Edward Zamierowski S.M., Ph.D.
- Phone: 937-229-2042
- Email: Contact
Brother Ed professed First Vows as a Marianist in 1952 and came to Dayton (Mt. St. John) as an undergraduate at UD, graduating in 1955 with a BS in Education. Brother Ed then taught high school biology in Dayton and completed studies in botany at The Ohio State University for an MS in 1960. After 6 years teaching in St. Patrick’s College Nigeria, he was sent to Kenya and taught 2 years at Aquinas High School before entering the University of Nairobi for graduate studies and research for a Ph.D in plant ecology. There, Brother Ed taught botany for 4 years and returned to Dayton in 1974.
Back in Dayton, Brother Ed completed research in the Department of Biology for 2 years and joined SRD, the predecessor of the Fitz Center, to work full-time on village development in Niger, West Africa in a project called Project Tapis Vert. In 1980 he began neighborhood development work, starting with community gardens, solar greenhouses, non-profit accounting and in 1994 became Director of Ohio’s first AmeriCorps project, Serve with Energy and Talent (SWEAT). In 2002 Brother Ed hired an AmeriCorps*VISTA as a coordinator and began the Semester of Service as Director, then Coordinator and recently started part-time as Senior Community Service Advisor.
The Staff Perspective
I have enjoyed my years at UD, for the friendly, family environment being surrounded by helpful, creative, highly motivated associates as we worked together through various projects. I am blessed to be able to spend my time helping UD’s outreach to the community and work with students who are in my book the cream of the crop and justify the reason for our many endeavors.