Beth Martin

Beth Martin

Teaching Professor in Environmental Studies
Interim Director of Washington University Climate Change Program
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    • Washington University
    • CB 1169
    • One Brookings Drive
    • St. Louis, MO 63130-4899
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    Beth Martin teaches a range of courses from a first-year seminar focusing on the environment of St. Louis to a senior-level seminar that prepares students to attend and takes students to the international climate negotiations. 

    Beth Martin is a Teaching Professor in Environmental Studies and the Interim Director of the Climate Change Program at Washington University in St. Louis.  She teaches courses at the intersection of science, engineering and policy. Consistent in Martin’s teaching is a desire for students to see and understand how what they are learning has relevance and meaning in the world outside of the classroom.   

    As the Interim Director of the Climate Change Program, she leads a faculty steering committee as they advance climate action through a focus on research, curriculum and outreach. Beth also serves as the co-focal point for the Research and Independent Constituency to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. 

    Beth, a registered professional engineer, received her Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering and Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in math from Birmingham-Southern College.