Tina Evans

Tina Evans
Colorado Mountain College · Sustainability Studies

PhD

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Introduction
Tina Lynn Evans is the author of Occupy Education: Living and Learning Sustainability (2012, Peter Lang). She is Professor of Sustainability Studies at Colorado Mountain College where she teaches in the bachelor of arts program in that field. Evans received the AASHE Research Award in 2016 for her article "Finding Heart: Generating and Maintaining Hope and Agency through Sustainability Education" (http://www.jsedimensions.org/wordpress/content/finding-heart-generating-and-maintaining-hope-and-agency-through-sustainability-education_2015_11/). She has also served as Guest Editor for a special issue of the journal Sustainability focused on sustainability education (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainability/special_issues/Advances_and_Innovations_in_Sustainability_Education).
Additional affiliations
July 2012 - November 2017
Colorado Mountain College
Position
  • Professor
July 2012 - present
Colorado Mountain College
Position
  • Professor
Education
August 2007 - May 2011
Prescott College
Field of study
  • Sustainability Education

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Publications (15)
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This article takes as its point of departure the many converging crises of sustainability and the responsibility of higher education institutions and faculty members to participate in mitigating these crises to any extent possible. The author characterizes sustainability education as transdisciplinary praxis, explores the institutional and interper...
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Occupy Education is motivated by the sustainability crisis and energized by the drive for social justice that inspired the Occupy movement. Situated within the struggle for sustainability taking place amid looming resource shortages, climate change, economic instability, and ecological breakdown, the book is a timely contribution to community educa...
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In his landmark book Native Science (2000), indigenous educator Gregory Cajete eloquently articulates the motivations and questions that drive this study. For Cajete, effective education of our time entails Òfinding heart.Ó Finding heart is an active process within and beyond the person. It is evident in ethically and spiritually grounded work and...
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In this chapter, the author develops a theory of sustainable leadership that hinges upon the purposes toward which leadership is applied. Through synthesizing insights from the literatures of a wide range of fields, she argues that sustainable leadership must foster the long-term health, integrity, and resiliency of human communities and nature. Su...
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With continued development of artificial intelligence and robotics, increasing technological displacement of human labor is a concern for, not only low-skilled laborers who complete routine tasks, but professionals whose thinking and reasoning work has been assumed by many to be irreplaceable. It is important to consider the limits of these technol...
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Sustainability studies educators in colleges and universities must identify and teach the knowledge, skills, and abilities their graduates will most need to advance sustainability while confronting perhaps the most serious, sweeping, and integrated set of challenges humanity has ever known. Using a rigorous grounded theory and hermeneutics based an...
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An upcoming special issue of the journal Sustainability focused on advances and innovations in sustainability education.
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This interview-based article discusses how permaculture philosophy, practice, and education represent important avenues for sustainability-oriented hope and agency. The author interviews Permaculture Design Certification instructors from the Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture InstituteÕs two week long course held in summer 2015. Interviewees offer...
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The author constructs a theory of sustainable leadership in contrast to exploitive leadership and argues that all leadership in the modern world falls somewhere on a continuum between these two extremes. The definitions developed for sustainable and exploitive leadership hinge upon the purposes toward which leadership is applied. The concept of sus...
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This article addresses the value of critical social theory (CST) to sustainability education in higher education. CST is a particularly challenging form of social critique, especially for those who are middle and upper class members of industrial societies. It is argued that important sustainability education opportunities raised by CST actually de...
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Fort Lewis College is a four-year, public, liberal arts college in Durango, Colorado. Typical enrollment is between 4,000 and 4,500 students. Librarians are tenure-track faculty on 12-month contracts. Library instruction has been provided over the years as typical one-shot BIs for specific subjects and classes. About three years ago, faculty revamp...
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The internal effects of the Nicaraguan revolutionary reconstruction, 1979–1989, are compared and contrasted with the portrayal of these effects in a sampling U.S. government documents. Special attention is given to U.S. Department of State documents aimed at influencing public opinion. That the revolution had some clearly positive effects on Nicara...
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The internal effects of the Nicaraguan revolutionary reconstruction, 1979-1989, are compared and contrasted with the portrayal of these effects in a sampling U.S. government documents. Special attention is given to U.S. Department of State documents aimed at influencing public opinion. That the revolution had some clearly positive effects on Nicara...
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This article contrasts predominant epistemologies and goals of American higher education with alternate ones that would better serve the sustainability of both humans and nature. The author advocates using educational processes articulated by Paulo Freire as a vehicle for making higher education itself an embodiment of sustainability-oriented socia...

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Call for papers: special issue of the journal Sustainability titled “Advances and Innovations in Sustainability Education: Higher Education as an Avenue for Social Change.” I am serving as guest editor. A full description of the issue as well as contributor information and instructions are available from the journal website at this address: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainability/special_issues/Advances_and_Innovations_in_Sustainability_Education. The submission deadline is June 30, 2019. Thank you for considering this opportunity. Best,