Edward WinnerEdward Winner is the Assistant Director with the Department for Environmental Protection, Division of Waste Management for the Commonwealth of Kentucky in Frankfort. His specific areas of experience include statistical analysis, groundwater sampling design, site assessment and conceptual site modeling, exposure analysis, and risk assessment. Prior to being manager of the Underground Storage Tank Branch, Ed was supervisor and Federal Facilities Agreement Manager for the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant Section. He started his employment with the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the Risk Assessment Branch where he conducted, examined, and approved risk analyses for a variety of industrial and commercial sites across the state. Ed came to state government from the University of Louisville, Lion's Eye Research Center where he had been a postdoctoral fellow. He has published peer review articles and white papers on a variety of topics such as the mechanisms of acrylonitrile toxicity, slow adapting receptors in the lung, probabilistic modeling for the determination of ground water plume 1/2-life, analysis of monitoring well data for comingled plumes, and anthropogenic background of inorganic elements in Kentucky. Ed has contributed to ITRC as a team member for Groundwater Statistics and Monitoring Compliance team and as a team member and trainer for the Geostatistics for Remediation Optimization team. He earned Bachelor of Arts degree in 1984 in (Theology) from Tennessee Temple University in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Bachelor of Science degree in 1989 in (Zoology) and Ph.D. in 1997 in (Environmental Biology), both from the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky. He also pursued additional studies at the University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law.