Edward Saltzberg, Ph.D.

Edward Saltzberg, Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)

Director of Professional Education


Dr. Edward Saltzberg is an educator and energy and environmental advisor to

government and industry focusing on climate risk and assisting government and industry incorporate resilience into their corporate decision making and addressing investments in infrastructure and disaster response. He is the Director of Professional Education at GW’s Environment and Energy Management Institute.  Dr. Saltzberg is also the Managing Director of the Security and Sustainability Forum, a public interest organization that convenes global experts in online events to address climate change and other disruptions to society at the national and subnational levels. SSF has a following of 25,000 sustainability professionals from across the globe.

In previous positions, Dr. Saltzberg led the government environmental programs for Science Applications International Corporation, managed Battelle Memorial Institute’s environmental market sector, and was a partner in two small energy and environmental consulting firms he helped grow and sell to SRA International and DynCorp, now CSC. He also co- founded an energy investment advisory firm providing grant management and due diligence on state and federal renewable energy programs.

Through 35 years of environmental and energy consulting to government and commercial clients, Dr. Saltzberg has a deep understanding of the multimedia and social effects from disruptions to natural and manmade systems. He has managed contracts for the Environmental Protection Agency implementing water quality and wastewater regulatory programs, Superfund laboratory program management and Superfund policy, renewable energy investment programs for the Department of Energy, as well as water management and hazardous waste cleanup projects for the Department of Defense.


Ph.D. Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, 1977 (Concentration in resource economics)
M.A., Geology, Boston University, 1974
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1967