Shelby Gull Laird, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Communication, Education, Human Dimensions,
Interpretation, Recreation, Connection to Nature
Doctor of Philosophy, 2010, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.
Master of Education, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.
Emphasis: Science Education
Bachelor of Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.
Major: Science Education/Earth Science
PROFESSIONAL, TEACHING, AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture, Stephen F. Austin State University
1/2015 - present: Assistant Professor of Communications of Natural Resources
School of Environmental Sciences, Charles Sturt University, Albury, NSW, Australia.
3/2012 - 12/2014: Lecturer in Outdoor Recreation & Environmental Education
School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences, Auburn University/Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory, USFS, Otto, NC.
01/2011 - 03/2012: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
06/2009 - 03/2012: Curriculum Development, Social Media and Website Management
Wake County Public School System, Raleigh, NC.
09/2010 – 01/2011: Second Chance Online Resource Education (SCORE) Science Teacher
Wake Technical Community College, Raleigh, NC.
01/2010 – 12/2010: Adjunct Faculty of Physical Geology
02/2010 - 12/2010: Intern, Capital Trees Program
Department of Forestry & Environmental Resources, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.
05/2006 – 05/2009: Graduate Research / Teaching Assistant
NC Department of Environment & Natural Resources, Raleigh, NC.
06/2005 – 05/2009: Division of Water Resources, Environmental Specialist I - It’s Our Water! Program Manager
Department of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.
08/2005 – 05/2006: Graduate Research / Teaching Assistant
PUBLICATIONS (LAST FIVE YEARS)
Laird, S.G., McFarland-Piazza, L. & Allen, S. (2014). Young children’s opportunities for unstructured environmental exploration of nature: Links to adults’ experiences in childhood. International Journal of Early Childhood Environmental Education. Retrieved from http://www.naaee.net/sites/default/files/publications/IJECEE/2nd/8.%20FINAL%20Unstructured%20Exploration%20and%20Adult%20Experiences.pdf
Caldwell, P., Segura, C., Laird, S.G., Sun, G., McNulty, S.G., Sandercock, M., Boggs, J. & Vose, J.M. (2014). Short-term stream water temperature observations permit rapid assessment of potential climate change impacts. Hydrological Processes. Published early online doi: 10.1002/hyp.10358 **
Vose, J.M., Laird, S.G., Choice, Z.D. & Klepzig, K. (2013). Summary of Findings, Management Options, and Interactions. In J.M. Vose & K. Klepzig (Eds.), Climate change adaptation and mitigation management options: A guide for natural resource managers. CRC Press; Boca Raton, FL. http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9781466572751
McNab, W.H., Spetich, M.A., Perry, R.W., Haywood, J.D., Laird, S.G., Clark, S.L., Hart, J.L., Torreano, S.J. & Buchanan, M.L. (2013). Climate Induced Migration of Native Tree Populations and Consequences for Forest Composition. In J.M. Vose & K. Klepzig (Eds.), Climate change adaptation and mitigation management options: A guide for natural resource managers. CRC Press; Boca Raton, FL. http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9781466572751
Marion, D.A., Sun, G., Caldwell, P.V., Miniat, C.F., Ouyang, Y., Amatya, D.M., Clinton, B.D., Conrads, P.A., Laird, S.G., Dai, Z., Clingenpeel, J.A., Liu, Y., Roehl, E.A., Moore Myers, J.A. & Trettin, C. (2013). Managing Forest Water Quantity and Quality Under Climate Change. In J.M. Vose & K. Klepzig (Eds.), Climate change adaptation and mitigation management options: A guide for natural resource managers. CRC Press; Boca Raton, FL. http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9781466572751
Rafferty, J. & Laird, S.G. (2013). Children’s observations of place-based environmental education: Projects worlds apart highlight education for sustainability inherent in many programs. Journal of Sustainability Education. Retrieved from http://www.jsedimensions.org/wordpress/content/childrens-observations-of-place-based-environmental-education-projects-worlds-apart-highlight-education-for-sustainability-inherent-in-many-programs_2013_05/
TEACHING EXPERIENCE AT STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE UNIVERSITY
FOR 111: Introduction to Forestry/Careers in Forestry
FOR 351: Wildland Recreation Management
FOR 335: Non-Timber Resource Management
MEMBERSHIPS, PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES, SPECIAL HONORS (LAST FIVE YEARS)
Finalist Staff Category, Australian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS) Photography Contest, 2013
Project Mentor, Korringal High School (2013)
1st Place Staff Category, Australian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS) Photography Contest, 2012
Australian Association for Environmental Education (AAEE) (2012-Present)
North American Association of Environmental Educators (NAAEE) (2007-Present)
Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences (AESS) (2010-Present)
Environmental Educators of North Carolina (EENC) (2006-2012)
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) (2006-Present)
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) (2003 – Present)
Mentor in Learning and Teaching, Faculty of Science, Charles Sturt University (2013 - present)
Management Team Member, Institute for Land, Water & Society, Charles Sturt University (2012 - present)
School Board Member, School of Environmental Sciences (SES), Charles Sturt University (2012 - present)
Member, NC Children and Nature Coalition (NCCAN!) Leadership Team (2009 - 2012)
Member, NC Environmental Literacy Plan Working Group (2009-2012)