Dean's Office | Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources | The University of Vermont(title)

At the Rubenstein School, we pride ourselves on our dedication to experiential learning, interdisciplinary research, and environmental justice. We provide students with a strong foundation in the natural and social social sciences, with an emphasis on skill-building and problem-solving.

Rubenstein School Deans and Support Staff

Peter Newman

Dean, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources • Professor

Jon Erickson

Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education • David Blittersdorf Professor of Sustainability Science & Policy

James "Jed" Murdoch

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs • Professor

Marie C. Vea

Assistant Dean for Student Services and Staff Development

Rose Feenan

Assistant Dean for Business Operations

Alayna Howard

Communications Lead

Chelsea Chu

Executive Assistant to the Dean

Board of Advisors

The Rubenstein School Board of Advisors includes invited alumni, parents, donors, students, partners, and friends of the School.

Board of Advisors

More from the Dean's Office

Dean's List


Students who complete 12 or more credit hours in courses in which grades of A, B, C, D or F have been given, who obtain a semester grade point average of at least 3.0, and who stand in the top 20 percent of their class in the Rubenstein School are placed on the Dean's List for that semester. These students receive a letter from the Dean indicating their attainment of this honor.

Community Awards


Each spring, the Rubenstein School honors community members with annual School awards and recognizes those who have received external awards during the year.