BIG RAPIDS, MI, January 28, 2010 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Scott M. Herron, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biology for Ferris State University, has been recognized by Cambridge Who's Who for demonstrating dedication, leadership and excellence in education.
As an associate professor of biology for Ferris State University, Dr. Herron specializes in ethnobotany. Each semester, he teaches two biology related classes to undergraduates including horticulture, biology for secondary education, ecology for elementary education, botany, and field courses, coordinates the biology education program, oversees a research laboratory and teaches ethnobotany at the University of Michigan Biological Station. He is also currently conducting research on wild rice, a critical plant with a loss of habitat in the Great Lakes region and a food grain supporting wildlife and American Indian populations.
Dr. Herron was inspired by his father, a middle school science teacher, and his mother, a nurse, to pursue a career in science. Having obtained his Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University in 2002, he currently serves as a Vice Chairman of the Traditional Ecological Knowledge Section of the Ecological Society of America, as a member of the Society of Ethnobiology and the Society for Economic Botany, as a senior fellow of the Environmental Leadership Program and as a former Botany & Planet Ecology Section Chairman of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters. He attributes his success to his dedication, education, work ethic and passion for his profession. He is the North American editor of the journal Ethnobotanical Leaflets. In the future, he intends to write and publish journals and book chapters, and devise a method to share ethnobiology and the native Indian language, Anishinaabemowin.
For more information about Ferris State University, visit http://www.ferris.edu
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