Thomas Marcinkowski '76, associate professor of science and environmental education at Florida Institute of Technology (FIT), Melbourne, recently received the Walter E. Jeske Award from the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE). Accepting the award, Marcinkowski gave specific thanks to retired St. Lawrence faculty members Alan Schwartz, environmental studies, and William Elberty, geography, for opportunities afforded him early in his academic career.
Marcinkowski is Acopian Chair of the graduate program in environmental education at FIT and active with the NAAEE. He earned his St. Lawrence degree in religious studies, and a master's degree and Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
In addition to teaching, research and volunteer service to the NAAEE, he has also serves as an outside evaluation consultant/advisor to numerous organizations, including the Missouri Botanical Garden, Project Learning Tree, Project Wild, World Wildlife Fund, the U.S.Fish and Wildlife Service, Pine Jog EE Center, Warren Wilson College and Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation.
Posted: October 15, 2010