Karen Bieluch

Practice-based Learning Specialist

Karen Bieluch is the Practice Based Learning Specialist in ENVS. She is collaborating with faculty and staff in ENVS and groups in the Dartmouth and Upper Valley communities to further integrate practice-based learning opportunities into ENVS academics. Karen supports community partnerships and research in the Africa Foreign Study Program, and she also helps students with internships, career development, and independent work and research. Karen earned her Interdisciplinary PhD in communication and sustainability science from the University of Maine in 2013. Her research examines community-university partnerships, environmental communication and behavior, and place and community identity.


109 Fairchild
HB 6182


  • B.A. University of Maine
  • M.A. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Ph.D. University of Maine

Selected Publications

  • Bieluch, K.H., B. McGreavy, L. Silka, A. Strong, and D.D. Hart.  "Empowering Sustainability Leaders: Variations on a Learning-by-Doing Theme." Developing Change Agents: Innovative Practices for Sustainability Leadership.  University of Minnesota Libraries, 2019

  • Bolger, D.T., K.H. Bieluch, F.E. Krivak-Tetley, G. Maggs-Kölling and J. Tjitekulu (2018) Designing a Real-World Course for Environmental Studies Students: Entering a Social-Ecological System. Sustainability 10(7), 2546; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10072546