Meet Our Trainers

We have over 400 educators in our Trainers Network. Here is a sampling of some of the volunteer trainers you may meet at a workshop.

Featured Trainer

Dr. Marilyn Lisowski

Dr. Marilyn Lisowski has been a Professor of Environmental Education at Eastern Illinois University since 1987, and previously taught both high school Biology and elementary school. While as a trainer Marilyn presents workshops in several settings, she most enjoys the ones she holds in her own classroom at EIU. Working with her own students allows her to “follow up and follow through” and even see how they apply the materials in their own classes.

Marilyn was drawn to the PopEd network by the orientation and ethnics of the materials, and also by her desire to provide current and future teachers with well-balanced environmental curricula. Marilyn feels as though her work as a trainer has helped her accomplish these goals and fill an important niche in education. Marilyn encourages other educators to join the PopEd Trainer’s Network, citing the professional development opportunities and interesting experiences being a member provides.

Some of our other trainers

Jerry Zinner

Dr. Jerry Zinner became a PopEd Trainer in 2011 after hosting a workshop in his class and discovering the program. He has since completed over 20 Population Education workshops. Jerry is an adjunct professor in the Watson School of Education at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington.

Terri Clark

In 2002, Terri Clark attended her first PopEd training session, in search of additional materials to use in the teacher workshops she facilitates at the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens. Ten years and over 50 workshops later, Terri has become one of PopEd’s most active Trainers.

Dr. J. Padgett Kelly

With twelve years as a Trainer and over 90 workshops under his belt, Dr. J. Padgett Kelly has been an excellent resource for the PopEd Trainer’s Network. Padgett was first inspired to become a Trainer after hosting a workshop in his Biology class at Middle Tennessee State University.

Dr. Marilyn Lisowski

Dr. Marilyn Lisowski has been a Professor of Environmental Education at Eastern Illinois University since 1987, and previously taught both high school Biology and elementary school.