Chuck facilitates the implementation of innovative learning programs and coursework that support the UNH-CE mission to “strengthen people and communities in New Hampshire by providing trusted knowledge, practical education and cooperative solutions.” Based on adult learning theory and best learning practices, Chuck responds to and supports the needs of business, industry and organizations in developing effective, practical, high quality, relevant curricula and instructional strategies that develops and prepares learners for success.
Chuck grew up in New Hampshire avidly enjoying the outdoors and working school around that passion whenever possible. Pursuing this passion academically, he acquired an associates in forest technology from UNH’s Thompson School and a bachelor’s in forest resource management from Central Washington University in Washington State. He has worked on fire crews, timber crews, and water quality and soil conservation projects in the Pacific Northwest. His experience with the Washington Agriculture and Forestry Leadership Program sharpened his skills in facilitation along with his experience at UNH’s Browne Center, BU’s Sargent Camp, natural resource planning, community facilitation and workplace training. Chuck’s other great passion is learning about learning. In pursuing optimal learning, Chuck received a master’s in adult learning and development and a CAGS in the neurodevelopmental approach to teaching. He’s taught a variety of topics at the undergraduate and graduate level as well as English to refugees and created several faculty development programs. He is currently working on a doctorate in education focusing on facilitating the development of effective learning practices.