PASSION. SKILLS. ACTION.
The Environmental Studies Program (EVST) at the University of Montana is like an ecosystem: students, faculty, and our community partners thrive because each person plays a different role in contributing to the community’s well-being and resilience. This close-knit community, housed within the historic Jeanette Rankin Hall, contains a breadth of faculty expertise matched by the diversity of our students’ interests. EVST is a place where students follow their passions, affirm their values, get involved in the community, and are supported in a wide range of learning experiences. Recognizing that there is not one single solution to the pressing environmental challenges we all face, the Environmental Studies Program provides opportunities for students to learn about and engage with multiple approaches and perspectives needed to make positive environmental change happen.
New Visiting Assistant Professor
Paul Guernsey will join Environmental Studies for the next two years and bring his invaluable expertise. Paul started with a small non-profit school in the Navajo nation that focused on ecological living focusing on traditional gardening, sustainable agriculture, and land restoration. His studies and research in Native American/Indigenous areas include critical indigenous pedagogies, native feminisms, and native research methodologies. He has also studied waste stream environmental philosophy and ethics, European continental eco phenomenology, and Marxist and ecosocialism.