The Council of Environmental Deans and Directors (CEDD) is an association of institutional representatives who come together to improve the quality, stature and effectiveness of academic environmental programs at U.S. universities and colleges. CEDD is facilitated by the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) as a part of its University Affiliate Program.
A premier benefit of University Affiliate membership is representation on NCSE’s Council of Environmental Deans and Directors (CEDD). Launched in 2001, CEDD has emerged as the leading organization working to improve the quality, stature, and effectiveness of environmental programs on the nation’s campuses. Government agencies, national and international organizations, and business groups seek out CEDD as a gateway to working with the academic environmental community. Each University Affiliate school designates a representative to serve on CEDD. The group currently includes 148 members representing academic environmental programs of all sizes and types.
SPECIAL PROJECTS AND PARTNERSHIPS
CEDD has initiated projects to help academic programs educate future environmental professionals and leaders. These include:
A major study of career pathways and opportunities for environmental program graduates;
The first quantitative study of environmental curricula at more than 250 programs;
A collaboration with EnvironMentors, NCSE’s new national college access program for underserved youth, to better serve the diversity needs of affiliate schools. Four university EnvironMentors chapters were established in 2007 with four university chapters to be launched in September 2008;
Partnerships with national and international academic organizations;
New initiatives on environment and health and on agriculture and natural resources.
CEDD BIANNUAL MEETINGS
The 2008 Summer Program Conference, Climate, Sustainability and EnvironmentalPrograms, was held on July 15-17, 2008 in the Columbia River Gorge. Photos and other documents from the meeting are now available.
The Winter Meeting will be held December 7, 2008 in Washington, DC. These meetings are open to CEDD representatives or their designees.
Year of Science 2009 Kicks Off Across the NationLast Updated on 2009-01-07 12:42:29Year of Science 2009 Kicks Off Across the Nation
The Coalition on the Public Understanding of Science (COPUS) kicked off Year of Science 2009 (YoS2009) -- a national, yearlong, grassroots celebration--this week in Boston at the annual meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. COPUS, which represents more than 500 organizations, is celebrating how science works, who scientists are, and why science matters. Ira Flatow, host of Science Friday, broadcast every week on National Public Radio, launched the week’s events with a plenary presentation encouraging scientists to get involved in communicating and sharing the excitement of science at every opportunity.
Flatow said: “If you don’t stand up for science, then no one else is going to do it. We as journalists and scientists have to figure out ways to share science in plain English whenever possible.” This... More »
Current membersLast Updated on 2008-11-13 12:52:04
Institution / Representative
Environmental Studies Program
Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University
Robert W. Taylor
Center for Environmental Research and Training
Alabama State University
B. K. Robertson
Department of Biological Sciences
Caryl Eleanor Waggett
Department of Environmental Science
Jan E. Dizard
Antioch University New England
Environmental Studies Department
Arizona State University
Global Institute of Sustainability
Arkansas State University
Environmental Sciences... More »
CEDD OfficersLast Updated on 2008-11-13 12:49:35
Stephanie Pfirman , PresidentBill Sullivan , President-electJane Wolfson , Secretary-TreasurerDavid Blockstein, Executive Secretary
Executive Committee At-Large:
Will Focht, Chair of Curriculum Committee
Stephanie Pfirman , Co-Chair of Interdisciplinary Tenure and Career Development CommitteePaula Martin, Co-Chair of Interdisciplinary Tenure and Career Development Committee
Bill Sullivan , Co-Chair of Public Policy CommitteeAstrid Merget , Co-Chair of Public Policy Committee
Stephanie Pfirman, President 2008-2009
Chair, Department of Environmental Sciences
Stephanie Pfirman is Alena Wels Hirschorn '58 and Martin Hirschorn Professor in Environmental and Applied Sciences Professor and... More »
CEDD Organizational StructureLast Updated on 2008-11-13 12:48:34
The Council of Environmental Deans and Directors (CEDD) is a professional organization of the environmental leaders on the nation’s campuses that was launched formally in December 2001. NCSE serves as its facilitator.
To promote, encourage, develop and support efforts to advance knowledge and learning in the interdisciplinary environmental sciences and studies (physical, biological, social and engineering sciences) and to disseminate such knowledge to the scientific community and to the public.
To facilitate the formulation of goals, policies and objectives and provide advice and management for educational and research programs and facilities in environmental sciences and studies and related fields.
To promote the exchange of information and knowledge to create, foster and encourage cooperative efforts among members of CEDD and other U.S. scientists and federal, state and... More »