Dr. Jeff Loux is the author of the E-PARCC simulations “Collaborative Solutions to Transportation, Land Use and Community Design Issues: The City of Chance and Lucky Highway 13” and “Restoration of the Wic Wac Valley” which won honorable mentions at the Best Teaching Simulation Competition in 2007. In the “Collaborative Solutions” simulation, students use collaborative problem solving to achieve consensus among diverse stakeholders for a local development project within a complex organizational environment. In “Restoration of the Wic Wac Valley,” students develop negotiation skills as a representative of a stakeholder organization to address economic and environmental issues in the Wic Wac Valley.
Dr. Loux is Chair of the Science, Agriculture and Natural Resources Department and an adjunct associate professor in the Landscape Architecture/Environmental Design Program at the University of California, Davis. He holds a BA in Environmental Studies and Geography from the University of California, Santa Barbara, a MS in Geography from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a PhD in Environmental Planning from the University of California, Berkeley.
In addition to authoring many articles, he is the co-author of two books: Water and Land Use: Planning Wisely for the Future of California and Open Space and Land Conservation Handbook. In 2013, he received the James H. Meyer Distinguished Achievement Award at UC Davis.