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Deb Wojcik

Title:Associate Director
Primary Affiliation:Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment & Resources
Office Location:Y2E2, Suite 226
Phone:(650) 724-3074

Biographical Information

Deb Wojcik draws on her experience as a researcher, academic administrator, and educator to advance the student experience, collaborate with faculty and administrators across campus, and create and implement a strategic vision for the E-IPER program. Prior to joining the E-IPER team in April 2013, Deb worked with Dr. Nicole Ardoin as a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Stanford Graduate School of Education and Woods Institute for the Environment investigating environmental learning and behavior in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her dissertation research employed qualitative and quantitative research approaches to better understand communication, social networks, and community-based natural resource management of water and wildlife in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. As Associate Director of the Duke Environmental Leadership Program, Deb was responsible for developing and implementing continuing and executive education programs and facilitating community outreach initiatives for the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. She has also worked for the National Estuarine Research Reserve System and the North Carolina Coastal Federation and has conducted fieldwork in southern Africa, the Peruvian Andes, and the U.S. Deb has taught courses and workshops on social network analysis, program evaluation, environmental learning and behavior, water resource management, and environmental education for the National Science Foundation, Stanford University, University of Florida, and Duke University.

Deb earned her Ph.D. from the University of Florida in Forest Resources and Conservation, with an interdisciplinary concentration in Tropical Conservation and Development and certificate in Environmental Education and Communications. She was a National Science Foundation Integrative Graduate Education and Research (NSF-IGERT) Fellow focused on adaptive management of water, wetlands, and watersheds. She holds Master of Environmental Management (coastal environmental management), Master of Arts in Teaching (science education), and Bachelor of Science (biology and psychology) degrees from Duke University.

Deb loves spending time with her family, exploring the outdoors, and trying her hand at various craft and cooking projects.

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