Steven Alexander

PhD, University of Waterloo


Twitter: @salexander_11


As an applied human ecologist and environmental social scientist my research broadly explores the interplay between conservation, environmental change, and natural resource use. My doctoral research more specifically examined the respective governance arrangements associated with an emerging network of fish sanctuaries in Jamaica and questions of fit. An undergraduate degree in geology from St. Lawrence University, a small liberal arts university in northern New York, and a semester abroad in East Africa studying conservation and development provided the foundation for considering the complexities of human-environment interactions and bridging the natural and social sciences. I then went on to spend ten years as an interdisciplinary educator and administrator working with a number of non-profit organizations and universities across North America. Through this work I facilitated professional development workshops for science teachers, led natural history programs for Elderhostel groups, engaged K-12 students in field ecology, developed innovate undergraduate courses incorporating community-based learning and contributed to several field-based university semester programs.