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Timothy W. Joseph, PhD

•  •  Background Summary

 Biologist/Ecologist, Senior Scientist, Technical Writer: 40 Years Classroom and Corporate Experience. Managed Numerous Large Multi-Disciplinary Projects/Programs for Industry and for State and Federal Governments; Managed Sick Worker Programs, Provided Expert Testimony; Extensive Technical Writing; Permit Acquisition; Hazardous Waste/Toxic Substances Management, Environmental Restoration; Human Health, and Ecological Risk Assessment; Consequence Assessment and Protective Action; Public Health Assessments, Toxicology and Epidemiology; Managed Biological, Bioassay, and Water Quality Laboratory; Developed Annotated Bibliographies; Document Search and Reviews Including Classified Document Reviews; Secondary School and University Teaching; Freelance Writer and Published Novelist and Nonfiction; (Technical Writing, and Literary Writing Awards of Excellence); Weekly Columnist with the Knoxville News Sentinel.

•  •  Education 

Universityof North Dakota:  PhD. 1978 

TrumanStateUniversity: M.S. 1969 

TrumanStateUniversity:  B.S. in Zoology &   B.S. Ed. in Biology 1967

•  • Professional Experience

— Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)   January 2006 – October 2009

 Scientific Integrity/Conflict of Interest Manager for the ORAU/NIOSH Dose Reconstruction Project. Developed, Implemented, and Managed the Conflict of Interest Program for the Project; Wrote the Conflict of Interest Implementation Plan. As the Conflict of Interest Officer, Managed the Individual and Corporate Conflict on Interest and Scientific Integrity for more than 450 Project Staff and 16 Corporations Involved. Developed White Papers and Numerous Documents. 

— U.S. Department of Energy–  Oak Ridge Operations Office — Senior Scientist, 1988- 2006

 Provide Management and Technical Support and Guidance in Areas of Ecological and Human Health Risk Assessments, Dose Reconstruction, Consequence Assessment and Protective Action, Epidemiology and Worker/Public Health Studies. DOE Oak Ridge Project Manager for the State of Tennessee Worker Health Study, and Program Manager for the NIOSH Dose Reconstruction Project, Managed Claimant Data Collection, Performed Searches and Reviews of Classified Technical and Medical Document for Health Studies and Dose Reconstruction; Standards Development, Carried out Facility Appraisals at Many DOE Facilities Throughout  the U.S;  Environmental Restoration, Remedial Action and Waste Management/Pollution Prevention, Environmental Monitoring, and Management- Oversight of Environmental Activities. Managed EEOICPA Program for Sick Workers. Project Manager for State/CDC/ATSDR Technical Subcommittees and local technical organizations and forums. 

— U.S. Department of Energy– Chicago Operations Office — Environmental Engineer, 1980-88

Argonne National Laboratory.  Responsible for Environmental Protection/Health Appraisals at 7 Major DOE Facilities. Managed all RCRA, TSCA, and CERCLA Activities. Provided Daily Guidance to DOE Contractors for Environmental and Safety Aspects of Operations.  Managed Environmental and Worker Health Aspects of the $2 Billion Great Plains Coal Gasification Plant.  Developed Computer Based Environmental Management Systems and Managed Numerous Projects.

— Resource Sciences Corporation (RSC)–Director:  Ecological Sciences Division 1978-80

 Responsible for the Administration and Development of a Corporate Division Specializing in  Ecological and Environmental Sciences.  Managed Numerous Multi-Disciplinary Projects for Private Industry and the Government, Authored Numerous Documents Concerning  Various Industrial Developments and Provided Expert Testimony. Performed RCRA, CERCLA and TSCA Assessments.  Guided Development of Professional Staff and Directed In-House Research. 

— Environmental Research and Technology (ERT)–Section Manager:  Aquatic Studies/Water Resources Section

 Managed a Corporate Division Specializing in Aquatic and Water Resource Studies.  Managed a Water Quality Laboratory, Benthic Invertebrate Laboratory, Phytoplankton and Ichthyoplankton  Laboratory,  and Designed and Built a Fish Toxicity-Bioassay Laboratory.  Managed a Wide Variety of Impact Studies, Assessments, Bioassay/Toxicity Studies, Watershed Investigations and Authored Numerous Technical Papers.  Provided Expert Testimony in a Number of Studies.

— Midwest Research Institute (MRI)– Associate Limnologist   1974-76 

Responsible for Limnology, Fisheries Biology, and Aquatic Ecological Technical Aspects of Numerous Projects and Programs.  Organized and Administered Multi-Disciplinary Teams of Professionals for Developing Environmental Impact Statements on Coal-fired Power Plants, Surface Mining, Utility Line, Pipeline, and Railroad Right-of-way, Eutrophication Studies, and Numerous Environmental and Ecological Studies.

 •  • Teaching Experience 

Secondary School:

Northwestern High School, Mendon Missouri;  Head of Science Department; Taught Earth Science, Life Science, Biology, Physical Science, Chemistry, and Advanced Biology (College Level Credit Received).


University of North Dakota: Laboratory Instructor; Biology lectures

 Joliet Junior College, Joliet Illinois: Taught Environmental Control Technology

 Chapman College, Cheyenne Wyoming: Taught General Biology, Genetics, Field Ecology, and Evolution.

 •  •  Project and Program Management Experience 

Taught Project Management, Developed PERT/CPM Network-Based Management Systems, Computer Data Base Management Systems, Departmental Policy, Developed Project Management Guideline Manual and Taught PM. Sat on Center for Disease Control Technical Subcommittees Regarding Dose Reconstruction and Public Health Assessments. Wrote Standards Documents, Managed Projects Including: Coal-gasification Plants, Refuse Derived Fuel Plant, HV-transmission Line, Pipeline, and Railroad Right-Of-Way, Taconite Tailings Disposal (Asbestos in Lake Superior), Estuary and Wetlands Impact Studies, Acid Rain Studies, Bog/Peat Mining, Eutrophication Studies, Surface and Subsurface Coal Mining Studies, Oil-Shale Mining, Navigation Studies, Endangered Species Investigations, RCRA, TSCA, CERCLA, NPDES, and NEPA Studies, Solid Waste and Hazardous Waste Management, Air Quality Modeling, Volcanic Lake Investigation, Bibliographic Compilations, Managed Bioassay, Water Quality, Phytoplankton, Ichthyoplankton and Benthic Invertebrate Laboratories, Carried out Formal Decision Analysis.

 •  •  Interests 

Give Creative Writing Talks to Organizations and Schools 

Literary Writing 

Amateur Radio (WBOMIS, Emergency Communications/EOC/DEC/ARES/MARS)





Phone: 865-354-6620 h, 865-228-2590 c 


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