Professor of Sustainability Studies
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
My focus as a sustainability educator is on involving students and my community in transformative, sustainability-oriented learning and doing. The process involves defining and taking desired action that can authentically reconnect people with each other and the land. Students in my courses engage in transdisciplinary integration of academic disciplines and work to heal the divide between humans and nature that characterizes the modern worldview. 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.
Globalized political economy and its alternatives, grassroots economic and governance structures, industrialized culture and worldviews and their alternatives, sustainability education, transdisciplinarity in higher education, permaculture, service learning, sustainable leadership.
I am the author of the book Occupy Education: Living and Learning Sustainability (2012, Peter Lang) and a member of the Advisory Council for the Sustainability Curriculum Consortium (SCC).
I have served as guest editor for 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 have also served as guest editor for an issue of the journal Sustainability that addresses advances and innovations in sustainability education in colleges and universities. My article from that issue served as the basis for my SCC webinar on teaching sustainability competencies in higher education.
I am practicing beekeeper and permaculturist as well as a regular presenter at the annual AASHE conference. My CV is available online, and much of my published work is available at Academia.edu/TinaEvans.