Full-Time Faculty

Sam Whitehead

Dr. Sam Whitehead
Director of Environmental Science & Conservation

Dr. Whitehead teaches most of the Environmental Science and Conservation (ESC) course titles, as well as Concordia's Geography (GRG) courses. His primary research interests are in natural resources planning; community- and household-scale sustainability and self-reliance; and nature and outdoor education. He helped found the Balcones Canyonlands Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist at Concordia University Texas, the first collegiate chapter of a state-wide education and service organization dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources in Texas. He also serves as Preserve Liaison, assisting Travis County Natural Resources in the management of the Concordia Preserve, and frequently guides preserve tours. He lives in Georgetown with his wife, Jennifer, and his two sons, Bo and Wesley.

Ph.D., Texas Tech University, 2012, Land-use Planning, Management, and Design, Geography Minor

M.S., Texas Tech University, 2002, Interdisciplinary Studies Environmental Evaluation Theme

B.S., Texas Tech University, 2000, Environmental Conservation of Natural Resources


Associated Faculty

  • Dr. Mary Kay Johnston, Biology
  • Dr. Michael Moyer, Biology
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