Environmental Studies at UVM

Vikke Jas

Lecturer

Environmental Program

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Areas of Interest: 

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

Bio: 

Dr. Jas is an instructor at the University of Vermont and the Vermont College system. She teaches Greening Healthcare Systems, and Introduction to  Environmental Science. Dr. Jas is the principal of Victoria Jas, LLC, an environmental consulting practice that focuses on the sustainability needs of hospitals, as well as federal agencies involved in sustainability projects. Dr. Jas holds a doctorate in Environmental Studies from Antioch University, and is a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager. She designed, implemented and supervised Environmental Programs at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center from 1989 to 2005. Her programs have won several awards from the Environmental Protection Agency and Practice Greenhealth, an international organization focused on improving the environmental performance of hospitals around the world. Her doctoral research focused on the needs of smaller hospitals to learn environmental management and move toward environmental excellence, reducing their environmental footprint while maintaining the same level of patient care.

Education: 

  • Ph.D. Environmental Studies, Antioch University New England Graduate School, 2009
  • M.S. Resource Management and Administration, Antioch University New England Graduate School, 1990
  • B.S. Journalism, Castleton State College, 1984

Other Professional Affiliations: 

  • Certified Hazardous Materials Manager, license number 15174
  • 2008-2010 Senior Fellow, Environmental Leadership Program, Washington, D.C.
  • 1987 Executive Resident, National Fire Academy, Emmitsburg, Maryland