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Peter Blaze Corcoran

Peter Blaze Corcoran, Director on Sabbatical  

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, Interim Director

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.



Judy Rosenberg                                                             

Executive Secretary

Judy Rosenberg recently relocated from Palm Beach County to SWFL.  Originally from Brooklyn New York, where she studied at Brooklyn College.  She has worked at Florida Atlantic University and Broward County Libraries.  Judy looks forward to spending time with her family who reside in Cape Coral, and Fort Myers.  Her son and daughter-in-law are both FGCU alumni.



Kevin Bedson                                                                  

Staff Manager and Editor

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. His interests are environmental education and outreach and he is concerned with how our perceptions of the natural world are shaped. Kevin enjoys outdoor activities, especially those on and in the water. Kevin is an avid fishermen and free diver. Kevin’s role at the Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education is to manage staff and press releases, which includes working with local newspapers.  While working at the Center Kevin hopes to extend principles of sustainable living to students and the community.




Onye' Ogene

Student Assistant

Onye’ is a senior at Florida Gulf Coast University, currently majoring in Environmental Studies with minors in Environmental Education and Climate Change. Being raised in Miami, Florida has led to Onye’s extreme passion for the world’s oceans. She is highly interested in Marine Ecology and aspires to pursue a master’s degree in Marine Conservation and Policy. Onye’s role at the Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education consists of assisting with the SAGE (Student Associates for a Greener Environment) projects and the Center’s events. While working at the Center, Onye’ hopes to further the environmental education outreach at the University by making students become more aware of the environmental changes the world is facing.



Recent Past Student Assistants