Recognized with several national scholarship awards, David Markell has published five books and more than forty articles and book chapters on a wide range of administrative law and environmental law topics, including climate change, compliance and enforcement, and North American environmental law and policy. One of his books received the ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Award for Scholarship in 1995 and was cited as "the most outstanding work of legal scholarship in the field" published that year. His articles have been selected by peers as among the best law review articles in the field of environmental law four times from 2000 to 2014.
Professor Markell currently serves on the Environmental Law Advisory Group for the Organization of American States Department of Sustainable Development. He is also a member of the state of Florida’s Statewide Community Resiliency Focus Group and its Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE) Technical Advisory Group.
Professor Markell previously served as a Director with the NAFTA Environmental Commission, the first regional environmental organization in North America. More recently, he served on the National Advisory Committee that advises EPA about the Commission. In addition, Professor Markell served as Acting Deputy Commissioner of the New York Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC’s) Office of Environmental Remediation and as Director of DEC’s Division of Environmental Enforcement. He was also an attorney with the United States Department of Justice's Environmental Enforcement Section and with U.S. EPA Region 1. Professor Markell has been a mediator and expert witness and served as an External Advisor to the Government of Canada’s Office of the Auditor General.
Professor Markell was Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the College of Law for the 2007-2008 academic year and currently is the Associate Dean for Environmental Programs. Prior to joining the faculty at Florida State Law in 2002, Professor Markell was a professor at Albany Law School. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Virginia School of Law and at Lewis and Clark College of Law.