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July 19, 2016

CONTACT:    Dr. Jim Rogers, 806-651-2581, jrogers@wtamu.edu

COPY BY:     Rana McDonald, 806-651-2129, rmcdonald@wtamu.edu

WTAMU’s Rogers Named Associate Editor for International Journal

 

CANYON, Texas—Dr. Jim Rogers, Regents Professor and director of the environmental science program at West Texas A&M University, has been named an associate editor of Ecotoxicology, an international journal published by Springer and devoted to environmental issues and management.Dr. Jim Rogers

Rogers is moving from the journal’s Editorial Board to the associate editor for ecological risk ecotoxicology, where he will be responsible for manuscript evaluation in this specific area of ecotoxicology. The journal includes original research papers as well as technical notes and review articles, both invited and submitted. Rogers’ selection to the position was based on his scientific credentials and knowledge.

Rogers joined the WTAMU faculty in 1997 and teaches both undergraduate and graduate students in environmental law and regulations, environmental sampling and assessment, hazardous waste site assessment, ecological risk assessment, environmental science and agricultural risk assessment. He brings more than 30 years of experience in environmental planning, restoration and protection to the position of associate editor. He’s done everything from improving water quality in Argentina to cleaning up a million metric tons of mercury in Azerbaijan. Rogers has worked with the World Bank, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and non-governmental organizations or NGOs on global environmental issues in post-Soviet Russia, Romania and Mexico. He’s assessed the overall impact of the BP oil spill to fish and wildlife on the Louisiana coast and worked with the Department of Interior, Department of Energy, Department of Defense and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on issues and policy.

He is an expert in the field of environmental toxicology and has devoted his research to the development of a user interactive risk assessment model to calculate ecological protective contaminant levels which has been adopted by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

Rogers is a WTAMU alumnus, earning his bachelor’s degree in 1974 and a master’s degree in 1976. He completed his doctoral degree at Texas A&M University.

 

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Jamie Farren
on 7.19.2016

Congratulations, Doc! As I have often said, the WTAMU Environmental Science Department is the unsung hero of Texas academics. As always, it is an honor to be studying with you and Dr. Barbee.