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Greg Dardis, BA, MS

Greg Dardis

Assistant Professor

A life-long Oregonian, Greg grew up exploring channelized and suburbanized bottomlands of Beaverton and spent summers working on his grandfather’s blueberry farm … hiking in the Cascades when he could. Greg spent 2.5 years as a Peace Corps volunteer at an agriculture school in the Kingdom of Tonga – teaching basic science classes, working on various USAID projects, and learning the 1,000 uses of the coconut palm.

Returning to Portland, he worked in various biomedical labs at the Oregon Health Sciences University and VA hospital, including research on radiological diagnostic techniques for determining atherosclerosis in animal models for potential use in human patients.

For thirteen years, he worked at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) as a Life Science and Earth Science Education Specialist, developing educational programs, teacher workshops, designing interactive museum exhibits, laboratory activities and demonstrations for the general public.

After OMSI Greg taught and developed several science courses at Marylhurst University, including those in environmental science, human anatomy, liberal arts, and science and society. He later became the Chair of the Department of Science and Mathematics.

He is currently an assistant professor at ACHS teaching classes in American History (HIST 201), Environmental Science (ENV 201), writing and critical thinking (PHL 101), and at Portland State University teaching classes in social change leadership, sustainability education, political ecology, agrarianism and local food systems.

Greg received a B.A. in Biology from the University of Portland with post-baccalaureate work at Portland State University. He received an M.S. in Education at PSU in the Leadership for Ecological and Cultural Learning program.

Greg has also been involved with Columbia Land Trust, an organization devoted to conserving wildlife habitat, sustainable farming and forestlands in the lower Columbia Basin, and has been long-time member of the Northwest Aquatic and Marine Educators Association.