Tina Lynn Evans, Ph.D.Professor of Sustainability Studies
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Location: Steamboat Springs Campus
Office: 109 Bristol Hall
- Ph.D. in Sustainability Education, Prescott College
- M.A. in Latin American Studies, Tulane University
- M.L.S. (Master of Library Science), University of Arizona
- B.A. in English and History, University of Arizona
I believe that fostering sustainable living is the most pressing challenge and opportunity of our time, and I find my work with students who share my interest and drive for a more equitable and healthy world to be exciting, creative, and fulfilling.
My focus as a professor for multiple sustainability courses is on involving students and community members in transformative, sustainability-oriented learning and doing. This process involves defining and taking desired action that can authentically reconnect people with each other and the land.
I also serve as the Faculty Director for the Bear Park Permaculture Center at the Steamboat Springs campus and the coordinator for the Permaculture Design (COC) program. At Bear Park, students and community members engage in applying sustainability through designing, creating, and caring for gardens, both outdoors and inside the four-season geodesic dome greenhouse. Students and visitors learn how to apply sustainability thinking and skills through practical, collaborative work at the intersection of natural and human-designed systems.
I was named faculty of the year at CMC in 2017.
RESEARCH and Practice INTERESTS
Permaculture, sustainable economics, social equity, democracy, alternatives to industrialized culture and worldviews, sustainability education, transdisciplinarity, sustainable leadership.
I am the author of the book Occupy Education: Living and Learning Sustainability (2012, Peter Lang) that focuses on sustainability as a concept and practice and on effective ways to teach sustainability.
I served as guest editor for an issue of the journal Sustainability focused on advances and innovations in sustainability education. My article from that issue, "Competencies and Pedagogies for Sustainability Education: A Roadmap for Sustainability Studies Program Development in Colleges and Universities", has received significant attention among sustainability educators.
I also guest edited an issue of the Journal of Sustainability Education focused on generating and maintaining hope and agency in sustainability education. My article from that issue titled "Finding Heart: Generating and Maintaining Hope and Agency through Sustainability Education" was awarded a national research award from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).
I am currently collaborating with the faculty of the Economics Department at the University of Guadalajara, Mexico, to assist them with revising their curriculum to be more transdisciplinary and sustainability-focused.
I am a native English speaker and a high-intermediate-level Spanish speaker. I enjoy speaking and working in Spanish whenever I get the chance.