Sustainability Curriculum Fellowships Awarded to 11 Faculty Members

The Chancellor’s Office has awarded 11 faculty members a Sustainability Curriculum Fellowship (SCF) for the 2017-18 school year.

The year-long interdisciplinary fellowship provides 10 fellowships of $1,000 each (one is shared this year) to faculty developing or augmenting courses with sustainability-related topics.

Fellows attend monthly meetings during which they receive guidance with using library resources, assistance with course design or redesign, and reports about campus sustainability policies, projects and other initiatives.

Fellows are partnered with their department’s library liaison to aid in discovering these resources.

This year’s Sustainability Curriculum Fellows are:

  • Mary Bell and Angela Roell, Stockbridge School of Agriculture
  • Nicole Burton, Stockbridge School of Agriculture
  • Carol Connare, journalism
  • Christina DiMarco-Crook, food science
  • Wayne Feiden, landscape architecture and regional planning
  • David Glassberg, history
  • Emily Kumpel, civil and environmental engineering
  • Jennifer Merton, management
  • Joel Saxe, communication

Supporting librarians are Madeleine Charney, Naka Ishii, James Kelly, Maxine Schmidt, J. Michael Davis, Jeremy Smith and Lisa Di Valentino.

The fellowship is supported by the Chancellor’s Sustainability Advisory Committee, in cooperation with UMass Amherst Libraries, the campus sustainability manager from Facilities and Campus Services, the Institute for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development and the School of Earth and Sustainability.

To date, the SCF program has supported five cohorts of faculty fellows from every college and across two dozen departments.