Ross Greedy, PhD

Ross Greedy

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CSUS - Community access to nature, environmental education, and stewardship
Department of Community Sustainability

Advisor: Lissy Goralnik

Ross Greedy is a doctoral student in the Department of Community Sustainability and is a scholar with the Sustainable Michigan Endowed Project.

Ross grew up in the loess hills of the Missouri River Valley between Nebraska, Iowa, and Missouri. He has since migrated across the country working in the outdoor industry for the better part of ten years as a raft guide, outdoor educator, outdoor program manager, and outdoor recreation planner.

His research interests are connected to his background in outdoor education, community engagement, and the coordination of outdoor recreation projects and include work that explores relationships between: (1) outdoor education/recreation; (2) environmental stewardship/sustainability; and (3) community access to and investment in nature. Ross plans to study the relationships between outdoor education/recreation participation and community-based connections to nature and their respective impacts on environmental stewardship behaviors.

Ross holds a Master’s degree in Education Leadership and his experience has been in developing and managing collegiate outdoor education programs in Minnesota and Michigan. Most recently Ross worked with the City of Winona Minnesota to develop outdoor recreation infrastructure and identify partnership and funding opportunities for the community. In addition, Ross is a Wilderness Medicine Instructor for the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS).

When Ross isn’t working or teaching you can find him exploring with his wife Lisa, their son Arlo, and their two dogs.