Daniel Schrag is Sturgis Hooper Professor of Geology and professor of environmental science and engineering at Harvard University, where he serves as director of the Center for the Environment. A graduate of Yale University, he received a Ph.D. in geology from the University of California, Berkeley in 1993.
His research focuses on climate change over the broadest range of Earth’s history as well as on energy technology and energy policy. With John Marshall, Schrag co-founded the Potential Energy Coalition, a nonprofit organization that harnesses the best minds from marketing and advertising to communicate the risks of climate change to Americans. From 2009 to 2017, he served on President Obama’s Council of Advisors for Science and Technology (PCAST).
He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.