Faculty Focus: Robert Beauchamp
Robert Beauchamp Promotes a Growing Environment at UMUC
Dr. Robert Beauchamp , Faculty
Graduate School of Management and Technology
Dr. Robert Beauchamp has overseen many advancements in UMUC’s environmental management program.
He joined the university’s graduate faculty as director of the environmental management track in 1993. Under his direction, the track became a full Master of Science in environmental management program in 1995. The program continued to gain momentum over the next decade, earning the “Best Developed Program” award from the University Continuing Education Association (UCEA) in 2005. And now in 2007, the Council of Graduate Schools approved UMUC’s environmental management master’s degree as a Professional Science Masters (PSM) program. Graduates from the program will be recognized as professionals in both science and management. The PSM recognition also means that UMUC and the environmental management program are listed as participants in the PSM program along with over 90 other universities and colleges in the United States.
Robert is the first to recognize the contributions that his faculty have made to the program. “I have put together an outstanding team of adjunct faculty who bring in-depth real world environmental experience and background to the classroom.” His faculty help to accomplish the program’s overreaching goal, which is to continually respond to current environmental issues and future challenges by developing new courses and including pertinent topics in existing courses.
The director ’s quest to educate others about the environment persists outside of the classroom as well. Robert has published a significant number of papers on environmental issues and technologies in peer review journals. At invitation, he has presented the results of his research on new and emerging environmental technologies at professional conferences.
This year, Robert will be giving talks on "Global Climate Change, Impacts and Challenges" to conservation groups in Pennsylvania and Washington, DC. He has additional talks scheduled for 2008.
As for the future of the environmental management program, Robert and his team will continue to provide curriculum that is current and career-directed. “Our goal is to prepare students to assume environmental managerial positions in industry, governments, consulting and business firms such as directors and/or managers of environmental projects and programs.”
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