Dr. Jeffrey L. Collett, Jr. Selected as New Technical Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association
A&WMA is pleased to announce that Dr. Jeffrey L. Collett, Jr. has agreed to serve as the next Technical Editor-in-Chief (TEIC) of the Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association (JA&WMA), one of the oldest (since 1951) peer-reviewed journals covering the fields of air quality and waste management. His appointment begins April 1. For the last 11 years, Dr. Collett has served as Professor and Department Head of the Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University.
Dr. Collett arrives at JA&WMA highly recommended, with extensive prior academic publishing and editing experience, having authored or co-authored over 220 peer-reviewed articles in over 40 scientific journals, including JA&WMA. He has also served as Associate Editor on the Editorial Board for PeerJ (2017-present), Atmosphere (2019-2020), and Environmental Monitoring and Contaminants Research (EMCR) (2020-present) and served as Associate/Guest Editor for special issues of Atmospheric Research and Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.
“The journal has made important progress in recent years and I am excited to collaborate with A&WMA’s staff and many volunteers that support and oversee the publication, as well as A&WMA’s partners at Taylor and Francis to chart a path for raising the journal’s profile in support of its critical mission,” said Dr. Collett.
Dr. Collett began his academic career studying Chemical Engineering at MIT followed by graduate work at Caltech in Environmental Engineering Science and received his Ph.D. in 1989. After a postdoc at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH-Zurich) in Atmospheric Physics, he returned to the US to begin his academic career. From 1991-1994, he was an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. In 1994, he relocated to the Atmospheric Science Department at Colorado State University, where he continues to this day. For the past decade, he has served as Department Head, overseeing the efforts of 21 faculty, 90 graduate students, and 75 postdocs and research staff.
Dr. Collett’s research over the past 30 years has focused on atmospheric chemistry and air quality, and he has conducted more than 50 air quality field campaigns worldwide. His research has been supported by several federal agencies, state and local government, and industry, and his work has been widely cited, with nearly 14,000 citations and an h-index of 67 in Google Scholar (Web of Science h-index = 55). In recent years, his interest has increased in research topics at the intersection of science and policy, including current work on air toxics emissions and community exposure surrounding oil and gas development and impacts of agricultural emissions of ammonia on excess nitrogen deposition. His broad training in environmental engineering provides him with interest in the wider suite of topics encompassed within JA&WMA.
During his career, Dr. Collett has provided extensive service to his professional community. Key positions include serving as Chair of the Atmospheric Chemistry Committee of the American Meteorological Society (AMS), several years as chair/co-chair of the AMS Atmospheric Chemistry Conference, the Board of Directors of the American Association for Aerosol Research, Scientific Chair of the International Conference on Fog, Fog Collection and Dew and on the Board of the International Fog and Dew Association, two terms on the USDA Agricultural Air Quality Task Force (appointed by the US Secretary of Agriculture), and current service on the Colorado Regional Air Quality Council (appointed by Gov. Polis). He is a member of A&WMA and has contributed as an author and presenter at the 2021 Atmospheric Optics: Aerosols, Visibility, and the Radiative Balance Conference and several past annual and specialty conferences for the Association.
About the Association
The Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan professional organization that enhances knowledge and expertise by providing a neutral forum for information exchange, professional development, networking opportunities, public education, and outreach to more than 5,000 environmental professionals in 65 countries. A&WMA promotes global environmental responsibility and increases the effectiveness of organizations to make critical decisions that benefit society. More information about the organization can be found at the organization website at www.awma.org. JA&WMA is one of the leading technical publications for applied and policy-relevant science and technology topics focused on protecting the environment and human health for air and waste management and is published monthly on behalf of A&WMA by Taylor & Francis Group.