Environment Initiative Faculty Fellows Program

Environment Initiative Faculty Fellows Program 2021-2022 – Call for Applications

The Environment Initiative is now accepting applications for AY 22-23. All teaching and research faculty are welcome to apply.

To apply for consideration, please submit a current CV, a short statement of interest, and two nomination letters – one from your dean and another from your department head – by May 2, 2022 to UOEI@uoregon.edu.

Your statement of interest should include:

  • How does your current research align with the EI Guiding Principles?
  • Does your recent or current research have external funding?
  • What project or type of project would you propose to benefit the EI?

Sarah Stapleton, Environment Initiative Faculty Fellow, Spring 2022

Sarah Stapleton looking at flowers with her son

The Environment Initiative is excited to announce the second faculty fellow named for AY 21-22.  The Environment Initiative Faculty Fellows program aims to enhance transdisciplinary research and advance the strategic priorities of the initiative. The fellowship is a competitive award funded by the Office of the Provost. EI Faculty Fellows will receive a course buyout to complete a project that advances work on behalf of the Environment Initiative.

Congratulations to Sarah Stapleton, who has been appointed as the EI faculty fellow for spring 2022. “Professor Stapleton’s leadership on climate justice and environmental education makes her as ideal choice for this fellowship,” said Provost and Senior Vice President Patrick Phillips. “Her proposed project for creating an environmental justice curriculum for Oregon K-12 teachers is innovative and bound to be impactful.”  

Stapleton’s research, teaching, and community service working toward climate justice and environment education align with the EI’s mission and exemplify the EI’s Guiding Principles. “Sarah’s instructional and mentoring excellence is widely recognized by students, peers, and teaching colleagues,” said Randy Kamphaus, the dean of the College of Education. 

As the EI Faculty Fellow, Professor Stapleton will move forward an interdisciplinary effort to create, in coordination with teachers, an environmental justice curriculum, engage in curriculum writing, and implement a climate change and climate justice curriculum in K-12 schools. Jenefer Husman, the head of the Education Studies department, commented “As a nationally recognized environmental education scholar Sarah is a fantastic choice for this fellowship.  Her curriculum will reflect the state-of-the-art in environmental education.”

Please watch your email for forthcoming details on how to engage with Professor Stapleton on these projects.

 

John Arroyo, Environment Initiative Faculty Fellow, Fall 2021

John Arroyo portrait

The Environment Initiative is delighted to announce the UO’s investment in a new faculty fellowship program.  The Environment Initiative Faculty Fellows program aims to enhance transdisciplinary research and advance the strategic priorities of the initiative. The fellowship is a competitive award funded by the Office of the Provost. EI Faculty Fellows will receive a course buyout to complete a project that advances work on behalf of the Environment Initiative.

Congratulations to John Arroyo, who has been appointed as the inaugural faculty fellow for fall 2021. “Professor Arroyo is an excellent choice as the inaugural fellow for this fellowship,” said Provost and Senior Vice President Patrick Phillips. “He is an outstanding, inclusive contributor and his work models the innovative, relevant, and responsive research that the Environment Initiative was envisioned to support.”

Arroyo’s research, teaching, and work as assistant professor in Engaging Diverse Communities in The School of Public Policy, Planning and Management and as Director of the Pacific Northwest Just Futures Institute for Racial and Climate Justice aligns with the EI’s mission and exemplifies the EI’s Guiding Principles. As the EI Faculty Fellow, Professor Arroyo will draw on the work of the JFI to develop a workshop and resources around transdisciplinary research, best practices, and implementation for faculty interested in developing or furthering their equity-oriented environmental research.

“John’s work to combat intersectional environmental disparities makes him an excellent choice to represent the College of Design in this role,” Adrian Parr, dean of the College of Design, said. “By studying ways to restructure marginalized communities’ access to resources, education, and representation, John demonstrates his commitment to a holistic approach, which is exactly what the Environment Initiative Faculty Fellows Program seeks to promote, support and celebrate. We hope everyone at the University of Oregon will join us in congratulating John.” 

Please watch your email for forthcoming details on the upcoming workshop.