Curt Spalding
Professor of the Practice, Institute at Brown for Environment and Society

Curt Spalding joined the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society as a Professor of the Practice in December 2017.  Previously, Curt served the Obama Administration as USEPA New England Region 1 Administrator, and he was Save The Bay’s Executive Director from 1990 to 2008.

Curt has over thirty years of leadership experience in environmental protection and management as an advocate, policy analyst, and administrator. In all aspects of Save The Bay’s and EPA Region 1 New England’s work, he emphasized whole systems thinking and resilience. Accomplishments include the development of the Save The Bay Center in Providence RI, and ecosystem plans to restore and protect New England’s iconic waters, including Lake Champlain, Cape Cod, Lake Champlain, Southern New England Coast, Long Island Sound, and Great Bay. With leadership Brownfield and Superfund initiatives, along with helping communities gain the capability and capacity to be more climate change resilient, Curt has consistently worked to see New England communities are revitalized and made healthy and prosperous places to live for every resident. At Brown, he helps students find engaged scholarship opportunities outside of Brown and is actively developing projects that inform how communities can become more resilient in response to climate change. Most recently with the Coastal Resource Center at URI, he is developing the Providence Resilience Partnership project.

Curt is an avid sailor, enjoys golf some days, and is a member of the Trinity Church in Pawtuxet Village in Cranston, RI. His wife, Dr. Patrice Milos is the CEO of Medley Genomics. His daughter Hannah will attend UMass Medical School and his son Henry is a third-year law student at Boston College.