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Peter Blaze Corcoran

Peter Blaze Corcoran, Director  

Professor of Environmental Studies and Environmental Education
Florida Gulf Coast University

Peter Blaze Corcoran is Professor of Environmental Studies and Environmental Education at Florida Gulf Coast University, where he serves as Director of the Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education. He has been a visiting professor in Australia and The Netherlands. He works extensively in international environmental education with special interest in the South Pacific Island Nations. He is among the founders of the Global Higher Education for Sustainability Partnership and has recently conducted their consultations with stakeholders in tertiary education in many regions of the world. He is Past President of North American Association for Environmental Education. He serves as Senior Fellow in Education for Sustainability at University Leaders for a Sustainable Future in Washington, DC, and is Senior Advisor to Earth Charter International in San Jose, Costa Rica. His most recent books are The Earth Charter in Action: Toward a Sustainable World published in the Netherlands by Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) Publishers in 2005 and Higher Education and the Challenge of Sustainability: Contestation, Critique, Practice, and Promise published in The Netherlands by Kluwer Academic Press in 2004.

 

 

Brandon Hollingshead
Research Associate

Brandon Hollingshead graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University in 2005 with a major in environmental communication and a minor in literature. He is a member of the Earth Charter Youth Initiative Core Group and actively participated in the editing of the book The Earth Charter in Action: Toward a Sustainable World (KIT Publishers 2005). Hollingshead studied under Terry Tempest Williams in the Environmental Humanities graduate program at University of Utah. In the Fall of 2007, He married his sweetie Becky Yost and that totally rules.  At the Center, Brandon works as a consultant on research and editorial projects.

 

 

 

 

Andrew Stansell
'Chief' Staff Manager

Andrew grew up in Chuluota, a small rural town east of Orlando, and moved to Fort Myers in 2009 to attend Florida Gulf Coast University. He recently graduated with a degree in environmental studies and biology. Andrew is currently the staff manager at the Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education. He has been working with the Center since the spring of 2010. Andrew has been an avid outdoorsman and angler his whole life and grew up exploring the intercostal waters of Cape Canaveral and the Mosquito Lagoon. After spending the past 5 years in Southwest Florida Andrew has fell in love with pursing the abundant redfish, tarpon, and snook found in Estero Bay’s backwaters. He hopes to find a career involved in the protection and conservation Florida’s coastal fisheries.

Betsy Evans
Graduate Assitant

Betsy Evans is a graduate student at Florida Gulf Coast University working towards a master’s degree in Environmental Sciences.  She received a B.A. in Biology with a minor in Spanish from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.  Betsy is a lab instructor for the General Biology labs at FGCU and assists in avian research at the Babcock Ranch.  She hopes to continue her education emphasizing in ornithology.

 

 

Darrel Bagiotti                                                              Student Assistant

Darrel Bagiotti is a senior at Florida Gulf Coast University and has been working for the Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education since the spring 2013. He is pursuing a B.A in Environmental Studies with minors in Biology, Climate Change, and Interdisciplinary Studies. Darrel is an active member of the Universities varsity roller hockey team. He hopes to work in Water Management when he graduates in the spring 2014. While working at The Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education he plans on educating fellow students on and off campus about the many environmental issues we face in today’s world.

 

 

Kevin Bedson                                                              Student Assitant

Kevin Bedson is a senior at Florida Gulf Coast University and a South Florida native. His major is Communication Ecology and he has a minor in Philosophy. He is interested in the role that media plays in shaping our perception of the natural world. Kevin enjoys outdoor activities, especially those on and in the water. Kevin is an avid wake boarder, free diver, and scuba diver. Kevin’s role at the Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education will be public relations and will include  working with local newspapers. While working at the Center Kevin hopes to extend principles of sustainable living to students and the community.

 

 

 

Briana Stiehl
Student Assitant

Briana Stiehl is a senior at Florida Gulf Coast University and a SWFL native. Her major is Environmental Studies. She is interested in the outdoors, raising her own animals and riding horses in her spare time. While working for The Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education Briana will manage the website and maintain files. Briana hopes to share knowledge in this field of education to others including the public. Briana would love to work in the outdoors upon graduation.

 

 

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