- GIS | Health & Hazards Lab
- City and Community Studies Initiative
- Center for Ecology and Natural Resource Sustainability
Cory St. Esprit
I have a strong interest in the developing field of sustainability research. Defined by the Brundtland Report in the 1980's as "development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs," sustainability includes the "Triple Bottom Line (3-tiered approach) of social equity, environmental, and economics.
My main areas of focus are domestically in Appalachia and internationally in Haiti. I have a broad range of research and academic interests, including:
-Human dimensions of natural resources
-Natural resource management
-Marcellus and Utica Natural Gas
-Parks and public lands
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. Masters of Science in Sustainable Systems (2010)
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. Bachelor of Science in Parks and Resource Management (2009)
- American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting (April 2010): Washington, D.C. "The Greening of State Parks"
- Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania Research Symposium 2009-2010 (April 2010). "The Greening of State Parks"
- Slippery Rock Sustainability Festival (May 2010): Slippery Rock, PA. "The Greening of State Parks"
- Malone University (November 2012): Canton, OH. "Is It Getting Hot In Here? Our Ever-Changing Environment (Climate Change in the Cuyahoga Valley)"
Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities
St. Esprit, C., & Smith, L. (2011). The Green State Parks Initiative: Utilizing Pennsylvania State Parks As A Case Study. Journal of Parks and Recreation Administration, 29(3), 75-89.
- Urban Geography
- Social/Environmental Justice
AffiliationsAssociation of American Geographers:Member
OFFICEDepartment of Geography
OFFICE HOURS442G McGilvrey Hall
Thursdays, 11:00 am- 1:00 pm EST
Also available by appointment
COURSES TEACHINGSpring 2013
- GEOG 21062 - 001 Physical Geography