Robert Cleveland is a telecommunications consultant specializing in electromagnetic fields and safety. In 2007 he retired from the Federal Communications Commission where he had worked for 27 years. Dr. Cleveland was responsible for coordinating FCC environmental health and safety policy related to human exposure to radio frequency (RF) energy. He is the author or co-author of numerous scientific publications, papers, and government reports. Dr. Cleveland received his B.S. in physics from Virginia Tech, and M.S. and Ph.D. in biophysics from Pennsylvania State University. His background includes research and teaching in radiation biology, biophysics, microbiology, physics, and engineering. Prior to joining the FCC he worked at Temple University and as an environmental consultant. He has participated in many scientific committees and conferences and has served on the Board of Directors of the Bioelectromagnetics Society. He has received many awards and, in 2007 was elected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He is a member of the IEEE and the IEEE's International Committee on Electromagnetic Safety (ICES).