WMU climate change working group names 2021 mini-grant awardees

Melting glacierIn collaboration with the Western Michigan University’s Office for Sustainability, the WMU Climate Change Working Group awarded a Climate Change Teaching Fellow mini-grant of $500 to three successful applicants. The awards seek to foster the integration of climate change as a topic in WMU courses at all levels and in all disciplines.  

This is the second annual call for fellows, following the 2020 awards to seven successful applicants. The CCWG plans to continue the incentive program, which also includes intellectual and pedagogical support for the new climate change teaching fellows by pairing them with experienced faculty members serving as mentors. 

2021 Climate Change Teaching Fellow Mini-Grant Awardees

  • William Davis (MFA), associate professor and area co-coordinator of photography, Frostic School of Art
  • Dr. Shannon McMorrow, assistant professor, School of Interdisciplinary Health Programs
  • Dr. Mercedes Tubino-Blanco, assistant professor of Spanish, College of Arts and Sciences

About the WMU Climate Change Working Group

The WMU CCWG is an interdisciplinary group of faculty, staff, student and community volunteers dedicated to working for the urgent action needed to adapt to and mitigate global climate change. The CCWG heightens the awareness of the consequences of climate change and provides leadership about action through research, education and community outreach in Kalamazoo. The CCWG is a member of the Kalamazoo Climate Crisis Coalition.

 All faculty are encouraged to join the CCWG, and to consider adding their courses to the existing Minor in Climate Change Studies or the Graduate Certificate in Climate Change Policy and Management. For more information or to get involved, please contact Dr. Denise Keele