Nora Timmerman, PhD

Nora Timmerman Lecturer
Northern Arizona University
Sustainable Communities and First Year Seminar
Blg SBS West 70 Rm #282
Phone: 928-523-5222

Research and academic interests


Ecological philosophy and education

Environmental ethics

Postsecondary education

Narrative and arts-informed research

Holistic approaches to maternity care

Courses taught


Nature & Aesthetics

Visions of Good & Sustainable Communities

Elements & Contexts of Sustainable Communities

Land, Food & Community

Critical Thinking: Methods, Frameworks & Challenges



PhD, Educational Studies, University of British Columbia

BIS, Arizona State University



Nurturing a very rich life with two energetic boys, a caring partner, supportive community of family, friends, and colleagues, Nora recently moved back to Arizona after nine years in beautiful British Columbia. Her academic work is enhanced as much as possible through her connection to the land - through backpacking, gardening, or simply daydreaming. With a specific focus on teaching and supervision, Nora's work allows her to express her ecological ethic through the inspiring and evolving relationships she creates with students, colleagues, and community members.