My teaching most closely follows the writings of Paulo Freire, a Brazilian educator who developed critical pedagogy:


Teachers are facilitators, not authority figures

Students are learners who already have real-life experiences

Knowledge is something that is negotiated, contextual, and claimed, not deposited in the head.


With this in mind I involve students in exercises that encourage independent, creative thought. As a teacher, my goal is to get the students to do rather than simply absorb. In my classes I also want students to think beyond the theoretical to real-life applications. How will they come to use this in the real world?


Courses Im teaching:




ERE 425 / 625: Ecosystem Restoration Design





ERE 275: Ecological Engineering


ERE 405 / 625: Sustainable Engineering




Assistant Professor of Ecological Engineering

Stewart Anthony waller diemont


421 Baker

State University of New York

College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Department of Environmental Resources Engineering

Syracuse, New York




402 Baker

1 Forestry Drive

Syracuse, NY 13210



Phone: 1-315-470-4707

Fax: 1-315-470-6958