2020 Transitions Lab

Faculty Engagement

SCDF Recipients

Meet current and past Sustainability Course Development Fellowship recipients and learn about their projects. 

The Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty & Academic Affairs, IU Office of Sustainability, and the Integrated Program in the Environment open applications in early spring and select recipients by the end of the semester. For more information on the program and how to apply, visit the SCDF webpage.

Stephanie Kane, professor in the Department of International Studies, used Office of Sustainability Course Development funding to develop "Nature in the City," a service-learning course that included fieldwork in local parks, helping students understand the relationship between Bloomington's campus and the natural resources that communities rely upon. See a video highlight of her course below.

SCDF Recipients

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  • Summer 2016
    • Robin Reeves, Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese
    • Martha Macleish, Dept. of Fine Arts
    • Adam Ward, SPEA
    • Heather Reynolds, Biology
    • Andrew Libby, Human Biology
  • Summer 2015
    • Mary Embry, Dept. of Apparel Merchandising and Interior Design, "Sustainability in Product"
    • Marleen Newman, Dept. of Apparel Merchandising and Interior Design, "Sustainability, Adaptive Reuse and Historic Preservation"
    • Heather Reynolds, Dept. of Biology, "Bio-Diverse City"
    • Kenneth Richards, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, "Sustainability: A Tri-Sectoral Approach"
    • Lisa Sideris, Dept. of Religious Studies, "The God Species: Ethics in the Anthropocene"
    • David Stringer, Dept. of Second Language Studies, "Language Hotspots and Biodiversity"
  • Summer 2014
    • Stephanie Kane, Department of International Studies, School of Global and International Studies, "Nature and the City: RIVERS
    • Scott Shackelford, Department of Business Law and Ethics, Kelley School of Business, "Global Business Immersion: Sustainability in Australia and New Zealand
    • Jim Capshew, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, College of Arts and Sciences, "Arborescence: Keeping Trees in Mind"
    • James Farmer and Doug Knapp, Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Studies, School of Public Health, for "Making Sense of Sustainability: Semester in the Environment"
    • Majed Akhter and Darren Ficklin, Department of Geography, College of Arts and Sciences, for "Water Security and Sustainability"
    • Stacey Brown, Department of English, College of Arts and Sciences, for "Nature and the Narrative 'I': Reading, Writing and (Re)Connecting With the Environment"
    • Press release
  • Summer 2013
    • Tom Evans, Dept. of Geography: College of Arts and Sciences,"Geo-Literacy: Geographic Reasoning, Problem Solving, and Critical Thinking as a Foundation for Sustainability Science."
    • James Farmer, Dept. of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies: School of Public Health, "Planting the Seed: Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture"
    • Burney Fischer, School of Public and Environmental Affairs and Daniel H. Cole, Maurer School of Law: "Understanding Sustainable Social-Ecological Systems Through Institutions and Collective Action"
    • Rasul Mowatt, Dept. of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies: School of Public Health, "Foundations of Leisure"
    • Press release
  • Summer 2012
    • Meriem Chida, Dept. of Apparel Merchandising and Interior Design
    • Lisa Sideris, Dept. of Religious Studies
    • Jiangmei Wu, Dept. of Apparel Merchandising and Interior Design
    • Press release
  • Summer 2011
    • Scott Shackelford, Department of Business Law and Ethics: Kelley School of Business, "Sustainability Law & Policy"
    • Catherine Tucker, Dept. of Anthropology: College of Arts and Sciences, "Exploring the Challenges of Sustainability: Ecology & Society"
    • Press release
  • Summer 2010
    • Christine Barbour, Dept. of Political Science: College of Arts and Sciences, "Living a Sustainable Life"
    • Laurel Cornell, Dept. of Sociology: "Designing a Sustainable Campus Landscape"
    • Press release
  • Summer 2009
    • Tim Bartley, Dept. of Sociology: "Statistics for Sustainability: A Research Course on Environmental Literacy, Attitudes and Practices"
    • Melissa Clark, SPEA: "Environmental Sustainability"
    • Jeffery S. McMullen, Kelley School of Business: "Environmental Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development"
    • Phaedra Pezzullo, Communication and Culture and Jennifer Meta Robinson, Communication and Culture: "Communicating Sustainability"
    • Richard Wilk, Anthropology and Peter Todd, Cognitive Science/Informatics (Sustainability & Environmental Literacy Leadership): "Food, Sustainability and Environmental Literacy: Building Collaborative Networks for Research and Teaching at IUB"
    • Press release