1989 Fellows

Daryl Kimball
Fall 1989 Fellow, Physicians for Social Responsibility

Education: Miami University, BA Political Science and Diplomacy/Foreign Affairs, 1986

Issues Covered: Health and environmental impacts of the Department of Energy nuclear weapons complex

Current Activities: Kimball is the Executive Director of the Arms Control Association.  Prior to that he was the  Executive Director of the Coalition to Reduce Nuclear Dangers, which was an alliance of 17 leading nuclear non-proliferation and arms control organizations.  He participated in a press conference on the “Implications of the Duma’s Approval of START II” which was published in the May 2000 issue of Arms Control Today.  He wrote “How The U.S. Senate Rejected CTBT Ratification” which appeared in the September/October 1999 issue of Disarmament Diplomacy.  He wrote In Focus: U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy at the End of the Century: Lost Opportunities and New Dangers in the September 1999 issue of Foreign Policy In Focus.  He co-authored Accelerating the Entry into Force of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty–The Article XIV Special Conference.  He participated in a panel discussion, hosted by the Arms Control Association, on arms control issues in 1999.   He wrote “Holding the CTBT Hostage in the Senate: The ‘Stealth’ Strategy of Helms and Lott” published in the June/July 1998 issue of Arms Control Today.

…Receiving a Fellowship was a turning point in my early career as a professional peace activist. The Fellowship gave me the opportunity and the experience to be a part of the effort to stop weapons production and testing at the United States’ nuclear weapons complex and establish myself in a permanent position at PSR. If it were not for the Scoville Fellowship, I do not believe I would be here in Washington making what contribution I can to the nuclear disarmament cause. Without the Fellowship, many other bright and committed men and women would be unable to gain the experience to develop careers in peace…

Cindy (Sanford) Potter

Fall 1989 Fellow, Committee for National Security

Education: University of Wisconsin at Madison, MS Water Resources Management, 1994
Oberlin College, BA Geology, 1989

Issues Covered: Economic diversification/conversion

Current Activities: Potter is the Director of Community at Geocaching HQ in Seattle, Washington. She manages a team of 4 staff who support 450 volunteers in 40 countries. These volunteers are involved in the game of geocaching. Geocaching is a real-world outdoor treasure hunt, with 2.5 million active geocaches and over 6 million geocachers worldwide.

…The Scoville Fellowship brought me to DC. I probably would never have had the courage to start my career in the nation’s capital, but receiving the Fellowship gave me the incentive (and the confidence) to do so. I spent four months at the Committee for National Security, broadening into environmental protection issues after my stint as a fellow.


E. Scott Adler
Spring 1989 Fellow, Union of Concerned Scientists & Center for Defense Information

Education: Columbia University, Ph.D. Political Science, 1996
University of Michigan, BA Political Science, 1988

Issues Covered: B-2 Bomber

Current Activities: Adler is a professor of political science at the University of Colorado at Boulder where his areas of expertise include American politics, political institutions, and the legislative process and structure.  His current research uses theoretical models of legislative organization to examine congressional committee reforms.  Other projects include a study of surges and slumps in the production of legislation in Congress and an examination of the effect of constituency characteristics on the behavior of legislators across various policy arenas.  He has articles forthcoming and published articles in the American Journal of Political Science, Legislative Studies Quarterly, and Urban Affairs Review.  He is a recipient of two National Science Foundation research grants.  His book Why Congressional Reforms Fail: Reelection and the House Committee System was published in spring 2002.  During the 2006-2007 academic year he was a Research Fellow at the Center for the Study of American Politics at Yale University.  He is the co-editor and co-author of a chapter of The Macropolitics of Congress, published in 2006 by Princeton University Press.

…There is little doubt that my Scoville Fellowship had a profound impact upon my choice of graduate studies and career path. Subsequent to finishing my fellowship, I came to realize that I was not only concerned with important political issues such as arms control and the defense budget, but I was also fascinated by the mechanics of government and the structure of the policy-making process…


Chris Blake
Spring 1989 Fellow, Council for a Livable World Education Fund

Education: University of Oregon, JD, 1993
Winthrop College, BA Political Science and Philosophy/Religion, 1988

Current Activities: Blake is a lawyer with Axiom where he works on commercial law focusing on contractual transactions.


Richard Wiley
Spring 1989 Fellow, Defense Budget Project