UWSP Educational Sustainability Doctoral Directory

Ed.D. in Educational Sustainability DIRECTORY 2019

Introduction The Doctoral Program in Educational Sustainability explores social, environmental, and economic sustainability within an educational framework. Because of the interdisciplinary and global nature of the field, the School of Education (SOE) at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP) include SOE faculty, UWSP faculty and staff and broader affiliations of scholars and practitioners providing opportunities for scholarship and professional contributions in teaching, mentoring, serving on dissertation committees, and guest presenting. Through this program, students will not only engage in an opportunity to study with experts in their area of focus, the program will foster opportunities to engage with a network of sustainability educators.

The affiliate roles include: • Affiliate (Adjunct) Instructional Scholar • Affiliate Mentor Scholar • Applied Residency Project Professional • Dissertation Committee Chair • Dissertation Committee Member • Affiliate Guest Presenter

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Affiliate Scholar-Practitioner Program Directory 2018-19

Cohort 1............................................................................................................................ 4-25 Vic Akemann......................................................................................................................................... 4 Michael Aprill..................................................................................................................................... 6-7 Bo DeDeker........................................................................................................................................ 8-9 Jess L. Gaffney................................................................................................................................ 10-12 Aaron Kadoch................................................................................................................................. 12-13 Branden Lewis................................................................................................................................ 14-15 Lynn Payne..................................................................................................................................... 16-17 Liz Potter-Nelson............................................................................................................................ 18-19 Belinda Rudinger............................................................................................................................ 20-21 Kim Wahl........................................................................................................................................ 22-23 Xee Yang......................................................................................................................................... 24-25 Cohort 2.......................................................................................................................... 26-34 Yvonne Eaton...................................................................................................................................... 26 Thaddeus Kubisiak.............................................................................................................................. 27 Jie Li.................................................................................................................................................... 28 Jennifer Ortega................................................................................................................................... 29 Eleva Potter......................................................................................................................................... 30 Bethany Redbird................................................................................................................................. 31 Lyn Schafer.......................................................................................................................................... 32 Cindy Solinsky..................................................................................................................................... 33 Scott West........................................................................................................................................... 34 Cohort 3.......................................................................................................................... 36-37 Deborah Chabi.................................................................................................................................... 36 Tiphani Davis....................................................................................................................................... 36 Amanda Goetsch. ............................................................................................................................... 36 Sara Goldberg..................................................................................................................................... 36 Gloria L. Hess...................................................................................................................................... 36 Katherine Huang................................................................................................................................. 36 Beth Hyle-Worberts............................................................................................................................ 36 Rebecca John...................................................................................................................................... 37 Felicity (Rose) Kilmurray. .................................................................................................................... 37 Emily Norman..................................................................................................................................... 37 Desiree Reynolds. ............................................................................................................................... 37 Matthew Schroeder............................................................................................................................ 37 Zina Soltis............................................................................................................................................ 37 Adam Sturdevant................................................................................................................................ 37 Jim Wagner......................................................................................................................................... 37 Shari Wilson........................................................................................................................................ 37 Debra Young........................................................................................................................................ 37 Cohort 2 Group Photo........................................................................................................................ 38 Cohort 3 Group Photo........................................................................................................................ 39

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Vic Akemann Doctoral Student in Educational Sustainability Vic.Akemann@uwsp.edu Amherst Junction, Wisconsin

M.S.: Education (Experiential/Holistic/Environmental emphasis), UW-Stevens Point B.S.: Biology (Outdoor Education minor), Northland College Teacher Education Program, UW-Stevens Point

SCHOLAR MENTOR (EDSU 918) Pramod Parajuli, Ph.D. Ph.D. in International Development Education and Anthropology, Stanford University Adjunct Faculty, UW-Stevens Point Associate Core Faculty, Prescott College 503-969-7391 (mobile) pparajuli@uwsp.edu Expertise: anthropology, indigenous studies, political ecology, social movement theory, restorative practices, international development education

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Michael Aprill Doctoral Student in Educational Sustainability Michael.L.Aprill@uwsp.edu Plymouth, Wisconsin

M.S.: Curriculum & Instruction, UW-Milwaukee B.S.: Biology (Captive Wildlife Management minor), UW-Stevens Point

Post Bachelor’s: Education, UW-Milwaukee National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT)

SCHOLAR MENTOR (EDSU 918) Pramod Parajuli, Ph.D. Ph.D. in International Development Education and Anthropology, Stanford University Adjunct Faculty, UW-Stevens Point Associate Core Faculty, Prescott College 503-969-7391 (mobile) pparajuli@uwsp.edu Expertise: anthropology, indigenous studies, political ecology, social movement theory, restorative practices, international development education APPLIED RESIDENCY PROJECT (EDSU 919) Catherine Techtmann

M.S. Natural Resource Management University of Wisconsin-Extension 300 Taconite St., Courthouse, Hurley, WI 54534 cathy.techtmann@wisc.edu

715-561-2695 (office) 715-562-0050 (mobile)

Brief explanation of Project: Participant-Observer at the “Climate Strong! Professional Development Institute” July 7 to July 12, 2019. I will be assisting with the institute which will take place in Northern Wisconsin. It is based out of the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center in Ashland, Wisconsin. Activities will take place at the center and in the surrounding Bad River and Red Cliff tribal communities. As part of the residency, I will work closely with Cathy Techtmann, Environmental Outreach State Specialist and Professor of Community Development for the Community Development Institute at the University of Wisconsin, Division of Extension. The program is part of the “Climate Strong! Climate Leadership Initiative.” Rationale for Committee: Conducting a study with Indigenous people must take into consideration Indigenous ways. The composition of this committee includes Dr. Parajuli who is indigenous to Nepal and understands alternative philosophies and regenerative perspectives. Dr. Rice is of Mohawk and has experience working with Elders as knowledge keepers. Dr. Johns Danforth is Oneida and has worked with Wisconsin Indigenous people. These three have experience with culture and Indigenous philosophies. It is important to have members that will provide an insiders perspective. All members have experience working with teachers of science and/or social studies.

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DISSERTATION COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON Pramod Parajuli, Ph.D. Ph.D. in International Development Education and Anthropology, Stanford University Adjunct Faculty, UW-Stevens Point Associate Core Faculty, Prescott College 503-969-7391 (mobile) pparajuli@uwsp.edu Expertise: anthropology, indigenous studies, political ecology, social movement theory, restorative practices, international development education DISSERTATION COMMITTEE MEMBER Brian Rice, Ph.D. Ph.D. Aboriginal Traditional Knowledge Associate Professor, University of Manitoba 204-474-9565 (office) brian.rice@umanitoba.ca Expertise: Native American (Mohawk), Indigenous Studies, Religious Studies, Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK), Working with Indigenous Elders (Anishnawbe, Maya, Aztec, Inupiaq, Cayuga, Cherokee, Hawaiian, Miwok), Teaching Pre-service teachers (Indigenous Perspectives) DISSERTATION COMMITTEE MEMBER Pamela Johns Danforth, Ph.D. Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction (Literacy) & Second Languages & Cultures 920-606-5653 (mobile) john2428@umn.edu Expertise: Native American (Oneida), Indigenous Studies, Political Science, Elementary Education, Curriculum/Instruction, Second Languages & Culture, Cultural Scaring (Boarding Schools), Qualitative Studies (Interviews), Indigenous Cultural Specialist, Environmental Resource Board (Oneida Nation), Educate Preservice teachers/Social Studies DISSERTATION COMMITTEE MEMBER Joy O’Neil, Ph.D. Ph.D. in Sustainability Education, Prescott College UW-Stevens Point Director, Educational Sustainability Doctoral Program Assistant Professor 715-346-3292 (office) joneil@uwsp.edu Expertise: social and ecological sustainability, environmental science, language and culture, intra-actional pedagogies, program and curriculum development, systems thinking, relational learning, post structuralist research, transformative learning theory, adult learning theory, and sustainable food and water systems

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Bo DeDeker Doctoral Student in Educational Sustainability

bo.dedeker2@uwsp.edu Stevens Point, Wisconsin linkedin.com/in/bo-dedeker

MBA: Human Resources, UW-Oshkosh B.S.: Accounting, UW-Stevens Point Certified Public Accountant, Wisconsin

SCHOLAR MENTOR (EDSU 918) Ed Miller, Ph.D. Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Pittsburgh Professor UW-Stevens Point Co-Director of the Center for the Small City 715-346-3130 emiller@uwsp.edu Expertise: Political Science Analyst and daily contributor to Wall Street Journal APPLIED RESIDENCY PROJECT (EDSU 919) UIC Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy: I have been accepted to be in the 2019 class of the SISE Program in Chicago Illinois. uicsise.com. The Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy (SISE) is a two-week “boot camp” for future decision makers eager to join the sustainability and energy revolution happening around the globe. The program includes talks from business and academic organization around the globe on

sustainability. It also consists of site visits to sustainable facilities such as the Argonne National Lab. It also includes researching into real world concerns affecting our planet. The culmination of the program is a group project that tackles a real-world sustainable problem within a Chicago community that is then presented and ranked with the other groups. Description of Study (Names Next to Points of Support): My study will be to develop a reporting framework for smaller municipalities under a population of 50,000 on the Triple Bottom line of Sustainability. This framework will be categorized in a business framework modeled after the balanced scorecard (Robinson). I will also seek to study the process of quantifying the results of environmental, economic, and social impacts on a comparative basis in some economic fashion. (Segura III). The whole project will have to be developed in a way that successful implementation of policy will be possible within the guidelines of municipal organization. (Odogba).

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DISSERTATION COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON Ismaila Odogba, Ph.D. Ph.D. in Geography, University of Louisville UW-Stevens Point Assistant Professor of Geography

715-346-4451 (office) iodogba@uwsp.edu Expertise: includes urban policy, economic development, and regional systems DISSERTATION COMMITTEE MEMBER Simon Robinson Master’s – Holistic Science, Distinction, Schumacher College Holonomic Education, Holonomics Publishing Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder simon@holonomics.com.br transitionconsciousness.wordpress.com/about Expertise: includes change management, leadership, balanced scorecard, innovation and customer experience DISSERTATION COMMITTEE MEMBER Maria Moraes-Robinson Master’s – Marketing Administration – ESPM Post-graduate extension – Economics of Happiness – Schumacher College Co-author of Customer Experiences with Soul: A New Era in Design and Holonomics Chief Executive Officer maria@holonomics.com.br Expertise: includes the Balanced Scorecard, change management, business strategy, cultural transformation, customer experience, human values in education

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Jess L. Gaffney Doctoral Student in Educational Sustainability Jessica.L.Gaffney@uwsp.edu Stevens Point, Wisconsin

M.S.: Counseling (Higher Education emphasis), UW-Whitewater B.S.: Communicative Disorders, UW-Stevens Point National Certified Counselor (NCC)

SCHOLAR MENTOR (EDSU 918) Lindsay Bernhagen, Ph.D. Ph.D., Comparative Studies, The Ohio State University UW-Stevens Point Director, Center for Inclusive Teaching and Learning 715-346-3177 (office) lindsay.bernhagen@uwsp.edu

Expertise: includes critical theory, ethnography gender and sexuality studies, feminist theory, feminist and critical pedagogy, higher education, organizational development, course and curriculum development APPLIED RESIDENCY PROJECT (EDSU 919) Barbara Dodge, Ph.D., R.N. Director of University Advancement Lakeland University 920-565-1000 ext. 2153 (office) dodgeb@Lakeland.edu Expertise: includes industrial and organizational psychology, adult education, teaching methods, curriculum development, assessment, course and program development, student retention, organizational effectiveness and operations, non-profit and community organization leadership

Brief explanation of Project: During my Applied Residency Project I will be completing the research portion of my dissertation. Goals will include recruitment of participants, scheduling of interviews and conducting interviews with participants of the Women’s Leadership Institute at Lakeland University. Rationale for Committee: Committee members were selected based on background in feminist theory, higher education, curriculum and course design and transformative learning theory. Committee members bring a wide array of experiences that will inform my research and help guide me to fulfill the requirements of an Ed.D. in Educational Sustainability.

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DISSERTATION COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON Lindsay Bernhagen, Ph.D. Ph.D., Comparative Studies, The Ohio State University UW-Stevens Point Director, Center for Inclusive Teaching and Learning 715-346-3177 (office) lindsay.bernhagen@uwsp.edu

Expertise: includes critical theory, ethnography gender and sexuality studies, feminist theory, feminist and critical pedagogy, higher education, organizational development, course and curriculum development DISSERTATION COMMITTEE MEMBER Joy O’Neil, Ph.D. Ph.D. in Sustainability Education, Prescott College UW-Stevens Point Director, Educational Sustainability Doctoral Program Assistant Professor 715-346-3292 (office) joneil@uwsp.edu Expertise: social and ecological sustainability, environmental science, language and culture, intra-actional pedagogies, program and curriculum development, systems thinking, relational learning, post structuralist research, transformative learning theory, adult learning theory, and sustainable food and water systems DISSERTATION COMMITTEE MEMBER Henry St. Maurice, Ph.D. Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, UW-Madison UW-Stevens Point Professor Emeritus of Education hstmauri@uwsp.edu Expertise: includes English, special education, research methodology, curriculum, teaching and teaching education, place-based environmental literature, APA, editing

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Aaron Kadoch Doctoral Student in Educational Sustainability

Aaron.Kadoch@uwsp.edu Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Master’s of Architecture: The Frank Lloyd School of Architecture, Scottsdale, Arizona B.A. Fine Arts (International Studies minor), Davidson College

SCHOLAR MENTOR (EDSU 918) Joy O’Neil, Ph.D. Ph.D. in Sustainability Education, Prescott College UW-Stevens Point Director, Educational Sustainability Doctoral Program Assistant Professor 715-346-3292 (office) joneil@uwsp.edu

Expertise: social and ecological sustainability, environmental science, language and culture, intra-actional pedagogies, program and curriculum development, systems thinking, relational learning, post structuralist research, transformative learning theory, adult learning theory, and sustainable food and water systems APPLIED RESIDENCY PROJECT (EDSU 919) Recycling Connections: A nonprofit connecting people, resources, and communities to promote waste reduction, reuse, recycling and resource conservation. In the applied residency, I will be working with the community of recycling and waste practitioners and systems, at the UWSP recycling center and with Marathon County Solid Waste Facility to collect industry-specific field data. The data will be analyzed for its educational functionality, systemic knowledge gaps, and possible interventions. Recycling Connections 1100 Main Street-Ste 120 PO Box 91 Stevens Point, WI 54481 715-343-0722 Type of Research Intervention: This research will follow a phenomenological-metabolic and semiotic methodology resulting in a documentary-style process. I will observe people and production/ consumption/waste practices in their normal routines at work or home or in public, as people interact with material products. I will ask people to describe their interactions as they are happening. They will be photographed and/or video recorded, so that later, the data can be re-assembled into a media-based interactive-educational tool towards the crafting of an eco-language of and for material “Waste.” Brief Explanation of Project: I am conducting research about material products, their life cycle, and post-consumer life. The purposes of the research is to better understand how humans interact with consumer products, how they think about them, and how humans share a relationship with material waste streams, as consumers and producers of waste. The goal is to seek alternate and sustainable forms of communication about and for material interactions between environments and people.

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DISSERTATION COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON Joy O’Neil, Ph.D. Ph.D. in Sustainability Education, Prescott College UW-Stevens Point Director, Educational Sustainability Doctoral Program Assistant Professor 715-346-3292 (office) joneil@uwsp.edu

Expertise: social and ecological sustainability, environmental science, language and culture, intra-actional pedagogies, program and curriculum development, systems thinking, relational learning, post structuralist research, transformative learning theory, adult learning theory, and sustainable food and water systems DISSERTATION COMMITTEE MEMBER Henry St. Maurice, Ph.D. Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, UW-Madison UW-Stevens Point Professor Emeritus of Education hstmauri@uwsp.edu

Expertise: includes English, special education, research methodology, curriculum, teaching and teaching education, place-based environmental literature, APA, editing DISSERTATION COMMITTEE MEMBER Alex Ingersoll, Ph.D. Division of Communication UW-Stevens Point Expertise: communication theory and praxis, video semiotics and media production

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Branden Lewis Doctoral Student in Educational Sustainability Branden.J.Lewis@uwsp.edu Providence, Rhode Island MBA: International Organizational Leadership, Johnson & Wales University BS: Culinary Arts, Johnson & Wales University AAS: Culinary Arts, Johnson & Wales University

SCHOLAR MENTOR (EDSU 918) Joy O’Neil, Ph.D. Ph.D. in Sustainability Education, Prescott College UW-Stevens Point Director, Educational Sustainability Doctoral Program Assistant Professor 715-346-3292 (office) joneil@uwsp.edu

Expertise: social and ecological sustainability, environmental science, language and culture, intra-actional pedagogies, program and curriculum development, systems thinking, relational learning, post structuralist research, transformative learning theory, adult learning theory, and sustainable food and water systems APPLIED RESIDENCY PROJECT (EDSU 919) Cynthia Belliveau, Ed.D. Dean of Continuing Education University of Vermont

John Dewey Kitchen Institute: Experiential Learning & Education at University of Vermont (UVM). https://learn.uvm.edu/program/john-dewey-kitchen-institute

My anticipated applied residency project is taking place at the University of Vermont this summer, where I will be attending and observing an experiential education workshop for educators at the John Dewey Institute. The website describes the workshop as:

“The University of Vermont offers a 3-day, on-campus workshop – the John Dewey Kitchen Institute – applies John Dewey’s philosophy into our kitchen lab, as a way to emphasize experiential education, as an important pedagogical approach for teaching any subject. We draw from John Dewey’s philosophy of education and epistemology (theory of knowing) to inspire and guide our work together” (John Dewey, para. 2) Rationale for Committee: My committee provides depth of expertise relevant to my doctoral research inquiry. Dr. O’Neil’s experience in transformative sustainability education, living learning systems, and background in food and food related pedagogic inquiry, makes her an ideal fit as my mentor and chair. Dr. Lange’s expertise in transformative adult education, sustainability education, and long work with doctoral students and candidates makes her another essential member of my advisory team. Lastly, Michael Makuch is a fellow culinary educator and scholar. He also has intimate knowledge to the Sustainable Food Systems program my research helps inform. His anticipated doctoral defense is slated for the winter of 2019.

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DISSERTATION COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON Joy O’Neil, Ph.D. Ph.D. in Sustainability Education, Prescott College UW-Stevens Point Director, Educational Sustainability Doctoral Program Assistant Professor 715-346-3292 (office) joneil@uwsp.edu

Expertise: social and ecological sustainability, environmental science, language and culture, intra-actional pedagogies, program and curriculum development, systems thinking, relational learning, post structuralist research, transformative learning theory, adult learning theory, and sustainable food and water systems DISSERTATION COMMITTEE MEMBER Elizabeth Lange, Ph.D. Ph.D. in International/Intercultural Education – Adult Education, University of Alberta (Edmonton) St. Francis Xavier University Associate Professor e24lange@gmail.com 902-867-4697 elizabethlange.ca/fireweed-network

Expertise: transformative learning, sustainability education for adults, pedagogies for social change, and transcultural learning and immigration DISSERTATION COMMITTEE MEMBER Michael Makuch, M.A.T., CEC Doctoral Candidate in Teaching, Northeastern University Associate Professor & Department Chair College of Culinary Arts, Johnson & Wales University 401-598-2846 michael.makuch@jwu.edu Expertise: includes nutrition and community health, culinary arts, experiential education, and problem-based learning

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Lynn Payne Doctoral Student in Educational Sustainability Lynn.E.Payne@uwsp.edu Oshkosh, Wisconsin

M.S.: Continuing and Vocational Education, UW-Madison Bachelor of Liberal Studies (Business Education minor, Psychology emphasis), UW-Oshkosh

SCHOLAR MENTOR (EDSU 918) Pramod Parajuli, Ph.D. Ph.D. in International Development Education and Anthropology, Stanford University Adjunct Faculty, UW-Stevens Point Associate Core Faculty, Prescott College 503-969-7391 (mobile) pparajuli@uwsp.edu Expertise: anthropology, indigenous studies, political ecology, social movement theory, restorative practices, international development education APPLIED RESIDENCY PROJECT (EDSU 919) Deb Sommerhalder, E-RYT, CYT, CPT, Certified Peter Hess Sound Massage Practitioner Inner Sun Yoga Studio, LLC innersunyogastudio@gmail.com innersunyogastudio.com Brief explanation of Project: During my applied residency, I will be completing the research portion of my dissertation. This will include recruitment, scheduling and completing participant interviews, participant observation, guided/meditation and visualization and observation of participant yoga classes at Inner Sun Yoga Studio in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Research Description: This project will explore relationality as it is conceptualized and operationalized within one Yoga Studio in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The focus of research is on assessing whether and how these Yoga instructors and practitioners connect Yoga with enrichment of regenerative/sustainable selves and relationality. This research treats yoga as performativity and will explore the ways philosophical and physical practice of yoga is conceptualized, and intended to cultivate relationality in the continuum between practitioner’s her/his interiority and exteriority. Rationale for Committee: The composition of this committee include Dr. Parajuli who is indigenous to Nepal and understands alternative philosophies and regenerative perspectives. Dr. Uselman brings considerable knowledge and expertise of alternative health and wellness modalities. Dr. Bueno has experience as a Yoga Instructor/Practitioner and recognizes the need for incorporating embodied learning to the classroom. All members have experience in higher education and regenerative perspectives.

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DISSERTATION COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON Pramod Parajuli, Ph.D. Ph.D. in International Development Education and Anthropology, Stanford University Adjunct Faculty, UW-Stevens Point Associate Core Faculty, Prescott College 503-969-7391 (mobile) pparajuli@uwsp.edu Expertise: anthropology, indigenous studies, political ecology, social movement theory, restorative practices, international development education DISSERTATION COMMITTEE MEMBER Sydney Bueno, Ph.D. Ph.D. in Education (Special Education emphasis); Clarement Graduate University, California Assistant Professor, UW-Stevens Point 715-346-4457 (office) sbueno@uwsp.edu Expertise: includes 200-hour Yoga Teacher and Wellness Champion Certification, incorporating mindfulness and yoga in the classroom, special education, access to higher education for first generation students with disabilities, teacher preparation and wellness DISSERTATION COMMITTEE MEMBER Kari Uselman, Ph.D. Ph.D. in Multilingual/Multicultural Education with an emphasis in Gereontology and Wellness Owner of Wellness Essentials LLC 920-410-4022 kari@wellnessessentialsllc.com Expertise: includes Craniosacral Therapy, Semato-Emotional Release, Quantum Biofeedback, Quantum Reflex Analysis, Sound Healing, Energy Medicine & Reiki Master Healer. Additional expertise in cation mudpacks for trauma remediation, Vastu BioEnergetics, structured water, singing bowls, complex homeopathy, and herbal support

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Liz Potter-Nelson Doctoral Student in Educational Sustainability Liz.Potter-Nelson@uwsp.edu Stevens Point, Wisconsin

M.A.T.: Science Education, Iowa State University B.S: Physics (Astronomy minor), Iowa State University Administrative Certification in Educational Leadership, Aurora University

SCHOLAR MENTOR (EDSU 918) Victor Nolet, Ph.D. Ph.D., University of Oregon Western Washington University Professor 360-650-7578 victor.nolet@wwu.edu Expertise: sustainability education, teacher preparation, social justice in education APPLIED RESIDENCY PROJECT (EDSU 919) Valerie Barske, Ph.D. Ph.D., University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign UW-Stevens Point Associate Professor and International Studies Coordinator 715-346-4058 (office) vbarske@uwsp.edu Expertise: East Asia, modern Japan, cultural history of Okinawa, women and gender studies, social history of empire, theories of the body and embodiment

Explanation of Applied Residency: For the Applied Residency (EDSU 920) my goal is to look at materials from courses in the General Education Program at UWSP which align with the Cultural and Environmental Awareness strand. The program outcomes for the General Education Program closely align with competencies, learning outcomes, and experiences stated in the literature for educational sustainability. However, much of the literature is still very theoretical and I would like to start understanding how this theory manifests itself in classroom experiences for any college-level student, before diving even deeper into the experiences of preservice teachers and their experiences in teacher education programs. Rationale for Committee: Teachers are change agents in helping to achieve sustainability within all aspects of education from kindergarten on up. My research will center around sustainability education in preservice teacher preparation programs in the United States to understand what is currently being done and pose potential ways to implement sustainability education so that it is not just one more thing added to an already full curriculum. The individuals on my committee have a strong history working in sustainability, teacher preparation or both. These individuals understand the complex nature of these fields, as well as an understanding of the expectations of K-12 education. They have all been classroom teachers and work with individuals in K-12 education in a variety of contexts.

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DISSERTATION COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON Paula DeHart, Ph.D. Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in social studies and computer education, UW-Madison UW-Stevens Point Professor of Education 715-346-4541 pdehart@uwsp.edu Expertise: includes teacher preparation, curriculum and instruction, program and curriculum assessment, understanding by design, social sustainability DISSERTATION COMMITTEE MEMBER Victor Nolet, Ph.D. Ph.D., University of Oregon Western Washington University Professor 360-650-7578 victor.nolet@wwu.edu Expertise: sustainability education, teacher preparation, social justice in education DISSERTATION COMMITTEE MEMBER Andrew Bernier, Ph.D. Ph.D. in Sustainability Education, Prescott College Arizona State University Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Walton Sustainability Fellowship Program, Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives 480-727-3088 andrew.bernier@asu.edu Expertise: includes sustainability education, integrating sustainability into K-12 curriculum, systems thinking, communication

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Belinda Rudinger Doctoral Student in Educational Sustainability Belinda.Rudinger@uwsp.edu Dallas, Texas

M.Ed.: Special Education (Specializing in Autism Intervention & Behavior Analysis), University of North Texas B.A.: Literature, University of North Texas Graduate Certificate: Education of Students with Visual Impairments, Stephen F. Austin

SCHOLAR MENTOR (EDSU 918) Kym Buchanan, Ph.D. Ph.D. in Learning, Technology, & Culture, Michigan State University UW-Stevens Point Associate Professor 715-346-2906 (office) kym.buchanan@uwsp.edu Expertise: includes motivation, positive psychology, and technology APPLIED RESIDENCY PROJECT (EDSU 919) Computers for the Blind in Dallas, Texas www.computersfortheblind.org Computers for the Blind is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and is approved as a tax-exempt, charitable organization. Working with their adult clients offers an opportunity to examine the effects of technology on autonomy, competence, and relatedness—the three components of self-determination theory.

According to their website, the mission of Computers for the Blind is: To open the world of information technology to persons who are blind or visually impaired by providing computer equipment, software and training. It is our hope that all with a visual impairment may experience the technology in a positive and productive manner. Specifically, we want to enable: • Ability to independently manage personal affairs. • Access to communication with others. • A learning environment where information is just a click away. • Employment opportunities by developing knowledge, skills, and marketable abilities.

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DISSERTATION COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON Kym Buchanan, Ph.D. Ph.D. in Learning, Technology, & Culture, Michigan State University UW-Stevens Point Associate Professor 715-346-2906 (office) kym.buchanan@uwsp.edu Expertise: includes motivation, positive psychology, and technology DISSERTATION COMMITTEE MEMBER Yiu-Ting Siu, Ph.D. Ph.D. in Special Education, University of California at Berkeley & San Francisco State University San Francisco State University Program Coordinator, Department of Special Education: Visual Impairments Program Assistant Professor 415-338-1080 ysiu@sfsu.edu Expertise: includes visual impairment, accessibility, and technology DISSERTATION COMMITTEE MEMBER Susan Miller Smedema, Ph.D.

Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Psychology, Educational Psychology, UW-Madison UW-Madison Department of Rehabilitation Psychology & Special Education Associate Professor, Certified Rehabilitation Counselor 608-265-0845 ssmedema@wisc.edu Expertise: includes psychosocial DISSERTATION PROPOSAL Beyond Access: Technology, Blindness, & Self-Determination This study is exploratory in nature, with the intent of gathering initial data on how technology mediates fulfillment of basic needs (competence, autonomy, relatedness) that are components of self- determination in the blind population. Both technology and self-determination are priorities for the field of education of individuals with visual impairments. This study seeks to expand current understanding of the mediating effect of technology upon users’ experiences of competence, autonomy, and relatedness. Self-Determination Theory has a long scholarly history and strong research base, and its definition of autonomy aligns closely to the definition of self-determination used by the field of education for individuals with visual impairment. Expanding this definition to include competence and relatedness should offer an expanded understanding of how to improve self-determination in the visually-impaired population.

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KimWahl Doctoral Student in Educational Sustainability

Kim.R.Wahl@uwsp.edu Mount Horeb, Wisconsin

M.S. in Education in Biology, UW-Stevens Point B.S.E. in Education, UW-Whitewater

SCHOLAR MENTOR (EDSU 918) Joy O’Neil, Ph.D. Ph.D. in Sustainability Education, Prescott College UW-Stevens Point Director, Educational Sustainability Doctoral Program Assistant Professor 715-346-3292 (office) joneil@uwsp.edu

Expertise: social and ecological sustainability, environmental science, language and culture, intra-actional pedagogies, program and curriculum development, systems thinking, relational learning, post structuralist research, transformative learning theory, adult learning theory, and sustainable food and water systems

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DISSERTATION COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON Joy O’Neil, Ph.D. Ph.D. in Sustainability Education, Prescott College UW-Stevens Point Director, Educational Sustainability Doctoral Program Assistant Professor 715-346-3292 (office) joneil@uwsp.edu

Expertise: social and ecological sustainability, environmental science, language and culture, intra-actional pedagogies, program and curriculum development, systems thinking, relational learning, post structuralist research, transformative learning theory, adult learning theory, and sustainable food and water systems DISSERTATION COMMITTEE MEMBER Elizabeth Lange, Ph.D. Ph.D. in International/Intercultural Education – Adult Education, University of Alberta (Edmonton) St. Francis Xavier University Associate Professor e24lange@gmail.com 902-867-4697 elizabethlange.ca/fireweed-network

Expertise: transformative learning, sustainability education for adults, pedagogies for social change, and transcultural learning and immigration DISSERTATION COMMITTEE MEMBER Randee Lipson Lawrence, Ph.D. Ed.D. in Adult and Continuing Education, Northern Illinois University Expertise: includes arts-based learning, collaborative inquiry, feminist pedagogy, developing learning communities, multiple ways of knowing, transformative learning, adult development, life history, residential learning, experiential learning, distance learning, spiritual dimensions of learning, phenomenology and hermeneutic research, heuristic inquiry, collaborative/ co-operative inquiry, narrative research, action research, critical and feminist methodologies, case study, arts-based research

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Xee Yang Doctoral Student in Educational Sustainability

Xee.V.Yang@uwsp.edu Menasha, Wisconsin

M.S.: Curriculum & Instruction, UW-Oshkosh B.S.: Elementary Education, EL Education, Bilingual Education, UW-Oshkosh

SCHOLAR MENTOR (EDSU 918) Victor Nolet, Ph.D. Ph.D., University of Oregon Western Washington University Professor 360-650-7578 victor.nolet@wwu.edu Expertise: sustainability education, teacher preparation, social justice in education APPLIED RESIDENCY PROJECT (EDSU 919)

I will be researching equity in the education of English learners of Hmong descent. My Applied Residency as well as my research will be at Phalen Lake Hmong Magnet School in the St. Paul Public School District. Phalen Lake is a bilingual Hmong EL program and practices in a dual immersion model where students learn academics in two different languages: Hmong and English. Rationale for Committee: I have chosen my committee members as they have the necessary competency and are well immersed in their fields, connecting closely to my research. Dr. O’Neil contributes through her lens of transformative learning, language and culture, and interdisciplinary practices. Dr. Nolet brings his lens in social justice, diversity engagement, equitable practices, and sustainability literacy. Dr. Hones adds his knowledge in social foundations, educational policy, multicultural education, and second and bilingual languages and culture.

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DISSERTATION COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON Joy O’Neil, Ph.D. Ph.D. in Sustainability Education, Prescott College UW-Stevens Point Director, Educational Sustainability Doctoral Program Assistant Professor 715-346-3292 (office) joneil@uwsp.edu

Expertise: social and ecological sustainability, environmental science, language and culture, intra-actional pedagogies, program and curriculum development, systems thinking, relational learning, post structuralist research, transformative learning theory, adult learning theory, and sustainable food and water systems DISSERTATION COMMITTEE MEMBER Victor Nolet, Ph.D. Ph.D., University of Oregon Western Washington University Professor 360-650-7578 victor.nolet@wwu.edu Expertise: sustainability education, teacher preparation, social justice in education DISSERTATION COMMITTEE MEMBER Don Hones, Ph.D. Ph.D. in Curriculum, Teaching and Educational Policy, Michigan State University UW-Oshkosh Chair, Teaching and Learning Department Professor 920-424-7209 hones@uwosh.edu Expertise: includes social foundations, educational policy, second and bilingual languages and cultures, adult learning, and multicultural education

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Yvonne Eaton Doctoral Student in Educational Sustainability Yvonne.D.Eaton@uwsp.edu Plover, Wisconsin

M.A.: Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey M.A.: Dartmouth College B.A.: San Francisco State University

SCHOLAR MENTOR (EDSU 918) Joy O’Neil, Ph.D. Ph.D. in Sustainability Education, Prescott College UW-Stevens Point Director, Educational Sustainability Doctoral Program Assistant Professor 715-346-3292 (office) joneil@uwsp.edu

Expertise: social and ecological sustainability, environmental science, language and culture, intra-actional pedagogies, program and curriculum development, systems thinking, relational learning, post structuralist research, transformative learning theory, adult learning theory, and sustainable food and water systems

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Thaddeus Kubisiak Doctoral Student in Educational Sustainability Thaddeus.J.Kubisiak@uwsp.edu Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

MPA: UW-Oshkosh B.A.: Political Science: Winona State University B.S.: Public Administration: Winona State University Apprenticeship: International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Ironworkers; Madison Area Tech. College

SCHOLAR MENTOR (EDSU 918) Pramod Parajuli, Ph.D. Ph.D. in International Development Education and Anthropology, Stanford University Adjunct Faculty, UW-Stevens Point Associate Core Faculty, Prescott College 503-969-7391 (mobile) pparajuli@uwsp.edu Expertise: anthropology, indigenous studies, political ecology, social movement theory, restorative practices, international development education

Area of Research: I am interested in the sustainability of building trades apprenticeship programs as a viable solution to the trade worker shortage and skills gap that we are currently facing in the U.S. Dr. Parajuli has offered much in the way of labor history as it relates to education. Combining his doctoral studies at Stanford, with his experience at Prescott College, I am honored to have Dr. Parajuli as my doc studies mentor.

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Jie (Jane) Li Doctoral Student in Educational Sustainability Jie.Li@uwsp.edu Beijing, China

MCom: Management of Information System, University of Auckland, New Zealand B.A.: International Business, Tianjin Foreign Study University, China

SCHOLAR MENTOR (EDSU 918) Jennifer Hirsch, Ph.D. Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology, Duke University Applied Anthropologist Director, Serve-Learn-Sustain, Georgia Institute of Technology Co-founder and Co-lead, RCE Greater Atlanta, officially acknowledged by the United Nations University Adjunct Associate Professor, College of Design, School of City and Regional Planning, Georgia Institute of Technology Member, AASHE Board of Directors (Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education) 224-392-5608 (mobile) jennifer.hirsch@gatech.edu Clough Commons Ste; 205E 266 Fourth St NW Atlanta, GA 30332-0940 Expertise: anthropology, sustainable communities, sustainability education

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Jennifer Ortega Doctoral Student in Educational Sustainability Jennifer.M.Ortega@uwsp.edu McKinleyville, California

M.A.: Curriculum & Pedagogy (Science Education), University of Colorado, Denver B.S.: Marine Fisheries, Humboldt State University California Single Subject Teaching Credential in General Science and California Teacher of English Learners Credential

SCHOLAR MENTOR (EDSU 918) Elizabeth Lange, Ph.D. Ph.D. in International/Intercultural Education – Adult Education, University of Alberta (Edmonton) St. Francis Xavier University Associate Professor e24lange@gmail.com 902-867-4697 elizabethlange.ca/fireweed-network Expertise: transformative learning, sustainability education for adults, pedagogies for social change, and transcultural learning and immigration APPLIED RESIDENCY PROJECT (EDSU 919) Enoch Hale, Ph.D. Ph.D. In Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in critical thinking, teaching and Humboldt State University Enoch.Hale@humboldt.edu 707-826-6113 Expertise: faculty development, teaching and learning in higher education, and critical thinking learning, Union Institute and University of Cincinnati Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning

Area of research: I would like to study sustainability pedagogy in higher education with an emphasis on upper general education courses designated as sustainability courses. I am curious about pedagogical approaches for teaching sustainability that foster a transformative learning experience. I envision Dr. Lange as a mentor for my literature review in the area of sustainability in higher education and transformative learning through sustainability pedagogy. I envision Dr. Hale and the Center for Teaching & Learning as a research collaboration exploring content & skills taught in upper general education courses designated as sustainability courses. I envision Dr. Burns mentoring me as I discover the relational ontology of sustainability pedagogy to advancing sustainably minded learners as measured by STARS reporting.

POSSIBLE DISSERTATION COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON Heather Burns, Ed.D. Ed.D. in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in sustainability education, Portland State University Leadership for Sustainability Education (LSE) graduate program Associate professor; Faculty coordinator of the Learning Gardens Laboratory hburns@pdx.edu 503-725-8252 Expertise: sustainability teaching and learning in higher education, including the roles of transformative learning, experiential learning, whole person learning, contemplative inquiry, and community-based learning in creating sustainable change

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Eleva Potter Doctoral Student in Educational Sustainability

Eleva.A.Potter@uwsp.edu Land O’Lakes, Wisconsin

M.E. Ed: Environmental Education, University of Minnesota-Duluth B.A: International Studies and Political Science; UW-Madison

SCHOLAR MENTOR (EDSU 918) Elizabeth Lange, Ph.D. Ph.D. in International/Intercultural Education – Adult Education, University of Alberta (Edmonton) St. Francis Xavier University Associate Professor e24lange@gmail.com 902-867-4697 elizabethlange.ca/fireweed-network Expertise: transformative learning, sustainability education for adults, pedagogies for social change, and transcultural learning and immigration

Area of Research: I am planning to research how attending Conserve School, an environmental semester school in northern Wisconsin, is a transformative experience for students and how it affects their Sense of Place and Relational Learning. My mentor is Dr. Elizabeth Lange who is an expert on Transformative Learning and Relational Learning.

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Bethany Redbird Doctoral Student in Educational Sustainability Bethany.A.Redbird@uwsp.edu Black River Falls, Wisconsin

M.A.: Museum Studies, University of Oklahoma B.A.: History, Bemidji State University

SCHOLAR MENTOR (EDSU 918) Marcus Lewis, Ed.D. Ed.D. in Career and Technical Education UW-Stout Ho-Chunk Nation Education Department Higher Education Director Marcus.Lewis@Ho-Chunk.com 715-284-4915 ext 1294

Expertise: Dr. Marcus Lewis is a colleague of mine at the Ho-Chunk Nation Education Department, and is also an enrolled member of the Ho-Chunk Nation.

Dr. Lewis is a very valuable resource tool for my Ed.D. work, as he just finished his dissertation, and was the person who encouraged me to apply for the Educational Sustainability program. Dr. Lewis has been collaborating with me on all of the Indigenous Arts and Sciences camps we have provided over the past 3 years, and is considered one of the leading presenters on Ho-Chunk kinship. He has vast knowledge about the traditions and practices of the Ho-Chunk Nation, and has also done research on incorporating Ho-Chunk culture and traditional sustainability practices into school curricula. He will be a very valuable tool to assist me with my dissertation subject and research, and has already assisted me tremendously in regards to my topic.

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