Jeff DePew, PhD


MA Education - Washington University
BS Biology - Washington University
Teaching Certificates in Biology and History - Washington University
BS Horticulture and Environmental Science - University of Missouri-Columbia


Jeff De Pew earned his Bachelor of Science in Horticulture and Environmental Science from University of Missouri-Columbia; B.S. in Biology, his teaching certificate in Biology and History as well as a Masters in Education from Washington University. His post grad work was in ‘The role of Experiential education in the Classroom’. He has taught high school biology, ecology, field ecology and experiential field trips for over 35 years in private and public schools, the Missouri Botanical Garden and Teton Science School. Jeff has taught Plant Biology, Animal Biology, Environmental Science, Global Climate Change, and various Ecology courses at Webster University for 18 years. He has published a Field Journal on Stream Ecology, as well as several articles on Wetlands and Wetland education. His current research deals with Restoration Ecology of Wetlands, Aquatic Ecosystems and Wetland Mitigation.

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 various bat species inventories and 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.