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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

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.

 

 

Kevin Bedson

 

Kevin Bedson

Staff Manager

Kevin Bedson, is a May 2015 graduate from Florida Gulf Coast University and a South Florida native. He has his bachelor’s degree in Communication Ecology with a minor in Philosophy. He is interested in the role that media plays in shaping our perception of the natural world and how it affects our understanding of environmental issues. Kevin enjoys outdoor activities, especially those on and in the water. Kevin is an avid wake boarder, free diver, and scuba diver. Kevin has been working at the Center since August 2013. His 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   

  

Onye' Ogene

Student Assistant

Onye’ is a senior at Florida Gulf Coast University, currently majoring in Environmental Studies with a minor 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.

 

 Sarah Davenport

 

Sarah Davenport

Student Assistant

Sarah is a sophomore at Florida Gulf Coast University, majoring in Anthropology. Growing up in Naples, Florida has allowed Sarah to cultivate an interest and respect for the South West Florida ecosystems. Sarah is also a Service Learning Coordinator at the FGCU Food Forest and is very passionate about permaculture as a form of sustainable living. Sarah’s role at the Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education is to help organize and promote the Terry Tempest Williams Student Dialogue and manage the Center website. While working at the Center, Sarah hopes to engage other students in sustainability issues and encourage students to pursue sustainable lifestyles.

 

 Uzair Iqbal

 

Uzair Iqbal

Uzair Iqbal is an Environmental Studies Major with a Minor in Interdisciplinary Studies. He was born in Pakistan and moved to San Antonio, Texas 10 years ago. After spending over 7 in Texas, he transferred to Fort Myers to study at FGCU. After quickly getting involved in several student organizations he gained the experience to become the Director of Sustainability for Student Government. As a Student Assistant at the Center for Environmental Sustainability and Education he will be organizing and promoting the Terry Tempest Williams Student Dialogue. He will also be providing technical and marketing support for the Center. Uzair hopes to one day lessen the environmental problems for Pakistan by increasing sustainability awareness. 

 

 

 

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