Director of Program Development, Knowledge Enterprise
Arizona State University
PO Box 877205
Tempe, AZ 85287-7205
- Director of Program Development, Knowledge Enterprise
- Project Manager, Compact X-Ray Free Electron Laser Project
Timothy Lant is director of program development for Arizona State University’s Knowledge Enterprise and the project manager for the Compact X-ray Free Electron Laser project. With more than 20 years of experience in government, academic, think-tank, corporate and nonprofit positions, Lant’s areas of professional expertise are in research administration, program management, data science, information technology, risk and threat assessment, medical and public health and policy analysis.
In his current role, Lant is responsible for supporting all program management activities, including planning, requirement setting, budgeting, risk management and project lifecycle performance evaluation. He coordinates with science and engineering teams to align resources with execution requirements and leads project documentation efforts. Lant is credited with leading ASU’s efforts to capture and execute midscale ($7-70M) federal research contracts and projects in high-value, strategic portfolios.
Prior to joining ASU, Lant was director of the Division of Analytic Decision Support, Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). His primary responsibilities included leading HHS efforts to assess medical and public health consequences for disease outbreaks, chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense terrorism and pandemic influenza. He also developed scenario-based and initial capabilities assessments, product specific requirements and requests for proposals across a multi-billion-dollar portfolio of medical countermeasures. Lant also led multiple inter-agency boards and committees related to medical and public health preparedness planning and acquisition of required products and services. He has worked extensively with the U.S. federal interagency, the White House and national labs. Lant created and led the HHS 2014 Ebola Modeling Coordination Group charged with developing analysis products and requirements with diverse stakeholder groups within federal, state, local and international organizations.
Lant earned a doctorate in applied mathematics, a Master of Actuarial Science (Risk) degree and has continuing education in policy analysis and biological threats. He has authored dozens of presentations, reports, policy briefings and peer-reviewed journal articles on exercise design and assessment, emergency management, resource management and modeling and simulation. Audiences for Lant’s work include the general public, first responders, public officials and academic/policy researchers.
- PhD, Applied Mathematics, Arizona State University
- MS, Actuarial Science, Georgia State University
- BS, Mathematics, summa cum laude, Georgia State University
White, D. D., A. Y. Wutich, K. L. Larson and T. Lant. 2015. Water management decision makers’ evaluations of uncertainty in a decision support system: The case of WaterSim in the Decision Theater. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management 58(4):616-630. DOI: 10.1080/09640568.2013.875892. (link )
Gober, P., E. A. Wentz, T. Lant, M. K. Tschudi and C. W. Kirkwood. 2011. WaterSim: A simulation model for urban water planning in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Environment and Planning B 38(2):197-215. DOI: 10.1068/b36075. (link )
Sampson, D. A., V. M. Escobar, M. K. Tschudi, T. Lant and P. Gober. 2011. A provider-based water planning and management model - WaterSim 4.0 - for the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. Journal of Environmental Management 92(10):2596-2610. DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2011.05.032. (link )
White, D. D., A. Y. Wutich, K. L. Larson, P. Gober, T. Lant and C. Senneville. 2010. Credibility, salience, and legitimacy of boundary objects: Water managers' assessment of a simulation model in an immersive decision theater. Science and Public Policy 37(3):219-232. DOI: 10.3152/030234210X497726. (link )
Wutich, A. Y., T. Lant, D. D. White, K. L. Larson and M. Gartin. 2010. Comparing focus group and individual responses on sensitive topics: A study of water decision-makers in a desert city. Field Methods 22(1):88-110. DOI: 10.1177/1525822X09349918. (link )
Guhathakurta, S., Y. Kobayashi, M. Patel, J. Holston, T. Lant, J. Crittenden, K. Li, G. Konjevod and K. Date. 2009. Digital Phoenix project: A multidimensional journey through time. Pp. 159-184 In: Steinebach, G., S. Guhathakurta and H. Hagen eds., Visualizing Sustainable Planning. Springer.
White, D. D., A. Y. Wutich, K. L. Larson, P. Gober, T. Lant and C. M. Senneville. 2010. How do we better link knowledge and action for environmental decision making?. Poster presented February 21, 2010 at the 2010 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Meeting, San Diego, CA.
Escobar, V. M., T. Lant, J. Block, P. Miller and M. K. Tschudi. 2008. A scenario-based assessment of future groundwater resources in the Phoenix Active Management Area. Poster presented at 10 January 2008 CAP LTER 10th Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )
Escobar, V. M., T. Lant, J. Block, P. Miller and M. K. Tschudi. 2008. A scenario-based assessment of future groundwater resources in the Phoenix Active Management Area. Poster presented at the American Geophysical Union Fall meeting. January 12, 2008, San Francisco, CA.
Gartin, M., D. D. White, T. Lant and P. Gober. 2008. Stakeholder discursive data distortions: An analysis of WaterSim II textual data. Poster presented at the 30 April 2008 Community of Undergraduate Research Scholars (COURS) Poster Session, Tempe, AZ.
Gartin, M., A. Y. Wutich, T. Lant, D. D. White, K. L. Larson, S. E. Ledlow and P. Gober. 2008. Focusing on higher quality focus groups. Poster presented at 10 January 2008 CAP LTER 10th Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )
Senneville, C., K. L. Larson, A. Y. Wutich, T. Lant, M. Gartin, D. D. White, S. E. Ledlow and P. Gober. 2008. "Missed opportunities" in Central Arizona water management: Reconciling the local supply of and demand for science. Poster presented at 10 January 2008 at the CAP LTER 10th Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )
Gartin, M. and T. Lant. 2007. Examining the interface between policy makers and scientists. Poster presented at the February 17, 2007 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, San Francisco, CA. (link )
Gartin, M., T. Lant, A. Y. Wutich, D. D. White, S. E. Ledlow and P. Gober. 2007. WaterSim: A study of water-related decision-making under uncertainty. Poster presented at the January 10, 2007 CAP LTER Ninth Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.. (link )
Guhathakurta, S., J. Holsten, Y. Kobayashi, T. Lant, M. Patel, J. Crittenden, T. Morton, G. Konjevod, P. Torrens, K. Li, D. Stanzione, K. Date, P. Nayeri, L. Shillington, R. Pahle, R. Baker, S. Eikenberry and C. Grasso. 2007. Digital Phoenix: A multidimensional journey through time. Poster presented at the January 10, 2007 CAP LTER Ninth Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.. (link )
Lant, T. 2006. A system dynamics model for water supply and demand in greater Phoenix. Poster presented at the 19 January 2006 CAP LTER 8th Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )
Lant, T., P. Gober and M. K. Tschudi. 2006. Predicting future water demand in Maricopa County from land use, population growth, and urban density. Poster presented at the Arizona Hydrological Society. September, 2006.
Lant, T. and E. A. Wentz. 2006. A spatial decision support tool for regional water managers: scenarios for predicting residential water consumption. Poster presented at the May 4, 2006 Decision Support Systems Symposium, Tucson, AZ.
Lant, T. and V. M. Escobar. 2008. Scenario based modeling for future groundwater management planning. Paper presented at the March 31-April 3, 2008 National Ground Water Association Groundwater Summit, Memphis, TN.
Wutich, A. Y., T. Lant, M. Gartin, D. D. White and K. L. Larson. 2007. Getting hard-to-get data: Are group interviews really better?. Paper presented at the November 29 - December 2, 2007 Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Washington, DC.
Gober, P. and T. Lant. 2006. Does Phoenix have enough water to grow?. Association of Pacific Coast Geographers, Eugene, OR. September, 2006.