Category Archive: DEL-MEM

Transitioning from Student to Professional – DEL-MEM Students & Alumni

1st Year DEL-MEM student, Lisa Remlinger, recently testified in front of the state Board of Natural Resources about net present value and discount rates. “When I realized one of my first classes with the DEL-MEM program was going to be economics, I thought “Oh, no.”  I’d been doing policy work for 5 years and the closest I’d …

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Inspiring Environmental Leadership through an ONLINE Master’s degree

Apply by January 15 for the Duke Master of Environmental Management program! The DEL-MEM is a two-year online professional graduate program specifically designed for mid-career environmental professionals who seek the benefits of an advanced degree from Duke while continuing to work. Core courses, centered on real-life case studies, provide intensive instruction in best practices in environmental management, leadership, decision analysis and communication, as …

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Students Share Experiences from Field Course in Chile

In March, a group of our students had the opportunity to spend a week in South America to gain a first-hand perspective on Sustainable Development in Chile. With the help of recent DEL-MEM grad Megan Green, we’ve put together a photo-essay so that you can take in the Chilean sights and get a taste of …

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Leadership Lessons with DEL in D.C.

  Getting a room of mid-career professionals to stand up and sing “Row, Row, Row Your Boat,” without a hint of irony is no small feat, but it seemed a natural task for Mamie Parker. Ms. Parker, former Head of Fisheries and Assistant Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, was one of an …

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Gearing Up for Leadership Immersion

This year’s D.C. Leadership Module is only a month away! The annual trip is the hallmark of the DEL-MEM program, providing students with a point of reference for their leadership development through individual meetings with prominent leaders. Speakers at the last module in 2013 included Larry Selzer, President/CEO of The Conservation Fund; Robert Perciasepe, Deputy …

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DEL-MEM: Community Based Environmental Management in Mexico

Spring Break 2015!  At the Nicholas School, this meant a combination of residential and DEL Master of Environmental Management (MEM) students traveled to Oaxaca, Mexico, for a field course in community based environmental management (CBEM). CBEM “involves communities becoming empowered to manage their own environment in ways that are economically viable, socially just and environmentally sustainable.”[1] …

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MEM or MBA? Nicholas faculty engage prospective students in online information sessions

Jonas Monast advises students in the DEL Master of Environmental Management (MEM) program and occasionally participates in online information sessions geared to help prospective students learn about the flexible online and place-based curriculum. During a recent session, he spoke with a participant who wondered if her employer in the electricity sector would value a MEM …

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From DEL-MEM student to tour guide extraordinaire

Michelle Schopp Have you ever traveled to an old familiar place and realized it wasn’t as familiar as you hoped it would be? A small group of first and second year DEL-MEMs converged on south Florida today for a new one credit course – ENV 956: Restoration Science, Policy and Leadership in South Florida. “But I …

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Grooming future leaders for success

Leadership is a little bit like art. You may not know how to define it, but you can identify strong leadership right away when you experience it. “Leadership involves crystallizing a vision that captures passions to achieve the extraordinary,” says Don Wells, DEL-MEM Leadership Advisor. “Everything else is management.” Wells serves as an advisor to …

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DEL-MEM Class of 2014: We are peers. We are mentors. Most importantly, we are friends.

“Welcome to the Duke Nicholas School of the Environment DEL-MEM program.  My name is Erin – we were paired up as Mentor/Mentee for the next year. I hope you will enjoy the program as much as I have this last year. Everyone looks out for each other. You will make life-long friends. And, the program …

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