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Faculty Profile
Andrea Parker

Andrea Parker

Associate Professor

216 Baker Laboratory


Dr. Andrea Feldpausch-Parker Website


  • Postdoc, Texas A&M University (Energy and Communication), 2010-2011
  • Ph.D., Texas A&M University (Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences), 2010
  • M.S., Texas A&M University (Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences), 2006
  • B.S., Michigan State University (Environmental Biology/Zoology), 2003
  • B.S., Michigan State University (Fisheries and Wildlife), 2003

Research Interests

  • Environmental and Science Communication
  • Public Participation in Environmental Decision-Making
  • Environmental and Natural Resources Conflict
  • Environmental Social Movements
  • Energy Democracy and Communication

Courses Taught

Undergraduate Courses:

  • EST 255: Research Methods in Environmental Studies (Spring)
  • EST 493: Environmental Communication Workshop (Spring)

Graduate Coures:

  • EST 608: Environmental Advocacy Campaigns and Conflict Resolution (Fall)
  • EST 696: Professional Development Seminar (Fall)

Selected Publications

Peer Reviewed Edited Book in Production (under contract)

  • Feldpausch-Parker, A. M., D. Endres, T. R. Peterson and S. Gomez, editors. Routledge Handbook of Energy Democracy. Routledge, Oxfordshire, UK.

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Co-Guest Editor for Research Topic: Energy Democracy in Frontiers in Communication (

Co-Guest Editor for Special Journal Issue: Communicating Hydrofracking in Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture (Issue 3, pgs. 289-394)

 Peer Reviewed Edited Book

Peer Reviewed Book Chapters

 Peer Reviewed Encyclopedia Entries

 Published Conference Proceedings

Current Graduate Advisees

Emily BernalEmily Bernal

  • Degree Sought: MPS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Parker
  • Area of Study: Environmental Studies

Shumaila BhattiShumaila Bhatti

  • Degree Sought: PHD
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Parker and Kristiansen
  • Area of Study: ESC Water & Wetland Resource Studies

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Personal Statement
I graduated from International Islamic University Islamabad, Pakistan in 2015 with BS in Environmental Sciences. My previous affiliations include working with WWF-Pakistan, IUCN, Pakistan EPA, National Agriculture Research Council, and Environmental Watch Trust.

Graduate Research Topic
Streamflow, drought and/or flood prediction in areas with little or no data.

Favorite Quote
There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is society, where non intrudes, By the deep sea and music in its roar, I love not man the less, but nature more. ~Lord Byron

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Grace FinocchiaroGrace Finocchiaro

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Sonnenfeld and Parker
  • Area of Study: ENS Environmental Policy

Graduate Research Topic
Discrepancies between International Priorities and Local Realities: The Complex Socio-political Landscape of Marine Turtle Conservation Policy and Protection in El Salvador

Violet Jensen-MoultonViolet Jensen-Moulton

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Parker
  • Area of Study: Environmental Science

Nick LohretNick Lohret

  • Degree Sought: MPS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Parker

Brianna LounsburyBrianna Lounsbury

  • Degree Sought: MPS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Parker
  • Area of Study: ENS Environmental Policy

Terra RentzTerra Rentz

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Frair and Parker
  • Area of Study: EFB Fish & Wildlife Biology & Management

Graduate Research Topic
Strengthening the Public Trust: Management Effectiveness of State Fish and Wildlife Agencies

Favorite Quote
"Like the resource it seeks to protect, wildlife conservation must be dynamic. Changing as conditions change, seeking always to become more effective." (Rachel Carson, Silent Spring)

Katie StoreyKatie Storey

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Vidon and Parker
  • Area of Study: ENS Environmental Policy

Personal Statement
Katie obtained a BA in Liberal Studies, BA in Modern Languages & Literatures, and Minor in History at Montana State University, where she was first exposed to research. Her passions include social justice and national parks, and she hopes to form her post-graduate research around the biases in historical representation and promotional media in Adirondack Park. When she�s not reading journal after journal, she enjoys kayaking, scenic walks, analyzing French literature, and cuddling with her bossy cat.

Graduate Research Topic
The thematic area will include the presentation of Adirondack Park history by various institutions and subpublics throughout the Syracuse area; in doing so, I will identify common perceptions of Park history that may or may not contribute to exclusionary visitation experiences, as well as the limitation of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) representation.