Life in academia

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Tony J. Ward, a professor at The University of Montana, talks of two aspects of his job, teaching and research, with research side being intellectually challenging while teaching side of the profession makes the job rewarding. Ward focuses on several air toxics, particulate matter, and asbestos projects that have generated useful, science-based data. He says that it is very satisfying to know that some of his laboratory results have been used by local, state, and federal agencies in protecting the health of communities through the development of public policy. Another satisfying part of the job is being able to help people with respiratory problems through education and another through more complex research projects. Ward is also constantly writing proposals, seeking funding from places such as the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, the US Environmental Protection Agency, state agencies, and private foundations for his projects.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Specialist publicationEM: Air and Waste Management Association's Magazine for Environmental Managers
StatePublished - Jul 2011


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