Faculty & Instructors

  • Luke Gascho

    Department Chair
    Director, Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center, Professor of Sustainability/Environment

    BS, Eastern Mennonite University, 1974
    EDD, NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY, 1998

    Office: Merry Lea
    Phone: (260) 799-5869
    Email:

  • Dale Hess

    Associate Professor of Agroecology

    BA, MILLERSVILLE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, 1976
    MS, PURDUE UNIVERSITY WEST LAFAYETTE, 1984
    PHD, PURDUE UNIVERSITY WEST LAFAYETTE, 1989

    Office: Merry Lea
    Phone: (260) 799-5869
    Email:

  • Bill Minter

    Assistant Professor of Environmental Science

    BS, COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY FT COLLINS, 1980
    MSF, PURDUE UNIVERSITY WEST LAFAYETTE, 1989

    Office: Merry Lea
    Phone: (260) 799-5869
    Email:

  • Dave Ostergren

    Director of Graduate Program in Environmental Education

    Office: Merry Lea
    Phone: (260) 799-5869
    Email:

  • Jonathon Schramm

    Assistant Professor of Sustainability and Environmental Education

    BA, CALVIN COLLEGE, 2001
    BS, CALVIN COLLEGE, 2001
    PHD, RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, 2008

    Office: Merry Lea
    Phone: (260) 799-5869
    Email:

  • Jennifer Schrock

    Merry Lea Public Program Administrator

    BA, Goshen College, 1983

    Office: Merry Lea
    Phone: (260) 799-5869
    Email:

  • Elizabeth Zinn

    Assistant Professor & Environmental Educator, Sustainability and Environmental Education D

    BA, HOUGHTON COLLEGE, 1992
    MS, MIAMI UNIVERSITY, 2002

    Office: Merry Lea
    Phone: (260) 799-5869
    Email: