Jerry Comcowich, Ph.D.

Associate Director

International Center for Climate & Society, University of Hawaii, Manoa







Jerome Comcowich is a Special Assistant to the Director at the International Center for Climate and Society (ICCS) in the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) at the University of Hawaii at Manoa  (UHM). His primary area of responsibility includes federal legislation and public policy.

Recently retired from his tenured faculty position at the University of Hawaii, Dr. Comcowich also serves as Vice President of ThermoChem Biofuels International, a Hawaii-based technology company.

From 1994 to 1996, Dr. Comcowich held a Clinton Administration appointment in the U.S. Department of Education where he served as Special Assistant to Dr. David Longanecker, Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education.  From 1990 to 1992 Dr. Comcowich served as Special Assistant to U.S. Senator Daniel Akaka.  From 1977 to 1980, Dr. Comcowich served as Special Assistant to U.S. Senator Spark Matsunaga.

A graduate of Holy Cross College (1962), Dr. Comcowich earned his master’s degree at the State University of New York at Albany (1965) and his doctorate at the University of Denver (1969).