"Roosevelt's locations in Chicago and Schaumburg means we have access to, and the chance to make positive impacts upon, both urban and suburban ecosystems here in the Chicago region. This is an ideal setting for studying sustainability issues and working to advance environmental justice in human and natural communities. In all of my SUST classes, even those which are fully online, I build in field trips and outdoor learning experiences to enhance what we do in the physical and virtual classrooms. My students have paddled the Chicago River, done research in the animal and plant collections at the Field Museum of Natural History, worked on urban farms, presented at local sustainability conferences, hiked through forest and prairie preserves, analyzed water quality in area streams and wetlands, and implemented many campus-based sustainability projects here at Roosevelt."
Professor & Director of Sustainability Studies, Roosevelt University