My teaching prepares students for life in a world of local-global interconnections. Students learn valuable job skills in environmental science such as land and water resource management, mapping, fieldwork, and project design.
My research is collaborative and students play a key role. Current projects focus on forest carbon and the management of natural areas by institutes of higher education.
- voluntary conservation by private landowners
- environmental hazards of invasive species
- cannabis agriculture and its environmental impacts
- experiential teaching and learning in the field
Since 2012 I have served as Faculty Manager for Ithaca College Natural Lands (ICNL), a 561-acre conservation reserve system.
I am serving as ENVS Department Chair through summer 2024. I welcome inquiries from prospective students at any time.
Regular Course Offerings:
ENVS 110: The Environmental Crisis
ENVS 120: Environmental Sentinels (local environmental knowledge via wilderness skills)
ENVS 201 / 301 / 402: ICNL Student Land Stewardship Program
ENVS 220: Human-Environment Geography
ENVS 331: Land Resources
ENVS 331: Water Resources
ENVS 331: Trees and Forests of the World (political ecology of forest)