CONTACT INFORMATION

Email: cmathews@shepherd.edu
Phone: 304/876-5677
Office: Byrd Science 113
Address: Institute for Environmental Studies,
             301 King Street, Shepherdstown, WV 25443


EDUCATION
  • Ph.D. degree, Entomology, University of Maryland, 2004
  • M.S. degree, Entomology, University of Maryland, 1999
  • B.A. degree, English, University of Rochester, 1992
  • Certificate, Ecology, Jaeren Folkehgskule, NORWAY, 1991
    Diploma in Ecology and Environmental Science.
TRAINING and CERTIFICATION
  • Diploma in Renewable Energy Technologies, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC (2007). Trained in solar photovoltaics, biofuels, and wind energy technologies. 
  • Certificate, U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, Syracuse, NY (2009). Completed LEED Core Concepts and Strategies Workshop in preparation for LEED Certification exam.
RESEARCH INTERESTS

 I am interested in fostering sustainable living through ecologically sound agriculture, including organic and sustainable methods, renewable energy technologies and green building applications. My research focuses on methods of enhancing agroecosystem stability -- through crop diversification, biological control of insect pests, use of trap crops and application of composted manures -- to reduce energy and inputs. Recent work also focuses on incorporating biodiesel, wind, solar photovoltaic and solar thermal applications into sustainable agricultural production systems..