Annelise Carleton-Hug

Annelise Carleton-Hug credits her childhood camping trips with her family for inspiring her love of the outdoors. She has three degrees in natural resource management: a B.S. in Wildlife Management (Ohio State University - 1985), a M.S. in Fisheries Biology (Humboldt State University- 1989), and a Ph.D. in the Human Dimensions of Fisheries & Wildlife (Michigan State University- 2001). She has worked as a fisheries biologist for the Forest Service in California, and an environmental volunteer with the Peace Corps, where she worked with a group of motivated citizens in the city of Elk in northeastern Poland. For her service, the Polish environmental community awarded her the national "Green Leaf" award for contributions to environmental protection. Following the Peace Corps, she returned to Poland as a Fulbright Scholar to conduct her dissertation research, studying the factors motivating young people to take part in actions to help the environment. She has evaluated multi-site, multi-million dollar National Science Foundation grants, as well as small local programs, and is accomplished in quantitative and qualitative research methods. She has published several peer-reviewed journal articles, and given numerous presentations to professional and community organizations. In addition to research and evaluation experience with youth and adult populations, Dr. Carleton-Hug has advised youth groups, and lead workshops for youth and adults in the United States and abroad. As Evaluation Associate for the Center for Learning and Teaching in the West, she assisted in the development of an Evaluation Apprenticeship training program for doctoral students. She is currently serving as the Program Co-Chair for the Environmental Program Evaluation Topical Interest Group for the 2007 American Evaluation Association annual conference.

J. William Hug

J. William Hug brings several areas of expertise to Trillium Associates. First, Dr. Hug brings research and evaluation experience from work on large National Science Foundation projects as well as evaluations for non-profit organizations. His expertise involves designing and implementing in-depth interviewing, focus groups, participant observation, and surveys in varied educational settings such as public school classrooms, outdoor science schools and computer-based on-line learning contexts. Secondly, Dr. Hug's experience since 1992 as a science teacher educator at several universities provides him with excellent understanding and capabilities in science curriculum, instruction, assessment, and professional development. He has taught over 55 sections of science teaching methods for prospective elementary teachers, supervised student teachers, and taught graduate courses in science education, environmental education, and place-based education in such varied places as Pennsylvania, Montana, Viet Nam, Thailand and France. His teaching has been recognized by the National Science Teacher's Association with the Gustav Ohaus Award for Innovations in College Science Teaching. Dr. Hug's early career involved extensive teaching experiences in most facets of environmental, ecology and adventure education, which provides an in-depth understanding of the fields of environmental education, science education, outdoor education, adventure and experiential education, summer camping, and nature-study. Dr. Hug's interests focus on understanding the educational processes that empower people to improve the quality of life in the places where they live through increasing citizen science and ecological literacy.

Additional Associates

As project needs dictate, Trillium Associates contracts with additional staff for data collection, research, and artistic design.