Ph.D. – Decision Sciences and Policy Analysis – Carnegie Mellon University – 1989
M.A. – Economics – Simon Fraser University – 1974
B.A. – Economics – University of Minnesota – 1970
Dr. Tim McDaniels is a Professor at the School of Community and Regional Planning, Institute of Resources and Environment and Sustainability and Faculty of Graduate Studies at the University of British Columbia. His research and teaching focus on environmental policy, decision making and risk management. His training and professional experience lie in decision analysis, management of environmental risk, the role of evaluation in environmental choices, environmental economics and strategic planning. He has worked extensively with B.C. Hydro, Forestry Canada, Energy, Mines and Resources Canada and other agencies.
His publications include articles on valuing environmental resources, electric utility planning, fisheries management, water resources planning and perceptions of ecological risk. Dr. McDaniels holds research grants from SSHRC and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He directs an Ecological Risk Management Project at U.B.C.