Jennifer Bernstein, Ph.D., is a lecturer with the Spatial Sciences Institute at the University of Southern California Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.
Bernstein’s research interests are in American environmentalism, Western American environmental history, online teaching and learning, and California geography. In particular, she analyzes and addresses environmental problems and social justice issues through interdisciplinary frameworks.
Prior to joining the USC Spatial Sciences Institute, she was on the faculty of the University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara City College, and Hawaii Pacific University, where she developed and taught residential and online geography courses. Previously, she worked at the political strategy firm American Environics, where she served as senior data analyst, and has worked as a field and restoration ecologist.
Since 2014, she has been serving as the Online and Blended Learning Committee Chair of the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences and has been a member of the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences since 2011.