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Whoooo is Ranger Nick


Also known as "Ranger Nick," Dr. Nick Fuhrman's professional background is in environmental education. He worked as an Environmental Interpreter and Naturalist for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources for seven years using injured, non-releasable birds of prey and reptiles as teaching tools in outreach presentations throughout the mid Atlantic. At the University of Georgia, Dr. Fuhrman is a Program Evaluation Specialist and works with Extension professionals in the evaluation of their programs. He also enjoys teaching courses in Program Development and Program Evaluation as well as mentoring students.

Research Interests

Dr. Fuhrman's research interests are in nonformal teaching methods, program evaluation, and the use of live animals as teaching tools. Specifically, Dr. Fuhrman is interested in the characteristics of animals (injured vs. non-injured, naming an animal vs. not naming them, exotic vs. native) that influence learning and behavior change among program participants. He also has an interest in statistics and multivariate data analysis techniques.

Environmental Sustainability
The Influence of School Culture on Environmental Education Integration: A Case Study of an Urban Private School System