Daniel R. Ferreira, Ph.D.


Dr. Dan Ferreira currently serves as an Associate Professor of Environmental Science and is the Assistant Department Chair of the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology.  Dr. Ferreira received his B.S. in Environmental and Resource Sciences from the University of California at Davis in 2001.  He received his M.S. in Geological Sciences from the University of Connecticut in 2008 and his Ph.D. in Plant Science with a specialization in Soil Chemistry from the University of Connecticut in 2012.  In between his B.S. and M.S. degrees, Dr. Ferreira worked as a field geologist, an environmental scientist, an environmental lab technician, and an environmental risk manager.  He uses his experience in the environmental industry to inform his teaching and is dedicated to offering his students a very practical learning experience.  He currently teaches Introduction to Environmental Science and Soil & Water Science.

Dr. Ferreira has had editorials published in The Saporta Report and The Atlanta Business Chronicle.  Articles about him and his research have been featured in in Global Atlanta, American City and County, the Field, Lab, Earth podcast, the Soils Matter blog (Part 1 and Part 2), and The Marietta Daily Journal.  He has also appeared in the Weather Channel's show Top Ten Doomsday Disasters discussing the environmental impacts of methane on climate change.