Jack D Fellows

Principle Investigator and Climate Change Science Institute Director Emeritus

Dr. Jack D. Fellows began his career as a research faculty member at the University of Maryland, where he conducted research in the use of satellite data in hydrologic models. In 1984, he was selected as the American Geophysical Union’s congressional science fellow and worked on a range of policy issues, including water resources, satellite remote sensing, R&D, and helped write legislation to commercialize land remote sensing satellites that was enacted. After his fellowship, he joined the White House's Office of Management and Budget, where he oversaw the budget and policy issues related to NASA, NSF, Federal-wide R&D programs, and helped initiate the U.S. Global Change Research Program. In 1997 he joined the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research as their Vice President. He was the Director of the Climate Change Science Institute (CCSI) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory from 2013 to 2017.  He is currently the CCSI Director Emeritus, and a Joint Faculty Professor at the University of Tennessee.