My leadership experience includes serving as Executive Director of the Earth Leadership Program, which is a global program focused on sustainability leadership; as the top-level scientific authority for the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON); directing a large interdisciplinary environmental studies program; and serving as founding director of a community engagement center focused on sustainable landscapes and communities. My interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching focus on human-environment interactions in urban and wild landscapes. My research emphasizes the impacts of habitat loss, fragmentation, and restoration on the persistence of native species, communities, and ecosystems, and is particularly relevant to the interface between environmental science, policy and planning regarding endangered species and habitat protection.
ENVS 1000 - Introduction to Environmental Studies
Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
Surveys environmental studies, examining ecological, socioeconomic, political, aesthetic, and technological factors that influence the quality of life on Earth. Required for ENVS majors.
ENVS 4100 - Special Topics in Environmental Studies
Various topics not normally covered in the curriculum: offered depending on student demand and specialties of faculty. Applied to specialization requirement for Environmental Studies major. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours, provided the topics vary.
ENVS 4850 - ENVS Honors Thesis Research
To be taken in final academic year prior to graduation. Consists of honors research and thesis preparation under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Department enforced restriction: Requires a minimum 3.3 GPA and a declared ENVS major and approval by departmental honors committee.