EDUCATION: Ferris biology professor added to Cambridge Who’s Who

BIG RAPIDS – Scott Herron, an associate professor of biology at Ferris State University, was recognized by Cambridge Who’s Who for his research and other work in higher education.

Scott Herron

Herron teaches horticulture, biology, ecology, botany and other courses at Ferris. He also serves as coordinator of Ferris’ Biology Education program and is an instructor at the University of Michigan Biological Station as a visiting professor.

To be included in Cambridge Who’s Who directory is an honor the university gives to those who have demonstrated leadership and achievement in their industry. Who’s Who is a directory of top professionals to be used as a networking tool.

Herron’s academic specialty is ethnobotany, the study of how indigenous peoples use plants. He currently is engaged in research on wild rice. Specifically, his research focuses on the production of sustainable wild rice for communities in Michigan.

Herron earned a Ph.D. in 2002 from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in plant biology with specialization in ethnobotany, taxonomy, ecology, morphology and cultural anthropology. He served as vice chair of the Traditional Ecological Section of the Ecological Society of America, as a senior fellow of the Environmental Leadership Program and is the current North American editor of Ethnobotanical Leaflets. His additional affiliations include the Society of Ethnobiology and the Society for Economic Botany. From 2007 to 2009, Herron was a political engagement scholar at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. In 2010, he was selected as a VIP member by Cambridge Who’s Who. He is co-chair of the Native Wild Rice Coalition.

 

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