Employing Model-Based Reasoning in Socio-Environmental Synthesis (EMBeRS)

EMBeRS Research Collaborators

EMBeRS is a collaboration between researchers from seven academic institutions in the U.S. and Australia, the U.S. National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE), and environmental science educators willing to test the approach in their classes. The project is led by Dr. Deana Pennington (University of Texas at El Paso).

Other academic investigators include:

Dr. Gabriele Bammer (Australian National University)
Dr. Antje Danielson (Tufts University)
Dr. David Gosselin (University of Nebraska at Lincoln)
Dr. Julia Gouvea (Tufts University)
Dr. Geoffrey Habron (Warren Wilson College)
Dr. Roderic Parnell (Northern Arizona University)
Dr. Kate Thompson (Griffiths University)

The National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE), through their Center for Environmental Education Research (CEER), conducts landmark longitudinal studies of U.S. interdisciplinary environmental, sustainability, and energy education and research programs, and has generated numerous widely read reports on these findings. CEER Director Dr. Shirley Vincent is an EMBeRS collaborator.

The NCSE Council of Environmental Deans and Directors (CEDD), comprised of almost 200 members representing U.S. academic environmental programs of all sizes and types from a wide variety of disciplinary perspectives, initiates projects based on these studies to help academic programs educate future environmental professionals and leaders. The EMBeRS project includes two faculty members from CEDD -- current CEDD President Dr. Antje Danielson and President Elect Dr. Roderic Parnell.

The EMBeRS project benefited from support from the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), funded by the National Science Foundation award DBI-1052875. SESYNC continues to support the project with through informal collaboration with Dr. David Hawthorne and Dr. Cynthia Wei.