Nature-centered Leadership: An Aspirational Narrative (co-authored book with Tracey L. Brown and Sean J. Cullen), Common Ground Publishing LLC, 2013

“Nature-Centered Leadership: Nature as a Stakeholder in Strategic Planning” in the International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Vol. 9, 2013; this paper was presented at International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Hiroshima, Japan, January, 2013

“Darwin on the Treatment of Animals: His Thoughts Then and His Influence Now,” co-authored article with Dr. Donna Yarri in the Journal of Arts and Humanities, Vol. 2(2), 2013 (“best paper” award)

“Universities and Community Engagement for a Sustainable Community,” co-authored article with Dr. Alicia Sprow in The International Journal of Sustainability Education, Vol. 1, 2012

“Interdisciplinary Teaching: Confessions of a Biologian,” co-authored article with Dr. Donna Yarri in The International Journal of Science and Society, Vol. 3(1), 2012

“Environmental Memes: Form, Function, and Reasons for Optimism” in the International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Vol. 7, 2011, published by Common Ground (refereed journal); conference plenary presentation at the University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand, January 7, 2011 (Finalist for the Internationa1 Award for Excellence sponsored by Common Ground Publisher)


“What Makes Us So Doggone Special?  Darwin’s Challenge to Human Superiority,” co-authored essay in 150 Years of Evolution: Darwin's Impact on the Humanities and the Social Sciences, San Diego State University Press, 2011

"Biology, Theology, and Academic Freedom: The Challenges of Interdisciplinary Teaching at a Catholic University,” co-authored article in the AAUP Journal of Academic Freedom, Vol. 2, 2011, http://www.aaup.org/AAUP/pubsres/jaf/

“Ecuador: Mother Nature’s Utopia” in the International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Vol. 6 (2), 2010, pp. 229-240, published by Common Ground (refereed journal); also presented at the University of Cuenca, Ecuador, January 5, 2010 http://ijs.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.41/prod.656


God, Science, and Designer Genes: An Exploration of Emerging Genetic Technologies (co-authored book with Donna Yarri), Praeger/ABC-CLIO Press, 2009

Mother Nature and Her Discontents: Gaia as a Metaphor for Environmental Sustainability” in the International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Vol. 5 (1), 2009, pp. 37–48, published by Common Ground (refereed journal)

Academic Service Abroad: Confronting our Limitations,” in the International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Vol. 4(1), 2008, pp. 107–115, published by Common Ground (refereed journal)
 
God, Science, and Designer Genes: An Interdisciplinary Pedagogy,” co-authored essay with Donna Yarri for The Human Genome Project in College Curriculum: Ethical Issues and Practical Strategies, edited by Aine Donovan and Ronald Green, University Press of New England, 2008, pp. 100–121

Sustaining Gaia through Learning Communities: A Case Study in Higher Education,” co-authored article with Caroline Fitzpatrick in the International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Vol. 3(5), 2007, pp. 41–49, published by Common Ground (refereed journal)

Close Encounters of the Natural Kind: Eco-Composition, Citizen Science and Academe,” co-authored article with Caroline Fitzpatrick, in the International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Vol. 2(1), 2006, pp. 9–16, published by Common Ground (refereed journal)

Traditional Curriculum Versus Hidden Curriculum,” co-authored essay with Leon D. Poeske, James C. Dyson, and Lynn A. Cheddar, published in Ethical Leadership and Decision Making in Education: Applying Theoretical Perspectives to Complex Dilemmas, by Joan Poliner Shapiro and Jacqueline A. Stefkovich, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2001, pp.41–54.

Reviewer for Chapter 9 (Water in Plants) and Chapter 10 (Metabolism), Introductory Plant Biology, 8th Edition, W. Stern, Mc-Graw Hill Publishers, 1997

“Survival Strategies for Liberal Arts Colleges,” in Resources in Education, 1996, in ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education, No. ED386101

“Chromosonal Studies of Physalis virginiana var. subglabrata and Physalis heterophylla, co-authored article with James C. Parks, Bartonia, Vol. 51, 1985 (refereed)

Contact Information

 
Img: Spence Stober

Dr. Spencer S. Stober,
Professor of Biology

   Upland Center, Room 223
   Phone: 610.796.8249
   spencer.stober@alvernia.edu