Prof. Tracey Holloway

Professor of Environmental Studies
Nelson Institute Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE)
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1710 University Ave., Room 201A
Madison, WI 53726 USA
608-262-5356 tel
608-265-4113 fax

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Office Hours for Prof. Holloway
Room 201A Enzyme Inst

Wed. 1/28 1 - 3 pm
Wed. 2/4   1 - 3 pm
Wed. 2/11 1 - 3 pm
Wed. 2/18  ** out of town **
Wed. 2/25 1 - 3 pm

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Tracey Holloway is a Professor in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and leads an air quality research program in the Nelson Institute Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE). Holloway's research employs computer models and satellite data to understand links between regional air quality, energy, and climate. Holloway has joint appointments in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (AOS), and Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE), and advises students in the Nelson Institute, AOS, and CEE. Holloway earned her Ph.D. in AOS from Princeton University in 2001, and completed a certificate in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Her undergraduate degree (Sc.B.) is from Brown University in Applied Mathematics, and her post-doctoral work was done at Columbia University's Earth Institute.

Prof. Holloway is deputy director of the NASA Air Quality Applied Sciences Team and a 2011 Leopold Fellow, with research supported by NASA, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the National Institutes of Health, and the U.S. Depart of Transportation through the National Center for Freight Infrastructure Research and Education (CFIRE). Holloway served as SAGE Director from 2008-2011, and is currently on the editorial board of Environmental Research Letters, and is a founding board member of the Earth Science Women's Network (ESWN), which was awarded a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation in 2009. Through her work with ESWN, Holloway helps manage the Earth Science Jobs Network (to join, click here) – the Earth Science Jobs Network is a free, public listserve for job announcements in the environmental sciences, maintained by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). In 2012, Holloway was honored as the first ever recipient of the MIT C3E (Clean Energy Education & Empowerment Awards) award in Education and Mentoring, and the Council on Undergraduate Research in the Geosciences (GeoCUR) Undergraduate Research Mentor Award.

Prof. Holloway and her research group, Sept 2012:
(back row) Keith Maki, Erica Bickford, Arber Rrushaj
(front row) Tracey Holloway, Jacob Oberman, Alex Karambelas, Monica Harkey. 
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Prof. Holloway in the News:

April 2014: Tracey Holloway featured in a Nature article focusing on her recent work helping to found the Earth Science Women's Network in 2002, lead its effort to become a non-profit, and touches on "turning points" in her career since college. (4/9/14) 

November 2013: "Profile by the Nelson Institute"

May 29, 2013: Wisconsin Public Radio. Tracey Holloway interviewed on the connections between energy, air quality and climate. "The Larry Mieller Show"

April 11, 2013: Wisconsin Public Radio. Tracey Holloway interviewed to discuss global air pollution. "At Issue."


Download a pdf of Holloway's current curriculum vitae.

To see publications from Prof. Holloway, please see the SAGE Publications page and search for Holloway

Current Courses
• ES401 Introduction to Air Quality (Fall 2013)
• Environmental Studies 250: Introduction to Sustainability Science (Spring 2014)

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Updated: 2/3/15

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