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2011-2012 Catalog 
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Environmental Education, Non-Thesis, MEd

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Huxley College of the Environment

Graduate Faculty

Abel, Troy D., PhD, environmental policy, conservation politics, civic environmentalism, policy analysis, globalization and environment.
Bach, Andrew J., PhD, physical geography, geomorphology, soils and weathering, geoarcheology.
Berardi, Gigi, PhD, resources management, agroecology, international community development, food security, all-hazards planning.
Bingham, Brian L., PhD, invertebrate biology, marine ecology, experimental design.
Bodensteiner, Leo R., PhD, fish ecology.
Buckley, Patrick H., PhD, economic and development geography, quantitative methods, GIS, environmental issues in Japan and China, quality of life, transborder environmental issues.
Bunn, Andrew G., PhD, climate change, paleoecology, energy, ecological models.
Cancilla, Devon A., PhD, environmental chemistry, environmental toxicology, chemical ecology.
Helfield, James M., PhD, ecology of rivers and riparian forests, terrestrialaquatic ecosystem linkages, watershed management and restoration.
Homann, Peter S., PhD, biogeochemistry, soil sciences, forest ecology.
Landis, Wayne G., PhD, environmental toxicology, population biology, risk assessment.
Matthews, Robin A., PhD, freshwater ecology, aquatic toxicology, statistical ecology.
McLaughlin, John F., PhD, terrestrial ecology, population biology, conservation biology.
Medler, Michael J., PhD, biogeography, GIS, remote sensing, forest fire and wilderness management.
Melious, Jean O., JD, environmental and land use law and policy, international environmental policy.
Miles, John C., PhD, environmental education and history, public lands management.
Miles, Scott B., PhD, sustainable development for risk reduction, social vulnerability, community disaster recovery, local self reliance.
Mookherjee, Debnath, PhD, comparative urbanization, regional development and planning, developing countries.
Myers, O. Eugene, PhD, environmental education, conservation psychology, human ecology, environmental history and ethics.
Rossiter, David A., PhD, Canada, cultural-historical geographies, political ecologies.
Rybczyk, John M., PhD, wetland ecology and management, ecosystem modeling, global climate change.
Shull, David H., PhD, structure and function of marine benthic communities, pollution and marine ecosystems.
Smith, Bradley F., PhD, global environmental policy, sustainable development.
Sofield, Ruth M., PhD, aquatic toxicology, biochemical and genetic toxicology, environmental chemistry.
Stangl, Paul A., PhD, pedestrian planning, new urbanism, urban landscapes, memory and meaning; Europe and Berlin.
Sulkin, Stephen D., PhD, invertebrate biology, larval ecology.
Terich, Thomas A., PhD, shoreline processes, natural hazards and geomorphology.
Wallin, David O., PhD, terrestrial ecology, forest ecosystems.
Wang, Grace A., PhD, natural resource policy, cultural resources management, community-based forestry.
Zaferatos, Nicholas C., PhD, community and environmental planning, sustainable development, European environmental policy, Native American political development.

Program Advisor: Dr. John C. Miles


The program prepares environmental educators for settings outside the formal classroom, especially in not-for-profit organizations.

Environmental education may occur in formal classrooms, nature centers, outdoor and environmental education programs, government agency programs or in many other settings. The content of the program may include science, history, the arts or many other disciplines. The philosophy of environmental education at Huxley College is that it is to be broad and inclusive. Graduate students are expected to identify the path they wish to take in studying the field, and build their emphasis around a set of program requirements. The residency option is aimed at students who will approach environmental education in settings outside the formal classroom, especially in not-for-profit organizations. The option involves a partnership with the North Cascades Institute, which awards a certificate in Nonprofit Administration and Leadership for completion of the professional residency. The thesis/field project option serves teachers and others who wish to develop background and skill to incorporate environmental education into their educational work. All graduate students are expected to develop and implement creative projects that will aid their own teaching with the guidance and advice of the program advisor and other teachers.


All applicants should have experience in the field of environmental education and a basic background in natural history. Each applicant’s background will be examined to determine if additional preparation is needed.

Application Information

Deadline: Please refer to Graduate School deadline dates. This program specialization admits students for any quarter, but fall quarter is the best time to begin so that students in this option may go through the core program with students from the Residency option.

Supporting Materials:

  • Graduate Record Exam or Miller Analogies Test; applicants with advanced degrees are not required to submit test scores
  • One- to two-page statement of purpose

Program Requirements (47-53 credits)

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