Laura Henry-Stone, PhD
- PhD in Sustainability Education, University of Alaska-Fairbanks
- MA in Earth Literacy, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College
- BA in Biology, St. Mary's College of Maryland
Experience and Background
Since her days as a biology major at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Dr. Henry-Stone has aspired to teach other people about their relationship with the natural world and to promote more ecologically sustainable ways of life in our culture. As an Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, such work is exactly what she does. She prepared herself for this role by earning an MA in Earth Literacy from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and an interdisciplinary PhD in Sustainability Education from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Before coming to LC, she spent two years as a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow of Environmental Studies and Sustainability, followed by a year as a Visiting Assistant Professor, at Washington and Lee University. Her scholarship and professional activities explore the best pedagogical practices for teaching about the human-environment and sustainability.
Dr. Henry-Stone's recreational activities dovetail with her academic interests. From thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, to cross-country skiing in Alaska, to paddling rivers around the country, to cycling on the Blue Ridge Parkway, to pulling weeds in other people’s gardens, she prefers to spend as much time as possible outdoors immersing herself in diverse living systems, usually with her husband and dog as companions. She is also training to be a yoga teacher as a way to explore the connection between spirituality and ecology, as well as to stretch out those tired muscles from all that outdoor activity.