Professor Robert Kopp is an Earth system scientist studying climate change on time scales ranging from Earth's deep past to our civilization's future. He uses statistical and physical models to interpret the geological record of past sea-level and climate change, and uses the insights thus gleaned to improve projections of future changes. He also works to incorporate the scientific understanding of climate change into economic models and serves as Associate Director of the Rutgers Energy Institute. He has contributed to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and to the Maryland Climate Change Commission's sea-level rise assessment. His columns on sea-level change have appeared in the New York Times Sunday Review and the Newark Star-Ledger. Prior to joining the Rutgers faculty, he served as a AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Office of Policy and International Affairs and as a postdoctoral research in geosciences and public policy at Princeton University. He received his Ph.D. in geobiology from Caltech and his undergraduate degree geophysical sciences from the University of Chicago.