Alumni Profile

Richard Moss, MPA | PhD 1983 | 1987
Richard Moss
Senior Scientist, Joint Global Change Research Institute
PhD, Class of 1987

Richard H. Moss, MPA '83, has been at the center of interactions of climate science and decision-making. He served as director of the office of the U.S. government’s climate science research program; technical support director, author, and editor for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC); and director of climate and energy programs at the World Wildlife Fund and the United Nations Foundation. Moss is currently a senior scientist at the Joint Global Change Research Institute. In addition to conducting research on responses to climate change and improving the use of climate science in decision making, he serves in multiple roles on the federal advisory committee for the U.S. National Climate Assessment and chairs the U.S. National Academy of Sciences’ Board on Environmental Change and Society. As chair of the new advisory committee for the sustained National Climate Assessment, Moss will lead the committee in providing advice to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on sustained climate assessment activities and products, including engagement of stakeholders.