Faculty Profiles

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      • Jan 22, 2020 New Course in Decision-Making to Reduce Environmental Impact

        Our smallest everyday choices can have a significant impact on our environment. Knowing how to make smarter choices can help us make better decisions on how to use the planet’s limited resources wisely. Starting in the Fall semester of 2020, Dr. Michelle Hilleary will lead the course Environmental Decision-Making for the Anthropocene, as part of the curriculum for the Online Master of Natural Resources degree at the Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability (CLiGS).

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      • Dec 13, 2018 South Africa Program Offers Food for Thought

        When Sophie Parker began her search for a master’s degree program three years ago, she had already spent six years working as a quality assurance specialist for NASA, as well as six years as an officer in the United States Air Force.

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      • Nov 22, 2018 Cheese, Chocolates, and Case Studies

        Croatia has recently become a hot tourist destination but students traveling as part of CLIGS’ Summer 2018 International Field Experience (IFE) to Croatia didn’t spend all of their time sampling delicious cheeses and chocolate truffles, swimming in the sparkling Adriatic Sea, or catching the next soccer World Cup game in the city square. There was a ton of work to be done as well, and the trip’s leader, Dr. Anamaria Bukvic, scheduled a full agenda of meetings with public officials in various localities so the students could get enough information for their group research projects.

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      • Oct 01, 2018 Sustainable Tourism in a Young Democracy

        Dr. Anamaria Bukvic is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at Virginia Tech and a CLiGS Global Faculty member. As the lead instructor for this summer’s International Field Experience (IFE) to Croatia, Dr. Bukvic sat for an interview with Lindsay Key, who accompanied the group as a Master of Natural Resources (MNR) alumna.

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      • Aug 16, 2018 Conservation Hall of Fame Inductee

        Joe Maroon, Executive MNR (XMNR) degree program faculty member and recognized leader in conservation for over 35 years, was inducted into the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD’s) Southeast Region Conservation Hall of Fame at a luncheon in Williamsburg, Virginia, on August 6, 2018 during the NACD Summer Conservation Forum and Tour and Southeast Region Meeting. The Hall of Fame honors distinguished conservationists whose careers have resulted in the wise use of our nations precious natural resources upon which we all depend. Maroon was nominated for the honor by the Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (VASWCD) for his significant contribution to soil and water conservation.

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      • Apr 16, 2018 Authentic Problems, Transformative Learning

        Master of Natural Resources (MNR) faculty member Dr. James (Jim) Egenrieder recognizes that students need to explore. That’s why, as a teacher, he’s always made a point to plan unique experiential learning excursions—”field trips”—for his students, most often in the form of an outdoor adventure.

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      • Feb 05, 2018 A Toolkit for Climate Policy-Making

        Climate scientist Dr. Adam Kalkstein will teach a graduate course on Climate Change Policy for Virginia Tech’s Master of Natural Resources (MNR) program during the upcoming 12-week Summer 2018 term, which begins on May 21st.

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      • Jan 04, 2018 Building Credentials, Competencies, and Connections

        David Robertson, PhD, is the founding director of the Executive Master of Natural Resources (XMNR) graduate degree program and a Senior Fellow and Associate Director at Virginia Tech’s Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability (CLiGS). In a recent interview, he provided some insight to how the XMNR program provides students with not only a graduate degree and an exceptional learning experience but also professional networking opportunities that help students accomplish their career goals.

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      • Oct 16, 2017 Faculty Profile: Dan Marcucci

        When a student enters Master of Natural Resources (MNR) degree faculty member Dan Marcucci’s classes, he or she enters as a respected colleague and fellow expert.