Environment & Sustainability Department

Scholarships

PLEASE NOTE: Scholarships associated with academic programs usually have a specific scholarship application form that can easily be obtained by contacting that academic program's office or visiting that academic program's web page.

If you have any questions, please contact the Financial Aid office at 970.943.3085 or 800.876.5309.

 Dolezal, Gary Memorial Scholarship

Gary Dolezal Memorial Scholarship Available to:

Men and women from high school seniors to college seniors. Must have been involved in scouting program and attained rank of First Class Scout; must be a graduate of a Western Slope high school. Gunnison High School graduates who meet the criteria will be given first preference.

Provided by:

The family in memory of Gary Dolezal, who was an example of scouting, citizenship and scholarship.

Amount: 

Award depends upon funds available.

Application: 

Complete and submit Western's Common Scholarship Application.

Selected by:

Gary Dolezal Scholarship Committee.

 Joseph A. Kastellic Scholarship

Joseph A. Kastellic Scholarship is Available to:

 Full-time students who are majoring in Environmental Studies, Environmental Biology or a related field. Must be junior level (60 credits) or above and have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Preference given to students with financial need who are residents of the Western Slope of Colorado and have expressed interest in a career in park operations/park management or a career in the earth sciences.

Environmental Studies Scholarship Provided by:

Barbara Kastellic and gifts from others to honor Joseph, who was the first Superintendent of the Black Canyon National Monument from 1975-1984.

Amount: Award depends on funds available.

Application: Complete and submit The Joseph A. Kastellic Scholarship application which is available in the Office of Financial Aid. A recommendation and a one page essay will be needed to complete the application.

Find out more about Western's Environmental Studies Program at www.western.edu/environmental-studies

 Mahaffey Environmental Studies Scholarship

Mahaffey Environmental Studies Scholarship is Available to:

Students who have demonstrated community involvement with environmental solutions, academic excellence and a dedication to mountain environments which could encompass recreational activity, personal connection, or service.

Environmental Studies Scholarship Provided by:

Jim and Dianne Mahaffey.

Amount: Award depends on funds available.

Scholarship Recipient Selected by:

Environment & Sustainability Council.

Application: Application and deadline information available on the ENVS web page. Or contact the Director of Environment & Sustainability Program (970) 943-3162 - Kelley Hall 240

Find out more about Western's Environmental Studies Program at www.western.edu/environmental-studies

 Martin, Mike Memorial Scholarship

Martin, Mike Memorial Scholarship is Available to:

Environment & Sustainability majors who have a GPA of 3.0 or above. Preference will be given to a resident of Crested Butte, Colorado. If no applicants meet this requirement, preference will be given to a resident of Gunnison, Colorado. If no applicants meet the criteria, applicants must be a resident of Colorado.

Environmental & Sustainability Scholarship Provided by:

The Michael Martin Community Fund.

Amount: Award depends on funds available.

Scholarship Recipient Selected by:

Environment & Sustainability Council.

Application: Application and deadline information available on the ENVS web page. Or contact the Director of Environment & Sustainability Program. (970) 943-3162 - Kelley Hall 108

Find out more about Western's Environmental Studies Program at www.western.edu/environmental-studies

 Nauman, James D. Environmental Stewardship Scholarship

Nauman, James D. Environmental Studies Scholarship is Available to:

Full-time students majoring in Environment & Sustainability with a minimum of 30 credits at Western. Must have made a significant contribution towards environmental stewardship while at Western. Students must demonstrate academic achievement and progress towards ENVS major.

Environmental Studies Scholarship Provided by:

Dr. James Nauman, who attended Western from 1945-49.

Amount: Award depends on funds available (Anticipated award $500).

Scholarship Recipient Selected by:

Environment & Sustainability Council.

Application: Application and deadline information available on the ENVS web page. Or contact the Director of Environment & Sustainability Program. (970) 943-3162 - Kelley Hall 108

Find out more about Western's Environmental Studies Program at www.western.edu/environmental-studies

 Nauman, James D. Environmental Studies Scholarship - Freshmen

Nauman, James D. Environmental Studies Scholarship (Freshmen) Available to:

Must have applied and been admitted to Western Colorado University and have a demonstrated interest in pursuing a degree in Environment & Sustainability. Must be enrolled full-time. Preference given to students with financial need.

Freshmen Environmental Studies Scholarship Provided by:

Dr. James Nauman, who attended Western from 1945-49.

Amount: Award depends on funds available. (Anticipated award $500.00)

Scholarship Recipient Selected by:

Environment & Sustainability Council.

Application: Application and deadline information available on the ENVS web page. Or contact the Director of Environment & Sustainability Program. (970) 943-3162 - Kelley Hall 108

Find out more about Western's Environmental Studies Program at www.western.edu/environmental-studies

Where we live affects every aspect of our lives. Students in Western's Environment & Sustainability department examine the natural systems on which we depend and how we can conserve our place in the world – for now and our future.

 

Environment & Sustainability majors pursue truly cross-curricular studies, examining everything from Literature and Philosophy to Geology and Biology. Students seek balance points between science and the humanities – developing broad understandings for the future of mankind and its place on Earth.

The Environment & Sustainability department hosts key programs and events, such as the Headwaters Project, which each fall presents the Headwaters Conference, and the Colorado Water Workshop, convened at Western each summer.

Areas of Study: 

Directory

Faculty

Kevin Alexander headshot
Professor of Biology; Chair, Department of Natural and Environmental Sciences
B.A., University of Texas at Austin, Ph.D., University of North Texas
Phone: 970.943.3405
Office Location: Hurst Hall 143C
Melanie  Armstrong , Ph.D. headshot
Assistant Professor & Public Lands Coordinator
Phone:
Office Location: Kelley Hall 109
Robin A. Bingham headshot
Professor of Biology
B.A., University of Vermont, M.A., University of Colorado, Ph.D., University of Colorado
Phone: 970.943.3355
Office Location: Hurst Hall 222
Dr. D. Scott Borden headshot
Graduate Faculty, Master in Environmental Management (MEM); Adjunct Graduate Faculty, Outdoor Industry MBA; Coordinator of the Sustainable and Resilient Communities MEM Track; Resilience Studies Consortium Coordinator for Western Colorado University
B.A. Western Colorado 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 Vice President for Academic Affairs; Assistant Professor of Environment and Sustainability
B.S., University of Colorado Denver, M.B.A., University of Houston, Ph.D., University of Colorado Denver
Phone:
Office Location: Kelley Hall 104
Dr. Kate Clark headshot
Director 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
Phone:
Office Location: Kelley Hall 146
Jonathan Coop headshot
Assistant Professor
B.A., University of California–Santa Cruz, Biology, 1995, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin–Madison, Botany, 2005
Phone: 970.943.2565
Office Location: Kelley Hall 105
Philip L. Crossley headshot
Professor of Geography
B.A., Trinity Western University, M.A., University of Texas-Austin, Ph.D., University of Texas-Austin
Phone: 970.943.2800
Office Location: Kelley Hall 220
Brian Dalton headshot
Lecturer in Biology
B.A., Occidental College, Ph.D., University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Phone: 970.943.2287
Office Location: Hurst Hall 132
Jennie DeMarco, Ph.D. headshot
Lecturer in Environment and Sustainability
B.S., Northern Arizona University , Ph.D., University of Florida
Phone: 970.943.2013
Office Location: Leslie J. Savage Library 303
Matthew Ebbott headshot
Senior Lecturer in Recreation and Outdoor Education
B.A., John Carroll University, M.S., Western Illinois University
Phone: 970.943.2115
Office Location: Wright Gym 222
Suzanne Ewy, J.D. headshot
Coldharbour Chair in Environment & Sustainability, Executive Director, Coldharbour Institute
J.D., Seattle Law School, M.S.L., Vermont Law School, B.S., Fort Lewis College
Phone: 970.943.2023
Office Location: Kelley Hall 114A
Thomas Grant, Ph.D. headshot
Lecturer in Environment & Sustainability
B.S., University of Denver, M.S., University of Colorado Denver, Ph.D., Colorado State University
Phone:
Office Location: Kelley Hall 114B
Karen Hausdoerffer, MFA headshot
Lecturer in Environment & Sustainability
B.A., Stanford University, M.F.A., University of Idaho
Phone:
Office Location: Kelley Hall 114B
Dr. John C. Hausdoerffer headshot
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
Mark High headshot
Lecturer in Teacher Education & PT
Phone:
Office Location:
Derek  D. Houston, Ph.D. headshot
Thornton Chair in Biology, Lecturer in Biology
B.S., Brigham Young University, M.S., Brigham Young University, Ph.D., University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Phone: 970.943.2269
Office Location: Hurst Hall 143B
Corinne Knapp, Ph.D. 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
Phone:
Office Location: Kelley Hall 106
Jack Lucido headshot
Professor of Communication Arts
B.A., Humboldt State University; , M.F.A., University of North Carolina-Greensboro.
Phone: (970) 943-3052
Office Location: Taylor Hall 212E
Patrick Magee headshot
Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S., Colorado State University, M.S., University of Missouri, Ph.D., University of Missouri
Phone: 970.943.7121
Office Location: Hurst Hall 143A
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
David W. Marchetti headshot
Professor of Geology
B.A., State University of New York, College at Geneseo; M.S., Ph.D., University of Utah.
Phone: (970) 943-2367
Office Location: Hurst Hall 224
Taryn Mead, Ph.D. headshot
Graduate Faculty
B.A., Western Colorado University, Ph.D., University of Exeter - UK
Phone:
Office Location: Kelly Hall 108
Dr. Brooke Moran headshot
MEM Graduate Faculty, Professor of Recreation and Outdoor Education; Adjunct Graduate Faculty, Outdoor Industry MBA
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
Lynn L. Sikkink, Ph.D. headshot
Professor of Anthropology
B.A., University of Colorado; , M.A., University of Minnesota, Ph.D., University of Minnesota.
Phone: 970.943.2062
Office Location: Hurst Hall 31C
Maria Boikova Struble headshot
Professor of Politics and Government
B.A., Louisiana State University, M.A., Arizona State University, Ph.D., Lancaster University
Phone: 970.943.3024
Office Location: Kelley Hall 204
Heather Thiessen-Reily headshot
Professor of History; Director Masters in Gallery Management and Exhibit Specialization
B.A., University of Saskatchewan, M.A., Flinders University of South Australia, Ph.D., Tulane University
Phone: 970.943.7128
Office Location: Kelley Hall 225
Sally Thode headshot
Lecturer in Environment & Sustainability
B.S., Colorado State University, M.S., Colorado State University
Phone:
Office Location: Kelley Hall 114A
Jessica Young, Ph.D. 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: Leslie J. Savage Library 120