Dr. Jeff Gerwing graduated with his MS in Botany in 1989 and his PhD in Ecology from Pennsylvania State University in 2001. Dr. Gerwing's research focuses on using adaptive management approaches to improve the effectiveness of ecosystem restoration projects. He also researches sustainability education with an emphasis on incorporating student learning outcomes for sustainability into general education courses.
Dr. Gerwing is a member of Clackamas Stewardship Partners, and the Clackamas Liquefied Natural Gas Pane. In 2007 he was the recipient of the “Two Chiefs’ Partnership Award” from the Natural Resources Conservation Service and U.S. Forest Service in recognition of excellence in collaboration to foster conservation and forest stewardship.
He has worked on various research grants, including mapping and expanding sustainability course offerings in the University Studies Curriculum with the Center for Sustainable Processes and Practices, and working from a National Science Foundation Grant on "Collaborative Research: Critical Thinking for Civic Thinking in Science". Most recently he has completed a 4-month Fulbright-Nehru Research Fellowship in India working on the project, “Understanding the role of community-based monitoring in collaborative forest management in India”.