Dr. Eric Holmlund

Year Started at Paul Smith’s: 1997
Department: Environment & Society
Program: Environmental Studies


Eric hails from the southern Adirondacks, and spent the ’90’s as a wilderness expedition leader for a variety of colleges across the country, conducting outdoor leadership courses in Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas, Arizona, Utah, Alaska and the Adirondacks of New York State. He was a senior instructor for the Wilderness Education Association and an instructor for the New York City Outward Bound Center. He also conducted corporate leadership training workshops for various corporations, banks and business schools.

Eric joined the faculty at Paul Smith’s College in 1995 and is currently an Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and Director of the Watershed Stewardship Program. Eric is also the Director of the Honors Program at Paul Smith’s College. Eric teaches several courses in environmental studies and environmental communication and coordinates the Environmental Studies B.A. program at the College. He is a co-author, with Jack Drury, of The Camper’s Guide to Outdoor Pursuits (1997).

Interests and Activities

Narrative and Environmental Conflict. Environmental Virtue. Invasive species education programs.

Academic Background

PhD, Environmental Studies, Antioch University
MS, Education and Outdoor Recreation, Southern Illinois University
BA, English Literature, Dartmouth College
Certified Wilderness Education Assocation National Standard Program Senior Instructor & Outdoor Leader

Courses Taught

ENG 220 Creative Writing
HUM 400 Nature And Art

Dr. Eric Holmlund

Contact ┬╗

Paolozzi Building 204
(518) 327-6239