Workshop Facilitators and Hosts

Webinar & Day 1 Presenters

Day 2 Faculty & Student Collaborators


Workshop Facilitators and Hosts

Jay Antle -
Antle is Executive Director of the Center for Sustainability at Johnson County Community College, where he has served since 2009. He is also a professor of history at JCCC and holds a PhD in Environmental History from the University of Kansas. 
 
Kim Criner -
Kim Criner is Education and Outreach Coordinator in the Center for Sustainability at the University of Kansas (KU). She is also Coordinator of the University’s new undergraduate Sustainability Certificate, which she developed and implemented in spring 2016. Prior to this, Kim worked on programming and outreach in the Center for Sustainability at Johnson County Community College (JCCC) and in the Office of Sustainability at Ohio University (OU). Kim is a past participant of the Piedmont Project and has been involved in the planning and facilitation of 2 years of KU's own sustainability curriculum workshop, the Oread Project
Kristy Howell - 
Kristy Howell has served as Sustainability Education and Engagement Coordinator at Johnson County Community College since 2014. Howell has directed a sustainability-focused small business incubator in Illinois, and spent nearly a decade in higher education administration and sustainability at a small, rural community college in Kentucky prior to joining JCCC. Kristy has an MA in Social Responsibility and Sustainable Communities from Western Kentucky University with a focus in sustainability-related curriculum development in the humanities and a BA in History from the University of Southern Mississippi.​
 
Jeff Severin - 
As Director of Campus Planning & Sustainability, Jeff Severin oversees the Center for Sustainability and Office of Space Management, and coordinates with Facilities Planning & Development on campus planning processes. Jeff was hired as the first director of the Center for Sustainability in January 2007.  He has worked at the University of Kansas since 2004, managing the recycling program prior to his appointment with CFS. During his tenure at the Center, he has coordinated the development of a campus sustainability plan and campus bike plan and helped launch new initiatives addressing campus sustainability including campus beautification, faculty development, and student leadership programs.

Jeff serves as the campus representative on the City of Lawrence Transportation Commission and chairs the LiveWell Lawrence Healthy Built Environment Work Group. He is also a 2016 Social Justice Fellow with the KU Office of Multicultural Affairs. Jeff is a graduate of the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies and a Master of Urban Planning with an emphasis in Environmental Planning.

 

Webinar & Day 1 Presenters

Kim Criner -
Kim Criner is Education and Outreach Coordinator in the Center for Sustainability at the University of Kansas (KU). She is also Coordinator of the University’s new undergraduate Sustainability Certificate, which she developed and implemented in spring 2016. Prior to this, Kim worked on programming and outreach in the Center for Sustainability at Johnson County Community College (JCCC) and in the Office of Sustainability at Ohio University (OU). Kim is a past participant of the Piedmont Project and has been involved in the planning and facilitation of 2 years of KU's own sustainability curriculum workshop, the Oread Project
Kristy Howell - 
Kristy Howell has served as Sustainability Education and Engagement Coordinator at Johnson County Community College since 2014. Howell has directed a sustainability-focused small business incubator in Illinois, and spent nearly a decade in higher education administration and sustainability at a small, rural community college in Kentucky prior to joining JCCC. Kristy has an MA in Social Responsibility and Sustainable Communities from Western Kentucky University with a focus in sustainability-related curriculum development in the humanities and a BA in History from the University of Southern Mississippi.​
 
Precious Porras - 
Precious is the Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs at The University of Kansas. In her position, Precious is responsible for the development of long-range strategic planning and program development, including the assessment of such programs and services, consistent with the mission of OMA. Precious has worked at KU for over eleven years in a variety of positions in the OMA, including Associate Director for Diversity Education and Social Justice Programs and as a Retention Specialist. Precious has over 15 years of experience developing and facilitating social justice, diversity, and competency workshops and trainings.
 
 
 
Deb Williams - 
Williams is a member of the science faculty at JCCC and frequently participates in collaborations with the Kansas Studies Institute. She holds a J.D. with certificates in Natural Resources and Environmental Law and Tribal Law (Federal Indian Law) from the KU School of Law, a M.A. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (KU), M.S in Curriculum and Instruction (KSU); M.S. in Student Counseling and Personnel Service (KSU), a B.S. in Animal Science (KSU) and a B.S. in Life Science/Biology (KSU).  

Day 2 Faculty & Student Collaborators

Matthew Burke -
Matthew Burke’s works span a range of materials and interests. Through the construction objects, outdoor installations and interactive works, the artist seeks to direct attention to the relationship between things, as a way to make known the interconnection possible at any given moment. Burke teaches Sculpture at The University of Kansas with an emphasis in Ecological Art, as well as woodworking, drawing, and public art. His work is in numerous collection including the Museum of Modern Art Library, and the Brooklyn Museum of Art Library. His most recent work, When We Hear Water, will be on exhibition at the Salina Art Center, Salina, KS this June and July. He lives in Lawrence with his wife, Melissa and son, Angus and is grateful for the many wonderful people in his life.​

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