I am an Associate Professor of Environmental Communication in the Department of Communication and Journalism at the University of Maine in Orono on unceded lands and waters of the Penobscot Nation and within Wabanaki homelands. I am also a Faculty Fellow with the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions. I’m broadly interested in relationships between humans and ecosystems and how communication shapes sustainability and justice efforts in coastal shellfishing communities, river restoration and freshwater conservation initiatives, and diverse collaborations to address complex problems.
I received a Ph.D. in communication with a concentration in sustainability science from UMaine in 2013. Prior to joining the faculty at UMaine, I was a postdoctoral research fellow with the New England Sustainability Consortium’s Safe Beaches and Shellfish Project, an NSF-funded project to conduct interdisciplinary research related to coastal water quality and public health.systems associated with lakes, rivers, and wetlands. I have an interdisciplinary background, starting with a B.A. in Political Science from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine and the an M.S. in Environmental Studies-Conservation Biology from Antioch University New England in Keene, NH in 2008. My Master’s thesis focused on science communication for vernal pool conservation.I was the conservation and education director at Lakes Environmental Association (LEA) from 2001-2010. In that role, I developed place-based environmental education programming for people of all ages and served as a conservation biologist.
Please contact me if you’d like to learn more about my work or explore opportunities for joining my research group at the University of Maine.
Dr. Bridie McGreavy
Department of Communication and Journalism
438 Dunn Hall
University of Maine, Orono 04469