Our accomplished and engaged professors are committed to upholding the values of teaching, research/creative scholarship, and service to the University and community. We are proud to feature some of them here.
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For as long as I can remember, my passion has been space exploration. A child of the Star Trek/Star Wars era, the lure of what might be “out there,” and the idea of us someday working and living in space inspired me to pursue a career involving one of humankind’s greatest endeavors.
University of Montana Regents Professor of Ecology Steve Running has been appointed to the NASA Advisory Council Science Committee and chair of the Earth Science subcommittee within that council.
In my first job out of college I worked as an environmental scientist on a Superfund remediation team. My work included regular interactions with the public, sharing air and water quality data and explaining what they meant for families residing near the Superfund sites.
I am an ecologist, interested in the processes that shape the natural distributions and abundance of life on Earth. My expertise is on plant life, but this does not set strong boundaries on my ecological interests or exploration.