Master in Environmental Management Department

Department Head: Dr. John C. Hausdoerffer
Administrator: Mandy Casteel-Denney

Department Mailing Address:

Western State Colorado University
Kelley Hall
1 Western Way
Gunnison, CO 81231

Department Phone Numbers:

Phone: 970.943.2248


Dr. Melanie  Armstrong  headshot
Assistant Professor & Public Lands Coordinator
Office Location: Kelley Hall 109
Dr. D. Scott Borden headshot
Graduate Faculty, Master in Environmental Management programs (MEM) & MBA in Outdoor Industry; Coordinator of the Sustainable and Resilient Communities MEM Track; 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 108
Dr. Abel Chávez headshot
Dean of Graduate Studies Associate VP for Academic Affairs Assistant Professor | Environment and Sustainability
BS, University of Colorado Denver, MBA, University of Houston, PhD, University of Colorado Denver
Office Location: Kelley Hall 104
Dr. Kate Clark headshot
Directory of Undergraduate Environment and Sustainability Program; Graduate Faculty in Master in Environmental Management programs, Environment and Sustainability and Sociology programs
B.A., James Madison University, M.S. University of Colorado Boulder, Ph.D. Environmental Studies University of Colorado Boulder
Office Location: Kelley Hall 146
Jonathan Coop headshot
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
Dr. Luke Danielson headshot
PLRM - Lecturer; Clark Sustainable Development Chair, MEM Graduate Faculty
BA Economics Antioch College, JD University of California School of Law
Phone: 970.641.4605
Office Location: Borick Business Building 254
Luke  Danielson headshot
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
Dr. Jennie DeMarco headshot
Lecturer in Environment and Sustainability
B.S. Northern Arizona University , Ph.D University of Florida
Phone: 970-943-2013
Office Location: LIB 303
Dr. Dave Ellerbroek headshot
Graduate Faculty for Sustainability Transistions
BA Geophysics, University of Colorado, Boulder CO, MS Environmental Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Golden CO, Ph.D. Environmental Engineering, Colorado State University, Fort Collins CO
Office Location:
Suzanne Ewy, JD headshot
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. Thomas Grant headshot
Lecturer in Environment & Sustainability
B.S., University of Denver, M.S., University of Colorado Denver, Ph.D., Colorado State University
Office Location: Kelley Hall 114B
Dr. John C. Hausdoerffer headshot
Founding Dean, School of Environment & Sustainability
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 142
Karen Hausdoerffer, MFA headshot
Lecturer in Environment & Sustainability
B.A., Stanford University, MFA, University of Idaho
Office Location: Kelley Hall 114B
Dr. Corinne Knapp headshot
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
Office Location: Kelley Hall 106
Salif P. Mahamane headshot
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
Dr. Taryn Mead headshot
Graduate Faculty
BA's, Westen State Colorado University, PhD, University of Exeter, UK
Office Location: Kelly 108
Dr. Brooke Moran headshot
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 headshot
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 headshot
Lecturer in Environment & Sustainability
B.S. Colorado State University, M.S. Colorado State University
Office Location: Kelley Hall 114A
Dr. Jessica Young headshot
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