Jefferson Science Fellow
The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine named Erick C. Jones a Jefferson Science Fellow for 2021-22. Dr. Jones, an industrial, manufacturing, and systems engineering professor, will serve as a senior science advisor in the Office of the Chief Economist at the U.S. State Department. His current research on pandemic supply chains will benefit his tenure as fellow, as the office studies how the United States can better understand the economics of supply chains and how disruptions impact global commerce, operations, and quality of life. He is the second UTA faculty to be named a Jefferson Science Fellow; business Professor Edmund Prater received the honor last year.