Mintesinot Jiru

Coppin State University

Mintesinot Jiru holds a PhD in Applied Biological Sciences from Gent University (Belgium) and currently serves as Professor and Chair of the Department of Natural Sciences at Coppin State University. He has over 20 years of teaching and research experience in areas of Geosciences, climate change and environmental contaminants. Dr. Jiru has done extensive work on land degradation, food security, and water management issues in Africa. His research focuses on understanding the socio-environmental and biophysical issues encompassing water quality in Baltimore’s watersheds. Currently he is leading a research program on emerging environmental contaminants with a focus on microplastics, toxic heavy metals and pharmaceuticals (mainly estrogen in water). Mintesinot serves as the chief editor for the American Journal of Experimental Agriculture. He is a member of the External Advisory Board for the National Socio-environmental Synthesis Center.   

Workshop Leader, Website Contributor

Website Content Contributions

Essay (1)

Sustainability at Coppin State University part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Putting Sustainability into Action workshop:Essays
Mintesinot Jiru, , Coppin State University In March 2008, Coppin's president signed the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), a coalition of over 660 colleges and ...

Conference Presentation (1)

Creating connections at sea - HBCUs and STEMSEAS part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2023:Program:Oral Sessions:Monday Oral Session B
The STEMSEAS project aims to increase the number and diversity of undergraduate students who participate in scientific expeditions and enter the fields of Earth and ocean sciences. The STEMSEAS leadership team ...

Other Contributions (3)

Grand Challenges in Earth Learning: Perspectives from Historically Black Colleges and Universities part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2019:Program:Plenary Sessions
This panel, moderated by Richard Schulterbrandt Gragg III (Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University), will draw on examples of studies, programs, and policies from Historically Black Colleges and Universities ...

Earth and Space Sciences part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Pan-African Approaches to Teaching Geoscience:Syllabus
This course is designed to explore the dynamics in the earth and space by emphasizing on the basic concepts in Earth systems and planetary sciences. The course introduces students to Earth science through topical ...

Preparing for an Academic Career part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2023:Program:Morning Workshops:Preparing for an Academic Career
This workshop is designed specifically for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and others who are interested in pursuing academic careers in the geosciences. Workshop leaders from a variety of institution ...