ACTIVE MEMBER – Association for Borderland Studies, American Political Science Association, Western Political Science Association, Western Social Science Association, American Society for Public Administration, Association for Policy Analysis and Management., Border Research in Transition Group.
MANUSCRIPT REVIEWER - for Transportation Research Board; Society and Natural Resources; U.S. Department of the Interior-Fish and Wildlife Service; Policy Studies Review; Water Resources Bulletin; Environmental Management; Florida Sea Grant College; Brooks-Cole Publishing; Journal of Management Science and Policy Analysis; The Social Science Journal; Ocean Development and International Law Journal, The Environmental Professional, West Publishing, Wadsworth Publishing, Symbolic Interaction, National Sea Grant, Journal of Borderland Studies, American Review of Public Administration.
MEMBER- Phi Kappa Phi, National Honor Society.
MEMBER - Pi Sigma Alpha, National Political Science Honor Society.
VISITING FACULTY, Instituto Sociologico International, Gorizia, Italy, Summer 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007.
MEMBER – Senior Executive Advisory Board, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Centers for Academic Excellence, 2006-2008.
MEMBER – Law School Preparation Institute Advisory Board, UTEP, 2007 – present.
AUTHOR – Pre-proposal for DPA Degree, Fall 2007.
AUTHOR- Masters of Science in Intelligence and National Security Studies, Fall 2007, with William Weaver.
CONSULTANT – FIPSE Atlantis Program, 2007-2010.
MEMBER – UTEP Strategic Planning Committee, 2006-2007.
SPEAKER- Arizona Association of Counties, Border Counties and Fiscal Burdens, June 2006, Scottsdale, AZ.
SPEAKER – EP Federal Credit Union, State of the Economy, May 2006.
AUTHOR- Master of Arts in Leadership proposal submitted to UT System and approved July 2005, with Janet Conary.
PRINCIPAL REPRESENTATIVE – UTEP MPA Program to NASPAA and director of accreditation process. Seven year accreditation received July 2005.
MEMBER – College of Business Dean Search Committee, 2004-2005.
SPEAKER – Centre for International Borders Research, Queens College, Belfast, Northern Ireland, "Border Economies: U.S. and Mexico," March 2005.
MEMBER – GIS Coordinator Search Committee, 2004.
MEMBER – UTEP Intellectual Property Committee, 2004-2005.
MEMBER – Centennial Committee, Economic Development Task Force, 2004-2005.
MEMBER- Centennial Committee, Research Task Force, 2004-2005.
PANEL CHAIR – Regional Economics at the annual Academy of Business and Administrative Sciences International Conference, Quebec City, Canada, July 2005.
INVITED PARTICIPANT - Global Innovation Outlook, IBM International Conference, New York, NY, November 2004.
INVITED PARTICIPANT- "Charting A Course for Homeland Security Strategic Studies," Department of Homeland Security, United States Coast Guard Academy, November 2004.
SPEAKER- Wells Fargo Bank, Southern California Advisory Board, Carlsbad, CA., August 2004.
AWARDED – Small Business Administration 2004 Region VI Research Champion Award.
SPEAKER- San Diego Dialogue, "The Border Model," June 2004.
SPEAKER – Vision 2004, Joint Conference of Laredo, Texas and Monterrey, Mexico Chambers of Commerce, April, 2004
MEMBER – Professional and Continuing Education Director Search Committee, 2003-2004.
MEMBER- El Paso Greater Chamber Technology Committee. 2002-2003
MEMBER- Executive Committee, Business Resource Division, Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce, 2003.
MEMBER – Fannie Mae/El Paso Advisory Board, 2002-2003.
MEMBER- Survey Says Executive Committee, 2002-2003.
SPEAKER- The U.S.-Mexico Border Region: An Introduction, Institutio di Sociologia Internationale, Gorizia, Italy, March 2003.
CHAIR – Panel on Public Economics at the International Atlantic Economic Association Conference, Vienna, Austria, March, 2003.
SPEAKER- Leadership El Paso on Economic Development in the Paso del Norte, February 2003.
SPEAKER- UTEP and CRM in El Paso, mini-symposium on Customer Relations Management and Technology, May 2002.
MEMBER – National Science Foundation Review Team, University of Arizona, Science and Technology Center, October, 2001 and September 2002.
MEMBER – External Review Committee, M.A. in Policy Analysis, Oregon State University, October, 2001.
MEMBER – UTEP University Research Council, 1997 to present.
MEMBER – Board of Directors, Texas Border Infrastructure Coalition, 2001-2002.
MEMBER – FIPSE Funded Gateway Steering Committee. 1999-2002.
MEMBER – El Paso Greater Chamber of Commerce Strategic Planning Committee, 2002.
SPEAKER- Texas Senate Border Affairs Committee, Testimony on the State of the Border, March 2002.
SPEAKER- The Environment and the American Presidency: Implications for the European Union, London School of Economics, March 2001.
PANEL CHAIR – Globalization and the Environment, American Society for Public Administration Annual Meeting, Newark, NJ, March 2001.
PANEL CHAIR – Panel on Agricultural Economics, International Atlantic Economic Society, Athens, Greece, March 2001.
MEMBER – City of El Paso Building and Zoning Advisory Committee, 1999-2000.
MEMBER – City of El Paso Fair Housing Task Force – 1999-2000.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER – The Wallace Stegner Symposium, University of Utah College of Law, April 2000.
MEMBER- Mayor's Task Force on the 2000 Census – Count Me In, 1998-2000.
MEMBER- Business Advisory Committee of the El Paso Times, 1998-1999.
PRESIDENT- Rio Grande Chapter, American Society for Public Administration, 1997-1998.
EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEMBER- Western Social Science Association, 1997-1998.
MEMBER- Advisory Committee for the Institute for Community-Based Teaching and Learning.
MEMBER- Task Force Committee for El Paso Transportation Hub Feasibility Study, City of El Paso.
FACILITATOR- Leadership El Paso, Fall, 1999.
PANEL CHAIR- El Paso/Juarez and Small-Medium Border Trade: An Overview, G8 Seamless Border Conference, El Paso, TX, April, 1999.
DISCUSSANT- We Are Here: Focusing On Solutions, March, 1999.
CHAIR- The Rio Grande Water Management Issues, Universities Council on Water Resources Annual Meeting, Hood River, OR, August 1998.
MEMBER- Planning Committee for Partnerships in Children's Health Conference, UTEP, September 1997-April, 1998.
CONSULTANT – City of El Paso Personnel Department, 1997-1998.
PANEL CHAIR- Devolution and Environmental Policy, American Society for Public Administration Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, May 1998.
PANEL CHAIR- Transportation Policy Issues, Southwestern Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Corpus Christi, TX, March, 1998.
CO-CHAIR - National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration Committee on Small Programs, 1998-2000.
CHAIRMAN – Russian Clothing Delegation Site Visit to El Paso, TX, with the Rotary Club of El Paso, March-April, 1998.
REVIEWER- Washington State University at Vancouver, proposal for a Bachelor of Arts in Public Affairs, March, 1998.
PANEL CHAIR- Water Resources in the Paso del Norte, Association of Border Lands Scholars, February, 1998, Nogales, AZ.
MEMBER – Search Committee for Associate Vice President for Sponsored Programs and Research, University of Texas at El Paso, 1997-1998.
PANEL CHAIR- The Environmental Presidency, American Political Science Association Annual meeting, Washington, D.C., September 1997.
MEMBER – Facilities Study Committee, El Paso/Juarez World Trade Center, 1997-1999.
EXECUTIVE BOARD- Yucca Council, Boy Scouts of America, 1997-1999.
COORDINATOR- Environmental Policy and Natural Resource Administration Section for the Western Social Science Annual Meetings, 1996 and 1997.
MEMBER- University Research Council, University of Texas at El Paso, 1997.
MEMBER- Executive Committee, Department of Political Science, University of Texas at El Paso, 1996-1997.
PARTICIPANT- U.S./Mexico Foundation Working Group on Science and Water Policy, Tijuana, Mexico, June 1997.
CONSULTANT- National Biological Survey, Pre-test of Forest Resource and User Survey, 1996.
PANEL CHAIR- Risk Perception and Communication: An Academic Perspective, The 7th International High-Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference, Las Vegas, NV, May 1996.
OFFICIAL REPRESENTATIVE, Inter-University Consortium on Political and Social Research, UNLV, 1990-1995.
CHAIR- Working Group on Environmental Program Coordination, UNLV, 1994-1995.
AUTHOR- Masters of Science in Environmental Studies Proposal, UNLV, 1994-1995.
PANEL CHAIR- "The Environmental Presidency," at the annual meeting of the Western Political Science Association, Portland, OR., March, 1995.
MEMBER- Interdisciplinary Committee for Masters in Water Resource Management, UNLV, 1990-1995.
ASSOCIATE EDITOR- Water Resources Bulletin, official journal of the American Water Resources Association, 1992-1995.
EDITORIAL BOARD - The Environmental Professional, official journal of the National Association of Environmental Professionals, 1991-1994.
MEMBER- Las Vegas Poll Steering Committee, College of Liberal Arts, 1990-1994.
MEMBER- Professional Review Panel, Lake Management Plan, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, 1994-1996.
MEMBER- Fiscal Crisis in the West Task Force, Western Rural Development Center, 1993-1994.
MODERATOR- U.S. Department of Energy, Low Level Nuclear Waste Transportation Information Meeting for Local Governments, November 1994.
SPEAKER- "The Technical Information Quandary and Public Involvement," Seventh Annual Fertilizer Administrators Seminar, November 1994.
SPEAKER- "Solar Energy- A Series." Big Bear Elementary School, October 1994- May 1995.
CONSULTANT- Raytheon Sciences, Inc., 1994-1995.
SPEAKER- "Western Environmental Policies," The World Press Institute Fellows, August 1994.
SPEAKER- "The Greening of Nevada," Nevada Institute for the Gifted and Talented, July 1994.
INSTRUCTOR- "Politics and Geology," UNLV Elderhostel, May 1994.
INSTRUCTOR- "The Western Environment, " UNLV Elderhostel, October 1993.
PANEL CHAIR- "Law and Environmental Policy" at the annual meeting of the Western Political Science Association, Albuquerque, NM., March, 1993.
PANEL CHAIR- "National Parks: Towards the Year 2000," at the annual Meeting of the Western Social Science Association, Corpus Christi, TX., April 1993.
CONSULTANT- Downey Research Associates, 1993.
RESEARCH PROPOSAL EVALUATOR- National Sea Grant College, 1993.
SPEAKER- "Yucca Mountain and Future Generations," Doris Reed Elementary School, Las Vegas, NV, November, 1993.
SPEAKER- "The Colorado River," Doris Reed Elementary School, Las Vegas, NV, October, 1993.
SPEAKER- "Yucca Mountain and Big Science," Nevada Institute for High School Students, Las Vegas, NV, July, 1993.
SPEAKER- "Public Attitudes Regarding Yucca Mountain", Las Vegas Exchange Club, May 1993.
SPEAKER- "Understanding the Tropics," Big Bear Elementary School, Big Bear Lake, CA., March, 1993 (Awarded Outstanding Volunteer, 1992-93).
CONTRIBUTOR- "At the Nexus" in FYI, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
SPEAKER- "Public Attitudes Regarding High-Level Nuclear Waste Repository Sitting," briefing to the Technical Attaché, Swedish Embassy to the United States, February, 1993, Las Vegas, NV.
PANEL CHAIR- "Current Issues in Water Resources Regulation and Public Policy," at Managing Water Resources During Global Change: An International Conference, Reno, NV., November 1992.
DISCUSSANT- "Environmental Policy Issues in Latin America: Transnational Dimensions," at the annual meeting of the Pacific Coast Council on Latin American Studies, Glendale, AZ., October 1992.
EXPERT WITNESS- Nevada State Legislature, Interim Parks Study, January-May 1992.
SPEAKER- "Yucca Mountain, Trust and Citizens Perceptions," Green Valley Kiwanis Club, March, 1992.
PANEL CHAIR- "Leisure and Society: A Potpourri" at the Stone Symposium on Symbolic Interaction, Las Vegas, NV, February, 1992.
RECIPIENT - American Society of Public Administration Leadership Award, March, 1991.
CHAIR - Section on Natural Resources and Environmental Administration, American Society of Public Administration, 1990-1991.
PANEL CHAIR- "Group Processes, Information and Natural Resources," annual meeting of the Western Social Science Association, Reno, NV, April 1991.
DISCUSSANT- "Social Sciences and Natural Resources Management: Finding Commonalities and Strength in Numbers," at the annual meeting of the Western Social Science Association, Reno, NV, April 1991.
CONTRIBUTOR- "The Contemporary Public Personnel Administration Course: Suffering from a 'Split Personality' or Reflecting Admirable Adaptability," presented at the 14th Annual Conference on The Teaching of Public Administration, Knoxville, TN, February 1991.
DISCUSSANT- Nevada Nuclear Task Force Round Table, January 1991.
DISCUSSANT - "Environmental Policy " at the Southern Political Science meeting, Atlanta, GA, November 1990.
SPEAKER - Seminar in Coastal Policy, "Public Involvement in Natural Resource Decisionmaking," Pensacola, FL, November 1990.
SECRETARY-TREASURER AND MEMBER OF EXECUTIVE COUNCIL -Section on Natural Resources and Environmental Administration, American Society of Public Administration, National, 1988-1990.
REGIONAL COORDINATOR - Section on Natural Resources and Environmental Administration, American Society of Public Administration, Southeast Region, 1988-1990.
EXECUTIVE COUNCIL - Gulf Coast Chapter, American Society of Public Administration, 1988-1990.
MEMBER- Advisory Task Force on Climate Change and Sea Level Rise, Institute for Public Affairs and Policy Studies, Charleston, SC, August 1990.
COORDINATOR - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Presidential Management Intern Field Conference, Pensacola, FL, May 1990.
RESEARCH PROPOSAL EVALUATOR - for Florida Sea Grant, 1990.
RESEARCH PROPOSAL EVALUATOR - for the United States Geological Survey Water Resources Program, 1984-1991.
PANEL CHAIR - "California Dreamin': Coastal Management in the Sunshine State," Annual Meeting of the American Society for Public Administration, Los Angeles, CA., April 1990.
CONTRIBUTOR - "UWF Celebrates Earth Day 1990" with C. Cannon, in Fountain of UWF, April 1990.
MODERATOR - Session on "Congress in National Ocean and Coastal Priorities" at Investing in Florida's Ocean and Coastal Science Futures, Ft. Pierce, FL, October 1989.
PANEL CHAIR - "In-service Training - Success or Failure," Southeast Conference on Public Administration, Jackson, MS, October 1989.
SECTION CHAIR - Personnel and Labor Relations for 1989 Southeast Conference on Public Administration, Jackson, MS, October 1989.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT - Quebec Summer Seminar, Montreal, Quebec, June, 1989.
MEMBER - Conference Planning Committee "Parkways, Greenways, Riverways," Asheville, NC, September 1989.
MEMBER - Inter-University Research Project on Education for Personnel Administration, 1989-1991.
COORDINATOR - Environmental Protection Agency National Network for Environmental Management Studies, University of West Florida, 1987-1990.
MEMBER - Perdido Bay Task Force, University of West Florida Representative, 1988-1989.
MEMBER - Masters of Science in Administration Advisory Committee, University of West Florida, 1987-1989.
PANEL CHAIR - "External Threats to Public Lands," at the annual meeting of the Western Social Science Association, Albuquerque, NM, April 1989.
PANEL CHAIR - "Reorganization and Public Agencies," at the annual meeting of the Western Political Science Association, Salt Lake City, UT, March 1989.
PANEL CHAIR - "Coastal Reflections: Reassessing the Past as Part of the Search for the Future," at the 1989 Gulf Coast History and Humanities Conference, Mobile, AL, March 1989.
MEMBER - Ad Hoc Committee on Public Access Television, University of West Florida, 1988-1989.
MEMBER - Special Task Force on Graduate Education, University of West Florida, 1988-1989.
FACULTY ADVISOR - Masters of Science in Administration, University of West Florida, 1987-1989.
CO-AUTHOR - Masters of Science in Administration Planning Document, University of West Florida, 1988.
MEMBER - Graduate Curriculum Committee and Graduate Fellowship Committee, Department of Political Science, University of West Florida, 1987-1989.
MEMBER - Appalachian Consortium Committee on Regional Development, 1985-1987.
PANEL CHAIR - "Motivating the Uninvolved Worker," at the Southeast Conference on Public Administration, Pensacola, FL, October 1986.
CONSULTANT - National Parks and Conservation Association; Boundary Review Program, 1986-1987.
SPEAKER - for Caldwell County, NC, Executive Planning Retreat, Boone, NC, April 1987.
CHAIR - College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Recruitment Committee, Appalachian State University, 1986-1987.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT - "Supreme Court - Behind the Scenes," American Political Science Association Short Course, in Washington, D.C., August 1986.
SPEAKER - for the Appalachian Studies Summer Program, "Water in Transition in the Southern Mountains," Boone, NC, June 1986.
MEMBER - Graduate Review Committee, Department of History, Appalachian State University, 1986-1987.
MEMBER - Planning Committee, Department of Political Science/Criminal Justice, Appalachian State University, 1985-1986.
DISCUSSANT - "Interjurisdictional Problems in Meeting Water Supply Needs in Urbanizing Areas," at 1985 meeting of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Denver, CO.
SPEAKER - for Plenary Session, "Conflict Resolution in Small-Scale Hydroelectric Development," at the annual meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Denver, CO, 1985.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT - "Expert Witness Seminar," Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO, November 1984.
DISCUSSANT - on Panel, "Ethics and the Frontiers of Science," at the annual meeting of the Northwest Political Science Association, Olympia, WA, 1984.
RAPPORTEUR - for the Northwest Regional Colloquium on National Security, Spring 1984.
MEMBER - Policy Advisory and Curriculum Advisory Committees, Department of Political Science, Washington State University, 1983-1985.