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Jack A. Herring, Ph.D. - Dean On-Campus Bachelor of Arts Program
220 Grove Ave.
Prescott, AZ 86301
Academic Statement (Return to top)
In his academic career, Jack has focused on understanding the Earth as an integrated system and exploring to what degree human activities are interfering with that system.
Background & Experience
Selected Publications (Return to top)
Herring, J.A., A. Muro and T. Crews, “Nitrous Oxide Emissions From Interior Chaparral in the Southwestern United States,” Eos Trans. AGU, 84(46), Fall Meet. Supply., Abstract A11F-0040, 2003.
Research (Return to top)
Current research projects include a study of the impact of nitrogen pollution from power plants to the National Parks of the four-corners region. Jack is also keenly interested in how we can solve environmental problems by developing consensus among stakeholders. Jack is the co-founder of the Community Forest Trust (www.communityforesttrust.org), an organization that involves members of the Prescott community directly as volunteers for the Prescott National Forest. The goal of the group is, ultimately, to create a shared ethic of stewardship that will preserve the integrity of the public lands that Yavapai County depends on for its well-being.
Education (Return to top)
Ph.D., University of Washington, Atmospheric Sciences, 1994
B.S. University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Chemistry, 1989
Expertise (Return to top)
Jack's primary area of academic expertise is in the study of how human activities have impacted the composition and function of the atmosphere on a global scale. His dissertation was a study of the environmental impact of the oil fires lit after the 1991 Persian Gulf War. As a post-doctoral student, Jack did research on the chemistry of the Artic atmosphere and on the efficacy of interdisciplinary science education. He also served as a Congressional aide to Representative Vernon Ehlers of Michigan, with legislative responsibility for environmental and science policy.
Academic Involvement at Prescott College (Return to top)
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