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Ph.D. Student Profile:Neil Kessler

Degree: Natural Resources and Environmental Studies
Natural Resources and the Environment
neil.kessler@unh.edu
Research Interests: Human-Nature Relationships: Philosophy and Application in Experiential Environmental Studies
Research Topic: The Ontology of Close Human-Nature Relationships
Advisor: Dr. John Carroll

Neil Kessler

Description of Research

Environmental Problems, at their core, are problems of relationship.  More specifically, modern human-nature relationships and prescriptions for change are rooted in human conceptions of what humans and nonhumans are like, and thus what is believed possible in the relationships between them.  My dissertation centers around exploring the ontology of human-nature relationships and its impact on many things, such as resource management, but with a particular focus on experiential environmental studies at the undergraduate level.

Selected Presentations and Publications
Education
Ph.D. Candidate, University of New Hampshire
M.S., University of Vermont - June, 1997
B. A., Lehigh University - June, 1989
Professional Positions
Adjunct Instructor, University of New England
Related Links
http://www.flickerinstitute.org.  Education organization founded to deliver undergraduate level experiential environmental studies.