James S. Bogard
James S. (Jim) Bogard is a staff member at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), where he is engaged in radiation dosimetry research at the Dosimetry Applications Research (DOSAR) Calibration Laboratory. Jim began his health physics career in 1981 as a supervisor in the Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant Health Physics Department. He was Head of the ORNL Radiation Monitoring Department from 1985 until 1993, when he became the DOSAR Program Leader in what is now the ORNL Life Sciences Division. His research is concerned primarily with development of energy- independent neutron and heavy-charged-particle dosimeters, useful for homeland security applications, as well as for medical and space radiation dosimetry. Jim is also an Adjunct Professor in the University of Tennessee - Knoxville, Department of Anthropology, using the thermoluminescence properties of natural materials to date archaeological artifacts. He is co-author of Problems and Solutions in Radiation Protection (McGraw Hill).
Jim received his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from The University of Texas at Austin in 1977. He has been Certified by the American Board of Health Physics and Registered with the National Registry of Radiation Protection Technologists since 1986. Professional activities and service to the Health Physics Society include:
- Chairman, HPSSC/ANSI N13.27 Working Group, "Performance Specifications for Pocket-sized Alarming Dosimeters/Ratemeters"
- Chairman, HPSSC/ANSI N13.22 Working Group, "Bioassay Programs for Uranium"
- Member, NCRP Scientific Committee 57, Task Group 15, "Uranium: Radiation Protection Guidelines"
- Member, American Board of Health Physics Comprehensive Certification Panel of Examiners, 1990-1995
- Member, Health Physics Society Laboratory Accreditation Policy Committee, 1993-1999
- Member, American Board of Health Physics ad hoc Committee on Basic Ionizing-Radiation Protection Standards, 1994
- General Chairman, Fourth Conference on Radiation Protection and Dosimetry, Orlando, Florida, October 23-27, 1994
- Secretary, East Tennessee Chapter of the Health Physics Society, 1985 & 1986
- President-Elect, East Tennessee Chapter of the Health Physics Society, 1993
- President, East Tennessee Chapter of the Health Physics Society, 1994
- Interim Editor for Radiation Fundamentals section of the Health Physics Society "Ask the Experts" web feature (http://hps.org/), 2003 - Present
- President-Elect designate of the American Academy of Health Physics, 2004 (installation in February, 2005)
Jim lives in Oak Ridge with his wife, Rhonda, who is also a health physicist. They have three sons.