Lea Jane Parker, MA

Lea Jane Parker Professor Emeritus
Northern Arizona University

Research and teaching interests

Lea Parker developed the environmental communication program at Northern Arizona University where she teaches environmental communication courses for the journalism, environmental sciences, and environmental studies degree programs. Her scholarly research in environmental communication topics have garnered her several awards. She has completed international research and writing projects for UNESCO and The World Bank.

Representative research and creative activity

Lea Parker is author of the following books:

  • Environmental Communication: Messages, Media & Methods (A Handbook for Advocates and Organizations), Second Edition, 2005, Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co.
  • EcoCulture: Environmental Messages in Music, Art, and Literature, 2002, Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co.
  • In addition, as a former newspaper and magazine writer and editor, Parker has published hundreds of news, feature, environmental articles and photographs.

Links of interest

greenguide.nau.edu (Environmental Communication Resource Center)
aashe.org (Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education)
esf.edu/ecn (Environmental Communication Network)


Master of Arts, 1983, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona. Community College Education with emphasis in Journalism and Public Relations.
Bachelor of Arts, 1972, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona. Secondary Education with emphasis in Biology and General Science.