REI: RENEW Energy Initiative

Mark DeMoranville

Currently the Interim Director of the Apeiron Institute for Sustainable Living, Mark holds a Doctorate of Education from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst's Center for International Education, and his dissertation topic was Stewardship as a Transformative Practice: An Inquiry into the Nature of Ongoing Learning and Sustained Involvement of Environmental Stewards.

He has designed and/or taught graduate and undergraduate courses in the Schools of Education at UMass Amherst and RIC, in the Department of Communication Studies at URI, and in Composition and Reading for the English Department at CCRI. Most recently, he created a graduate course at RIC on The Teaching and Practice of Environmental Sustainability.

Mark also launched the Newport Skills Alliance on the ground as its first Coordinator, and has worked in the International Training Program at URI's Coastal Resources Center, as a Project Manager at Bergen Community College's Center for International Studies, and as a Peace Corps volunteer in agro-forestry in Senegal.