Mason Professor Dann Sklarew's website contains link to his dissertation and information on his research areas, teaching philosophy, syllabi, projects, affiliations, LinkedIn profile, and contact information:

dsklarew >at< gmu >dot< edu

Profile: | Academia | LinkedIn

Spring and Fall Office Hours:

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:30am-12:30pm in David King Hall room 3001. (advising office) or room 3019,at Fairfax campus.

Summer Office Hours & other times: 

  • By email-arranged appointment via phone, Google chat, Skype or WebEx.

Recent research interests and representative publications can be viewed at:

Examples of Mason dissertations and theses with Dr. Sklarew as committee chair or member are also available on-line.

Graduate applicants in search of an advisor? Please read this note.

Recent Past and Upcoming Syllabi

See for course schedules and locations:

EVPP 322

Business and Sustainability

Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019

EVPP 336

Human Dimensions of the Environment

Summer 2013: Part 1 & Part 2


Freshwater Ecosystems

Fall 2009: Part 1 & Part 2,
Fall 2010: Part 1 & Part 2

EVPP 480

Sustainability in Action

Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Summer 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Summer 2016, Spring 2017, Summer 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Summer 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Summer 2019, Fall 2019

EVPP 490 (charrette)

Reducing Our Carbon Footprints

Spring 2009

BIOL/EVPP 607 (face-to-face, distance ed, and hybrid sections)

Fundamentals of Ecology

Fall 2008, Summer 2009, Fall 2009,
Spring 2010, Summer 2010

EVPP 505 (seminar)

Sustainability Science

Spring 2016

EVPP 626

Environment and Development in South and East Asia

Spring 2009

EVPP 677

Applied Ecology and Ecosystem Management

Fall 2008, Spring 2010, Spring 2014,
Spring 2015
, Spring 2016, Spring 2017

EVPP 692/991 (charrette)

Climate Action Plans and Energy Strategies

Spring 2009

EVPP 692/991 (seminar)

In Search of Symbiosis:
Ecological Facilitation in the Potomac River Valley

Spring 2010

EVPP 692/991 (seminar)

Education for Ecological Adaptation and Stewardship

Fall 2011

EVPP 692/991 (seminar)

Managing Our Planet

Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016

EVPP 741 (practicum) Social Innovation Practicum for Sustainability Fall 2015

EVPP 396 (individualized)

Directed Topic in Environmental Science and Policy

Topics: ecological stewardship and sustainability; entrepreneurship for environmental sustainability; composting for campus sustainability, microplastics in tidal Potomac; environmental education and tick-borne disease

Springs of 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019

EVPP 693 (individualized)

Directed Studies in Environmental Science and Public Policy

Selected topics: enterprise sustainability; sustainable development and conservation; marine fisheries depletion; uranium mining impacts; Mason commuting options; cetacean conservation; greenhouse gas reduction strategies; sustainable business plan; environmental justice; riparian buffers; environmental education; nonpoint source pollution mitigation; deforestation in Central Africa; sustainable urban development; permaculture; microplastics in the Chesapeake Bay

Spring, Summer, Fall 2009; Spring, Summer, Fall 2010; Spring, Fall 2011; Spring, Summer 2012; Fall 2013; Spring, Fall 2014; Spring 2015; Spring 2019

EVPP 793 (individualized)

Research in Environmental Science and Policy

Selected topics: pollution control cost analysis; integrating corporate and national water management for sustainability; sustainable forest management; sustainable food production; land-use change impact on Shenandoah water quality

Spring, Summer 2014; Fall 2016

EVPP 894 (individualized)

Supervised Internship

Topic: Integrating sustainability tracking and environmental health systems (EHS)

Spring 2015

INTS 318

Exploring Virginia's Watersheds (proposed)

TBD (Summer 2020?)

Representative Projects

Select projects and other experience are further detailed at:

Affiliations and Memberships

"Managing the Planet's Freshwater a joint presentation for the Managing Our Planet series
at the Woodrow Wilson Center
February 23, 2011

BONUS - Documentary video, "Turning the Tide: Sustaining Earth's Large Marine Ecosystems," which Sklarew helped to produce and for which he co-wrote the script:


In order to provide sufficient guidance to those who have already joined my lab, I am unable to accept new MS or PhD advisees until Fall 2020. If you are aiming to matriculate sooner than Fall 2020, please do not contact me about being your advisor.

Those who seek to enter my lab thereafter should have research interests well aligned with mine, a grade point average equivalent to at least 3.6 in their last completed academic degree, GRE scores above population median and, for non-native English speakers, at least one of the following ESL test scores: 600 on paper TOEFL, 250 on computer-based TOEFL, 100 on Internet-based TOEFL, or 7.0 on IELTS. Please email me your CV and research interests by December 31, 2019 if you expect to meet these criteria and would like to join my lab. Thank you very much for your interest!