Environmental Studies at UVM

People

All Environmental Program profiles are found below.  You may also view only Core/Emeriti Faculty & Staff, Part-Time FacultyFeatured Students, or Featured Alumni.

Core Faculty & Staff

Kit Anderson

Senior Lecturer, Advisor

Areas of Interest: Cultural geography, ethnobotany, nature-society relationships

Cecilia Danks

Associate Professor, Advisor

Areas of Interest: Community forestry, socioeconomic monitoring, forest stewardship, institutions for co-management, forest certification, collaborative processes, the working forest, sustainable development, wildfire management policies, nonprofit-sector, and watershed organizations

Anna DeGloria

Program Assistant, Advisor

Areas of Interest: Student services support, office support, advising, special projects

Jaclyn Devino

Administrative Assistant

Areas of Interest: Office reception and management, appointment scheduling, student records, food systems and education for sustainable development

Jon Erickson

Professor

Areas of Interest: Energy and climate change policy, land conservation, watershed planning, environmental public health, and the theory and practice of ecological economics

Thomas Hudspeth

Professor, Advisor

Areas of Interest: Sustainability, sustainability education, sustainable communities, environmental education, environmental interpretation, ecotourism, citizen participation, international environmental issues

Adrian Ivakhiv

Professor, Advisor

Areas of Interest: Environmental philosophy, cultural theory, media/communication/arts, religion and ecology, global cultural change

Stephanie Kaza

Professor, Environmental Program Director, Advisor

Areas of Interest: Buddhist environmental thought, religion and ecology, sustainability studies, impacts of consumerism, bicycle commuting quality of life values

Laurie Kutner

Library Associate Professor

Areas of Interest: Environmental information literacy, environmental research methods, global information environment, Costa Rica

V. Ernesto Mendez

Associate Professor, Advisor

Areas of Interest: Agroecology, political ecology, agro-food systems, Participatory Action Research, environmental conservation in agricultural landscapes, rural livelihoods

Ingrid Lauren Nelson

Assistant Professor

Areas of Interest: Feminist political ecology, critical development studies, southern Africa and Mozambique, queer ecologies, forestry, agriculture, environmental movements

Rick Paradis

UVM Natural Areas Center Director, Lecturer, Advisor

Areas of Interest: Conservation Biology, Natural Areas Management, Ecological Rstoration, Land Conservation, Comparative Landscape Studies

Amy Seidl

Lecturer, Advisor

Areas of Interest: Ecology; evolutionary biology; global climate change; climate adaptation; sustainability science; communicating science

Richard Watts

Center for Reseach on Vermont Director, Assistant Research Professor, Advisor

Areas of Interest: Strategic communications and media discourse, public policy, energy use and transportation behavior, citizen participation

Elizabeth (Ibit) Wright (formerly Getchell)

Student Services Coordinator, Advisor

Areas of Interest: Student services, academic and study abroad advising, internship and job guidance

Frank Zelko

Associate Professor, Advisor

Areas of Interest: Global environmental history, history of environmentalism, ideas about nature, animal studies

Emeriti Faculty & Staff

Sue Bean

Administrative Assistant Emerita

Areas of Interest: Office reception and managment, appointment scheduling, student records

William Eddy

Adjunct Associate Professor Emeritus

Areas of Interest: Cultural and linguistic influences on environmental perception

Carl Reidel

Founding Director, Professor Emeritus, (March 5, 1937 - November 3, 2011)

Jean Richardson

Professor Emerita

Areas of Interest: sustainable rural community development; environmental negotiation and leadership; regional analysis

Ian Worley

Professor Emeritus of Environmental Studies and Plant Biology; Environmental Program Director from 1994 to 2008, Adjunct Professor

Areas of Interest: natural history, weather, climate, natural landscapes, avian distributions

Part-Time Faculty

John Abbott

Lecturer; Asst. Director of Student Life, Outdoor Programs; Advisor, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources

Areas of Interest: Wilderness leadership and education, peer education and leadership, inclusion and social justice, cultural conceptions of wilderness, transfer of learning, big mountain climbing and skiing

Saleem Hassan Ali

Adjunct Professor

Areas of Interest: Causes and consequences of environmental conflicts, ecological factors that promote peace, promoting environmental education in madrassahs (Islamic religious schools). Saleem may be wiling to co-advise ENVS theses in areas of environmental conflict around extractive industries.

Joshua Brown

Lecturer, Senior Writer for Science and Environment, UVM

Areas of Interest: Environmental journalism and science writing

Todd Comen

Lecturer

Areas of Interest: Food systems research, ecotourism and rural tourism, international development, green building, sustainable tourism, small-scale agriculture and agroecology

Alicia Daniel

Lecturer

Areas of Interest: Reading the landscape, conservation of wild places, storytelling, and connecting people to place through hands-on education and exuberant exploration

S'ra DeSantis

Lecturer

Areas of Interest: Organic agriculture, agroecology, conservation on farms

Andy Fisher

Lecturer

Areas of Interest: Ecopsychology, critical environmental thought, nature connection movement

Heather Fitzgerald

Lecturer

Areas of Interest: Land use history, disturbance history, ecology, perception of nature, nature writing

Eric Garza

Lecturer

Areas of Interest: Energy systems, food systems, human ecology

Jennifer Green

Lecturer

Areas of Interest: Sustainability at the municipal and community level, climate action plan and greenhouse gas reduction, triple bottom-line accounting and the nexus between transportation, waste, and energy

Robert Huntoon

Lecturer

Vikke Jas

Lecturer

Areas of Interest: Designing, teaching and implementing sustainability in healthcare systems, especially small rural hospitals; hazardous waste and materials minimization

Annika Ljung-Baruth

Lecturer, Environmental Studies, English, and Women and Gender Studies

Katlyn Morris

Lecturer

Areas of Interest: Tropical smallholder agriculture; food security; international environmental studies; agroecology

Jim Northup

Lecturer

Teage O'Connor

Lecturer

Areas of Interest: Natural history, urban ecology, primitive skills, nature-connection

Kathleen Osgood

Lecturer

Areas of Interest: Circumpolar studies, indigenous studies, native film, native literature, native art and music

Lance Polya

Lecturer

Areas of Interest: Systems thinking, systems modeling

Barbara Raab

Lecturer

Areas of Interest: Western botanical medicine, holistic health, natural medicine, sustainable harvesting and use of wild medicinal plant species, sustainable horticulture and agriculture

Susan Raber-Bray

Lecturer

Cara Robechek

Lecturer

Areas of Interest: Environmental communication, children's environmental health and development, current environmental issues, environmental ethics and politics, global environmental issues

Pete Shear

Lecturer

Brian Tokar

Lecturer II

Areas of Interest: Social and environmental movements, climate justice, social ecology, GMOs and food justice

Christine Vatovec

Research Assistant Professor

Areas of Interest: Environmental health, socio-ecological consequences of medical care, health benefits of nature contact, qualitative methods

Dan Wells

Lecturer

Alumni Profiles

Lou Borie '77

Executive Director, Vermont Natural Resources Board

Susan Clark '83

Author, facilitator, community consultant

Tristam Coffin '07

Internal Sustainability Consultant, Whole Foods Market

Michael Crowley '02

Senior Program Manager, Institute for Sustainable Communities

Kerry Duggan '00

Director of Legislative, Regulatory, and Urban Affairs, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy

Rachel Jolly '94

Director of Women’s Programs, Vermont Works for Women

Laura Pagliarulo '02

Green Products Specialist, Washington Gas Energy Services

Eric Palola '82

Executive Director, Guanacaste Dry Forest Conservation Fund

Richard Wallace '88

Professor and Chair, Environmental Studies, Ursinus College

Erik Wallenberg '03

Doctoral Student in History, CUNY - NYC

Student Profiles

Erica Andrus '14

ENVS major in the College of Arts and Sciences, concentrating in Food, Land, and Community, with a double minor in sustainable landscape horticulture and French

Jennifer Attig, December '13

ENVS major in the College of Arts and Sciences with a concentration in environment and health, and a minor in sociology

Jack Markoski '14

ENVS major Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, concentrating in Ecology and Conservation, with a minor in Wildlife Biology

Emily McLean '16

ENVS major in the College of Arts and Sciences, concentrating in Environmental Policy and Development, with a double-minor in business administration and nutrition and food science

James Ridgely '13

ENVS major, concentrating in Ecology and Concentration, with a minor in History

Sabrina Smits '14

Double major of ENVS and Forestry in the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources

Navah Stein '15

ENVS major in the College of Arts and Sciences, concentrating in Culture, Justice and Sustainable Development, with a double minor in Anthropology and Geography

Alex Weiss '15

ENVS major in the College of Arts and Sciences, concentraing in Food, Land, and Community, with a minor in either Food Systems or Geography

Claire Wiggin '16

ENVS major in Rubenstein School of Environment Natural Resources, concentrating in Food, Land, and Community, with a double minor in Ecological Agriculture and Women and Gender Studies