David Reidmiller, Ph.D.

Dave Reidmiller is the Acting Director of the Northeast and Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Centers (NE CASC and SE CASC), two of the eight regional centers that form the National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Center Network.


Prior to taking on this role (2016-19), Dave was detailed to the U.S. Global Change Research Program at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy where he served as Director of the Fourth National Climate Assessment. He was the Chief Climate Scientist and Lead Climate Technology Negotiator at the U.S. Department of State from 2011-16 (starting as a AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow), where he coordinated the engagement of the U.S. in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and led U.S. negotiations related to science and technology in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Dave also spent time in the U.S. Senate (2010-11), where he was the American Meteorological Society’s Congressional Science & Technology Policy Fellow focusing on energy-related matters. During early 2010, Dave was a Mirzayan Fellow at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine where he advanced the work of the Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate and the Polar Research Board. David completed his Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington in 2010; his research involved the collection of mountaintop measurements of nitrogen oxides to quantify the influence of Asian emissions on air quality in the western U.S. He also holds a B.A. in Chemistry from Colgate University and proudly hails from upstate New York.