I am an aquatic ecologist with a passion for education. My research has ranged from morphological studies of intertidal fishes in the Gulf of California to the early lives of fishes in northeastern US rivers and from the sustainability of freshwater ecosystems to global fisheries management. The thread that runs through this research and my teaching is the desire to understand enough about the lives of the wonderful creatures below the waterline that we learn to live with them sustainably.
I have been with the Green Mountain masters programs from the beginning. I had the good fortune to chair the interdisciplinary faculty task-force that decided how the College could translate the faculty’s intense place-based personal interaction with students into the online classroom. We crafted programs that reflected the College’s nationally recognized leadership in sustainability and the environment. Our program aims to help students create deep connection to and understanding of their own bioregion and to produce the feel of a residential program at a distance.
Green Mountain College’s faculty expertise combined with our committed graduate student body produces a dynamic and exciting learning community. Although we gather physically only once a year, you will find the group is always available for brainstorming and problem solving. Each course builds additional skills, knowledge, and connections; you will develop professional networks and personal friendships that will last your lifetime. You will find yourself with intellectual tools that you can apply to environmental issues anywhere, though during your study you will apply them first in your own current bioregion.
Whether you are embarking on a new career direction or wish to develop new perspectives as a career professional, I invite you to join our campus and online community.
MSES Program Director
Ph.D., University of Arizona