Dr. Jason M. Brown

Dr. Jason M. Brown earned a bachelor’s degree in anthropology, master’s degrees in forestry and theology and a PhD in Environmental Humanities. He teaches a wide range of courses from religious studies to ethics to environmental humanities and forestry. Previously at Corpus Christi College he taught the Natural Disasters course. Jason enjoys forest walks, contemplative spirituality and writing. He tries to help students enjoy the learning process and realize that they are not their grades.




  • Ph.D., Resources, Environment and Sustainability. University of British Columbia’s Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability (IRES), September 2013 – October 2017
  • Master of Forestry (M.F.), Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, September 2008 – May 2010 
  • Master of  Arts in Religion (M.A.R.), Emphasis: Ecological Theology, Yale Divinity School, September 2009 – May 2011
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Anthropology with an emphasis in socio-cultural. Minor: International Development. Brigham Young University, September 2004 – April 2007


JM Brown Whither Mormon Environmental Theology? Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 44 (2), 67-86

JM Brown
Managing for the Spirit: Valuing the Mormon Sacred Grove
Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature & Culture 12 (3)

JM Brown
Thomas Merton, Wildness and the Sacramental Power of Place
The Merton Annual 29, 80-89

JM Brown
Charged Moments: Landscape and the Experience of the Sacred among Catholic Monks in North America
Religions 10 (2), 86

JM Brown
The ‘Greening’ of Christian Monasticism and the Future of Monastic Landscapes in North America
Religions 10 (7), 432

Previous Appointments

Lecturer, Simon Fraser University, Department of Humanities and School of Resource and Environmental Management

Adjunct Instructor, Western Washington University, Department of Global Humanities

Professional Societies

American Academy of Religion
Society of American Foresters

Current Research Projects

Publishing manuscript from my PhD dissertation on the sense of place of Roman Catholic monks in the American West.

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