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Mr Thomas "Marty" Wiggins

Adjunct Lecturer

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Biography

I began my career as a social studies teacher, but I have worked in the environmental education field since 1998. My graduate degree is from NCSU CHASS and I've been an adjunct lecturer here since 2004. I work full time as an environmental education consultant for the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality, a position I've held since 2000. I also worked as a seasonal environmental educator and naturalist for Wake County Parks.

While in graduate school, I was as a teaching assistant and as a research assistant for both IDS and Political Science. I assisted in research on tax incentives in North Carolina and also developed case studies and other resources on engineering ethics from an environmental perspective. My MALS graduate research focused on the development strategies employed by two small North Carolina municipalities (Selma and Huntersville) when faced with rapid suburban population growth, territorial encroachment by other municipalities and suburban sprawl/downtown decay. 


Teaching and Research Interests

Anthropcene studies 

Cooperative Behavior

Memetics

Technology and Posthumanism

Ecology and Ecological Restoration




Responsibilities

I teach one large face-to-face section of Environmental Ethics each Fall and Spring. I'm also active with the MALS alumni here on campus.

Education

  • MA in Liberal Studies from NCSU, 2002
  • BS in Social Studies Education from Barton College, 1990