Curriculum Vitae

  • Associate Professor, Environmental and Sustainability Studies
  • Associate Director Global Change and Sustainability Center
  • Associate Director, Global Change and Sustainability Center



  • Ph.D. , Parks, Recreation, & Tourism , University of Utah . Project: The Impact of Language Framing on Critical Elaboration in Sustainability Education
  • M. Ed. , Educational Studies, University of Utah
  • B.A., Environmental Studies/Political Science, University of Vermont

Honors & Awards

  • Superior Teaching Award. University of Utah College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, 03/03/2017
  • Public Service Professorship. University of Utah, 02/2016
  • Enlightened 50 Award - The E-50 includes recognizes business and religious leaders, entrepreneurs, academics, community volunteers, journalists, leaders of nonprofits, and elected officials who: pioneer innovative and sustainable approaches to the critical issues facing Utah; demonstrate a commitment to community engagement; make a profound mark on Utah’s quality of life; and value collaboration, entrepreneurship and creativity. Community Foundation of Utah, 07/2015
  • Equity and Diversity Award received for advocating for inclusiveness in environmental education and social justice in and out of her classroom. She is involved in the local environmental community through partnerships with New Roots program, Comunidades Unidas and Bryant Middle School providing environmental education and literacy. Her environmental commitment has been instrumental in bridging the gap between underserved communities and the university. Equity and Diversity Award, 04/2013


Adrienne Cachelin is an Associate Professor with the Environmental and Sustainability Studies Program at the University of Utah.  She pursues two lines of research, one involving framing and assessment in sustainability education, the second centered in community-based environmental justice.

Adrienne also serves as the Sustainability Education Director for the University of Utah's Sustainability Office and the Associate Director for the Global Change and Sustianability Center.  In this role she facilitates transdisciplinary sustianability education and research through her work on initiatives including faculty workshops and learning communities, development of learning outcomes, and interdisciplinary scholars initiatives.


  • Global Change and Sustainability Center (GCSC), Affiliate faculty, 09/2013 - present

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