Master in Environmental Management Department

Using the ecological diversity, natural resource wealth and emerging sustainable community movements of the Colorado Rockies as its central classroom, Western’s MEM offers interdisciplinary training for building environmental and community resilience in three tracks: Integrative and Public Land ManagementSustainable and Resilient Communities, and Global Sustainability. We are different from your typical master's program, offering a masters project and portfolio tailored to your environmental career vision, a distance exception for bringing in professional and global perspectives, and a commitment to hands-on learning through block scheduling.


 

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Faculty & Staff

Faculty

Melanie
Assistant Professor & Public Lands Coordinator
Phone:
Office Location: Kelley Hall 109
Lecturer, Department of Environment & Sustainability; Graduate Faculty, Masters in Environmental Management; Marketing Coordinator, School of Environment & Sustainability; Resilience Studies Consortium Coordinator for Western State Colorado University
B.A., Western State Colordao University , M.A., Prescott College, Ph.D., University of Exeter
Phone: (970) 943-2294
Office Location: Kelley Hall 207
Dr. Abel Chavez
Assistant Professor of Environment & Sustainability, and Sustainable & Resilient Communities MEM Coordinator
BS, University of Colorado Denver, MBA, University of Houston, PhD, University of Colorado Denver
Phone:
Office Location: Kelley Hall 104
Katherine A Clark
Lecturer in Environment & Sustainability
B.A., James Madison University, M.S. University of Colorado Boulder, Ph.D. Environmental Studies University of Colorado Boulder
Phone:
Office Location: Kelley Hall 226
Dr. Jonathan Coop
Assistant Professor
B.A., Biology, University of California–Santa Cruz, 1995, Ph.D., Botany, University of Wisconsin–Madison, 2005
Phone: (970) 943-2565
Office Location: Kelly Hall 105
Clark Sustainable Development Chair in Environment and Sustainability
JD, University of California School of Law, B.A., Antioch College
Phone: (303) 912 0855
Office Location: Kelley 206
Jennie DeMarco
Lecturer in Environment and Sustainability
B.S. Northern Arizona University , Ph.D University of Florida
Phone: 970-943-2013
Office Location: LIB 303
Coldharbour Chair in Environment & Sustainability, Executive Director, Coldharbour Institute
Seattle Law School, JD, Vermont Law School, MSL, Fort Lewis College, BS
Phone: 970.943.2023
Office Location: Kelley Hall 114A
Dr. John C. Hausdoerffer
Professor and Director of the Master of Environmental Management Program; Professor of Env Sustainability & Philosophy; Director, Headwaters Project
B.A., Western State Colorado University; , M.A., St. John's College; , Ph.D., Washington State University.
Phone: (970) 943-3450
Office Location: Kelley Hall 107
Karen Hausdoerffer
Lecturer in Environment & Sustainability
B.A., Stanford University, MFA, University of Idaho
Phone:
Office Location: Kelley Hall 114B
Dr. Corinne Knapp
Assistant Professor of Environment & Sustainability, and Integrative and Public Land Management MEM Coordinator
B.A., University of Colorado, M.S., Colorado State University, Ph.D., University of Alaska
Phone:
Office Location: Kelley Hall 106
Salif P. Mahamane
Assistant Professor of Psychology; Graduate Faculty, MEM
B.A., Baylor University, M.S., New Mexico Highlands University, Doctoral Candidate, Utah State University
Phone: 970-943-7037
Office Location: Kelley 240
MEM Graduate Faculty, Professor of Recreation and Outdoor Education
B.S., University of New Hampshire; , M.A., Harvard Graduate School of Education;, Ph.D., University of New Hampshire.
Phone: (970) 943-2118
Office Location: Wright Gym 223
Dr. Jeff Sellen
Director of Environment & Sustainability, Assistant professor of Environment & Sustainability, Director of the Colorado Water Workshop
B.A., Wartburg College; , M.A., University of Nebraska-Omaha;, Ph.D., Washington State University.
Phone: (970) 943-3162
Office Location: Kelley Hall 104
Sally Thode
Lecturer in Environment & Sustainability
B.S. Colorado State University, M.S. Colorado State University
Phone:
Office Location: Kelley Hall 114A
Dr. Jessica Young
Global Coordinator, Associate Professor of Environment and Sustainability
B.A., University of California San Diego, Ph.D. Purdue University
Phone: 970-943-2195
Office Location: Library 120