Matthew Burke studied natural resources and environmental education and communications at the Ohio State University. Following graduation, Matthew spent three years with a small educational field studies non-profit based in Ohio and the Bahamas. In 2000, he completed a Masters in environmental education at the University of New Mexico. He then spent several years learning various skills of sustainable living, including green home building, organic farming, and permaculture. He and his wife have operated a small farm in Vermont since 2006. Additionally, Matthew's academic focus includes public policy in energy and environment, environmental governance, and political ecology.
Favorite Tree: So many, but I can't stop staring at old oaks. Acorns!
Most rewarding part of teaching: There is no better way for me to learn than to teach. And I strive to make the experience meaningful, practical, and experiential.
Favorite part of living in Vermont: We eat (and drink) really well in Vermont!