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John Zavodny

John Zavodny

Professor of Humanities / Director of the Center for Environmental Arts and Humanities/ Center for Environmental Arts and Humanities

Dean of Academic Services
Phone: 207-509-7129
Email: jzavodny@unity.edu
Office: Founders Hall South, Office 209

Academic Background

PhD, University of Tennessee
MA, Cleveland State University
BA, David Lipscomb University

John Zavodny is Director of the Center for Environmental Arts and Humanities and Professor of Philosophy and Humanities at Unity College. From social-marketing to community music, John is an experienced facilitator of project-based learning courses. As Director of the Center for Environmental Arts and Humanities, he works to maintain meaningful partnerships with Maine businesses and non-profits ranging from MOFGA to the Camden International Film Festival. John writes songs like "Who's Your Farmer?" in support of local agriculture and performs them at local food and community events with his band Dog Wants Out. He is a member of the WERU Community Radio Board of Directors and host of Mid-Coast Currents, a public affairs program focused on sustainability, arts, and social issues in mid-coast Maine. John lives with his wife Anna in a house they renovated in Belfast Maine.

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Doug Fox

Doug Fox

Professor of Sustainable Agriculture / Director of the Center for Sustainability and Global Change/ Center for Sustainability and Global Change

Unity College Professor Doug Fox
Phone: 207-509-7214
Email: dfox@unity.edu
Office: Koons Hall, Office 102

Academic Background

MS, Forestry, State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry
BS, Forestry Management, University of Maine

I’m a broadly interested teacher/learner with an interest in sustainability that goes back at least to the oil shock of 1973, when my dad bought a moped, we installed a woodstove, and I built my first solar oven. In graduate school I studied both silviculture (i.e., how to grow forests) and the energy economics of harvesting wood for fuel. Following graduate school I spent a year learning carpentry from some green builder friends who were very patient with me! We built a large passive solar home in upstate New York that is a model of sustainability.

I have been teaching agriculture courses—from landscape horticulture to arboriculture to organic gardening to forestry—at Unity College since 1991. My passion is to help students realize a partnership with nature so that both can thrive.

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Brent Bibles

Brent Bibles

Assistant Professor of Wildlife Biology / Director of the Center for Natural Resource Management and Protection/ Center for Natural Resource Management and Protection

Brent Bibles - Assistant Professor of Wildlife Biology  / Director of the Center for Natural Resource Management and Protection Unity College
Phone: 207-509-7125
Email: bbibles@unity.edu
Office: Koons Hall, Office 132

Academic Background

PhD, Wildlife and Fisheries Science, University of Arizona, 1999
MS, Wildlife and Fisheries Science, University of Arizona, 1992
BS, Fisheries and Wildlife, Utah State University, 1987

Brent Bibles arrived at Unity College in Fall 2011. He has been involved in the wildlife management profession since beginning undergraduate study at Utah State University during the 1980’s. He received his Bachelor’s in Fisheries and Wildlife from USU in 1987 and went on to receive a Master’s and Ph.D. from the University of Arizona. He has worked for state wildlife and federal land management agencies, as well as taught and conducted research at universities. Brent is an ornithologist with a particular interest in raptors. He has worked with several threatened or endangered species, most recently Mexican Spotted Owls and black-footed ferrets.

Brent believes in a constructivist approach to teaching and works at delivering courses using question-driven instruction. Brent’s research interests involve the influence of habitat selection and quality on population demographics, the conservation ecology of small populations, and use of methods to quantify demographic parameters with rare or hard to detect species. He currently is working with a graduate student examining the influence of habitat features on occupancy of territories by Mexican Spotted Owls in Utah. Among several projects that he is involved with on Guana Island, British Virgin Islands, Brent is looking at ways to improve population estimates of the highly endangered stout iguana.

Brent enjoys being active outdoors. He is an avid cyclist, both road and mountain, and loves to canoe, backpack, hunt and fish. He is also into historical re-enactment with a persona of a French trader en derouine of the 1750’s.

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