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Suzanne Savanick Hansen

Education Fellow

Suzanne was an Education Fellow at SERC. I created the Campus-Based Learning and Service-Learning Starting Point modules and currently edit the Cutting Edge sites. I earned my Ph.D. student in Conservation Biology from the University of Minnesota where I researched urban ecology and campus sustainability. I also coordinated the University of Minnesota Sustainable Campus Initiative. I earned a Master of Environmental Management in Environmental Economics and Policy from Duke University, and a Bachelor's degree in Geology from Carleton College.

I also serve on the board of the Forum of Women in the Environmental Field in the Twin Cities and a former elected supervisor of the Dakota County Soil and Water Conservation District. Previously, I worked for the Minnesota Office of Environmental Assistance and held fellowships at the U.S. EPA and the United Nations. I also worked and traveled extensively in Europe and Asia.


University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN - Conservation Biology, Ph.D., 2004
Duke University, Durham, NC - Environmental Management (Concentration: Resource economics and policy), M.S., 1994
Carleton College, Northfield, MN - Geology (Concentration: Natural history), B.A., 1989


Savanick, S. and J. Perry (2006) Using the Nitrogen Budget to Teach about the Nitrogen Cycle, Journal of Geoscience Education, V. 54 N. 3.

SERC Publications

Curriculum Vita (Acrobat (PDF) 205kB Aug10 06)