Environmental Studies at UVM

Core/Emeriti Faculty & Staff

Core Faculty & Staff

Katharine (Kit) Anderson

Senior Lecturer, Advisor

Areas of Interest: Nature-society relationships, cultural geography, ethnobotany, traditional storytelling, contemplative practices in higher education

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

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

Brendan Fisher

Associate Professor

Areas of Interest: Biodiversity conservation, conservation and human livelihoods, environmental economics, environment, equity and justice, ecosystem services.

Rachelle Gould

Assistant Professor

Areas of Interest: Sustainability values, well-being, learning, policy, diversity, equity, and behavior.

Adrian Ivakhiv

Professor, Advisor

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

Laurie Kutner

Library Associate Professor

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

David Massell

Professor, Environmental Program Interim Director

Areas of Interest: Canadian history, Canadian-American relations, environmental history, resource development of the Canadian North, and North American Indians.

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

Trish O'Kane

Lecturer

Areas of Interest: Community organizing and action-research, environmental and social justice (racism, poverty and militarism), environmental education, ornithology and conservation, environmental journalism, and the public health benefits of nature-watching and birding (psychological ecosystem services).

Bindu Panikkar

Assistant Professor

Areas of Interest: Environmental health, community based research, environmental policy, Natural resources, Arctic environment and health, environmental health social movements, and environmental justice

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

Environmental Program Interim Associate Director, Lecturer, Advisor

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

Meg Taylor

Program Assistant

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

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

Thomas Hudspeth

Professor Emeritus of Environmental Studies and Natural Resources

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

Stephanie Kaza

Professor Emerita of Environmental Studies

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

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