Environmental Communication
Graduate Area of Study

This study area addresses the communicative dynamics of the formation of attitudes. It includes decision making, public policy, public participation, campaign development, organizational effectiveness, and conflict prevention and resolution, which all hinge on the ability of participants to communicate and use information effectively, strategically and ethically. Environmental Studies students with this option will be prepared to enter diverse arenas of industry, non-government organizations and government structures well equipped to facilitate and participate in effective interactions among individual citizens, non-government organizations, publics, agencies, bureaucracies, scientists and others. They will have the skills and knowledge that will allow them to choose the more appropriate and effective process structures and strategies to reach objectives.

Environmental Communication Faculty





Collins, Mary B.socio-environmental systems; environmental health inequality; environmental justice; environmental sociology; environmental risk perception; computational quantitative methods; Bayesian modeling; disproportionality; industrial pollution policy and health mbcollin@esf.edu106 Marshall Hall
Hirsch, Paul D.integrative thinking and problem-solving, water planning, biodiversity conservation, science-policy interface, environmental thought and ethics, policy analysis, public participation and decision-making, environmental valuation, complexity, participant-observation and survey methods, discourse analysis, environmental policy, climate governance, policy science 114 Marshall Hall
Luzadis, Valerie A.ecological economics, ecosystem services, policy, social and recreational dimensions, forest management for renewable energy, watershed management, natural resources policy and values, sustainable development, renewable energy, participatory decision-makingvluzadis@esf.edu206 Bray Hall
Moran, Sharon D.environmental policy, human dimensions of water/wastewater issues, political ecology, environment-society relations, green and innovative technologies, environmental issues in post-communist countries, qualitative research methods, gender and nature, sustainability indicators, emergent technologies, environmental justice, ethical frameworks in public policysmoran@esf.edu220 Marshall Hall
Feldpausch-Parker, Andrea M.environmental communication; science and technology communication; wildlife conservation and policy; climate change mitigation and adaptation discourse and decision-making; environmental advocacy; environmental and natural resources conflict management; qualitative and critical methods; program evaluation methods; conflict; public participation; energy;wildlife 108A Marshall Hall
Selfa, Theresaenvironmental sociology, rural sociology, sociology of agriculture, sociology of development, political sociology, qualitative methods, comparative-historical methods, biofuels, land use planning, water policy and 219 Marshall Hall
Vidon, Elizabeth S.environmental ethics and values; environmental thought and ontologies; tourism geographies; political ecology; wilderness and environmental perception; Native American and indigenous peoples' environmental issues; epistemology/nature of knowledge(s). 108B Marshall Hall

Graduate Students in Environmental Communication

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