Heather Short, PhD Earth Sciences
My formal training is in structural geology, with a wide breadth of coursework at the graduate level, built upon an undergraduate Liberal Arts foundation.
I have been teaching geology, earth systems science, and climate science for 25 years, focusing on the present human-caused climate and ecological crises over the past 15 years. I designed and taught the only climate science courses in the QC college system.
Frustrated by the dissonance of teaching young people about the climate emergency in the context of a world that is still largely in denial about the urgency with which we need to act to mitigate it, I resigned from my tenured position as an act of conscientious objection to educational business-as-usual with a 'green' twist.
I am now endeavoring to educate the 'adults in the room'- those of us who have the political and economic agency to take meaningful action to avoid the worst consequences of climate breakdown.
I am pleased to announce that I am also an Adjunct Faculty member and Consulting Scholar at Sterling College, Craftsbury, Vermont. My new, asynchronous climate literacy course for life-long learners, called Climate + Change, is now available through Sterling College. We will be offering an online, synchronous, deep-dive version of this course in late spring 2023. Details to come.