Professor in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment and Founding Director of the Arizona Institutes for Resilience at the University of Arizona
James (“Jim”) Buizer is Professor in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment and Founding Director of the Arizona Institutes for Resilience at the University of Arizona, where he also holds faculty positions in Arid Lands Resource Sciences, and the Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Global Change.
He serves on the Board of Directors at the National Council for Science and the Environment, as Immediate Past Chairman of the Board of Directors of Second Nature, Inc., and on the Board of Advisors at Planet Forward.
From 2003-2011, Jim was Senior Policy Advisor to the President at Arizona State University (ASU) and Executive Director for Strategic Institutional Transformation in the Office of the President, where he led the conceptualization, design and initiation of a number of interdisciplinary academic programs, including the Global Institute of Sustainability and its School of Sustainability, launched fall 2006. He maintains an affiliation with ASU as a “Senior Sustainability Scientist.”
Prior to ASU he was Director of the Climate and Societal Interactions Office at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration where he was responsible for providing vision and leadership of its integrated, multidisciplinary research and applications grants programs positioned at the climate and societal interface. Jim received his degrees in Oceanography, Marine Resource Economics and Science Policy from the University of Washington, Seattle. He is a native Spanish speaker.