Always Looking Forward: A Year in the College of the Environment

This talk offers a brief introduction to the College of the Environment’s new dean, an update on the state of the College, and some highlights of the exciting projects students and faculty have been working on over the last year. The College is currently engaging in collaborative work to strengthen its position and visibility as an educator of solutions-oriented environmental leaders.  More than just a talk, this is an opportunity to speak directly with students about their experiences in the College and how their work here is shaping their plans for the future.

About the Speaker

Dr. Gabrielson standing on some stairs
Dr. Teena Gabrielson
Dean of the College of the Environment

Teena Gabrielson joined the College of the Environment as dean in August of 2022. Her research focuses on questions of environmental citizenship and environmental justice. She is co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of Environmental Political Theory and has published in venues across the environmental humanities and social sciences. Gabrielson earned her PhD at the University of California, Davis, took her first position at Southwestern University, and spent the last 16 years in teaching, research, service, and administration at the University of Wyoming. She describes her new position as a dream job that combines her commitments to sustainability, social justice, student success, and academic excellence. Gabrielson is dedicated to supporting the incredible students, staff, and faculty of the College of the Environment.

Environmental Speaker Series

The Environmental Speaker Series is hosted by the College of the Environment at Western Washington University.

The Series is free and open to the public. Talks are held each Thursday at 4:30 pm in Academic Instructional Center West room 204 - AW-204. Talks will also be streamed via zoom. Register with the Alumni Association for the zoom link. Paid parking is available in lot C.

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