Jennifer Westerman

Core Faculty
Highest Degree: 
215 Living Learning Academic
Research & Teaching Interests: 
Environmental Literature, Environmental Humanities, Environmental Justice, Working-class Studies, and Environmental Writing


Ph.D., Literature and Environment Program, University of Nevada, Reno

M. A., American Studies, Utah State University

B. A., English, College of William and Mary


Courses Taught

Literature and Environment

Principles of Sustainable Development

Classics in Sustainable Development

Environmental Justice: Literature, Theory, and Practice

Environmental Justice and Sustainability

Labor and Nature in Appalachian Literature

Senior Seminar in Sustainable Development


Academic Publications

Westerman, Jennifer, and Jim Westerman, and Brian Whittaker. "Does Social Justice Knowledge Matter? Education for Sustainable Development and Student Attitudes. " Environment, Development, and Sustainability (May 2015). Published online before print.

Robertson, Christina, and Jennifer Westerman, eds. Working on Earth: Class and Environmental Justice. Reno:University of Nevada Press, 2015. Print.

Westerman, Jennifer. "Reinhabiting the Poor Farm in Memory and Landscape." Eds. Christina Robertson and Jennifer Westerman.  Working on Earth: Class and Environmental Justice. Reno: University of Nevada Press, 2015. Print.

Westerman, James and Erik Van Beek, Jennifer Westerman, and Brian Whitaker. "Ecological Values, Narcissism, and Materialism: A Comparision of Business Students in the United States and the Netherlands." International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development 8.1 (January 2014): 94-113. Print.

Bergman, Jaqui, and James Westerman, Sean Bergman, Jennifer Westerman, and Joe Daly. "Narcissism, Materialism, and Environmental Ethics in Business Students." Journal of Management Education 38.4 (July 2014): 489-510. Print.

Westerman, Jennifer. Review essay of We All Live Downstream: Writing about Mountaintop Removal, edited by Jason Howard, and Something's Rising: Appalachians Fighting Mountaintop Removal, edited by Silas House and Jason Howard. Appalachian Journal 38.1 (Fall 2010): 114-16. Print.

Westerman, James, and Westerman, Jennifer. "Social Protest Novels in Management Education: Using Hawk's Nest to Enhance Stakeholder Analysis." Journal of Management Education 33.6 (December 2009): 659-75. Print.


Creative Nonfiction Publications

Westerman, Jennifer. The Limits of Hope. In preparation for Texas A&M Press.

Westerman, Jennifer. "Heart of the Sky." Let There Be Night: Testimony on Behalf of the Dark. Ed. Paul Bogard. Reno: University of Nevada Press, 2008: 193-8.





Dr. Richard Rheingans, Chair
Sustainable Development Department
Living Learning Center

Sandy Wilson
Administrative Assistant

QEP Global Learning