Erin (Frisk) Redman

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Educating for sustainability through innovative pedagogies linked to key competencies; behavior modification for sustainability via education; transforming the K-12 sector by means of interventions with teachers and schools.


PhD     Sustainability, Arizona State University (ASU), Arizona, 2013

Dissertation Title: Developing, Implementing, and Evaluating Sustainability Education through the Integration of Behavioral Science into Pedagogy and Practice

Committee: Dr. Kelli Larson (Chair), Dr. Hallie Eakin (Member), Dr. Katherine Spielmann (Member)    

MS       Sustainable Systems, Slippery Rock University (SRU), Pennsylvania, 2007

Thesis: Educating for Sustainability through Nature Play at McKeever Environmental Learning Center.

            Committee: Dr. Paulette Johnson (Chair), Dr. Dale Stewart (Member), Fran Bires (Director at McKeever)

BS        Major: Biology, Minor: Business, Northland College, Wisconsin, 2005


2017-Current      Research Associate, Leuphana University of Luneburg, Germany. Primary Duties: Collaborate with faculty in Germany, Ireland, and Mexico to implement K-12 teacher training programs for in-service teachers.

2016-Current      Assistant Research Professor, School of Sustainability, Arizona State University (ASU). Primary

Duties: Write collaborative grant proposals & mentor undergraduate & graduate students.

2014-2016         Program Manager, Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives, Sustainability Teachers’

Academy, ASU. Primary Duties: Develop, implement, and evaluate sustainability education workshops for K-12 teachers nationwide.

2013-2015        Full-time Professor (tenure eligible), Sustainability Department, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), León, Guanajuato, México. Primary Duties: Craft proposal for a new undergraduate program in sustainability, write grants, conduct research, publish articles, and teach.

2008-2013        Arizona State University, Doctoral Assistantships/Fellowships:

Teaching Assistant, School of Sustainability. Course: ‘Society and Sustainability’ (SOS 320).

Graduate STEM Fellow in K-12 Education (GK-12 Fellowship). National Science Foundation,                  Sustainability Science for Sustainable Schools project. Primary Duties: Collaboratively develop                        & implement sustainability education programs in local high schools.

Research Assistant, National Science Foundation, Long Term Ecological Research, Ecology Explorers. Primary Duties: Education outreach.

2006-2008        Instructor, Lake Superior Pathfinders (Northland College), Residential sustainability program for youth. Primary Duties: Collaboratively develop & implement experiential programming for sustainability summer program for middle & high school students.

2007                 Graduate Assistant, Slippery Rock University, Pennsylvania Center for Environmental Education.                     Primary Duties: Develop on-line education materials that can be used by educators.




Redman, A., & Redman, E. (2017). Is Subjective Knowledge the Key to Fostering Sustainable Behavior? Mixed Evidence from an Education Intervention in Mexico. Education Sciences. Vol. 7, Issue 1

Larson, K. & Redman, E. (2014). Water Education for Sustainability: A Critique and Recommendations. Society & Natural Resources, Vol. 27, Issue 11, 2014.

Redman, E. & Redman A. (2014). Transforming sustainable food and waste behaviors by realigning domains of knowledge in our education system. Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 64, Issue 1, Pgs. 147-157.

Redman, E. (2013). Opportunities & Challenges for Integrating Sustainability Education into K-12 Classrooms. Journal of Teacher Education for Sustainability, Vol. 15, No. 2, Pgs. 5-24. DOI: 10.2478/jtes-2013-0008

Redman, E. (2013). Advancing Educational Pedagogy for Sustainability: Developing and Implementing Programs to Transform Behaviors.  International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, Vol. 8, Issue 1, p. 1-34.

Frisk, E. & Larson, K. (2011). Educating for sustainability: Competencies and practices for transformative action. Journal for Sustainability Education. Vol. 2

In Progress:

Redman, E & Wiek, A. (Estimated April, 2017). Harnessing the potential of K-12 teachers to educate for sustainability. Journal of Sustainability Education (JSE).

Redman, E. Evaluating program outcomes to inform professional development training on sustainability.

Non Peer-Reviewed:

Archambault, L., Hartwell, L., Frisk, E., & Hale, A. (2012). Developing Sustainability Literacy among Preservice Teachers Through Web-based Learning. In Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (Vol. 2012, No. 1, pp. 83-87).

Elser, M., Pollari, L., Frisk, E. & Wood, M.  (2011). Linking Curriculum and Learning to Facilities: Arizona State University’s GK-12 Sustainable Schools Program.  Educational Facility Planner, Vol 45, Issue 3.



2015     Wells Fargo Regional Sustainability Teachers’ Academy. Principle Investigator (PI): E. Redman
Amount: $500,000

2013     UNAM Research Grant: Programa de Apoyo a Proyectos de Investigación e Innovación Tecnológica (PAPIIT). Title: Entender las motivaciones para las conductas de los residentes de León, Guanajuato, México en el manejo de sus residuos para poder impulsar conductas más sostenibles. PI: E. Redman. Amount: $151,239 pesos

2012     The Graduate College Dissertation Fellowship Award, ASU. Amount: $17,000 + tuition & health insurance

2011     The Neely Foundation Food and Agriculture Sustainability Research Grant, ASU. Title: Educating Youth on Food Systems Sustainability. PI: E. Redman Amount: $1,750

2011     Innovation Challenges Grant, ASU. Title: Producing Fruit and Vegetable (FAV) Bags through Women-Run Cooperatives in Rural El Salvador. PIs: E. Redman, A. Redman and C. DeGroot.  Amount: $2,000

2010     Graduate & Professional Student Association (GPSA) Jumpstart Grant, ASU. Title: Empowering Women and Protecting the Planet through the development of Women-run Cooperatives in Rural El Salvador.  PIs: E. Redman, A. Redman and C. DeGroot. Amount: $500


2016     United States Department of Education, Title III, Part F, Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) STEM and Articulation Program. Title: Success, Engagement, and Transfer in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Amount: $4,575,550. 00. Score: 97.7 out of 100; PI: Dr. Anil Kapoor, Phoenix College; Co-PIs: M. McGraw; E. Ortiz; Senior Personnel: E. Redman

2016     National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title: Strengthening the Public’s and K-12 Students’ Environmental Literacy for Community Resilience. PI: E. Redman; Co-PIs: N. Grimm, C. Boone, C. Redman Amount: $499,280

2015     APS Foundation (Limited Submission). Title: Sustainability Science for the STEM classroom. PI: E. Redman Amount: $99,821

2014     USAID Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER). Title: Integrating Responsible Innovation & Sustainability into Agrigenomics Research. PI: E. Redman; Co-PI: H. Shimada (UNAM Agrigenomics faculty) Amount: $80,000

2013     Programa de Apoyo a Proyectos para la Innovacion y Mejoramiento de la Ensenanza (PAPIME). Title: Creando una Educación Superior para la Sostenibilidad por Medio de Pedagogía Innovadora. PI: E. Redman Amount: $104,555 pesos

2013     Proyectos de Desarrollo Cientifico para Atender Problemas Nacionales (CONACYT). Title: Analisis de la Mezcla de Tecnologias de Cocinas en el Contexto de Optimizar los Resultados para la Salud y el Cambio Climatico. PI: E. Redman

2016     Community Engagement Award, Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development, ASU. Awarded for     engaging K-12 teachers and students in sustainability education.

2014     Invited to join the Sistema Nacional de Investigadores (SNI), 2014. SNI is an organization of Mexico’s                       leading research scientists supported through financing from the federal government.

2013     President’s Award for Sustainability, ASU. For significant contributions to the Sustainability Science for          Sustainable Schools Project (an education-outreach program).

    2016 Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF), Phoenix, AZ. Title: Sustainability Science for the STEM Classroom. May 9th.

2015     Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), Minneapolis, MN. Title:
Engaging K-12 educators in Sustainability Science: Case study on urban sustainability systems. Oct. 26-27.

2015     North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE), San Diego, CA. Title: Fostering Change in the Places We Live: Sustainability Education in Cities. Oct. 15-17.

2014     Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), Portland, OR. Title: Educating for Sustainability in through diverse interventions at the Largest University in Mexico (UNAM). Oct. 26-29.

2014     Foro: Equidad de Género, León, Guanajuato, México. Presentation Title: Lecciones para la equidad de género de un proyecto de producción descentralizado en El Salvador, Feburary 7.

2012     Annual Green Schools National Conference, Denver, CO. Title: Educating for Sustainability: Competencies & Practices for Transformative Action, February 27-29.

2011    Central Arizona—Phoenix Long Term Ecological Research, All-Scientists Symposium. Title: Developing and Implementing Sustainability Education through the Integration of Behavioral Scientists. Tempe, AZ, Jan. 12-13.

2011     Arizona Department of Education. Title: Interdisciplinary Sustainability Activities. Tucson, Arizona, July 16-20.

2011     Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI), Title: The ASU Sustainability Science for Sustainable Schools Project: Linking Curriculum & Learning to Facilities. Phoenix, AZ, March 11-12.

2010     Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI). Title: Connecting Preschoolers to Nature: Using Community Collaboration to Strengthen Sustainability Awareness. Phoenix, AZ, April 28.

2010     National Science Foundation. Annual Conference Graduate STEM Fellows in K-12 Education (GK-12) Projects. Poster Title: Sustainability Science for Sustainable Schools. Washington D.C., March 26-28.


Escuela Nacional de Estudios Superiores (ENES) of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), León, Guanajuato, México:

2013 & 2014     Culture, Society & the Environment: This undergraduate course was required for the students majoring in intercultural development and focused on human-environmental interactions.

2014                 Sustainable Development: This undergraduate course was taken by students majoring in agri-business as their principal exposure to the Sustainable challenges of that sector. The course pulled together broad themes of food systems with economics and business and wove them together with an overarching view of Sustainability science.

2014                 Socio-Ecological Systems: This undergraduate elective course was created entirely from scratch by myself and a colleague in order to create the opportunity for every student at the university to be exposed to Sustainability. It was the first elective open to students of all majors and provide a broad introduction to Sustainability issues yet with a firm ground in their own lives.

2014                 Economics & the Environment: This undergraduate course was required for the students majoring in industrial economics. The course began with environmental economic theory and built towards corporate practice and ultimately to what they would be able to apply towards Sustainability as future professionals.


Advising & Mentoring:

  • Advisor for Maria Eller, undergraduate School of Sustainability, during culminating internship and Research Experiences for Undergraduate (REU) funded through the URex SRN, National Science         Foundation grant.

2016      Advisor for Cameron Najafi, high school student. Cameron assisted with the Sustainability Teachers’             Academy & I advised him on a community-based social marketing project in Fall, 2016.

2016     Advisor for Jorge Ramos, PhD student, SOLS, ASU, during Graduate Student Assistantship (GSA) funded       by CAP-LTER; Jorge conducted interviews with teachers as part of extensive program evaluation.

2015-16 Sustainability Science for Sustainable Schools, NSF GK-12, advisor for Molly Cashion and Nick Weller,           graduate students at School of Sustainability, and partner teachers at Perry High School & Mountainside        Middle School.

2015     Committee member for Victoria Comeaux and Bridget Harding, undergraduate honors thesis, ASU.

2013-14 Committee member for Debbie Namugayi, Master’s thesis, School of Sustainability, ASU.

2014     Internship advisor for Alexandria Self, ASU undergraduate, Project Title: Investigating the waste          composition at the household level in Leon, Mexico (Alumna de Intercambio/Student exchange program).

2012     Advisor for Raina Whittediend, undergraduate sustainability student, and three high school students as part of the National Science Foundation Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER), Research Assistants for High School Students (RAHSS) supplemental funding project ($18,000).


  • Kyrene School District, WaterSIM, Decision Center for a Desert City, Teacher-training (2016)
  • Wilson School Disctrict, Phoenix, AZ, Sustainability STEAM course creation and district teacher-training. Collaboration with teachers Nichole Spencer and Agueda Nava (2015-2016)
  • AZ Geographic Alliance STEMSS Institute, teacher-training. Guest presenter on Sustainability as a context for STEM education (2016)
  • SWIFT Youth Foundation, youth summer program. Advisor to program counselors on sustainability curriculum (2016)
  • Member of the U.S. Green Building Council, Arizona Green Schools committee (2015-current)
  • Arizona Science Center, curriculum support for camp for middle school students (2015). Program title: Energy Detectives. Overview: Interactive curriculum focused on how energy is transferred, stored, and used. I originally developed the curriculum for the Bernard Harris Summer Science camp, funded through the Fulton School of Engineering (2008) and updated/adapted the curriculum for this program.
  • Sustain our World Enterprise, LLC. Co-founder of organization that works on FAVE bag project & education scholarship program for youth in rural El Salvador (2008-current).


  • Editorial board member for the International Journal of Environmental and Science Education (IJESE)
  • Reviewed articles for the following peer-reviewed journals: Sustainability; Environmental Education Research (EER); Sustainability Science; Sustainability: Science, Practice, & Policy; Education Sciences; Agriculture and Food Economics; International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education; Entreciencias: Dialogos en la Sociedad del Conocimiento; and The Handbook of Higher Education for Sustainable Development.