Joe Baust

Roles at NAAEE:

eePRO Group Leader

Connecting to Nature Group Moderator


Consultant
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Abbreviated Vita

Joseph A. Baust, Sr.

Experience

1998–2013: Director/Professor, Center for Environmental Education, Murray, KY

2008–2013: Emeritus Professor, Murray State University, Murray, KY

1978–1998: Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor, Murray State University, Murray, KY

Academic Degrees

Ed.D. University of Tennessee, Knoxville;  M.Ed Memphis State University; B.S.E. Murray State University

 

 

 

Other Experience

2016: Group Moderator: eePro Connecting to Nature, North American Association for Environmental Education

​2013–present: Member of Project Learning Tree Next Generation Preservice Unit, Washington, D.C., American Forest Institute

2011–2012: TogetherGreen – Toyota/Audubon, Grant to use the Earth Force Process to identify energy needs and ameliorate them. With USFS Land Between the Lakes ($37,000)

2009–2010: President, Friends of Land Between the Lakes, Golden Pond, KY

2007: Member of Pre-service Environmental Education Task Force, North American Association for Environmental Education, Washington, D.C.         

2005: Past President, North American Association for Environmental Education, Washington, D.C.

2004–2008: Chairperson, Kentucky University Partnership for Environmental Education (consortium of eight public universities for environmental education).

2004: President, North American Association for Environmental Education, Washington, D.C.

1999–2005: Board Member, North American Association for Environmental Education, Washington, D.C.

1999: President, Kentucky Association for Environmental Education, Louisville, KY

1999–2008: Chairperson, Higher Education Commission, North American Association for Environmental Education, Washington, D.C.

Funding, Grants, and Contracts

Grant awards in excess of $4.75 million dollars,1992–present

  • 2012–2013: $125,000, Director, Kentucky Council for Postsecondary Education, Frankfort, KY (Summer Institute at Land Between the Lakes with Western KY University)
  • 2012–2013: $10,000, Director, Regional Service and Public Outreach Center, Murray, KY (Summer Institute)
  • 2009–2012: $160,000 Director, Kentucky Partnership for Environmental Education: Energy Project. Through Western Kentucky University and Learn and Serve America Grant.
  • 2008–2013: $300,000, IEQ - Environmental Education Summer Institutes, funded by the KY Council for Postsecondary Ed., Frankfort, KY
  • 2008–2009:  $104,000, Director, Center for Environmental Education – Kentucky Environmental Education Council, Frankfort, KY
  • 2007–2009:  $297,000, Director, “Change Over Time,” Improving Teacher Quality V & VI, Council for Postsecondary Education, Frankfort, KY
  • 2006–2007: $140,000, Director, “Interdisciplinary Environmental Education,” Improving Teacher Quality IV, Council for Postsecondary Education, Frankfort, KY
  • 2005–2009 $296,000, Director, “Center for Teaching Excellence in Mathematics and Science Using the Environment as an Integrating Context II,” U.S. Dept. of Education, Fund for the Improvement of Education, Washington, D.C.
  • 2002–2006: $89,000, Director, “Capacity Building for Underserved Youth Using Environmental Education,” U.S. EPA National Grant, Washington, D.C.
  • 2002–2006: $800,000, Director, “Center for Teaching Excellence in Math and Science Using the Environment as an Integrating Context,” Fund for the Improvement of Education, U.S. Department of Education, Washington, D.C.
  • 2005–2006: $300,000, Director, “Project Watershed II,” Improving Teacher Quality III. Council for Postsecondary Education, Frankfort, KY

Awards

  • Kentucky Earth Day Award 2008, Kentucky Environmental Quality Commission
  • Walter E. Jeske Award 2007, North American Association for Environmental Education (Highest Award for Environmental Education)

Offices

  • 2004-2005 President and Past President, North American Association for Environmental Education
  • Co-Leader of Arts Commision, North American Association for Environmental Education
  • Chair of Higher Education Commission, North American Association for Environmental Education

Presentations

  • More than 60 international, national, regional, state, and local presentations in environmental education