Prof. Joaquin Ruiz - Kasser Joint Institute

Prof. Joaquin Ruiz

Dr. Joaquin Ruiz has served as the University of Arizona’s Vice President of Global Environmental Futures since 2019 and the Thomas R. Brown Director of Biosphere 2 since 2013. He is also the Co-Director of the JNF-USA Joint Institute for Global Food, Water, and Energy Security, a collaboration between Jewish National Fund-USA, University of Arizona, and the Arava Regional Council to provide water and agricultural solutions in arid regions.

Ruiz previously served as University of Arizona’s Dean of the College of Science from 2000-2019 and Executive Dean of the Colleges of Letters, Arts and Science from 2009-2018. He also served as Associate Editor of the American Journal of Science, in addition to senior roles at other leading academic publications.