Dr. Daniel Shustack

Professor, Environmental Studies



I teach a variety of courses in the ENVI major and Core Curriculum. None of my courses are exactly the same in formatting and implementation as the objectives of the course typically drive the approach I use. For instance, you can expect:

  1. Textbook readings, class discussions, my lecturing, and weekly field trips with professional managers of our natural resources in ENVI 152(Honors): Environmental Resources, Science, and Management
  2. Weekly field work on wildlife (butterfly tagging, songbird banding, camera trapping feral cats, etc.), student presentations on native species, in-class exams, species identification quizzes and reading natural history literature in ENVI 225: Nature of New England and Lab
  3. Nine-day field class spent camping in state and national parks, visiting natural areas and studying the ecology of Florida in ENVI 350: Everglades and South Florida
  4. Student-lead presentations, daily class discussions, and semester-long projects on landscape history in CCAP 300: The Changing North American Landscape;
  5. Research ConferenceStudent presentations on scientific articles, lots of documentaries, learning to identify 100 birds species, and weekly field trips to identify and study birds in ENVI/BIOL 351: Ornithology
  6. Weekly guest speakers and a ~45 hour service-learning or research project in ENVI 260: Green Living Seminar
  7. Online readings, written discussion posts, and mini-projects in the online class CCAP 300: Representations of Nature

Besides my regular classes I also periodically teach special topics courses (including Avian Conservation, Natural History and Natural Communities, and Global Change in the Environment).  I’m currently developing a spring break travel course to the US desert southwest for 2018!

Contact Information

Office: CSI 225D


Curriculum Vita


Office Hours

By appointment 



Ph.D. in Natural Resources, School of Environment and Natural Resources, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2008

M.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology, The Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, 2004

B.S. in Biology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, 2000

Courses Taught

Ornithology, Environmental Resources: Science and Management

Introduction to Environmental Systems

The Environment of South Florida

Green Living Seminar: Issues and Approaches to Avian Conservation