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Speakers & Topics

Contact: Tom Mauhs-Pugh, (802) 287-8392

Speakers

    Dr. Thomas Mauhs-Pugh, Dean of the Faculty; Professor of Education

      Presentation topics include:

      • Education policy, history and philosophy

    Dr. William Throop, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs; Professor of Philosophy and Environmental Studies

      Presentation topics include:

      • Ethics, Environmental Ethics, Science, Technology and Society, Theory and Knowledge

      Presentation titles include:

      • "The Healer and The Gardner: Two Paradigms of Ecological Restoration"

      • "Plain Members of the Biotic Community; Leopold's Land Ethic"

      • "Educating Citizens, Animals and Ecosystems; Managing the Moral Dilemmas"

    Dr. Mitch Lescarbeau, Professor of English; Chair, Department of English, Philosophy, and Communications

      Presentation topics include:

      • Poetry and Literature

      Presentation titles include:

      • "Nature in Poetry"

      • "Romantic and Victorian Poetry"

      • "Modern American Poetry"

      • "Literature of the Sea"

    Dr. Laird Christensen, Associate Professor of English Literature and Environmental Studies

      Presentation topics include:

      • Environmental Literature, Native American Literature, Poetry, Intentional Communities, Bioregionalism

      Presentation titles include:

      • "Ecology and Religion; Writing the Watershed"

      • "Sacred Poetry in the Age of Ecology"

    Dr. Jim Wright, Associate Professor of Mathematics

      Presentation titles include:

      • "Topology of Mohiosstrips"

      • "Tangrams, Graph Theory and Connect the Dots"

      • "Electoral Reform"

      • "Mathematics of Voting"

    Dr. Meriel Brooks, Associate Professor of Biology; Director, Environmental Liberal Arts Program; Program Director of Biology

      Presentation topics include:

      • Management of Freshwater Ecosystems, Fish, Fisheries, Aquatics Ecology, Evolution, biology, Biotechnology, Bagpipes and Pipe Bands

      Presentations titles include:

      • "Assessing Ecological Risk in Agricultural Biotechnology"

      • "Is Fisheries Management Missing the Boat?"

      • " What's in your Water?" (for children)

    Dr. Thayer Raines, Professor of Recreation and Outdoor Studies

      Presentation topics include:

      • Avalanche Safety, Mountain Travel/Safety, Camping, Skiing, Adventure Recreation, Wellness and Fitness, Stress Reduction, Orienteering, Survival Training, Outdoor Recreation

      Presentation titles include:

      • "Selecting A Summer Camp For Your Child"

      • "Leisure in Your Life"

      • "Leisure Lifestyle Planning"

      • "Safe Winter Travel"

      • "Uses of Adventure Education"

      • "Effective Team Development"

      • "Building Self Esteem in Children"

      • "Survival Skills"

      • "Leave No Trace Trekking"

      • "Trekking with Children"

    To schedule a speaker, please contact Mary Jane Maxwell, (802) 287-8075. When you call, please have the following information available:

    • Your name, address, phone number

    • Your organization

    • The date, time and place of the meeting

    • The nature of the occasion and the age and size of the audience

    • The type and length of presentation you desire

    • The topic(s) you wish to be covered

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