Dr. Dorothy Ibes, William & Mary
Dr. Dorothy Ibes has been faculty in William & Mary's Environment & Sustainability program since 2013. Dorothy is also the founder and director of the Parks & Ecotherapy Research Lab (PERL, Est. 2009), a certified ecotherapy guide, and co-director of the Campus Nature Rx Network. A human-environment geographer, Dorothy’s research, teaching, outreach, and ecotherapy work explores mutually-beneficial human-nature relationships, with a focus on promoting mental health and environmental stewardship through nature engagement. Her use-inspired, interdisciplinary teaching and research integrates theory and practice from nature and health, ecopsychology, ecotherapy, environmental psychology, human-environment geography, environmental justice, and urban park planning.