Environmental Studies at UVM

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 II

Areas of Interest: Systems thinking, systems modeling

Jody Prescott

Adjunct Professor

Areas of Interest: Retired U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps officer whose current research and writing focuses on four major evolving international security topics: gender, the environment, ethics and cyber.

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

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

Dan Wells

Lecturer