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Associate Professor, School of Natural Resources and Environment and Program in the Environment (PitE)
Mailing Address School of Natural Resources and Environment 440 Church Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1041
Office Location(s): 2045 Dana Bldg
Michaela Zint teaches courses on environmental education and communication as well as on how the social sciences can help us understand and address environmental challenges. Her research focuses on how environmental education can best encourage individuals and groups to act in ways that will contribute to environmental quality and thus, to our quality of life. Zint is particularly interested in evaluating environmental education programs because these evaluations can provide insight into the effectiveness of environmental education in specific applied settings. She has conducted a number of evaluations and helped environmental education organizations develop evaluation systems for both program accountability and improvements purposes. Her research draws on a range of qualitative and quantitative methods but she is particularly interested in structural equation modeling. Zint’s work has been published in a variety of journals including Conservation Biology, Environmental Education Research, Environmental Science & Technology, Fisheries, Journal of Applied Environmental Education & Communication, Journal of Environmental Health, Journal of Research in Science Teaching, Journal of Environmental Education, and Risk Analysis; and she has prepared a synthesis chapter on environmental education program evaluation to be published in the forthcoming International Handbook of Research in Environmental Education.
Program in the Environment
M-F 8:30am-5:30pm1120 Undergrad Science Bldg204 Washtenaw Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI