IAS Senior Visiting Fellow
George Mason University
Prof Kingsley Haynes received his PhD in Geography and Environmental Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. After serving on the faculty at the University of Texas at Austin, Indiana University, and Boston University, he joined George Mason University in 1990 as the Dean of the Graduate School and the Founding Dean of the School of Public Policy which he led until 2010. He is currently the Ruth D Hazel and John T Hazel, MD Faculty Chair in Public Policy, the Eminent Scholar, and the Professor of Public Policy, Decision Sciences, Geography and Public Affairs there.
Haynes has been involved in regional economic development policy and natural resource management since the early 1970s. In the US, He has worked with various departments of the state governments and the federal government on regional projects such as in Montana's Yellowstone Basin, the Lake Michigan and Ohio River regions and the Texas Gulf Coast.
Internationally, he directed programs for the Ford Foundation's Office of Resources and Environment on the Nile River-Lake Nasser regions of Egypt and the Sudan. Besides, he was an originating member of the Decision, Risk and Management Sciences Panel of the US National Science Foundation and served as a member of the board of the American Association for the Advancement of Science's Social, Economic and Political Sciences Section.