Bruce E. Fox, Ph.D. - Professor
Forest management; curriculum, academic program, and university assessment; general
education design, implementation, and assessment.
Management of Piñon -Juniper Woodlands in the Southwest
Piñon-juniper woodlands represent a major forest type in the Southwest. Historically,
these lands have been viewed in a narrow management context, primarily as a source
of fuelwood and forage for grazing. Increased human populations have increased demands
on these woodlands as a source of multiple stock and flow resources, including recreation,
wildlife habitat, and watershed. To help address these increased demands, and resulting
resource conflicts, much of my research has focused on the management of piñon-juniper
woodlands in the Southwest. Currently I am working as part of a team to develop
funding for long-term studies of changes in piñon-juniper forests since Euro-American
My interests in teaching, my role as coordinator of academic affairs, and later
as the Chair of the School of Forestry, have led to research work describing and
evaluating the forestry program at Northern Arizona University. As Director of the
Honors Program, I have expanded my interests in assessment to general education
and to University assessment. In the latter role, I serve as a Consultant-Evaluator
for the University's accrediting body, the Higher Learning Commission of the North
B.S., University of California, Berkeley, 1975
M.F., University of California, Berkeley, 1976
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1980
Building 82 - Room 232
Fox, Bruce. 2007. "I Love Numbers" Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council.
Fox, Bruce. 2007. "Success as an Honors Director: What Does It Take?" Journal of
the National Collegiate Honors Council. 7(2): 37-39.
Scarnati, Blase, Cynthia Conn, and Bruce Fox. 2005. Conducting an Assessment Audit
of General Education Courses for Purposes of Identifying Embedded Assignments. General
Education and Assessment: Creating Shared Responsibility for Learning Across the
Curriculum. Association of American Colleges and Universities. Atlanta, GA.
V. Enders, C. Kleinert, K. Pugliesi, and B. Fox. 2002. The Politics or Curricular
Reform. 2002 Annual Meeting of the Association of American of Colleges and Universities.
Pinjuv, G. P.J. Daugherty, and B.E. Fox. 2001. Cost/effectiveness analysis of ponderosa
pine ecosystem restoration in Flagstaff Arizona's wildland-urban interface. pp.
149-153 in Ponderosa Pine Ecosystem Restoration and Conservation: Steps Toward Stewardship.
USDA Forest Service Proceedings RMRS-P-22.
L.E. DeWald, P.J. Daugherty, B. E. Fox. 1998. Partnerships in Learning and Teaching
in the School of Forestry at Northern Arizona University. Western Region Teaching
Symposium (poster presentation).
Chambers, Carol L. and Bruce E. Fox. 1997. "Converting from even- to uneven-aged
stand structure in Pacific Northwest coniferous forests--implications for wildlife".
IUFRO 1.14.00. Interdisciplinary uneven-aged silviculture workshop and field tour.
September 15-26. Corvallis, OR.
Fox, B.E., T.E. Kolb, and E.A. Kurmes. 1996. An integrated forestry curriculum:
The Northern Arizona University experience. Journal of Foresty 94(3):16-22.
Fox, B.E. and P.E. Raskob. 1992. Comparing the efficency of three inventory-sampling
methods to determine timber volumes in piñon-juniper woodlands. Western Journal
of Applied Forestry 7(4):110-113.
Fox, B.E. 1990. Piñon-juniper stumpage values in northern Arizona. Western Journal
of Forestry 5(4):116-119.
Fox, B.E., M.A. Keller, A.J. Schlosberg, and J.E. Vlahovich. 1989. Opportunity costs
of implementing forest plans. Environmental Management 13(1):75-84.
Wood, D.B., B.E. Fox, and W.W. Covington. 1989. Computer-based approach for teaching
multiresource management. Journal of Forestry 87(11):11-16.
Fox, B.E. 1988. Estimating returns on forest investments using break-even yield
analysis. Southern Journal of Applied Forestry 12(4):264-266.