University of Vermont

Stephanie Kaza

Stephanie Kaza

Professor Emerita of Environmental Studies

Environmental Program profile:

Areas of Interest

Buddhist environmental thought, campus sustainability, ecofeminism, environmental justice, unlearning consumerism, nature writing, and environmental philosophy

Dr. Stephanie Kaza is Professor Emerita of Environmental Studies at the University of Vermont and former Director of the Environmental Program. She is the 2011 winner of the UVM George V. Kidder Outstanding Faculty Award for excellence in teaching. She co-founded the Environmental Council at University of Vermont, a campus-wide consortium on sustainability, and was the faculty director for the UVM Sustainability Faculty Fellows program.  She advised graduate and undergraduate research on sustainability related topics.   Dr. Kaza served on the Executive Councils of the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences and the national Council of Environmental Deans and Directors and was vice-president of the UVM Faculty Senate.


M. Div., Starr King School of Ministry, 1991
Ph.D. Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1979
M.A. Education, Stanford University, 1970
B.A. Biology, Oberlin College 1968

In the Media

Stephanie Kaza Retires from UVM and Leaves Enormous Environmental and Leadership Legacy, May 29, 2015

University of Vermont Emerita Citation