Prepared by Kim Sebaly, March 2, 1995
3 record storage boxes, 3 cubic feet, 11th floor
Judy DuShane is a native of Cleveland, Ohio. She attended Lourdes Academy
(1952-56); Ursuline College (1956-59), majoring in biology, with chemistry and
education minors. She finished her undergraduate degree and graduated cum laude
from Ohio Northern University in 1968 while teaching at Woodard High School. Ms.
DuShane enrolled in the Master's program in Biology at B.G.S.U. She received an
N.S.F. grant for a workshop in Field Biology & Ecology at Sonoma State
College (CA) during the summer of 1971. She changed majors and graduated with an
M.A. in Popular Culture from Bowling Green in 1973. Her thesis topic was "New
Insights for Spaceship Earth". She enrolled in the PhD program in
Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Toledo. She served as a Research
Associate with the Environmental Studies Center at B.G.S.U. From 1973-1994,
DuShane served as an Educational Consultant in the Lucas County Office of
Education and Curriculum Coordinator for the Lorain Public Schools.
For over a decade Ms. DuShane worked closely with other educators in the
State of Ohio to develop practical approaches to environmental education for
schools and where time permitted through different community groups. At Bowling
Green she worked with Dr. Bill Jackson of the Environmental Studies Center where
she started "Ecocenters: A Newsletter for Educators", helped design
course in the university's environmental studies program and wrote grant
proposals. Throughout her employment at Bowling Green, Ms. DuShane worked
closely with Dr. John Hug, Consultant for Environmental Education in Ohio's
State Department of Education. In addition to several journal publications with
Dr. John Hug, she helped establish the Cooperative Environmental Education
Center, an outreach program for Northwest Ohio's area schools.
She was one of 12 Ohio educators, mainly from NW Ohio, who maintained a dialogue
(1974-84) about the future of environmental education in the State. She was
active in several organizations, e.g. National Association for Environmental
Education and the Ohio Association for the Environment and she occasionally
wrote articles for national and regional journals. Ms. DuShane is currently
Curriculum Coordinator for the Branch Intermediate School District, Coldwater,
MI (1994- ).
These papers were donated by Judy DuShane on 2 November 1994. She has donated
all literary rights to Kent State University Department of Special Collections
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