Doug joined CSCS as Director in August, 2017, after spending 2 years as Livelihoods advisor for Mennonite Central Committee in Kenya. Doug worked with rural farmers, and with urban informal settlements, on water and agricultural issues, and saw firsthand the impact of climate change in East Africa. Doug is Professor of Biology at EMU, helps to direct the Environmental Sustainability program, teaches water and pollution related courses at EMU, and works with rural agricultural communities of Appalachia on water issues. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas, Austin and held postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Arizona and the University of Otago, New Zealand. In addition to 2 years in Kenya, he served two years with Mennonite Central Committee in Cambodia working with Royal University of Agriculture and the Royal University of Phnom Penh. In his free time, he likes to explore the local mountains with his sons and wife, and work in his garden.
Daniel is a researcher, writer, and organizer who has been catalyzing communities for climate action for the past three years. His work has taken him around the world, from Tanzania to the Balkans, and now to Harrisonburg, Virginia, to work with the Center. His experience ranges from organizing with Friends Committee on National Legislation to working with the Office of Sustainability at Houghton College and serving on the Steering Committee of Virginia Interfaith Power and Light. Having worked with over a dozen nonprofit organizations in the past three years, Daniel is excited to use his skills to further the mission of the center and create lasting change in the Anabaptist faith community around climate action.