Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Scott M. Herron Inducted into Cambridge Who's Who

Herron received the Political Engagement Scholar award from Carnegie Foundation

BIG RAPIDS - 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.

About Cambridge Who's Who
Cambridge Who's Who is an exclusive membership organization that recognizes and empowers executives, professionals and entrepreneurs throughout the world. From healthcare to law, engineering to finance, manufacturing to education, every major industry is represented by its 500,000 active members.

Cambridge Who's Who membership provides individuals with a valuable third party endorsement of their accomplishments and gives them the tools needed to brand themselves and their businesses effectively. In addition to publishing biographies in print and electronic form, Cambridge Who's Who offers an online networking platform where members can establish new business relationships and achieve career advancement within their company, industry or profession.

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