Graduate Profiles

Graduates of the HDNRE program are trained to work in a variety of industries.

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Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and the Environment
Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and the Environment

The HDNRE graduate degree program exposes students to a broad base of state-of-the-art methodologies, theories, and technologies for addressing contemporary resource and societal issues.

Janet Ellsworth

Ph.D. Forest Resources and HDNRE

Jason Gordon

Assistant Extension Professor. College of Forest Resources, Mississippi State University

Jason Weigle

Consultant, Corporate Social Responsibility and Community Development, Wellsboro, Pennsylvania

Jennifer Haney

Ph.D. Candidate. Anthropology and HDNRE

Jennifer N. Newton

Social Scientist with Grand Teton National Park, National Park Service

Joel (Tom) Mueller

Ph.D. Candidate. Recreation, Park and Tourism Management and HDNRE

John Eshleman

Post-doctoral research associate, Appalachian Foodshed Project, North Carolina State University

John Morrow
Jordan Blair

Ph.D. Candidate. Recreation, Park and Tourism Management and HDNRE

Joshua Gruver

Assistant Professor. College of Natural Resources and Environmental Management, Ball State University

Kathleen Wood
Krishna Roka

Visiting Instructor, Dept. of Sociology and Social Work, University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point

Lacey Goldberg

Ph.D. Candidate, Architecture

Landscape Architecture

College of Arts and Architecture

Laura Stelson

Ph.D. Candidate. Anthropology and HDNRE

Lauren Abbott Ferguson

Lecturer in the Department of Recreation Management and Policy at the University of New Hampshire

Lauren Mullenbach

Ph.D. Candidate. Recreation, Park and Tourism Management and HDNRE

Lucy Harbor

Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Management at Penn State University

Matthew Branch

Ph.D. Candidate. Geography and HDNRE

Matthew McKinney

Instructor, Department of Physical Education and Recreation, Gallaudet University

Maxwell Olsen

Ph.D. Candidate, Recreation, Park and Tourism Management and HDNRE

Michael Ferguson

University of New Hampshire

Program Faculty

Faculty associated with the Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and the Environment Program at Penn State.

Program Faculty

Faculty associated with the Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and the Environment Program at Penn State.

Programs of Study

All students (M.S./M.A. and Ph.D.) in the dual-title intercollege graduate degree program in HDNRE are expected to complete a common series of courses (HDNRE 590 - 2 credit minimum for masters students and 3 credit minimum for doctoral students, HDNRE 574, HDNRE 575, and RSOC 555).