Academic Manager of MAEd in Urban Environmental Education Program, Environmental Studies
Cynthia Thomashow is the founding director and currently the Academic Manager of the Urban Environmental Education MAEd program at IslandWood and Antioch University in Seattle, Washington.
Cindy served as the Education Manager for the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) from 2010-13. She directed the Master’s program in Environmental Education at Antioch University New England (Keene, NH) from 1983 to 2007 and at the same time, directed the Center for Environmental Education, an online teacher resource center in environmental and sustainability education.
Cindy developed and managed the Educational Program for NPR’s Living on Earth, worked with the Chicago Zoological Society developing the Hammill Family Play Zoo, and worked as a consultant to National Wildlife Federation and US Green Building Council. Cindy served as an adjunct professor at Unity College where she worked to bring the Arts, Humanities and Sciences together in interdisciplinary curriculum design. She also directed the summer sustainability education programs and helped design the zero-carbon LEED Platinum College President’s residence on Unity campus where she lives with her husband Mitchell.
- M.S. Environmental Studies. Antioch University NE
- M.Ed. Curriculum and Supervision, Keene State College
- BA in Sociology, College of William and Mary
- Education and Human Development
- Environmental Studies and Environmental Education
- Environmental Interpretation and Exhibit Design
Antioch has served as an academic institutional home for over 30 years on the east and west coasts. I've enjoyed faculty and program management positions throughout while taking advantage of the freedom to explore the bigger 'field' through consulting and grants with the intent of keeping content and practice fresh for new generations of students.