Marna Hauk, PhD Program Faculty
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Marna Hauk, PhD, directs programs and innovates learning and scholarship in regenerative futures, arts-based methods, climate justice, and leadership and imagination. For the past decade, she has directed the programs of the Institute for Earth Regenerative Studies (earthregenerative.org), leading social incubators and learning immersions at the convergence of eco-restoration, creativity, and the living wisdom traditions. Dr. Hauk serves on the faculty of several colleges, including Sustainability Leadership at Prescott College and Executive Leadership at Champlain College. She is also a founding faculty of the doctoral program in Visionary Practice and Regenerative Leadership at Southwestern College.
Dr. Hauk catalyzes graduate programs that are experientially immersive, creatively integrative, intellectually challenging, diversity-inclusive, research- and praxis-extensive, and skills-building for the Great Turning. She is a member of the Work That Reconnects Network and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Sustainability Education and Artizein.
A maverick in residential and community-based graduate program innovation, Dr. Hauk has created online, hybrid, and experiential curricula in ecopreneurship, regenerative leadership, and advanced research methods. She has developed and taught fifteen graduate courses in sustainability, leadership, regenerative design, collaborative inquiry, and ecofeminism, and she has designed and taught more than seventy semester-long graduate seminars. Dr. Hauk was awarded a multi-year fellowship from the North American Association for Environmental Education and the EPA in Community Climate Change for her curriculum leveraging social incubators and regenerative creativity for project-based community climate change visionary activists. Dr. Hauk also received a recent grant and national publication for her curriculum and research in contemplative climate justice leadership from Curriculum for the Bioregion. Her research interviewing innovative wisdom school founders inspired by queer ecologies merited special selection at the Research Symposium of the NAAEE. Her scholarship on queer, land-based regenerative leadership has been featured in multiple chapters and books.
Dr. Hauk co-edited two recent books: a practitioner volume on Community Climate Change Education: A Mosaic of Approaches (NAAEE & Cornell, 2017) as well as a scholarly compendium, Vibrant Voices: Women, Myth, and the Arts (Women and Myth, 2018), which was named the top 100 notable books in the field last year. A published poet and scholar with 130+ refereed publications and presentations, Dr. Hauk’s recent work has appeared in the Journal of Sustainability Education, the Australian Journal of Environmental Education, the International Environmental Review, Artizein, On Sustainability, Bumerang, Cornell Press, and Ecopsychology. She has presented internationally through peer-review selection, including at the International Symposium of Poetic Inquiry, the International Congress on Qualitative Inquiry, the Women’s Studies Association, The American Educational Research Association, and the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.
Dr. Hauk graduated with honors from Prescott College with a PhD in Education, with a focus on Sustainability Education. Her doctoral research leveraged biomimicry and regenerative design while interviewing founders of earth wisdom schools to develop educational approaches for ecosocial regenerative creativity and socially just innovation. She graduated with a Masters in Culture and Spirituality from the Holy Names University Sophia Program and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Reed College in Comparative Literature. An active consultant, Dr. Hauk’s client list includes public and private universities as well as private sector organizations such as Intel, HP, Disney, Nike, Fodor’s, Dell, Blue Cross Blue Shield, State of Oregon, many nonprofits, and several startup organizations.
Dr. Hauk flourishes in Portland, Oregon, on the traditional lands of the Chinookan Nations, in the Pacific Cascadia bioregion, where she is creating a three-quarter acre permaculture and regeneratively-designed teaching and learning garden and food forest for Gaian flourishing.