Education Programs: Humanities Connections

Period of Performance

7/1/2017 - 6/30/2020

Funding Totals

$99,217.00 (approved)
$91,161.21 (awarded)

Cultivating the Environmental Humanities

FAIN: AK-255315-17

Rowan University (Glassboro, NJ 08028-1702)
Jordan P. Howell (Project Director: October 2016 to March 2021)
Dustin Crowley (Co Project Director: July 2017 to March 2021)

The development of four courses and eight course modules, related student engagement activities, and a campus-wide forum, focused on environmental humanities.

While rapid growth in STEM at Rowan in terms of student enrollment, faculty research, and administrative focus has been able to occur side-by-side with the existing core of humanities, this has been at the expense of mechanisms for thorough crossover between these areas of the university. Aside from a few general education requirements, there is little institutional encouragement for students to become well rounded in both humanities and STEM fields, let alone to develop active connections and conversations between them. This project aims to correct this problem through a focus on courses, curricular structures, and developing cultures of research and interaction around the environmental humanities (EH).

Media Coverage

$100K NEH Grant Funds Humanistic Approach to Environmental Challenges (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Rowan University
Publication: Rowan Today
Date: 3/31/2017

PROFile: Dr. Jordan Howell and Dr. Dustin Crowley cultivate the environmental humanities at Rowan (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Tara Lonsdorf
Publication: The Whit
Date: 10/7/2019
Abstract: coverage of project by student newspaper

Presentation on climate change and its impact on under-represented groups to be held (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Kalie VanDewater
Publication: The Whit
Date: 9/11/2019
Abstract: coverage of one of our speaker events in the student newspaper

The data of Native American and environmental issues touched upon by Messinger speech (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Michael Reina
Publication: The Whit
Date: 9/22/2019
Abstract: analysis of one of our speaker events in the student newspaper

Associated Products

Project website (Web Resource)
Title: Project website
Author: Jordan Howell
Abstract: The website with information about our project as well as links to project outputs.
Year: 2017
Primary URL:
Primary URL Description:
Secondary URL:

Open Educational Resources relating to Environmental Humanities (Acquisitions/Materials Collection)
Name: Open Educational Resources relating to Environmental Humanities
Abstract: Collection of our faculty fellows' learning materials for interdisciplinary courses in the environmental humanities
Director: Jordan P. Howell
Year: 2020
Primary URL: