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Jessica Marcolini, MS

Instructor II
Dept of Integrated Studies
Office: MOD 1 - 21
Phone: 239-745-4293
Email: jpmarcolini@fgcu.edu

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Education

Ed.D., Curriculum and Instruction, Expected 2021
M.S., Environmental Sciences, 2010
Thesis Title: Analyzing the Effectiveness of a University-Level Environmental Sustainability Course at Developing Students' Ecological Perspectives
B.A., Environmental Studies, Cum Laude, 2008
Minors: Education and Interdisciplinary Studies

Research and Teaching Interests

Sustainability and Environmental Education
Faculty/Teacher Professional Development
Civic Engagement/Service Learning
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)
Gamification

Courses Offered

University Colloquium: A Sustainable Future (Honors, Virtual, & FGCU Complete)
Foundations of Civic Engagement
Environmental Biology of Southwest Florida
Honors Reading: Reducing Our Impact
Introduction to Humanities: From Hogwarts to FGCU

Publications

  • Marcolini, J. P. (2017). Professional Book Review [Review of the book Curricula for sustainability in higher education, by J. P. Davim]. Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Studies, 4(2), 102-104.
  • Weaver, J., Phillips, J., Gaines, M., Xue, R., & Bequette, J. (2013) Analysis of Anastasia Mosquito Control District’s Service Requests. Wing Beats: Florida Mosquito Control Association, 24(4). 34-39.
  • Xue, R., Qualls, W., Phillips, J., & Zhoa, T. (2012) Insecticidal Activity of Five Commercial Mosquito Coils Against Anopheles albimanus, Aedes albopictus, and Culex quinquefasciatus. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association, 28(2). 131-133.

Conference Presentations

National/International

  • Using Games to Teach Biodiversity (poster presentation), north American Association for Environmental Education Conference, Spokane, WA (October 2018)
  • What Makes a Strong Town? Sustainable communities through walking audits (poster presentation), North American Association for Environmental Education Conference, Spokane, WA (October 2018)
  • Students’ Perceptions of Choice Versus Prescribed Service-Learning Projects, Lilly Conference – Evidence-Based Teaching and Learning, Bethesda, MD (June 2017)
  • Enhancing Student Engagement in Course-Based Service Learning (poster presentation), Lilly Conference – Evidence-Based Teaching and Learning, Traverse City, MI (October 2016)
  • A Sustainable Future through Curriculum Innovation (co-presented), Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference, Baltimore, MD (April 2016)
  • Students Empowering Students: FGCU Campus Naturalist Program, North American Association for Environmental Education Conference, Buffalo, NY (October 2010)
  • Taking a Walk on The Wild Side: Campus Trail Survey (poster presentation), North American Association for Environmental Education Conference, Buffalo, NY (October 2010)

Regional

  • Cross-Curricular Integration of the FGCU Campus as a Learning Laboratory (co-author), Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program's Watershed Summit, Punta Gorda, FL (March 2017)
  • Weigh the Waste: One Class, One Project – Service Learning in Higher Education, League of Environmental Educators in Florida Spring Mini Conference, Venus, FL (March 2015)

Local

  • Choice vs. Prescribed: Advantages and challenges of different approaches to service-learning(co-presented), 5th Annual EE Alliance Fall Conference, Naples, FL (October 2018)
  • Students teaching students: an educational best practice that works outside, too! (co-presented), 5th Annual EE Alliance Fall Conference, Naples, FL (October 2018)
  • Values on The Line: Starting the Discussion and Critical Thinking Process, Lucas Center Teaching and Learning Symposium, Fort Myers, FL (January 2018)
  • Service-Learning as Critical Thinking (co-presenter round table discussion), Lucas Center Teaching and Learning Symposium, Fort Myers, FL (January 2018)
  • Biodiversity Jenga: using games in the classroom, Lucas Center Teaching and Learning Symposium, Fort Myers, FL (September 2016)
  • Weigh The Waste: Utilizing service learning to engage students in sustainability (poster presentation), Lucas Center Teaching and Learning Symposium, Fort Myers, FL (September 2016)

Grants & Awards

Communities in Transition Grant: FGCU Office of Undergraduate Research (Summer 2019)
William B. Stapp Scholar: North American Association for Environmental Education (Fall 2018)
"High Quality" rating for IDS3920-CRN 80378: Quality Matters e-Learning Tracking System (Fall 2017)
STARS Excellence in Advancing Academic Sustainability: FGCU Environmental Health and Safety (Fall 2017)
Commitment to Service Award: FGCU Office of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement (Spring 2017)
Innovative Assignment Design Grant - Sustainable development modules: FGCU Scholars (Spring 2017)
Student Associates for a Greener Environment (SAGE) Grant- Dominican Republic Outreach Program (DROP) community mural: FGCU Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education (CESE) (Spring 2017)
Innovative Assignment Design Grant - Sustainable development modules: FGCU Scholars (Fall 2016)
Outstanding Service Organization of the Year Award: FGCU Dean of Students (Spring 2016)
Innovative Assignment Design Grant- Weigh the Waste Project: FGCU Scholars (Spring 2016)
SAGE Grant- DROP sustainable playground: FGCU CESE (Spring 2016)
Ernst F. Hollings Scholar: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (2006-2008)