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


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

Alicia Daniel


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

Heather Fitzgerald


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

Eric Garza


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

Jody Prescott


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, climate change, ethics and cyber.

Pete Shear


Brian Tokar

Lecturer II

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

Dan Wells