Knowledge is not made for understanding; it is made for cutting.Michel Foucault
Ph.D. in Sustainability Education Core Faculty
Kimberley Greeson (she/they) is core faculty for the Sustainability Education doctoral program. Dr. Greeson also teaches/advises in the M.S. in Sustainable Food Systems and M.A. Interdisciplinary Studies programs. As an interdisciplinary educator-scholar and multispecies ethnographer, her work focuses on the politics of conservation and environmental issues concerning human/nature relationships, environmental and food justice movements, and qualitative research. She seeks to implement a culturally sustaining pedagogy and strives to create a learning environment that is student-centered and utilizes community-based experiential learning principles.
Dr. Greeson is a settler on Hawai'i Island, kanaka maoli lands. In Hawai'i, she is a curriculum specialist for Uluha’o o Hualālai, a nonprofit that works for the cultural and ecological preservation and regeneration of Mt. Hualālai. The high elevation areas of Hualālai are sacred to Native Hawaiians and are important for the watershed (including native forests and native birds). She works to mindfully and ethically bridge scientific ecological knowledge with Traditional Ecological Knowledge in a meaningful way for sustainability.
Ph.D. Sustainability Education, Prescott College.
M.S. Biology Education, University of Northern Colorado.
B.S. Zoology, Colorado State University.
Ramsey, S., Dunbar, R., Greeson, K., Affolter, E., & Gano, G. (2020). 2020 Vision: How a global pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement focused our teaching. European Journal of Educational Science, 7(4). http://dx.doi.org/10.19044/ejes.v7no4a3
Greeson, K.M. (2019). Pili ‘ohana: (Re)Imagining perceptions of nature and more-than-human relationality, Imaginations: Journal of Cross-Cultural Image Studies, Critical Relationality: Indigenous and Queer Belonging Beyond Settler Sex & Nature. [Special Issue]. http://dx.doi.org/10.17742/IMAGE.CR.10.1.12
Greeson, K.M. & Loney, E. (2016). Mauna a wakea: Reconfiguring our sense of place, Journal of Sustainability Education, April 2016.
Greeson, K.M. & Jurin, R.R. (2012). A qualitative study of backcountry recreationists’ perceptions on cougar related interpretive media. Applied Environmental Education & Communication, Vol. 11 (2). 57-64.
- Place-based Conservation, Conservation Education, Politics of Conservation
- Sustainable Food Systems
- Food Justice and Food Sovereignty Social Movements
- Emergent Research Methodologies (Multispecies, Posthumanist, Post-Qualitative, Participatory, Community-Based, Autoethnography, Visual, Multimedia-based, Decolonizing)
- Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy
- Posthumanism/New Material Feminism
- Political Ecology
Introducing Emergent Research Methodologies of Reconceptualizing Place and Experience: Entangled Nature Culture and New Materialisms! (2019, April). Workshop presented with Mary Jackson at the 11th Annual Sustainability Education Symposium and Master of Arts Colloquium, Prescott, AZ.
Decolonizing Research: Place, Power, and Ways of Knowing, (2019, April). Workshop presented at the 11th Annual Sustainability Education Symposium and Master of Arts Colloquium, Prescott, AZ.
Of Pollinators and Forest: A Multispecies Ethnography of the Biopolitical Culture of Pollinators in Hawaii, (2017, April). Research presented at the 9th Annual Sustainability Education Symposium, Prescott, AZ.
Experiential Learning Through Multispecies Ethnography: Multispecies Encounters as Subversive Action for Bio-Political Hope. (2016, May) Workshop presented with Mary Jackson at the 8th Annual Sustainability Education Symposium, Prescott, CO.
How Matter Comes to Matter: Situating New Materialism/Posthumanism in Sustainability Education. (2015, May). Invited Panel Discussant at the 7th Annual Sustainability Symposium, Prescott, AZ.
Exploring the Experiences of Implementing Sustainability in Higher Education: An Ethnographic Study. (2011). Research presented at the Rocky Mountain Sustainability Summit, Denver, CO.
Exploring the Experiences of Implementing Sustainability in Higher Education: An Ethnographic Study. (2010). Poster presented at the School of Educational Research, Leadership, and Technology Research Evening. University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO.
The Poudre Learning Center: A Natural Site for Students in Local Schools to Explore Sustainability in Colorado. (2010). Poster presented at the National Council for Science and the Environment Conference. Washington D.C.
Examining Cougar Signage in Colorado's Front Range. (2008). Research presented at the University of Northern Colorado School of Biological Sciences Graduate Student Research Symposium, Greeley, CO.
Examining Cougar Signage in Colorado's Front Range. (2008). Invited presentation on research to the Colorado Division of Wildlife managers and rangers, Fort Collins, CO.
Awards, Grants & Honors
2008 The Graduate Dean’s Citation for Outstanding Thesis, University of Northern Colorado Graduate School