Marianne Krasny

Cornell professor of civic ecology, resilience, and environmental education.

Marianne E Krasny is professor in the Department of Natural Resources and Director of the Civic Ecology Lab at Cornell University. Dr. Krasny will teach her first MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), Reclaiming Broken Places: Introduction to Civic Ecology, in spring 2015. She works with community-based organizations to examine how and why people care for nature and community in cities. Dr. Krasny also directs EPA’s national environmental education training program (EECapacity), through which she leads efforts to transform environmental learning in an increasingly urban society facing the realities of climate change. Edited books include: Trading Zones in Environmental Education: Creating Transdisciplinary Dialogue (with J Dillon), Resilience in Social-Ecological Systems: the Role of Learning and Education (with C Lundholm and R Plummer), and Greening in the Red Zone (with KG Tidball). Most recent book is Civic Ecology: Adaptation and Transformation from the Ground Up (ME Krasny and KG Tidball, MIT Press). Dr. Krasny is a 2015 Public Voices Fellow with The Op-Ed Project, and enjoys helping to steward the Cornell campus gorges through Friends of the Gorge, the civic ecology group she founded with Cornell students.