Jeffrey A. Gritzner
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- Department Chairman University of Montana
- Director, Montana Public Policy Research Institute
- Principal Coordinator, Montana Geographic Alliance
Dr. Gritzner has been involved in international development for thirty-five years--as a peace corps agronomist in Iran (1962-1964); as a Fulbright Fellow and technical director of Agricola du Tchad in Chad (1972-1975); as a senior program officer in the National Academy of Sciences' Office of International Affairs (1978-1988); as a member of the World Conservation Union's Commission on Environmental Strategy and Planning (1980-present); as a senior associate and director of the Africa program at the World Resources Institute; and as a consultant for the United Nations and other organizations. His work stresses the importance of integrating environmental history and ecosystem function into the development process, and building upon the knowledge, adaptations, and managerial capabilities of local populations. His academic work focuses upon issues of environmental change and historical reconstruction. He has over sixty publications in English, French, and Persian; seventy professional reports; has presented forty-nine professional papers; and has served on five editorial boards. Professional travel has taken him to ninety-one countries.