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Erin Redman

Erin Redman

Affiliate Global Futures Scholar, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory


  • Assistant Professor of Educational Sustainability, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
  • Affiliate Global Futures Scholar, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory


Dr. Erin Redman was the program manager for the National Sustainability Teacher’s Academy. Prior to joining the Walton Initiatives team, she spent two years working as an assistant professor in sustainability at the National University of Mexico (UNAM) in León, Mexico. During her time in Mexico, Dr. Redman researched household waste behaviors, associated values, norms and attitudes regarding sustainable waste practices. She also taught undergraduate sustainability courses in Spanish, worked on an Improved Cook Stove project and continued her research on innovative sustainability education methods. Dr. Redman holds a doctorate in sustainability from the School of Sustainability at ASU. Dr. Redman’s doctoral research was focused on educating for sustainability through the integration of behavioral science and innovative pedagogy. She primarily worked with low-income middle and high school students as well as K-12 teachers and targeted food and waste behaviors. Prior to pursuing her doctorate, she received her master of science in sustainable systems and a bachelor of science in biology. In addition to her passion for sustainability education, she has pursued numerous opportunities to live, work and contribute to sustainability in developing countries. One such passion project is her FAVE bag project in which she developed women-run cooperatives in rural El Salvador to make reusable produce bags that replace the small, disposable produce bags often found in the aisles of grocery stores.


  • PhD, Sustainability, Arizona State University, 2013
  • MS, Sustainable Systems, Slippery Rock University, 2007
  • BS, Biology (with minor Business Administration), Northland College, 2005


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Journal Articles


Redman, E. N., A. Wiek and A. Redman. 2018. Continuing professional development in sustainability education for K-12 teachers: Principles, programme, applications, outlook. Journal of Education for Sustainable Development 12(1):59-80. DOI: 10.1177/2455133318777182. (link )


Larson, K. L. and E. N. Redman. 2014. Water education for sustainability: A critique and recommendations. Society and Natural Resources DOI: 10.1080/08941920.2014.933932. (link )

Redman, E. and A. Redman. 2014. Transforming sustainable food and waste behaviors by realigning domains of knowledge in our education system.. Journal of Cleaner Production 64(1):147-157. (link )


Redman, E. 2013. Advancing educational pedagogy for sustainability: Developing and implementing programs to transform behaviors. International Journal of Environmental and Science Education 8(1):1-34.

Redman, E. 2013. Opportunities and challenges for integrating sustainability education into k-12 schools: Case study Phoenix, AZ. Journal of Teacher Education for Sustainability 15(2):5-24. DOI: 10.2478/jtes-2013-0008. (link )


Elser, M. M., L. Pollari, E. Frisk and M. W. Wood. 2011. Linking curriculum and learning to facilities: Arizona State University's GK-12 Sustainable Schools Program. Educational Facility Planner 45(3):7-10. (link )

Frisk, E. and K. L. Larson. 2011. Educating for sustainability: Competencies & practices for transformative action. Journal for Sustainability Education 2. (link )



Frisk, E. and K. L. Larson. 2011. Developing and implementing sustainability education through the integration of behavioral science. Tempe, AZ. Poster presented at the 12-13 January 2011 CAP LTER 13th Annual Poster Symposium and All Scientist Meeting, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University. (link )

Conference Papers


Archambault, L., L. Hartwell, E. N. Redman and A. E. Hale. 2012. Developing sustainability literacy among preservice teachers through web-based learning.. Pp. 83-87 In: Resta, P. ed., Proceedings of the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference . Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference. (link )

Thesis (PhD)


Redman, E. N. 2013. Developing, Implementing, and Evaluating Sustainability Education through the Integration of Behavioral Science into Pedagogy and Practice.. PhD dissertation. Arizona State University. (link )