2018 Fall Forum: Health and the Environment in North Carolina

Duke University Environmental Health Scholars Program

Stan Meiburg

Director of Graduate Studies in Sustainability
Wake Forest University

Dr. Meiburg is director of graduate studies in sustainability at Wake Forest University. He leads Wake Forest’s master of arts in sustainability program and associated dual degree and certificate programs, and supports the work of the Wake Forest Center for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability (CEES).

Dr. Meiburg came to Wake Forest after more than 39 years with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), where his last position was acting deputy administrator. Before that he was deputy regional administrator of EPA Region 4 in Atlanta after serving as deputy regional administrator of EPA Region 6 in Dallas. He was the national EPA liaison to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, was director of the Air, Pesticides and Toxics Division in Region 6, and led work on the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments while in the EPA’s Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.

Stan holds a B.A. degree from Wake Forest University and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in political science from The Johns Hopkins University. He was recognized as a Distinguished Federal Executive in 2012 and a Meritorious Federal Executive in 1997. He received the EPA’s Distinguished Career Award in 2014, and its Gold Medal in 1990 and Silver Medal in 1983. He also received the Commander’s Award for Public Service from the U.S. Army, and the De Fleury Award from the Army Engineers Association. In 2017, he was appointed by North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper as a member of the North Carolina Environmental Management Commission, where he serves as chair of the Commission’s Air Quality Committee.