Dr. Cameron Wake - Program Chair
Dr. Vanessa Levesque - Assistant Director and Lecturer
Office: Nesmith, 236C
Dr. Levesque received her Ph.D. in Ecology and Environmental Studies from the University of Maine as a research fellow with the Sustainability Solutions Initiative. Her teaching and research integrate knowledge and methods from multiple disciplines, with a particular interest in sustainability science, collaborative governance, and institutional analysis. Dr. Levesque holds an MS in Natural Resources Planning from the University of Vermont and a BA in Ecology and Evolution from Dartmouth College.
In addition to her academic background, Dr. Levesque has worked in the field of environmental planning and policy at local, state and federal levels. She was the Natural Resources Planner for the Town of Brunswick, a planner for Maine’s Coastal Program, and a NOAA Coastal Management Fellow. She is a trained facilitator, has taught environmental education, and spent three years in Uganda as a Peace Corps volunteer.
University Committee for the SDM 2016-2017
- Kevin Gardner, CEPS
- Cliff Brown
- Paula Salvio
- Joanne Burke
- Larry Hamilton
- Tom Lee
- Semra Aytur
- Robert Mohr
- Miriam Nelson
Support for the SDM is provided by the Sustainability Institute and the Provost's Office.