Charles Herrick

Adjunct Faculty
New York University, Washington Center

Dr. Herrick is retired Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Stratus Consulting. He has consulted extensively with a wide range of U.S. government agencies, providing analytical input and strategic direction on issues including climate change adaptation, acid rain, sustainable fisheries management, environmental indicators, public right-to-know, and control of invasive species.  A leading expert in program evaluation, he designed program theories of change and other evaluation frameworks to characterize a variety of program delivery mechanisms, outcomes, and impacts for major foundations, government agencies, and nonprofit service-delivery organizations. As a consultant to municipal and water sector research foundations, he partnered with municipal and utility executives and managers to address topics including watershed management, organizational cultural change to support sustainable operations, emergency response planning, protection of critical information, and implementation and evaluation of environmental regulatory tools and programs.

Throughout his career, Dr. Herrick has maintained active association with academia, teaching regularly and publishing frequently in the peer reviewed and refereed literature.  He is currently adjunct faculty at New York University’s Washington Center. He is active in non-profit board service, including his role as Treasurer of ELP. This Spring, he was appointed by Washington DC Mayor Bowser to serve on the Citizen’s Advisory Commission to the Chesapeake Bay Program. He is recipient of the Friendship Place 2018 Benjamin Cooper Award for “outstanding contributions to the cause of ending homelessness” in the greater Washington, DC metro area.