Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development

Dr. Nancy Sherman

Nancy J. Sherman, Ph.D., is the Director of Technical Assessment at IGSD. She analyzes and disseminates information about alternatives to high global warming potential hydrofluorocarbons in air conditioning, refrigeration, foams, and other applications. Prior to IGSD, Dr. Sherman served in various roles including in technical and advocacy positions for the private sector, trade associations, and conservation organizations, including Program Officer for Exxon Mobil Corporation, Government Relations Coordinator for Exxon Chemical Company, and Vice President of Public Affairs for the Foodservice and Packaging Institute, where Dr. Sherman participated in US EPA-led negotiations with industry representatives and major environmental groups to design a voluntary phaseout of fully halogenated chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) from polystyrene foam food and foodservice packaging. The phaseout became a model for voluntary CFC elimination by other industries globally.

Dr. Sherman is a Ph.D. graduate from the University of Virginia in Environmental Sciences. Her dissertation research utilized a computer modeling approach to examine the impact of climate change on the habitat of the Amur (Siberian) Tiger in Far Eastern Russia.