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Gregory Scott Deshefy

Gregory Scott Deshefy, American ecologist, environmentalist. Nominee Connecticut Poet Laureate, Hartford, 2002; named Best Supporting Actor, Clemson (South Carolina) Theatre, 1978; recipient Poetry award, Hartford Advocate Magazine, 1997, Environmental Education award, Briarwood College, Connecticut, 2002.


  • Deshefy, Gregory Scott was born on March 8, 1952 in Fortress Monroe Hampton Rds, Virginia, United States. Son of Eugene Ernest Junior and Barbara Ruth (Retoske) Deshefy.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science Biology, Rensselaer Polytech. Institute, Troy, New York, 1974. Master of Science Zoology, Clemson University, South Carolina, 1978.

      Doctor of Philosophy study in Zoology/Behavioral Ecology, Clemson University, South Carolina, 1982.


    • Lecturer Clemson University, South Carolina, 1976—1982. Professor, lecturer Middlesex Community College, Middletown, Connecticut, 1982—1988. Scientist environmental protection department State of Connecticut, Hartford, since 1982.

      Member New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission, Lowell, Massachusetts, since 1984, chair committee on impact of Ethanol in motor fuel, Massachusetts, 2002. Lecturer on animal rights and environmental ethics.


    • Author (editor): (poetry book) Touch the Earth, 1995. Author: Houyhnhnms All, 1998, Shadow Stones, 2004. Contributor articles to professional journals, poems to anthologies and magazines, essays to literary publications.


    Party affiliation: Green Party


    Presenter South Carolina Academy of Sciences, 1998. Local leader Connecticut Green Party, Windham, since 1997. Chairman Board Education, Montville, Connecticut, 1982—1987.

    Radio host WWUH.



    Baseball, fencing, golf, antique cars, book collecting.


    • Married Nancy Jean Izbicki, August 7, 1976. 1 child Aleandra Kit.
    • father: Eugene Ernest Deshefy Junior
    • mother: Barbara Ruth (Retoske) Deshefy
    • spouse: Nancy Jean Izbicki
    • child: Aleandra Kit Deshefy
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    Born March 8, 1952
    (age 65)
    • 1974
      Rensselaer Polytech. Institute
    • 1978
      Clemson University
    • 1982
      Clemson University
    • 1976 - 1982
      Lecturer, Clemson University
      South Carolina, United States
    • 1982 - 1988
      professor, Middlesex Community College
      Middletown, New Jersey, United States
    • 1982 - 1988
      lecturer, Middlesex Community College
      Middletown, New Jersey, United States
    • 1982
      scientist, environmental protection department State of Connecticut
      Hartford, Connecticut, United States