Stanley R. Scobie, PhD
Dr. Scobie is retired from the faculty of the Psychology Department at Binghamton University in 2003 after a 33-year academic career.
Dr. Scobie, whose research experience centered on non-human learning and memory as principal investigator on several National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) grants, retired from the faculty of the Psychology Dept. at the University of Binghamton in 2003 after a 33-year academic career.
During his time at the University, Dr. Scobie served as Associate Department Chair, Department Chair, acting Associate Graduate Dean, acting Director of Sponsored Funds, and Director of the Bio-Medical Research Support Grant at B.U., writing the first "Human Subject Research Guidelines" there to create the first Institutional Review Board at the University.
Active for decades in his community, Scobie chaired B.U.'s Crisis Budget Review Committee, was Vice-Chair of the Faculty Senate and Academic Vice-President of United University Professions. He was also First Vice-President of the Broome-Tioga AFL-CIO Federation and Board Chair of Citizen Action (Southern Tier, NY).
A tireless writer, educator, community organizer and consultant on gas-drilling issues, Scobie has testified before the New York State Assembly and Senate Environmental Conservation Committees, the NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation's Shale Gas Drilling Scoping Hearings, the New York City Dept. of Environmental Protection and at U.S. Environmental Protection Agency hearings on hydraulic fracturing. He has advised NYS Assemblywomen Donna Lupardo and Barbara Lifton on gas-drilling concerns, as well as NY Senate candidate Don Barber, who is presently chair of the Tompkins County Council of Governments.
Scobie played a crucial role in founding or creating several grassroots organizations, including New Yorkers for Sustainable Energy Solutions Statewide and the New York Gas Coordination Group.