Our Staff

Our staff work together with faculty and students to help Stetson University become a center for innovative approaches to tackling complex challenges on-campus and in the community.

Jason Evans

Jason Evans

Executive Director

Jason is a landscape ecologist who earned his PhD in interdisciplinary ecology from the University of Florida. His work focuses on the interfaces between human and natural systems, involving academic, public, and private collaborations for climate change adaptation, stormwater management, and water quality improvement. In his free time, Jason enjoys cultivating his yard in native plants for local pollinators.


Andrew Joesoef

Andrew Joesoef

Laboratory Manager

Andrew earned his BS in Biology and Marine Science at the University of Georgia and his MS in Oceanography at the University of Delaware. Presently, he serves as a laboratory manager for both the Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience and the Department of Environmental Science and Studies. Alongside his regular duties, Andrew supervises undergraduate research assistants and interns with water quality, landscape management, and environmental research projects.

Megan Brinton

Megan Brinton

Resilient Green Infrastructure Communications Coordinator

Originally from Sarasota, Florida, Megan moved to Volusia County in 2017. Building on a background in environmental education, she has been working on water quality, sustainability, and community resilience initiatives since. After earning her Associate of Arts Degree in 2021 from Daytona State College, she transferred to Stetson to acquire her Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Science. Currently, Megan is the Green Infrastructure Communications Coordinator at Stetson’s Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience, and is a West Volusia Audubon Society board member. In her free time, she enjoys visiting nearby parks with her family, searching for migratory birds, and harvesting from fruit trees in her yard.

Casey Ramey

Casey Ramey

Program Coordinator

Growing up in Orlando, Florida, Casey moved to DeLand in 2019 to attend Stetson University. Following interests in ecology, geology, and geography, Casey earned her Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies in 2023 from Stetson. All throughout college, she worked in youth outreach and environmental education. Now, Casey is the Program Coordinator at Stetson’s Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience. Off-campus, Casey enjoys camping, swimming in local springs, and reading while curled up with her cat.

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Affiliated Faculty

Faculty members from various departments contribute to the interdisciplinary nature of the Institute, in conjunction with their student's undergraduate research.

Wendy Anderson*
Professor of Environmental Science and Studies

Olusola Adetoro
Visiting Professor of Environmental Science and Studies

Corie Charpentier
Assistant Professor of Biology

Su Young Choi
Associate Professor of Communication and Media Studies

Chris De Bodisco*
Associate Professor of Economics

Michelle DeMoss
Dennis C. McNamara Sr. Professor of Marketing

Kristine Dye
Assistant Professor of Health Sciences and Biology

Royal Gardner*
Professor of Law
Co-Director of the Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy

Melissa Gibbs*
Professor of Biology
Director of Aquatic and Marine Biology

David Hill
Interim Dean of Arts and Sciences
Professor of Political Science

Chris Jimenez
Assistant Professor of English

Asal Johnson
Associate Professor of Public Health

Jaclyn Lopez
Assistant Professor of Law
Director of the Jacobs Public Interest Law Clinic for Democracy and the Environment

Benjamin Tanner
Associate Professor and Chair of Environmental Science and Studies

John Tichenor
Associate Professor of Management
Chair of Management

Chaz Underriner
Assistant Professor of Digital Arts

Terri Witek
Professor of English
Sullivan Chair in Creative Writing

Nathan Wolek
Professor of Digital Arts and Music Technology

Kirsten Work*
Professor of Biology

*Faculty Steering Committee