Faculty News

  Dr. Jason Vokoun Named Interim Department Head

 

In May 2017, Jason Vokoun became NRE’s Interim Department Head. Dr. Vokoun’s scholarly activities are dedicated to resolving management issues associated with fisheries and aquatic ecology. He has previously served as departmental graduate program coordinator and undergraduate program coordinator. He is the current Director of the Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation Center…  Read more

Dr. John Volin Becomes New Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

 

In May 2017, John Volin became Vice Provost for Academic Affairs at UConn. Dr. Volin joined the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment as Department Head in 2007. In 2017, Dr. Volin received the Excellence in Research Award from the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources (CAHNR)…  Read more

Dr. Jack Clausen Awarded the University Teaching Fellow Award

 

On April 4, 2017, the University Teaching Fellow Award was given to Dr. John “Jack” Clausen for a commitment to teaching, demonstrated knowledge of educational pedagogy and an interest in fostering innovative teaching practices at the University…  Read more

Dr. Ashley Helton Receives the Kinsman Award for Excellence in Teaching

 

Dr. Ashley Helton was recognized as the 2017 recipient of the Kinsman Award for Excellence in Teaching by a junior faculty member in the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources (CAHNR). She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment (NRE) with a joint appointment in the Center for Environmental Sciences and Engineering (CESE). She routinely teaches Stream Ecology and Global Sustainable Natural Resources… Read more

Abby Beissinger Joins NRE as NRCA Coordinator

 

Abby Beissinger joined NRE as the Natural Resources and Conservation Academy (NRCA) Conservation Ambassador Program (CAP) Coordinator/Visiting Assistant Extension Educator in February 2017. The NRCA engages high school students, conservation volunteers, and teachers in environmental education and service learning programming, where participants execute a long-term conservation project in their own towns throughout Connecticut to create lasting contributions to their communities. Read more

 

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