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Jessica Ostrow Michel is an Adjunct Lecturer and Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS) at the University of Michigan. At SEAS, she works with Dr. Michaela Zint as Co-PI of the research project entitled Innovative Pedagogies for Cultivating Leadership Amidst the Climate Change Crisis. Michel’s research, which has been published in journals like Sustainability Science, Sustainability, and Research in Higher Education, and presented at conferences like the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), and the American Educational Research Association (AERA), focuses on students' sustainability and environmental justice learning experiences. Michel received her Doctor of Education, Master of Education, and Master of Arts in the Higher and Postsecondary Education Program in the Organization and Leadership Department at Teachers College, Columbia University. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Interpersonal/Intercultural Communication and Spanish from the State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz.
Michel, J.O., Buckley, J., Friedensen, R., Anderson-Long, M., & Garibay, J. Infusing Sustainability into Graduate Level Higher Education and Student Affairs Coursework. (forthcoming). About Campus.
Henderson, T., Michel, J.O., Bryan, A., Canosa, E., Gamalski, C., Jones, K., & Moghtader, K. (2022). An Exploration of the Relationship Between Sustainability-Related Involvement and Learning Outcomes in Higher Education. Sustainability, 14(10), 5811.
Killion, A. K., Michel, J.O., & Hawes, J. K. (2022). Toward Identifying Sustainability Leadership Competencies: Insights from Mapping a Graduate Sustainability Education Curriculum. Sustainability, 14(10), 5811.
Brundiers, K., Barth, M., Cebrián, G., Cohen, M., Diaz, L., Doucette-Remington, S., ... & Zint, M. (2021). Key competencies in sustainability in higher education—toward an agreed-upon reference framework. Sustainability Science, 16(1), 13-29.
Michel, J.O., & Zwickle, A. The Effect of Information Source on Higher Education Students’ Sustainability Knowledge. (2021). Environmental Education Research, 27(7).
Michel, J. O. (2020). Mapping Out Students’ Opportunity to Learn about Sustainability across the Higher Education Curriculum. Innovative Higher Education.
Michel, J. O. (2020). Charting students’ exposure to promising practices of teaching about sustainability across the higher education curriculum. Teaching in Higher Education.
Michel, J. O. (2020). Toward Conceptualizing Education for Sustainability in Higher Education. New Directions for Teaching and Learning.
Buckley, J. B., & Michel, J. O. (2020). An Examination of Higher Education Institutional Level Learning Outcomes Related to Sustainability. Innovative Higher Education.
Campbell, C. M., Michel, J. O., Patel, S., & Gelashvili, M. (2019). College Teaching from Multiple Angles: A Multi-trait Multi-method Analysis of College Courses. Research in Higher Education.