Eileen Sylvan Johnson

Lecturer in Environmental Studies

Teaching this semester

ENVS 1101. Introduction to Environmental Studies: Interdisciplinary Approaches

An interdisciplinary introduction to the environment framed by perspectives from the natural sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities. Surveys past and present status of scientific knowledge about major global and regional problems, explores both successes and inadequacies of environmental ideas to address specific crises, and assesses potential responses of governments, corporations, and individuals. Topics include food and agriculture, pollution, fisheries, and climate change and energy. Other subjects include biodiversity, population, urbanization, consumption, environmental justice, human and ecological health, and sustainability.

I teach courses that incorporate spatial analysis and GIS (Geographic Information Systems) and remote sensing with a community based focus. I also oversee the ES program’s endowed summer fellowship program.


  • PhD, Ecology and Environmental Science, University of Maine; Orono, ME
  • MRP, Regional Planning, University of Massachusetts; Amherst, MA
  • BS, Cornell University; Ithaca, NY