Nicholas Brown, joined Arizona State University October 31, 2011 as Director of University Sustainability Practices. He came to Arizona State University from the University of Arkansas, where he served since 2007 as Director for Campus Sustainability and as adjunct professor of geosciences.
Prior to the University of Arkansas position, Nick gathered a vast amount of professional experience including having worked in Arkansas with the Winrock International Institute for Agricultural Development, the National Center for Appropriate Technology, and as the solar coordinator for the state's Department of Energy. Nick's professional interests also led him to Dallas, Texas, to work with the South Dallas Lead Cleanup Project, farther east to Arlington, Virginia, as the forest program director at NatureServe, and also to Washington, D.C., where he worked for the World Wildlife Fund as the manager for U.S. forest conservation. His work leading the development of sustainable forestry standards for the Forest Stewardship Council led him to several places around the globe, including Canada, Spain, the United Kingdom, Indonesia, China, Peru, Bolivia, and Mexico.
As a student, graduate research took Nick to study in the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, and Thailand. Dissertation field research also included time for Nick in Costa Rica and Panama.
Ph.D., Ecology, Cornell University, 1995
M.S., Environmental Sciences, University of Texas-Dallas, 1986
B.A., Philosophy, Hendrix College, Conway, AR, 1973