The Environmental Communication Resource Center, based in NAU’s School of Communication, is a resource center for information, research, and discussion about environmental communication. The program works to promote scholarship, pedagogy, and public service in all aspects of environmental communication.
- Environmental communication courses at NAU include Environmental Communication (COM 150), Environmental Perspectives on Communication Arts (COM 250), Environmental Research and Reporting (JLS 440), and Advanced Organizational Communication (SC 467).
- Co-Director Lea Parker has written two textbooks, Environmental Communication: Messages, Media & Methods and EcoCulture: Environmental Messages in Music, Art and Literature. A journalist for more than 15 years, she has also authored hundreds of published popular articles.
- Co-Director Dr. Brant Short wrote Ronald Reagan and the Public Lands: America’s Conservation Debate 1979-1984 and a number of scholarly essays, including studies of Earth First!’s agitative rhetoric and Edward Abbey's political discourse.