Linda is the other advisor of the Environmental Education Program at SOU. She has been a faculty member at SOU for over 17 years and teaches both in the Environmental Education program and in the School of Education. She was a former middle school teacher and served as the Education Coordinator for the Science & Learning Center at Crater Lake National Park. Linda coordinated and instructed at several resident outdoor schools throughout the US. She is passionate about providing STEM and environmental education related professional development for teachers.
Dr. Janes is the coordinator of the Environmental Education Program at SOU. He has been involved with the program since arriving on the SOU campus in 1992. In addition to his interests in environmental education, he trains secondary science teachers pursuing licensure in the Master of Arts in Teaching program. A former middle school science teacher, he is also an ecologist and ornithologist and researches the function of bird song and raptor ecology.
Dr. Parker has a strong passion for Environmental Education and brings a strong science background to the program. He is an aquatic ecologist and is actively involved in the program. His work focuses on the structure and dynamics of aquatic food webs with an emphasis on the effects of human impacts and introduced species. From aquatic invertebrates to amphibians to desert fishes, he is involved in the conservation of aquatic organisms and the environments that sustain them. He teaches Trends in Environmental Education (EE 526) and Biology courses such as Aquatic Ecology, Fish & Fisheries, Herpetology, and Vertebrate Natural History.