Ed Wilson is a freelance consultant specializing in services for foundations, non-profits, and government agencies. With three decades of experience in program evaluation, strategy development, and applied research, his work has spanned such fields as watershed planning and restoration, natural land protection, sustainable agriculture, land use planning, smart growth and sustainable development and regional inter-governmental cooperation. He has served as Assistant Professor of Urban Planning at the University of Buffalo, Evaluation Officer at the Pew Charitable Trusts, Senior Consultant at the OMG Center, and Vice President and Interim President of 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania; but for most of the past two decades he has operated as an independent consultant. His recent clients have included the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the William Penn Foundation, the Pew Charitable Trusts, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Richard King Mellon Foundation, the Energy Foundation, the John Templeton Foundation, the Land Trust Alliance, the Center for Agricultural Partnerships, the American Farmland Trust, and the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. He holds a Ph.D. in Social Systems Sciences from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.