Field of Focus
  • Ecotourism
  • Habitat Loss
Area of Expertise
Formal Education, Informal Education, Outreach
Education
  • M.S. in Zoology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, U.S.A., 1986
  • B.S. in Biology, Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina, U.S.A., 1981

Pete Conroy is the Director of Jacksonville State University's Environmental Policy and Information Center (EPIC). Trained as a biologist, Mr. Conroy moved to Alabama in 1985 to work as the curator of the Anniston Museum of Natural History.

Since then, he has received appointments from multiple Alabama Governors. In April of 2002 he was selected by Governor Siegelman to Chair the Alabama Commission on Environmental Initiatives and in April of 2000 Governor Siegelman appointed him to Chair the Alabama Geographic Information Council.

Retained by President George Bush, Pete received White House appointments by President Bill Clinton in early 1999 to serve as Alternate U.S. Federal Commissioner of the Tri-State (ACT/ACF) Water Compacts. Recently, he was also selected by the Office of the Secretary of the Army to serve on an Operational Assessment Team to review safety measures relating to the destruction of chemical warfare materials in Alabama.

Additionally and through his appointments, Pete leads a number of projects related to conservation and economic development. Examples include the establishment and operation of the Little River Canyon Field School, the Chief Ladiga Rail-Trail, and several Alabama-based initiatives promoting smart growth, environmental education, land conservation, ecotourism and water policy.