PASSION. SKILLS. ACTION.
You might describe the Environmental Studies Program (EVST) at the University of Montana as an ecosystem. Students and faculty thrive because each person plays a different role in contributing to the community’s health and resilience. This close-knit community, housed within the historic Jeanette Rankin Hall, contains a breadth of faculty expertise so diverse that each professor facilitates learning in his or her particular area(s). These differences in specialties foster great respect among faculty, as well as many opportunities for innovation and collaboration on trips, projects, and new courses. Just as there is not one single solution to any of the environmental challenges we all face, there are multiple approaches and perspectives available to students in the Environmental Studies Program on any topic. For a recent statement of EVST’s educational approach, see Professor Neva Hassanein’s article on EVST’s Strategies for Educating Leaders.