Here are the key lecturers in the minor Environmental Geography and their areas of expertise.
Nathan Bowden has worked for Avans University of Applied Science since 2009. He is a lecturer of Environmental Science, is the co-ordinator of International Programs for the Department of Environmental Science, is a lead researcher for the Biobased Energy Research Group and an external researcher at Wageningen University and Research. In the minor, he teaches a lot of courses in the minor, ranging from supervising wayward students for the minor projects to E-classes for Environmental Geography and Biotechnology.
Maurice van Haperen has worked at Avans University since 2009. Maurice is the profile co-ordinator at the department of Engineering and ICT. He teaches courses in software development, programming and databases. Next to his work at Avans University of Applied Science he is a Business Developer at Pondres.He teaches the enthralling database course in the first half of the minor.
Sandra Snel is a new addition to the Avans teaching team, having started only on August 2015. However, her ten-year experience as a consultant for a local consultancy company and thorough knowledge of mapping systems makes her a vital part of the teaching team. She teaches Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Cartography classes for the minor. She also supervised students in the minor projects.
Marjon Verhoeven has been a lecturer in Avans for over 25 years-from 1990! She specializes in chemistry and anything with soil-be it remediation, chemical analysis or the pure theoretical science of it. She is also considered to be a lab expert and has a very wide knowledge of laboratory processes and analysis. In the minor next fall, she will play the role of a supervisor for the minor projects.
Ilse Rovers joined the Avans team in May 2014. She is a biologist, and she specialises in ecologically based courses. She has much experience, ranging in various areas like consultancy, impact assessments and spatial planning-but they all loop back to ecology, her area of expertise. She coached students during the minor project in 2015.