- Visiting Scholar, Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Systems Lab
- Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Water Policy at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore
- President, Society for Benefit Cost Analysis
- Professor, Departments of Environmental Sciences & Engineering and City & Regional Planning, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Dale Whittington is a professor in the Departments of Environmental Sciences & Engineering and City & Regional Planning at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a senior research fellow at the Institute of Water Policy at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. From 2007-2021 he was a part-time professor at the University of Manchester, first at the Alliance Manchester Business School and then at the Global Development Institute. He is the author of over 130 journal articles, and over a 100 book chapters, consultant reports, and other publications, including (with professor Duncan MacRae) a graduate textbook on public policy analysis called, “Expert Advice for Policy Choice,” (Georgetown University Press, 1997). Professor Whittington is the current President of the Society for Benefit Cost Analysis. From 2014-2019, he was the Chair of the Board of the Environment for Development research network (EfD) based in the Department of Economics at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Professor Whittington served as a member of the Technical Committee of the Global Water Partnership (GWP) from 2009-2015. Since 2014, he and Duncan Thomas have offered the two-part Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), “Water Supply and Sanitation Policy in Developing Countries” on the COURSERA platform. Over 25,000 students have participated from 184 countries.