Nick Balster at SoTL Work

SoTL (Scholarship of Teaching and Learning) is central to the work of our Faculty Co-Director and Co-Founder Nick Balster. When he is not in the classroom or studying the communications between plants and soil, Nick is immersed in researching teaching and learning.

One of his latest studies, published in Environmental Education, investigated the correlation between childhood setting and exposure and academic performance in environmental sciences courses. Do you think that where students grow up — urban vs. rural settings — has anything to do with academic performance? Find out