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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 & Archives.