Andrew is an Associate Professor in New Century College, the integrative studies program at George Mason University. He has been teaching in NCC since 2000. He enjoys collaborating with other faculty members on courses that use interdisciplinary approaches and outdoor activities to explore the aesthetic, ethical, and ecological dimensions of the relationships people form with the places they inhabit.
Andrew loves teaching first-year students in the Mason Cornerstones program and is committed to deepening their knowledge of the two biggest ecological crises we face today, biodiversity loss and climate change. Humans have created these crises and addressing them effectively requires knowledge, creativity, and passion from practioners in virtually every realm of human endeavor. In his upper-level courses, Andrew enjoys helping students figure out how they can use their talents to help heal the world.
In 2006, Andrew received Mason's Teaching Excellence Award and in 2009 he was recognized by Mason's Office of Sustainability as a Sustainability Hero for his efforts to integrate sustainability into the university's curriculum and co-curriculum. He helped develop and now directs Mason's BA program in Environmental and Sustainability Studies. He also co-directs the Sustainability Studies Minor.
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