Jean C. Mangun

Professor of Environmental Studies and Sciences

Phone: (518) 782‑6955
Email: jmangun@siena.edu

Jean C. Mangun

Degrees:

Ph.D. Forestry and Natural Resources Purdue University
M.S. Forestry and Natural Resources Purdue University
B.S. Bio-chemical Engineering Columbia University

Bio:

Dr. Jean Mangun is Professor and Dept. Head of Environmental Studies and Sciences at Siena. She received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Columbia University (1972) and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Forestry and Natural Resources from Purdue University (1985, 1991). Her discipline-spanning training is reflected in the interdisciplinary nature of her research. At Siena, this expertise translates into teaching courses designed to prepare future environmental professionals to frame issues from multiple perspectives so that they can build collaborative solutions.

What I love about Siena:

I love to teach at Siena because it is not too large, it is not too small, it is just right... I know all the Environmental Studies and Sciences majors—and they know me!

My Favorite courses to teach are:

  • ENVA 420, Wildlife Conservation in Forested Ecosystems
  • ENVA 430, The Adirondack Environment
  • ENVA 440, Environmental Interpretation

I enjoy working with upperclassmen and watching them make connections as they integrate concepts learned in their earlier coursework.

Professional Experience:

Associate Dean of Science Siena College 2011 - Now
Professor & Department Chair, Environmental Studies Siena College 2008 - Now
Associate Professor & Assistant Department Chair, Forestry & Natural Resources Southern Illinois University 2006 - 2008
Associate Professor, Forestry & Natural Resources Southern Illinois University 2001 - 2006
Assistant Professor, Forestry & Natural Resources Southern Illinois University 1995 - 2001
Lecturer and Visiting Assistant Professor, Biology East Carolina University 1989 - 1995
Research Assistant & Graduate Instructor, Forestry & Natural Resources Purdue University 1983 - 1991
Project Specialist (Bioengineering), Dept. of Chemical Engineering and Instrumentation Systems Center University of Wisconsin 1974 - 1981
Junior Engineer, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York Hospital Cornell University 1972 - 1973

Why I chose Siena:

I chose Siena because it was the place where my passion for teaching would be valued.

My current research:

The common theme that unifies my research has been characterizing the identity and dimension of human impacts and recreational demand on renewable natural resources. My recent studies have addressed public perception of predator population disperal, effects of climate change on ice fishing participation, and regional watershed planning efforts. My research involves integration of social science research techniques (including: design, execution and analysis of public opinion and attitude measurement surveys; focus group facilitation and qualitative data analysis through a grounded theory approach) into an interdisciplinary framework for environmental problem solving.

My teaching philosophy:

My goal is to create a support system that fosters active learning while enhancing students’ critical thinking abilities and communication skills. I regularly assign group projects that require students to delegate, coordinate, and assume leadership roles. I feel privileged to help prepare the next generation of environmental professionals for the enormous challenges that they will face.


Building local community commitment to wetlands restoration: A case study of the Cache River Wetlands in southern Illinois, USA.
Environmental Management, vol. 45
2010
Values of place: Measuring attitudes of community leaders toward scenes from rural landscapes
Society and Natural Resources, vol. 22
2009
Constraints to watershed planning: Group structure and process
Journal of the American Water Resources Association (JAWRA), vol. 45
2009
Neighbors yet strangers: Local people's awareness of Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge, southern Illinois, USA
Society and Natural Resources, vol. 22
2009
Cultivating a community-based approach to restoration of the Cache River Wetlands in Southern Illinois
The George Wright Society Biennial Conference of Parks, Protected Areas and Cultural Sites
2008
The former 'Goose Hunting Capital of the World': Southern Illinois hunting club owners' beliefs, attitudes, and responses associated with shifts in goose migration
Human Dimensions of Wildlife, vol. 12
2007
Assessing stakeholder perceptions: Listening to avid hunters of Western Kentucky
Human Dimensions of Wildlife, vol. 12
2007
A market segmentation analysis of cruise ship tourists visiting the Panama Canal Watershed: Opportunities for eco-tourism development
Journal of Ecotourism, vol. 6
2007
Community stakeholders' attitudes towards ecosystem restoration goals and programs in southern Illinois' Cache River Wetlands
Emerging Issues along Urban/Rural Interfaces 2: Linking land-use science and society
2007
Evaluating place attachment and perceptions of forest management in southern Illinois communities
Emerging Issues along Urban/Rural Interfaces 2: Linking land-use science and society
2007
Agricultural sediment reduction by giant cane and forest riparian buffers
Water, Air, and Soil Pollution, vol. 169
2006
Nutrient attenuation in agricultural surface runoff by riparian buffer zones in southern Illinois, USA
Agroforestry Systems, vol. 64
2005
Using GIS to Rank Forest Restoration Potential: Integrating Core Area, Edge Density and Bird Habitat Criteria in the Kaskaskia River Watershed
Emerging Issues along Urban/Rural Interfaces: Linking land-use science and society
2005
A New Generation of Public-Private Partnerships for Forest Conservation in the Urbanizing Tropics: Case Study of the Former Rodman Naval Base, Republic of Panama
Emerging Issues along Urban/Rural Interfaces: Linking land-use science and society
2005
A GIS methodology for generating riparian tree planting recommendations
Northern Journal of Applied Forestry, vol. 21
2004
Wildlife watchers in the western United States: A structural approach for understanding policy change
Human Dimensions of Wildlife, vol. 7
2002
Influences of community characteristics on municipal tree ordinances in Illinois, U.S
Journal of Aboriculture, vol. 27
2001
Homeowners' opinions on the practice and effects of topping trees
Journal of Aboriculture, vol. 27
2001
Macrosociological inquiry and sport fishing
Society and Natural Resources, vol. 14
2001
The public and the commenting process for the proposed Grand Kankakee Marsh National Wildlife Refuge
Transactions North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference
2000
Profiling existing markets: The Illinois secondary solid wood products industry
Forest Products Journal, vol. 50
2000
Effects of grassland management on Henslow's sparrow, Ammodramus henslowii, (Fringillidae), Populations in eastern North Carolina
Journal of the Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society, vol. 116
2000
Valuing Red Wolf Recovery Efforts at Alligator River, NWR:Measuring Citizen Support
Wolves of America Conference Proceedings
1997
Trends in recreational fishing
International Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Trends Symposium
1995
An ecological approach to decision making in renewable resource management: Problems of politics and processes
Policy Studies Journal, vol. 12
1993
Intergovernmental dimensions in wildlife policy
Policy Studies Journal, vol. 19
1991
Southeastern nonconsumptive wildlife users and their support for nongame wildlife programs
Southeastern Recreation Research Conference
1988
Age of first hunting experience: results from a nationwide recreational survey
Leisure Sciences, vol. 9
1987
Nonconsumptive wildlife use in the midwest and southeast: Regional funding attitudes and implications for forestry
Southern Forest Economics Workers-Midwest Forest Economists (SOFEW-MWFE)
1987
Focused recreation use in riparian ecosystems: a taxonomy of user types. In Riparian Ecosystems and Their Management: Reconciling Conflicting Uses
First North American Riparian Conference
1985
Non-polarographic blood gas analysis II. In Vitro evaluation of gas chromatograph system
Biomaterials, Medical Devices, and Artificial Organs, vol. 5
1977
Near-continuous monitoring of arterial gas tensions by gas chromatography: animal and initial clinical evaluations
Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation, vol. 12
1977
Non-polarographic blood gas analysis I. In Vitro evaluation of gas chromatograph system
Biomaterials, Medical Devices, and Artificial Organs, vol. 4
1976
Blood gas analysis based on non-polarographic techniques
European Society for Artificial Organs, vol. 3
1976
Variations in strength and structure of cancellous bone at the knee
Journal of Biomechanics, vol. 7
1974
Variation in strength and structure of cancellous bone at the knee
Orthopaedic Research Society, vol. 20
1974
category: Teaching
SIUC College of Agricultural Sciences First Annual Outstanding Advisor Award, 2008
category: Teaching
Southern Illinois University Carbondale 'Excellence through Commitment' Teaching Award Recipient,, 2007
Federal-state coordination in wildland fire mgmt. control in the western United States
2010
Western Social Sci. Assoc. (WSSA), Unknown, Unknown
Panel Chair: The importance of place in student learning Paper: Using ASL/CBR with natural resource undergraduates in southern Illinois
2009
Assoc. for Environmental Studies & Sciences (AESS), Unknown, Unknown
Dune buggies and bird eggs: Stakeholder beliefs and attitudes toward endangered species management at Cape Hatteras National Seashore
2008
Intl. Assoc. for Society & Natural Resources (IASNR), Unknown, Unknown
Believing is seeing: Social versus ecological reality of cougar (Puma concolor) presence in southern Illinois
2008
Intl. Assoc. for Society & Natural Resources (IASNR), Unknown, Unknown
User group attitudes toward forest management treatments on the Shawnee National Forest: application of a photo-evaluation technique
2008
Central Hardwood Forest Conference (CHFC), Unknown, Unknown
Environmental education and outreach as a component of successful ecosystem restoration in the Cache River Wetlands
2007
Intl. Assoc. for Society & Natural Resources (IASNR), Unknown, Unknown
Preventing catastrophic change to the western landscape: federal-state fire management and suppression coordination
2007
Intl. Assoc. for Society & Natural Resources (IASNR), Unknown, Unknown
Visions of Nature - more than meets the eye: Using autophotography to assess meanings and values that rural children derive from nature
2007
Intl. Assoc. for Society & Natural Resources (IASNR), Unknown, Unknown
Community collective action in ecosystem restoration of the Cache River Wetlands
2007
Intl. Assoc. for Society & Natural Resources (IASNR), Unknown, Unknown
Restoring the Cache River Wetlands in southern Illinois through community-based conservation partnerships
2007
George Wright Society, Unknown, Unknown
Community stakeholders' attitudes toward ecosystem restoration goals and programs in southern Illinois' Cache River Wetlands
2007
Auburn Univ., Unknown, Unknown
Evaluating place attachment and perceptions of forest management in southern Illinois communities
2007
Auburn Univ., Unknown, Unknown
Visions of nature: Participatory research and outreach with minority youth
2006
Intl. Assoc. for Society & Natural Resources (IASNR), Unknown, Unknown
Conservation in the Kaskaskia Corridor: Understanding landowner perceptions of incentive programs
2006
Intl. Assoc. for Society & Natural Resources (IASNR), Unknown, Unknown
Cruise ship tourists and sustainable heritage tourism opportunities in the Panama Canal Watershed
2006
Natl. Assoc. for Interpretation, Unknown, Unknown
A multi-criteria GIS analysis for ranking potential restoration areas in the fragmented Kaskaskia River Watershed bottomland hardwood forest
2006
Central Hardwood Forest Conference (CHFC), Unknown, Unknown
Kentucky hunter perceptions of harvest regulations and their effects on white-tailed deer populations
2006
Central Hardwood Forest Conference (CHFC), Unknown, Unknown
Waterfowl hunters in southern Illinois: Preferences and management perspectives
2006
Southeastern Recr. Research (SERR), Unknown, Unknown
Assessing predator control alternatives for piping plover populations on the NC Outer Banks
2005
Midwest Fish & Wildlf. Conf, Unknown, Unknown
Wildlife Watchers in Illinois: Trip Characteristics and Site Preferences
2005
Midwest Fish & Wildlf. Conf, Unknown, Unknown
Conservation practice adoption behaviors among agricultural producers
2005
AWRA, Unknown, Unknown
Update on projects in the Kaskaskia Watershed
2005
Kaskaskia River/Shoal Creek Ecosystem Partnership, Unknown, Unknown
Intergovernmental implementation of underground storage tank programs under the hazardous and solid waste amendments of 1984
2005
Western Social Sci. Assoc. (WSSA), Unknown, Unknown
A New Generation of Public-Private Partnerships for Forest Conservation in the Urbanizing Tropics: Case Study of the former Rodman Naval Base, Republic of Panama
2005
Auburn Univ., Unknown, Unknown
Using GIS to rank forest conservation and restoration potential: integrating core area, connectivity and bird habitat criteria in the Kaskaskia River Watershed
2005
Auburn Univ., Unknown, Unknown
Stakeholder perception of harvest regulation effects on white-tailed deer population composition
2004
Midwest Fish & Wildlf. Conf, Unknown, Unknown
Proactive watershed stewardship: Enhancing landowner ownership of the management plan process
2004
Illinois Water Conf., Unknown, Unknown
Environmental partnerships serving America's communities: The USDA Resource Conservation and Development Program
2004
Intl. Assoc. for Society & Natural Resources (IASNR), Unknown, Unknown
Proactive Watershed Stewardship: Enhancing Landowner Ownership of the Management Plan Process
2004
Intl. Assoc. for Society & Natural Resources (IASNR), Unknown, Unknown
Using factor analysis to segment tourists who visit the Panama Canal watershed region via cruise ship
2004
Northeastern Recr. Research (NERR), Unknown, Unknown
Development of a spatially explicit land use/economic impact assessment model
2004
Central Hardwood Forest Conference (CHFC), Unknown, Unknown
Maple syrup production from riparian silver maple and upland sugar maple trees in southern Illinois
2004
Central Hardwood Forest Conference (CHFC), Unknown, Unknown
A GIS approach to prioritize private landholdings in the Lower Kaskaskia River Corridor incorporating migratory bird habitat criteria
2003
Midwest Fish & Wildlf. Conf, Unknown, Unknown
Assessing cruise ship tourists' attitudes toward protecting the Panama Canal Watershed
2003
American Watershed Research Assoc., Unknown, Unknown