Judy A. Kurtzman

Environment & Society

Adjunct Instructor


Judy A. Kurtzman

Contact Information

Office Location: NR 352
Phone: (435) 797-0922
Email: judy.kurtzman@usu.edu

Biography

Judy Kurtzman is an Adjunct Instructor in the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Graduate Certificate Program and the Department of Environment and Society at Utah State University. For over 15 years Judy worked for Utah State University teaching courses on environmental law and policy and ecosystem management. She worked as a student advisor and program administrator for the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Certificate Program, a graduate-level certificate program offered to working professionals in federal, state, tribal and county government agencies, private consulting firms, and students in graduate degree programs across the country. She also advised students in the Master of Natural Resources (MNR) degree program which is designed for natural resource professionals returning to school to advance their careers.

Judy graduated from Utah State University with a Master’s degree in Forest Resources, along with a Graduate Certificate in Natural Resource and Environmental Policy. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota with a dual major in Sociology and Anthropology. Her teaching experience includes teaching courses on the Utah State University campus both on NEPA for undergraduate and graduate level students, and an Introduction to Environmental Law and Policy course for graduate students. For the last 10 years, Judy has also taught courses that apply to Utah State University’s NEPA Certificate Program for the Shipley Group as a private consultant.

Judy currently works full time teaching for Shipley Group, Inc. Courses taught include: Applying the NEPA Process and Writing Effective NEPA Documents, Clear Writing for NEPA Specialists, Technical Writing, Cumulative Impact Analysis and Documentation, Climate Change Analysis and Documentation, Cultural and Natural Resource Management, ESA and Section 7 Overview, Managing NEPA Projects and Teams, and Reviewing NEPA Documents.