Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development

Dr. Nancy Sherman

Nancy J. Sherman, Ph.D., is 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. Previous roles include technical and advocacy positions for the private sector, trade associations, and a conservation organization, 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.

Nancy 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.