Environmental Education Faculty
Jerry Weiner, Visiting Professor.
Jason Cruz, Adjunct Professor, is an aquatic biologist for the Philadelphia Water Department. He teaches Aquatic Ecology (ES 511) in the fall.
Lisa Donahue, Adjunct Professor, has been an Environmental Scientist with the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Mid-Atlantic Regional office in Philadelphia since 1991. She holds a bachelor's degree in Biology from La Salle University and a master's degree in Environmental Education from Arcadia University. Prior to joining the Ground Water and Enforcement Branch in the Water Protection Division in 2000, Donahue worked in the EPA's air pollution, environmental education and pesticides programs. She participates in enforcement activities, works with state regulators, assists in regulatory development, and conducts outreach to professional organizations and students of all ages. Donahue is also an active member of the Society of Women Environmental Professionals, Greater Philadelphia Chapter. She teaches Society and the Environment in the summer.
William Geiger, Adjunct Professor, has been a teacher on the secondary and college levels for more than 30 years and a teacher in the Arcadia program for eight years. He has an M.A. degree in Environmental Science. Geiger writes a weekly summer environmental column for the Beachcomber on Long Beach Island called "Field Notes." He enjoys taking geology walks, watching the weather and bird watching, particularly down the shore. He teaches Introduction to Environmental Science (ES 501), Meteorology (ES 503), Human Ecology (ES 504) and Earth Science (ES 505).
Mike Weilbacher, Adjunct Professor, has been executive director of the Lower Merion Conservancy, a non-profit preservation organization that seeks to preserve open space, natural habitats, clean streams and historic buildings in lower Merion and Narberth since 1994. His preservation work earned him the title of "Citizen Hero" from The Philadelphia Inquirer in December 2000 and the Conservation Award from the Delaware Valley Ornithological Society in 2005.
Weilbacher makes regular appearances on WXPN-FM's live call in show answering childrens' questions about science, nature and the environment. He writes a weekly column on local preservation issues for the local newspaper, Main Line Times, and is a frequent contributor to magazines and journals such as E: The Environmental Magazine and Clearing, a national education journal. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Weilbacher traveled America teaching about science and the environment through participatory vaudevillian theater, using magic, juggling, poetry and more to perform before hundreds of thousands of students in schools, museums, parks, and environmental education centers. His work educating children earned him awards as Pennsylvania's Outstanding Conservation Educator from the Pennsylvania Wildlife Association in 1991 and Environmental Educator of the Year from Pennsylvania Alliance for Environmental Education in 1992. The Pennsylvania Resources Council selected him for its Outstanding Individual Achievement Award in Environmental Education in 1999. Weilbacher teaches Field Natural History (ES 502) in the fall.