Adjunct Faculty, Department of Biological Sciences
Jeff De Pew earned his Bachelor of Science in horticulture and environmental science from University of Missouri-Columbia in 1979, a teaching certificate in biology and history as well as a Masters in education from Washington University. He has taught high school biology, ecology, field ecology and experiential field trips for 25 years in private and public schools, the Missouri Botanical Garden and Teton Science School. Jeff has taught Plant Biology, environmental Science, Missouri Environmental Issues and various ecology courses at Webster University for 10 years. He has published a field journal, Stream Ecology, a journal for action.
Jeff has had the privilege to be part of public and private ecological research on a number of endangered species throughout North America: grey whale migration in Baja California, red wolf reintroduction in North Carolina, coral reef degradation in Jamaica, black-footed ferret preservation in Wyoming, restoration of leatherback sea turtle populations in Puerto Rico, and bat species declines in California, Arizona, Tennessee and Missouri.
Jeff is certified in Wilderness First Aid and as a Sea Kayak Guide in British Columbia, Canada. He has taken students on educational/environmental field trips throughout the Caribbean and North America - kayaking, mountaineering, snorkeling, horsepacking, canoeing and hiking.
He owns and operates Earth Designs, an environmental gallery and store in Webster Groves, Missouri.