G. Paul Kemp, Ph.D., brings an extensive background in coastal restoration and policy to Audubon’s Louisiana Coastal Initiative office in Baton Rouge. Before coming to Audubon in January 2007, Dr. Kemp was an associate research professor in Louisiana State University’s School of the Coast and Environment. He also has been affiliated with the school’s Center for the Study of Public Health Impacts of Hurricanes.
In the early 1990s, he served as the first executive director of the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, a nonprofit organization dedicated to returning Louisiana’s Mississippi River Delta to environmental and economic sustainability.
Among other activities, Dr. Kemp led a multidisciplinary effort to characterize Louisiana’s Barataria and Terrebonne estuaries, worked with the Louisiana Governor’s Office to help shape coastal restoration policy and served as a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration fellow on the staff of U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts.