Greg D. Pillar is the William S. Lee Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Chemistry and Director of the Preyer Honors Program at Queens University of Charlotte. His courses and research are focused in the areas of environmental chemistry, agricultural resource management, urban ecology and secondary/post secondary science education. Dr. Pillar has been published in journals including the Journal of Environmental Quality and the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Journal. Dr. Pillar has presented his research and scholarly work at a number of national and international scientific conferences and has been invited to speak numerous times on topics ranging from the fate of environmental contaminants to issues in our global food system. In 2011 Dr. Pillar received the William S. Lee Distinguished Professor Teaching Award and in 2013 he was named the William S. Lee Chair of Environmental Science & Chemistry.
In addition to his scholarly work Dr. Pillar is a founding board member of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Food Policy Council and currently serves on the advisory panel. He has been a guest on WFAE’s (local NPR) Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins and has served as a consultant for several environmental and agricultural/food related stories covered by the local media outlets.
Originally from West Allis, Wisconsin Dr. Pillar now resides in Monroe, NC with his beautiful wife Jennifer and their children. He enjoys geocaching, rooting for his hometown Milwaukee Brewers and Green Bay Packers, the outdoors and spending time with his family.
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Office: Queens University of Charlotte, Walker Sciences 119
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