Danielle Wirth

Adjunct Professor of Environmental Science and Sustainability
Office Location: 208 Olin Hall
515-271-3925
danielle.wirth@drake.edu

As a former federal park ranger and environmental education specialist with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Danielle Wirth now teaches Earth-oriented classes at Drake, Iowa State University, and the Des Moines Area Community College (Urban and Boone campus sites).

Her academic interest and research areas include: organic food standards and local food security; pesticide impact on human health and environmental quality; restoration of native plant communities; environmental ethics and environmental economics.

She shares a secluded hand-built cabin with her husband Don and college-aged son Max (hardly ever see the kid anymore) and 3 cats, 2 dogs, 3 horses and many native wildlife species that live on the restored savanna surrounding the cabin. As time permits, Danielle enjoys: hiking, kayaking, herbal medicine research and preparation, writing (especially op-ed commentary for the local newspapers).

Wirth received her Ph.D. in Environmental Ethics from Iowa State University, a Masters in Natural Resource Management from Slippery Rock University, and a B.S. from Penn State.

ArtSci News
October 12, 2017
Five Drake University students have been chosen for prestigious internship opportunities at The World Food Prize Foundation, an international nonprofit organization focusing on improvements in the field of food insecurity.
October 3, 2017
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