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Jamey Pavey
Director of the Environmental Leadership Program

Jamey Pavey serves as the director of the Environmental Leadership Program at Earlham in addition to teaching. She teaches the ENST Senior Seminar, Environment and Society, and topics courses such as U.S. Environmental and Natural Resources Policy.

Her general research interests include environmental and natural resource policy, campus sustainability, sustainable communities and land use planning. She is interested especially in projects that address real world environmental problems and are applied in nature.

Contact Info

Campus Mail
Drawer 77

Phone
765-983-1436

E-mail

Office
204 Dennis Hall

Office Hours
Fall 2014: TR9-10:30am

Programs/Departments

  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Outdoor Education Integrated Pathway
  • Sustainability and Management Integrated Pathway
  • Sustainable Agriculture Integrated Pathway

Degrees

  • Ph.D., University of Tennessee at Knoxville
  • B.S., University of South Carolina

Selected Courses:

My position is 50% teaching and 50% administrative. Ongoing course offerings are:

  • ENST240 Environment and Society
  • ENST488 Senior Seminar/Capstone Experience.
  • Also, a topics course in Spring 2015 on US Environmental and Natural Resource Policy.

My scholarly interests include environmental and natural resource policy, campus sustainability, sustainable communities and land use planning. My focus tends to lie in better understanding human perspectives on the environment and the subsequent interactions between humans and the environment. I am interested in projects that address real-world environmental problems and are applied in nature.

Pavey, J.L., A.B. Muth, D. Ostermeier, and M.L.E. Steiner Davis. 2007. Building Capacity for Local Governance: An Application of the Interactional Theory to Developing a Community of Interest. Rural Sociology 72(1): 90-110.

Pavey, J.L., K. Coburn, P. Cole, D. Flickinger, T.F. Kerns, E. Pritchett, and G.M. Williford. 2010. Lessons from a Capstone Course Focused on Campus Sustainability. Presented at the 2010 Association for the Advancement Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) Conference, Denver, CO, October 2010.

Pavey, J.L. 2009. Encouraging Sustainable Lifestyles: The Lynchburg College Sustainability Pledge. Presented at the Greening of the Campus VIII Conference, Indianapolis, IN, September 2009.

Bluff, A., R. Evans, C. McManus, R. Roozen, and J.L. Pavey. 2009. LC Homegrown: Retasking A College Greenhouse To Feed The Campus. Presented at the Greening of the Campus VIII Conference, Indianapolis, IN, September 2009.

Pavey, J.L., and D. Ostermeier. 2007. Beyond gridlock: A cross-disciplinary review of approaches to natural resource governance. Presented at 13th Annual International Symposium for Society and Resource Management, Park City, UT, June 2007.

Horner, L.A., J.L. Pavey, and D.M. Ostermeier. 2004. Rurality in Transition: A Study of Capital Assets and Community Capacity in a Western Tennessee Community. Presented at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociology Society, Sacramento, CA, August 12-15, 2004.

Mullen, M.D., D.M. Ostermeier, J.L. Pavey, and E. Buckner. 2004. Trade-offs in Agriculture and Natural Resources: An Issues Course Designed for Non-Majors. Presented at the 2004 North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Conference, Gainesville, FL, June 2004.

Pavey, J.L. 2004. Framing Sustainable Private Forestry: An Analysis of Stakeholder Perspectives in Morgan County, TN. Presented at the 2004 International Symposium for Society and Resource Management, Keystone, CO, June 2004.

Pavey, J.L., and D. Ostermeier. 2004. Teaching about Trade-offs: Enhancing Student Engagement in a Service Course in Agriculture and Natural Resources. Presented at the 2004 University Education in Natural Resources Conference, Flagstaff, AZ, March 2004.

Pavey, J.L., A.B. Muth, M. Steiner, D. Ostermeier, and J.M. Fly. 2003. Using a Community of Interest to Revitalize a Community of Place in Morgan County, TN. Presented at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociology Society, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, July 2003.

Ostermeier, D., J.M. Fly, A.B. Muth, J.L. Pavey, and M. Steiner. 2002. Reluctant Landowners: Opening the door to collaborative forestry. Presented at International Union of Forestry Resource Organizations Collaboration and Partnerships in Forestry Meeting, Santiago, Chile, November 2002.

Muth, A.B., J.L. Pavey, M. Steiner, D. Ostermeier, and J.M. Fly. 2002. Finding common ground: a new approach to characterize attitudes and values on private lands. Presented at the International Symposium for Society and Resource Management, Bloomington, IN, June 2002.

Pavey, J.L., and K. Coburn. 2011. Effects of Residence Hall Submetering on Student's Reported Energy and Water Use at Lynchburg College. Presented at the 2011 Association for the Advancement Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, October 2011.

Coburn, K., and J.L. Pavey. 2010. Effects of submetering on individual behavior at Lynchburg College. Presented at the 2010 Association for the Advancement Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) Conference, Denver, CO, October 2010.

Pavey, J.L. 2008. Lynchburg College's Year of the Environment. Presented at the Association for the Advancement Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) Conference, Raleigh, NC, November 2008.

  • Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
  • International Association for Society and Natural Resources
  • Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences

As a native of Indiana, I was drawn to Earlham in part because it is close to my home. However, the attractiveness of teaching and working at Earlham was heightened by the learner-centered, community atmosphere on campus.

Earlham students are committed to squeezing every last drop of benefit out of their college experience. My job is to help them to weigh all the potential opportunities available to them!

I enjoy spending time with my husband, Jason, and our three children (Gabby, Eli, and Sam). Their many activities keep us busy! I also enjoy spending time preparing, preserving and consuming food we grow in our large garden. We share our small homestead with chickens and, occasionally, a couple of pigs.