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Walt Hecox

Retired Faculty

Walter E. Hecox specializes in courses and research related to regional resource, sustainable development and ecological economics questions.


  • Election to Phi Beta Kappa; recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship to do research in Pakistan (1964-65)
  • Designation as a National Defense Education Act Fellow at Syracuse University (1965-68)
  • Selection as Project Director for a National Science Foundation Faculty Curriculum Project (1975 & 1976)
  • Recipient of a Senior Fulbright Teaching Fellowship in Pakistan (1976-77)
  • Staff advisor and Project Supervisor for the Executive Director, Colorado Department of Natural Resources (June, 1979 - July, 1981)
  • Visiting Scientist, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (September, 1981)
  • Trade and Tariff Policy Advisor to Government of Kenya under World Bank auspices (1982-1984)
  • Short-term consultant to numerous national governments, bilateral agencies and multilateral groups in Africa and Asia Senior Fellow, Grand Canyon Trust (1994-1997)


Professor Hecox has managed and performed research for the World Bank, U.S. Agency for International Development, Southern African Development Coordination Conference, U.S. Military Academy, Ford Foundation, National Science Foundation and U.S. Department of Energy.

The State of the Rockies Project, which provides a regional assessment of socioeconomic and scientific issues through undergraduate research.


    Ph.D., Syracuse University (1970)