Faculty Profile

Environmental Studies Faculty

Laura Stroup, PhD

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, Department of Economics and Geography
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Ph.D., Geography , University of South Carolina, Columbia
M.S., Geography, University of South Carolina, Columbia
B.A., Franklin & Marshall College

Areas of Expertise:

Water Resources, Physical/Environmental Geography, Environmental Policy

Courses I Teach:

  • ES 201 Environmental Research Methods
  • ES 310 Environmental Hazards
  • ES 410 Senior Seminar
  • GG102 Introduction to Physical Geography
  • GG211 The Geography of Water

Journal Articles

Stroup, L.J., R. Kujawa, and J. Ayres. In Press. “Envisioning a Green Energy Future in
Canada and the U.S.: Constructing a Sustainable Future in the Context of New
Regionalisms?” The American Review of Canadian Studies, Special Issue on the Place of Nature in Canadian Studies in the U.S. The paper is slated for volume 45.3.

M.H. Finewood and L.J. Stroup. 2012. “Fracking and the neoliberalization of the hydro-
social cycle in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale.” Journal of Contemporary Water
Research & Education 147: 72-79.

Stroup L.J. 2011. “Adaptation of U.S. Water Management to Climate and Environmental
Change.” The Professional Geographer November 2011 63(4):1-15.

Stroup, L.J. and M.H. Finewood. 2011. “The Hybrid AMPE Approach: Towards
More Effective Environmental Management.” Society & Natural Resources 24(1):85-94.
  • Water Resource Specialty Group of the Association of the American Geographers (AAG), Director  2011- 2013
  • Water Resources Specialty Group  (AAG) Awards Committee Chair  2009-2011
  • Water Resources Specialty Group (AAG) Research Proposal Award, Ph.D. Level 2006                                                                                             
  • Water Resources Specialty Group Research Proposal Award, Masters Level  2003             
  • Phi Beta Kappa Inductee 2002   
  • Franklin & Marshall Environmental Studies Award  2002

Life Off Campus:

I enjoy travel, hiking, river running (in rafts and canoes), cooking, reading all kinds of fiction and non-fiction, and spending time with my husband, Joe, young son, Weston, Yorkie Napolean, and my large cat Sydney.

Laura Stroup, assistant professor of environmental studies; Jeff Ayres, professor of political science and dean of the College; and Richard Kujawa, professor of geography, Economics Department chair and human geography minor coordinator, have had the following paper accepted for publication: “Envisioning a Green Energy Future in Canada and the United States” in a Special Issue of American Review of Canadian Studies on the Place of Nature in Canadian Studies in the U.S.  The paper is slated for volume 45.3 (Fall 2015).

(posted April 2015)

Laura Stroup, assistant professor of environmental studies, brought 15 students, mostly environmental studies majors, from her class ES 201 (Environmental Problems) to the Vermont Statehouse for the first ever Climate Lobbying Day on February 26. They were hosted by a Vermont Law School Student, Alex Gilbert, who works in an organization known as Ideas for Policy. The theme of the climate Lobbying Day was Thermal Efficiency. The students learned about the environmental bill passage process in the State Legislature, obtained career information from Alex and other Ideas for Policy members, and talked state legislators about climate change and related concerns in Vermont.

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