Environmental Education Research Area:

Refers to organized efforts to teach about how natural environments function and, particularly, how human beings can manage their behavior and ecosystems in order to live sustainably

Published Faculty:

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Theresa Coble, Ph.D., Ph.D.
E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor of Experiential and Family Education

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James H. Wilson, Ph.D., Ph.D.
Founders Professor

Jim has been a biologist, educator and administrator for most of his life. Raised in the hills of Northeast Missouri, he received his Bachelor's degree in biology and education from Northeast Missouri State and his MS and PhD degrees in plant ecology from Iowa State. Jim's major interests include environmental interpretation, experiential education and the interrelationship of people and the land. He has taught in the Midwest, Michigan and Colorado. Formerly with the Missouri Department of Conservation in endangered species, natural history and education, he helped develop and supervise natural history programs, nature centers and conservation education programs across the state.