David Scott Silverberg, Ph.D.

Germany: 49-176-76301893; UK Mobile: 00-44-780-7689617

USA Telephone: 001-520-245-3711 & Fax 001-480-275-3318;

E-Mail: silverberg@alum.mit.edu / Website: www.environmentallearning.org


Education Credentials

Doctor of Philosophy; Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences; Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1990).
Master of Science; Department of Earth Sciences, Western Washington University (1985).
Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude; Department.of Earth Sciences, Western Washington University (1983).
Undergraduate Studies; The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington; Education Studies; Land Use and Natural Resource Planning.
Undergraduate Studies; University of California, Santa Cruz, Biology and Environmental Studies Double Major.


Founding Executive Director, (2001-2008) Environmental Learning Institute; Field Projects Management: Clayoquot Sound, BC, Canada; Belize; Quintana Roo, Mexico; Baja, Mexico; Ladakh, India; Ecuador. Courses Taught: Conservation Biology, Environmental Science, Ethics and Public Policy; Natural History of Protected Areas; Inquiry-Based Pedagogy & Global Environmental Change www.environmentallearning.org

National Geographic Society, Natural/Biocultural History Expert , (2004-2008) National Geographic Society , Washington DC. Expedition Expert Lecturer for: Galapagos, Ecuador; Peru; Baja, Mexico; Panama/Costa Rica; Alaska; Tanzania/Zanzibar; Rwanda; Rajastan, India; South Pacific: Cook Islands to PNG; Baltic Sea: Petersburg to Copenhagan; Norway to Iceland; Patagonia, Argentina; Cambodia & Vietnam;

Contracted Faculty, (September-December, 2000) University of Pittsburgh, Institute for Shipboard Education, Earth & Environmental Sciences Professor; Courses Taught: Natural History of Protected Areas; Environmental Science, Ethics and Public Policy; Oceanography; World Geography(co-teach). Field trips: Japan, China, Vietnam, Malaysia, India, Kenya, South Africa, Brazil, Cuba. http://www.semesteratsea.com/
Contracted Senior Advisor & Faculty, (1999,2000,2001,2002) Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation (1) Global Environmental Change Institute-Costa Rica, Princeton, NJ. Subjects Taught in In-service Professional Development Graduate Course for Master Science Teachers: Global Environmental Change; Environmental Science Pedagogy; Inquiry-based Methods Course; Costa Rica Natural History & Protected Areas Strategies. (2) TORCH Institute co-facilitator : Quintana Roo, Mexico (Coral Reefs and Tropical Forests). In-service high school science teacher professional development. http://www.woodrow.org/teachers
Contracted Natural/Cultural History Educator, (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2008) Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC. Study Tour Leader for: Iceland; Costa Rica; National Parks of the West; Colorado's San Juan Wilderness, Olympic Peninsula, Big Bend National Park, Sonoran Desert Region; West Africa: Cameroon to Sevilla; Portugal to Azores.
Contracted Faculty, (2000, 2001) Institute for Village Studies. Nepal, India, Thailand. http://www.villagestudies.org/. Environmental Science, Ethics and Public Policy in South- and Southeast Asia; Natural History of the Himalayas and Southeast Asia.

Contracted Faculty, (1999) Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Metropolitan State College of Denver, CO. Courses Taught: Introduction to Environmental Sciences.
Contracted Environmental Learning Director, (1998 -2000) The Colorado Outward Bound School, Denver, CO, USA. http://www.cobs.org/
Science/Math Teacher, (1999) Rocky Mountain School for Expeditionary Learning, substitute teacher, Denver. http://www.pebc.org/RMSEL.htm
GEAR-UP Program Regional Chair, (1999), Rocky Mountain region. Federal grants program for school to work transition, grades 5-14. http://www.ed.gov/gearup/

Education Contracts (1996-1998) The School for Field Studies (Tanzania campus development consultant, East Africa program), Explore Extended Learning (Founding Vice President for Education and Training, K-8 Extended Learning), Spring Street Community School (Expeditionary learning).

Founding Field Director (1995 - 1996) The School for Field Studies Center for Coastal Studies, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, a campus of The School for Field Studies, an affiliate of Boston University, Beverly, MA, USA. http://www.fieldstudies.org/pages/programs/canada.html

Founding Associate Director for Environmental Programs (1994 to 1995)
Founding Special Assistant to the Director, Environment, Education and Human Resources (February-August, 1994) AmeriCorps-The National Civilian Community Corps, Corporation for National and Community Service, U.S. Federal Government, Washington, D.C. http://www.americorps.org/nccc/

Executive Director (October, 1992 - January, 1994)
Director of Research (May - September, 1992)
Earth & Environmental Sciences, Program Director (June, 1989 - April, 1992), The Center for Field Research (CFR)-Earthwatch, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. http://www.earthwatch.org/

Visiting Assistant Professor, Earth Sciences (1990 - 1991) Department of Geology & Geophysics, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut.Courses taught: Global Change & Earth System Sciences; Historical Geology; Structural Geology; Geologic Development of the Himalaya; Science Writing Tutorial.

Woodsworker (1975-1981) Forest Firefighter, Fire Lookout, Pre-Commercial Thinner, Tree Planter, Trail Construction, Plant Ecologist's Research Aide, Numerous US National Forests and Parks in Rocky Mountains, California and Pacific Northwest.

Concurrent Academic Appointments

Graduate Program External Advisor, (2002), Prescott College - Tucson, Arizona.
Adjunct Professor, (Fall, 2000), University of Pittsburg, Institute for Shipboard Education.
Adjunct Professor (Spring, 1999), Metropolitan State College of Denver
Lecturer (March 1995 - September 1996) College of Liberal Arts, Boston University, Boston, MA.
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Earth Sciences (Sept. 1991 - Aug. 1992) Department of Geology & Geophysics, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut.
Research Fellow (August 1991 - August 1993) Department of Earth Sciences, Boston University, Boston, MA.
Post-Doctoral Fellow (August 1990 - August 1991) Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge.

Climbing & Exploration Experience and Societies

Explorers Club, National Fellow (1990 to 1998, retired 1998). The Royal Geographic Society, Fellow (1990 to present). Harvard Travelers Club, member; Trustee of the Permanent Fund (Grants Program), 1994. Complete list of mountain, desert, kayak and SCUBA expeditions available on request. Work experience in 74 countries.