Eric Fitch

Associate Professor/Director of Environmental Science
Ph.D.-Resource Development, Michigan State University; M.En.-Environmental Science, Miami University; BS-Biology, Saint Meinrad College
Year Appointed
Courses - Fall
  • Introduction to Environmental Science
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Environmental Problem Solving I
  • Environmental Policy & Law
  • Science, Technology and Society
Courses - Spring
  • Environmental Problem Solving II
  • Politics of Global Ecology
  • Land Use Planning
  • Environmental Impact & Resource Assessment


Research Interests
Environmental Policy, Water Resource Policy, Science Policy, Sustainability, Religion and Nature, Science – Technology - Society

Recent Publications
“Tricksters, the Big Lie and the Triumph of Politics Over Science and the Consequences” What’s Up With Water (Column) in Water Resources IMPACT Vol. 16, No.2 Mar.2014

“Where the Land and Water Meet: Coastal Resources over the Next 50 Years” in Water Resources IMPACT’s AWRA at 50: The Future of Water Resources in the United States: Water Resources IMPACT Vol. 16, No. 1 Jan. 2014

“The Utopia Column” What’s Up With Water? (Column) in Water Resources IMPACT Vol. 16, No. 1 Jan. 2014

“Making Education for Sustainability Work on Campus: The Proposals of the Roundtable on Environmental Systems and Sustainability” by Michael A. Reiter, Will J. Focht, Paul A. Barresi, Susan Gill, Richard C. Smardon, Susan L. Baker, Kimberly D. Reiter, Eric Fitch, Terry Rolfe and Sue Bumpous Chapter 8 in in Sustainable Development at Universities: New Horizons, ed. Walter Leal Filho (Frankfurt: Peter Lang Scientific Publishers 2013)