Janet McCabe, a professor of practice at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law at IUPUI and director of the Environmental Resilience Institute at IU, has been nominated as deputy administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the incoming Joseph R. Biden administration.
The nomination was announced today by the Office of the President-Elect. The deputy administrator is the No. 2 position at the agency.
"Janet is one of our nation's foremost experts on environmental law and policy, and she has extensive experience in working with state and national government officials on critical issues concerning air quality, climate change and children's environmental health," IU President Michael A. McRobbie said. "Her leadership, knowledge and vision have contributed enormously to the success of Indiana University's Prepared for Environmental Change Grand Challenge initiative and to helping government organizations, businesses and community groups adapt to, confront and withstand the negative impacts of global environmental change.
McCabe was named director of the Environmental Resilience Institute in August 2019. Since its establishment under the Prepared for Environmental Change initiative in 2017, the Environmental Resilience Institute has made great strides advancing environmental health in Indiana.