Jane Wolfson


Jane Wolfson

Contact Information

Psychology Building 210B


BA Cornell University, English
Ph.D. SUNY Stony Brook, Ecology and Evolution

Areas of Expertise

Plant-insect interactions especially in agricultural systems including low-resource farming in less developed countries.


My current activities are focused predominately on improving climate literacy among pre-service and in-service teachers and incorporating these topics into introductory science courses. Climate change is a complex topic but one which needs to be understood in order to develop appropriate policies. Other recent activities have included improving sustainability on campus and linking student initiatives to facilities. I also began Towson’s TOPS program [Towson Opportunities in STEM] which enabled at-risk students from underserved Baltimore metropolitan area schools to succeed and graduate with a STEM [Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics] degree and go on to graduate degrees or professional careers.


Veron, Dana, Gili Marbach-Ad, Jane L. Wolfson and Gulnihal Ozbay. 2016. Assessing climate literacy content in higher education science courses: Distribution, Challenges and Needs. In Press. Journal of College Science Teaching.

Velez, Lili Fox and Jane L. Wolfson. 2010. Preparing Students for the Environmental Workforce. Metropolitan University Journal. 21: 27-40.

Quimby, J., N. Seyala and J. L. Wolfson. 2007. Social Cognitive Predictors of Interest in Environmental Science: Recommendations for Environmental Educators. Journal of Environmental Education. 38:43-52.

Quimby, J., J. L. Wolfson, N. D. Seyala. 2007. Social Cognitive Predictors of African American Adolescents’ Career Interests. Journal of Career Development 33:376.

Knauff, J., J. L. Wolfson, P. Bradley. 2006. Baltimore County Improves Quality of Life Through Urban Stream Restoration. Environmental Protection Agency, Mid-Atlantic Integrated Assessment, Ft. Meade, Maryland. http://resources.co.ba.md.us/Documents/Environment/restoration/epastreamrest.pdf

Wolfson, J.L., and M. O’Leary. 2005. Undergraduate Research and Civic Engagement: A Tale of Two Programs. CUR Quarterly 26:70-73.]


ENVS 485 Environmental Internship