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Gregory Dardis
Gregory Dardis


A life-long Oregonian, Greg grew up beside the channelized and suburbanized bottomlands of Beaverton and spent summers working on his grandfather’s blueberry farm and hiking when he could.
Greg received a B.A. in Biology from the University of Portland with post-baccalaureate work at Portland State University. He received an M.S. in Education at PSU in the Leadership for Ecological and Cultural Learning program.

Prior to teaching at PSU, Greg spent 2.5 years as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Kingdom of Tonga - teaching agriculture classes, working on various USAID projects, and learning the 1,000 uses of the coconut palm. Returning to Portland, he worked in various biomedical labs at the Oregon Health Sciences University and VA hospital. He also worked for thirteen years at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) as a Life Science and Earth Science Education Specialist, developing educational programs and teacher workshops, designing interactive museum exhibits, laboratory activities and demonstrations for the general public.

Greg has taught courses at PSU since 2007 which include: Leading Social Change; Global Political Ecology; Gandhi, Zapata & New Agrarianism; Leadership for Sustainability; Sustainability Education and others. He currently teaches full-time science at Marylhurst University in the areas of environmental science, human anatomy, Environmental Ethics and Sustainability.

Greg is also an active board member of the Columbia Land Trust and the Learning Gardens Institute and is long-time member of the Northwest Aquatic and Marine Educators Association.

Subject Matter Focus

Environment Science, Leadership for Social Change, Global Political Ecology, Sustainability Education, Food Systems and Education

Gregory Dardis

Adjunct Faculty
University Studies & Graduate School of Education
office: CH 117