Carolyn Waters headshot

Adjunct Instructor
Newman 226
Curriculum Vitae (pdf)


Doctor of Philosophy Education and Social Change | Bellarmine University (2022)
Master of Education Environmental Education | Western Washington University (2008)
Bachelor of Arts Anthropology and Studio Art | Macalester College (2004)


Environmental education, critical pedagogy, socioecology, land education, community science, ecosystem restoration


ENVS111 Environmental Science
ENVS111-L Environmental Science Lab
IDC101 Exploring Community: Socioecological Communities
ENVS444 Environmental Internship

Current Research and Community Projects

  • Case study of a Diversity Training Model for Environmental Educators
  • Critical Pedagogy in a High School Environmental Science Classroom
  • Photovoice as a Method of Community Engagement in Environmental Change
  • Children at Play Network

Professional Experience

  • Adjunct Faculty, Department of Environmental Studies and Interdisciplinary Program, Bellarmine University (January 2016-Present)
  • Free Play Facilitator, Children at Play Network, Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest (March 2017-Present)
  • Conservation Education Consultant, Independent (March 2008-Present)
  • Garden Program Manager, Louisville Grows (May 2015-May2017)
  • Park Ranger (Interpretation) North Cascades National Park, National Park Service (August 2010-June 2012)
  • Naturalist Instructor, North Cascades Institute (2006-2012)

Selected Publications and Presentations

Waters, C., Hoffman, A. (2021, October) Strategies for Developing Culturally Responsive Pedagogy and Organizational Culture. Workshop for the North American Association for Environmental Education.

Waters, C. (2021, March) Justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in environmental education. Sustainability Now. WFMP-LP Forward Radio

Waters, C., Niemann, L. (2020, August) The importance of student voice in ecology learning: Case study of a public high school meadow restoration project. Presentation to the Ecological Society of America conference.

Waters, C. & Cook, K. (2020). Designing environmental science curriculum with photovoice to engage non-science majors. Journal of College Science Teaching.