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Jeff Wilson
Dean, University College, Huston-Tillotson

Location: Austin, TX United States
Birthday: Jul 1st
Joined: Feb 12th, 2014
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Dr. Jeff Wilson is Dean of the University College and Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas. Prior to HT, Dr. Wilson held positions at UT-Brownsville, Harvard, IBM and Ernst & Young. Dr. Wilson is recipient of the University of Texas Systems’ most competitive teaching honor, the Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award. Dr. Wilson has authored dozens of publications in the environmental science field and has received funding from the National Science Foundation. Dr. Wilson did his post-doctoral work at the Harvard School of Public Health and holds a PhD in Environmental Science from the University of Canterbury.

Dr. Wilson is also Executive Director of The Dumpster Project, a non-profit based in Austin, Texas that is transforming a trash dumpster into a home with a focus on K-12 STEM and sustainability education. As part of the educational mission of The Dumpster Project, Dr. Wilson plays a character named ‘Professor Dumpster‘ in a role similar to ‘Bill Nye the Science Guy’. In his spare time, Dr. Wilson enjoys traveling – he has lived, worked and ‘couch surfed’ through over 60 countries on six continents.


Dumpster 101; Fundamentals of GIS; Management and Implementation of GIS; The Restless City; Geography, Health and Welfare; Global Environmental Change; Environmental Hazards and Management; Quantitative Methods; Earth Science (Physical Geography); Conservation of Natural Resources; Research Problems in Environmental Science; World Regional Geography; Field Methods and Data Analysis in Environmental Science; First Year Seminar.
Current Whereabouts:
Living in a dumpster.
Education   (request update)
Texas A and M Univ class of 1996
Undergrad Major: Environmental Science
Claim To Fame:
Live in a dumpster.
Harvard (Post-Doc) class of
Grad Major:
High School: Boerne High School in Boerne, TX class of 1992
Activities & Accomplishments:
State runner up mens' basketball 4A - Texas.
I currently work with Huston-Tillotson as Dean, University College
I have 15 years of experience working in the Environmental industry.
My Groups
Entrepreneurial Think Tank
I attend/will be attending the Best HBCU!!!
Guestbook Comments
God bless you and may you have a marvelous and productive day. When you get a chance please visit my profile to check out some info that might appeal to you.
Tagged by Ralph White on 02/12/2014  
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