Dr. John D. Fox Jr.
Associate Professor of Land Resources Management, Emeritus
Dr. John D. Fox Jr. has served the University of Alaska Fairbanks with distinction in teaching, research and public service from 1973 to 2011.
He has developed and offered pioneering courses that expanded the breadth and depth of the natural resources management program; and was among the first at the University to offer classes in computer simulation, watershed management and environmental ethics; and has challenged his students to think clearly and critically, such that he has been awarded for his pedagogical skills with three prestigious teaching awards at the University and National levels.
Dr. Fox's interests have encompassed a breathtaking variety of disciplines, from physical and computer sciences to social sciences to applied sciences, all of which contain a common theme of managing natural resources wisely for human benefit through a rational, science-based and ethics-based approach; and has been honored nationally for his work with his election as a Fellow to the Society of American Foresters.
He has long served as the faculty representative to the University's student athletes; and has shared his love of learning with younger students, including those in elementary school and 4-H; and has further shared his expertise with the general public and with State and National natural resources departments.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks expresses its deep appreciation to Dr. John D. Fox Jr. for his extensive contributions to both the State of Alaska and the University.