As an environmental scientist and certified professional urban and environmental planner, I have always been interested in the environment and education. By applying knowledge of the natural world and its processes, I develop projects and programs that protect the environment while promoting the health and well-being of its inhabitants. A personal commitment to scholarly inquiry resulted in a doctoral degree from Prescott College in Sustainability Education where I engaged in transformative and experiential learning across multiple disciplines including biophilia, civic and human ecology, natural resource management, collaborative governance, sense of place, environmental & equity planning, and environmental impact assessment. Since 2006, my environmental practice has centered on environmental and community planning in Southern California. My research and engagement efforts have focused on the earth and human connection and the study of resiliency within social-ecological systems. I am interested in the application of systems thinking to transform the lives of people and the environment through multi-perspectival connections.
Introduction to Environmental Studies
Environmental Impact Assessment
Resilient Cities: Planning for Climate Change
Professional Development for Environmental Careers
Visiting Assistant Professor & Adjunct Faculty, University of Redlands, 2013-Present
Associate Planner, County of San Bernardino: Land Use Services, 2006-2013
Zias-Roe, Shellie (2022). Community-scale climate change policy inquiry: experiential environmental education at the University of Redlands. Journal of American Planning Association. (forthcoming)
Zias-Roe, Shellie. (2022). Actuating a sustainable paradigm by perpetuating a small-scale rehearsal for change. Journal of Sustainability Education. (accepted)
Zias-Roe, Shellie. (2018). Equity and inclusion in planning: engaging a uniquely abled vulnerable population in the participatory process. Ann Arbor, MI: ProQuest.
APA Planning for Equity Policy Guide Task Force, 2019 (contributing author)
Zias-Roe, Shellie (2016). Community and Ecological Resilience through Civic Ecology. In M. E. Krasny & and K. Snyder (Eds). Civic Ecology: Stories about love of life, love of place. (pp. 165-172). Cornell University Civic Ecology Lab. Ithaca NY.
California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Documents:
Central Valley Juvenile Facility Redevelopment/Replacement Project Initial Study
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Documents:
Office of Career & Professional Development Faculty Champion Awardee, Fall, 2019
Recognized for Professional Work Integrating Diversity in Urban Planning: California American Planning Association State Conference Diversity Summit
American Planning Association Diversity Task Force – National Appointment 2019
American Planning Association Diversity Chapter Chair, 2015-2020
American Planning Association
American Institute for Certified Planners
Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences
Crafton Hills Open Space Conservancy Board Member 2022