College of Science

Department of Applied Environmental Science

Faculty Profile

Victoria Derr, Ph.D.

My teaching and research focus on the intersections between sustainable communities, place-conscious environmental education, and social justice, particularly in historically excluded communities. I am interested in children and youth participation in school and community settings as a means to foster sense of place, health, sustainability, and climate resilience.

Title Associate Professor
Phone 831-582-4697
Research Lab The Engagement Lab
Office Location Chapman Science Academic Center, S307
Office Hours Tuesday 12:30-1:30 or by appointment
Areas of Expertise Place-conscious and community-engaged environmental education, green schools and green space planning, participatory action research
Courses Taught

ENSTU 350: Research Methods in Environmental Studies

ENSTU 365: Critical Environmental Education Pedagogy

ENSTU 412: Environmental Thought and Practice

ENSTU 410: Capstone Integration Seminar

ENSTU 472: Projects in Environmental Education; ENSTU 497: Independent Research