Mr. Stephen P. Nash

Visiting Senior Research Scholar


Nash's books, articles and commentaries can be seen at His work has been published in The New York Times, BioScience, Archaeology, The Scientist, The Washington Post and its Sunday magazine, The Christian Science Monitor, E Magazine, the Journal of the Society of Environmental Journalists, National Parks, and several other magazines and newspapers.

Steve Nash has been teaching and pursuing journalism at UR since 1980. He has worked several California newspapers as an education reporter and general assignment reporter, and earned a Master of Journalism degree at the University of California, Berkeley. His undergraduate degrees from San Francisco State University are in Interdisciplinary Social Science and in Journalism.


Virginia Climate Fever: How Global Warming Will Transform Our Cities, Shorelines, and Forests, published by the University of Virginia Press
Winner, American Institute of Physics 2015 Science Writing Award for Books

“Double Vision — Climate Change Comes to the Mountains,” in Blue Ridge Country magazine
Award of Merit for Environmental Features, International Regional Magazine Association

Blue Ridge 2020: An Owner's Manual
Southern Environmental Law Center's Philip D. Reed Award for outstanding journalism about Southern environmental issues

Forest History Society's Collier Award


M.J., University of California at Berkeley

B.A., San Francisco State University
Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Journalism

Contact Information

423 Weinstein Hall
(804) 740-2277