Faculty & Instructors

  • Luke Gascho

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

    BS, Eastern Mennonite University, 1974
    MA, Grace Theological Seminary, 1983
    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

  • 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

    BS, UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA DULUTH, 1982
    MED, UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA DULUTH, 1992
    PHD, WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY MORGANTOWN, 1997
    MA, WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY MORGANTOWN, 1997

    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
    M DIV, Chicago Theological Seminary, 1990

    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
    EDD, BALL STATE UNIVERSITY, 2012

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