Dr. Chadwick Rittenhouse
Dr. Chadwick Rittenhouse is an Assistant Professor in Residence in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment at UConn’s College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources (CAHNR) and Coordinator of UConn’s Sustainable Environmental Planning and Management Online Graduate Certificate. He is also a Faculty Affiliate of the Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation Center and the Center for Environmental Sciences and Engineering at UConn. Dr. Rittenhouse is a Leadership Institute Fellow of The Wildlife Society. Dr. Rittenhouse earned a PhD and an MS in Wildlife Science at the University of Missouri – Columbia, and a BS in Wildlife Ecology and a Degree Certificate in Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Prior to joining the faculty at UConn, Dr. Rittenhouse worked as a Post-doctoral Research Associate at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. His research addresses the ecology, management, and conservation of forested landscapes.
Courses taught: NRE 5200 Sustainable Natural Resources Management, NRE 5205 Decision Methods in Natural Resources and the Environment, NRE 5210 Communications for Environmental Decision Makers, NRE 5220 Environmental Planning for Sustainable Communities and Regions.
Dr. Marjorie 'Mauri' Liberati
Dr. Marjorie ‘Mauri’ Liberati is a Research Associate in the Fisheries & Wildlife Department at Michigan State University (MSU). Dr. Liberati earned her PhD from the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment at UConn where she was a USDA National Needs Fellow. She also received a Sustainable Environmental Planning and Management Graduate Certificate from UConn, an MS in Environment and Natural Resources from Ohio State, and a BS in Biology from Virginia Tech. Prior to joining MSU, she was the inaugural Bailey Conservation Fellow with the Michigan chapter of The Nature Conservancy. Dr. Liberati has taught courses in wildlife identification and management, habitat management, and technical writing. Her research addresses conservation planning and wildlife management in complex socio-ecological systems.
Dr. Thomas H. Meyer
Dr. Thomas H. Meyer is a Professor in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment at UConn’s College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources (CAHNR). Dr. Meyer is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, American Association for Geodetic Surveying (Fellow and Director), and the American Geophysical Union. He is a past president (2006-2007) of the Geomatics Society of New England (was the New England Section ACSM) and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Surveying Engineering. Dr. Meyer earned his PhD from Texas A&M University (College Station, 1998) where he was a research associate in the Mapping Sciences Laboratory. During his tenure at UConn, he has taught geomatics courses in geographic information science, geodesy, digital terrain modeling, global navigation satellite system surveying at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Dr. Meyer has authored an undergraduate-level geodesy textbook, numerous peer-reviewed papers about surveying and mapping, and teaches professional education seminars for surveyors throughout New England and the United States.
Courses taught: NRE 5585 Geospatial Data Processing Techniques.
Dr. Amy Cabaniss
Dr. Amy Cabaniss serves as adjunct faculty in the UConn Department of Natural Resources. She is also faculty at Southern Connecticut State University in the MBA Program in her 7th year teaching Business Sustainability. Dr. Cabaniss has served as adjunct faculty at other universities in the disciplines of environmental studies and communications. She additionally has an established career as a nonformal environmental educator. Dr. Cabaniss has a PhD in Environmental Studies from Antioch University New England, an MBA in Management and Organization from the University of New Haven, and a BS in Environmental Conservation from the University of New Hampshire. Her research is in conservation psychology and communications to motivate environmentally-responsible behavior. Dr. Cabaniss is a multi-term, former board member of the North American Hazardous Materials Management Association, past-president of NAHMMA-Northeast, and editor of the Handbook on Household Hazardous Waste (Government Institutes Press, 2008; 2nd edition, Bernan Press, 2018).
Courses Taught: NRE 5210 Communications for Environmental Decision Makers, NRE 5225 Sustainable Use of Ocean Resources.