James Dake Taft

James Dake Taft

James Dake Taft

Adjunct Faculty

Environmental and public health policy, water quality.

Mr. Taft is currently an educator and consultant in the fields of environmental and public health policy.  Previously, he served as the Executive Director of the Association of State Drinking Water Administrators, whose mission is to support the drinking water program administrators in the states, territories, the District of Columbia, and the Navajo Nation as they implement the provisions of the Safe Drinking Water Act in their respective jurisdictions.  Prior to joining the Association, Mr. Taft worked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (both the Office of Ground Water & Drinking Water and the Office of Wastewater Management), the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, the Ocean County (NJ) Utilities Authority, and the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission. 

Education

Mr. Taft holds a B.S. in Biology from Villanova University and an M.S. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Cincinnati.