Cybelle Shattuck

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Cybelle Shattuck
Assistant Professor of Environment and Sustainability and Comparative Religion
Office: 
(269) 387-5381
Fax: 
(269) 387-2272
Location: 
3924 Wood Hall, Mail Stop 5419
Mailing address: 
Institute of the Environment and Sustainability
Western Michigan University
1903 West Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5419 USA
Education: 
  • Ph.D., Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan, 2016
  • M.S., Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan, 2011
  • M.S., Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1991
  • B.A., Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1989
Bio: 

Dr. Shattuck holds a joint appointment with the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and the Department of Comparative Religion at Western Michigan University. Dr. Shattuck has a Ph.D. in natural resources and environment from the University of Michigan. She also has an M.A. in religious studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and an M.S. in natural resources and environment with emphases in conservation biology, environmental psychology, and environmental justice from the University of Michigan.

Dr. Shattuck's research focuses on the intersection of ecology and religion, with particular attention to the earth-care work conducted by faith communities. Congregations are "going green" by conserving resources in their buildings and grounds, installing solar panels, starting community gardens, lobbying for environmental justice, and advocating for policy responses to climate change. Through fieldwork research in faith communities, Dr. Shattuck explores motivations that inspire some congregations to adopt earth care as a community mission and identifies factors that contribute to implementation of effective and durable environmental programs.

Courses Taught

  • ENVS 1100–Nature and Society
  • REL 3220–Spirituality and the Environment
  • REL 2040–Religion in India
  • REL 6100–Theory and Method in the Study of Religion

New course in development: Environmental Justice