisory Committee and has served on it since 2000.
The two new members join President Kenneth R. Miller of Brown University, Vice President Lorne Trottier of Matrox, Secretary Robert M. West of Informal Learning Experiences, Treasurer Michael Haas of Orion Renewable Energy Group, Vicki Chandler of Minerva Schools at KGI, Naomi Oreskes of Harvard University, retired molecular biology professor and biotechnology executive Barry Polisky, and Benjamin D. Santer of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
Leaving the board at the same meeting, after two terms of service, was Richard Katskee of Americans United for Separation of Church and State.