Mintesinot Jiru

Coppin State University

Mintesinot Jiru holds a PhD in Applied Biological Sciences from Gent University and is a 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 climate change and environmental systems. Dr. Jiru has done extensive work on land degradation, food security, and water management issues in Africa and Asia. Dr. Jiru’s current research focuses on understanding the socio-environmental and biophysical issues encompassing water quality in Baltimore’s watersheds. Over the last seven years, Dr. Jiru has been closely working with SESYNC to create awareness on the socio-environmental synthesis approaches. Currently Mintesinot is actively pursuing a research program on understanding the effects of pharmaceuticals (mainly estrogen) on aquatic life in Baltimore’s watersheds. Mintesinot also is a co-lead for a multi-institution study focusing on infusing climate change modules in Science and Education courses at various HBCU institutions. Dr. Jiru serves as the chief editor for the American Journal of Experimental Agriculture. He also serves as a member of the External Advisory Board for the National Socio-environmental Synthesis Center. Mintesinot served on various panels and task forces including Maryland governor’s task force that was charged to author a white paper to develop graduate programs in alternative energy in Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

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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 ...

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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 ...

Grand Challenges in Earth Learning: Perspectives from Historically Black Colleges and Universities part of Earth Educators 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 ...