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Spring 2024 SENR Seminar Series

Spring 2024 SENR Seminar Series

Thursdays starting at 4:10 - 5:30 p.m.
Location: 164 Howlett Hall

or Available via Zoom

Instructors:  Dr. Jeff Hattey ( and Dr. Steve Lyon (

The SENR Seminar Series is held during the autumn and spring academic semesters. Speakers address a variety of topics that are relevant to the major environmental problems and natural resource management issues of our day. The seminar series reflects the multi-disciplinary nature of the School of Environment and Natural Resources in that a variety of experts contribute from fields as diverse as the humanities and social sciences, traditional resource management disciplines, and the biological and physical sciences.

spring 2024 SENR Seminar Series

Date and Link
Speaker / Panelists
Seminar Title / Topic

Jan. 25

Zoom Recording



Matt Teegarden, PhD, CFAES, Lead, Research Strategy and Development Foods for Health; Heather Raymond, MPA, CFAES Water Quality Director;  Hayley Shoemaker, OSU Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Columbiana Co., and Jeff Hattey, PhD, SENR Professor and OSU Extension State Specialist, Soil Management


Research Application: Responding to an Environmental Crisis following the East Palestine Derailment


Feb. 8

Zoom Recording


Jeff Sharp, PhD, Professor and OSU Extension State Specialist, Rural-Urban Policy, School of Environment and Natural Resources, and Brent Sohngen, PhD, CFAES Distinguished Professor, Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics

Degrowth and the role of capitalism to address the climate crisis, Point-Counterpoint


Feb. 15

Zoom Recording

Jim Embry
Sustainable Communities Network, Slow Food USA
Becoming the Imagineers of Our Sustainable Future

Feb. 22

Zoom Recording

Kent Messer, PhD, S. Hallock du Pont Professor of Applied Economics, University of Delaware, Co-Director of the Center for Behavioral and Experimental Agri-Environmental Research (CBEAR) Using Behavioral Insights and Experimental Testing to Improve the Adoption and Persistence of Conservation

Mar 21

Zoom Recording

Seminar Slides

Keely Fisher, SENR Doctoral Student, Jessica NeJame, SENR Master Student, and Marijke Hecht, PhD, SENR Assistant Professor of Environmental Education

Utilizing GoPros and Video Analysis for Research


Apr 4

Zoom Recording

  What do you know about ...? Job Searches, Interviewing and Salary Negotiation

Apr 18

Zoom Recording

Dr. Mizanur Rahman, PhD, Deputy Managing Director with the Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (DWASA), Ministry of Local Government Division, Bangladesh

Research and Experiences in Water Management and Planning