J. W. (Jack) Ubinger, Jr., Esq.Adjunct Faculty
Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences
Environmental Science and Management
Education:Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Ohio University, 1970
J.D., University of Notre Dame, 1973
Jack Ubinger is an environmental and energy policy advisor, and a conflict resolution educator and practitioner. He has been a member of the adjunct faculty of the Environmental Science and Management degree program since its inception in 1992.
From April 2008 to March 2013, Mr. Ubinger was a Senior Vice President of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (a statewide environmental policy nonprofit organization) where his work focused on state-level consensus-building processes to develop climate change action plans, environmental issues relating to shale gas development, and intermunicipal sewage and stormwater management issues in Allegheny County. Prior to joining the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, he was the Coordinating Partner of the Environmental Practice Group in the Pittsburgh Office of Jones Day. During his 35-year legal career Mr. Ubinger was recognized in America's Leading Business Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America, and Pennsylvania Super Lawyers. He was elected a Fellow of the Air & Waste Management Association in 2006 and, in April 2011, he received the Pennsylvania Bar Association Environmental and Energy Law Section's lifetime achievement award for outstanding service to the profession in the development, improvement and furtherance of environmental law.
Throughout his professional career, Mr. Ubinger has held numerous volunteer leadership positions in professional associations, environmental nonprofit organizations, and ad hoc advisory panels.