Elisabeth Stoddard

Associate Professor of Teaching
Environmental & Sustainability Studies
BA History University of Vermont 2001
MS Animals and Public Policy Cummings School of Veterniary Medicine at Tufts University 2008
PhD Geography Clark University 2014
Expert Bio

Professor Stoddard is a human-environment geographer who is interested in the intersection of nature, society, and social justice. She looks at the ways in which farmed animal production can create environmental hazards and injustice for local communities, including water, air, and soil pollution, as well as the spread of disease. She examines how a changing climate and global economy can exacerbate these issues. Stoddard also looks at the ability of social movements to make powerful changes, especially in the age of social media.

In addition, in the area of pedagogical research, Stoddard, in collaboration with her colleague, Geoff Pfeifer, has developed tools to discuss and address issues of bias and stereotyping on project teams, which are included in this handbook. She also has experience in developing and teaching projects in the first-year, projects that integrate STEM and social justice, projects in environmental studies, and community-based projects.  

NBC Boston
Letting Nature Be Your Teacher

Associate Professor Elisabeth Stoddard of the Department of Integrative & Global Studies within The Global School spoke with NBC10 as part of their Climate 2022 coverage about the Farm Stay Project Center in Paxton, Massachusetts. Through the partnership with Turn Back Time, WPI students are helping some of the youngest learners get excited about environmental education through the university‚Äôs project-based education.

For media inquiries please contact:

Colleen B Wamback Associate Director, Public Relations

Colleen B Wamback
Director of Public Relations

Jon Cain Senior Public Relations Manager

Jon Cain
Senior Public Relations Manager

Steven Foskett,

Steven Foskett
Public Relations Manager

Need someone quickly?

If you are a reporter on deadline please email experts@wpi.edu or text (774) 701-1902 for assistance.