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Dr. Chelsea Butcher

Associate Professor and Curriculum Lead, Sustainability Management and Natural Science

A headshot of Chelsea Butcher

Degrees, Certificates and Certifications

  • PhD, Biological Sciences – Ecology, Fordham University
  • MS, Conservation Biology, Central Michigan University
  • BA, Biology, Alma College

Why I am at NU

I was drawn to Northwood University, and continue to love teaching here, for several reasons. I enjoy having the opportunity to teach to small classes, which allows me to better educate and support my students, as well as build lasting professional relationships with them. I also enjoy being a part of a university that fosters a sense of community among faculty, administration, staff, and students that feels very much like a family. But, without a doubt, the students are the main reason I am teaching at Northwood! They are intelligent, driven, kind, passionate, and innovative (I could go on forever!), which sets them up to be spectacular business leaders in the future. I enjoy getting to be part of their journey!


Selected Publications

Butcher, C.L., B.Y. Rubin, S.L. Anderson, V.K Nandula, M.D.K. Owen, R.G. Gardner, J.D. Lewis. 2020. Combining rare alleles and grouped pollen donors to assign paternity in pollen dispersal studies. Applications in Plant Sciences 8(3): e11330


Consulting or Research Specialties

  • Ecology
  • Sustainability
  • Biology
  • Environmental Science
  • Conservation