Bruce E. Fox, Ph.D. - Professor

fox Research Interests

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 settlements.

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 Central Association.


B.S., University of California, Berkeley, 1975
M.F., University of California, Berkeley, 1976
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1980

Contact Information

Building 82 - Room 232
Phone: 928.523.6636

Selected Publications

Fox, Bruce. 2007. "I Love Numbers" Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council. 8(1):53-54

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. Washington D.C.

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.