BS, Brigham Young University, Laie, Hawaii; MAT, Grand Canyon University; PhD, Capella University
B.A., Harvard College
MA, University of Nevada, Reno
BS, University of Nevada, Las Vegas; MEd, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
- BA, University of Oregon
- MFA, University of Arizona
A Nevada Fellowship of the Arts recipient, Dudley and his art are deeply informed by mountains, desert, rock-climbing, and being alone both in the land and in a more existential way. His photography, installation, sculpture, and video work has been exhibited in galleries, public collections, and alternative spaces, including Mindy Oh in Chicago, the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, the A.M. Project and Treehouse Galleries in Los Angeles, and the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno. Exhibiting at times under the name of his alter ego Jimmy Jewel, he is a member of the art collaborative, d3ms, and his ongoing photographic collaborations with performance artist Joanna Frueh have resulted in portfolios published by UC Berkley, University of Nevada, and Nevada Museum of Art presses. Courses: New Genres, Contemporary Issues, Gallery Exhibition, Professional Practices, Photography, Sculpture.
- B.S., Biology, University of Michigan
- M.S., Natural Resources, University of Michigan
- Ph.D., Ecology, University of California at Davis
Steve joined Sierra Nevada College in 1992. His academic interests include conservation biology, the ecology of freshwater systems, the flora of the Sierra and Great Basin, mathematical and statistical reasoning, and land use conflicts in the western United States. Recently he has developed an interest in the ecology and management of the High Sierra and is working on book on the natural history associated with the John Muir Trail. He teaches courses in environmental science and mathematics, and served as department chair from 2001-2008.
Steve is an avid mountain and road cyclist. He participates in numerous long-distance cycling events such as the Davis Double Century and the Death Ride. Last spring he did the Solvang Double Century on a tandem with his son. He also enjoys hiking, backpacking, and sea kayaking. Recently he has developed a passion for nature photography, especially emphasizing macro shots of insect/plant interactions. A collection of Ellsworth’s photos can be found at the following website: http://sellsworth.deviantart.com/.
His wife, Julie, is a biology professor at Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno. She is actively involved in recruiting and mentoring underrepresented high school students into biomedical programs and the college and university level. Information on this program can be found at the following website: http://www.unr.edu/inbre/Training/TMCC_Pipeline.html.
Mr. Phillip Estipular holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, both from Oregon State University. After completing the post graduate Manufacturing Management program at General Electric Co., he worked at the National Reactor Testing Station in Idaho Falls, ID.
Mr. Estipular then began his 25 year career in sales and marketing management at IBM where he was responsible for creating and implementing programs to launch new and innovative IBM products and services. Because of his leadership in Sales, he was asked to lend his skills to the newly formed IBM Credit Corporation which offered customized lease financing to major companies.
Phil’s current interests include local and national politics, golf, fishing and especially cooking, which led to a 10 year career as a Teaching Chef in the San Francisco Bay Area. He continues to cook for local charity events in Incline Village where he resides with his wife, Micki Napp, a member of the Board of Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation.
BS Business Management, Sierra Nevada College