Maggie Gaddis, PhD

Maggie Gaddis, PhD

Maggie Gaddis, PhD


Areas of Interest

  • native plant revegetation
  • riparian ecological restoration
  • citizen science training
  • community outreach

Courses Taught

  • Resource Management and Conservation (GES/BIOL4410)
  • Sustainability Capstone Seminar (GES/BIOL4800)
  • Plant Communities of Colorado (GES/BIOL4290)


  • PhD, Education, University of the Rockies, 2018
  • MS, Biology, University of Denver, 2008
  • BA, Environmental Studies, Mount Holyoke College, 2003

Selected Publications

  • Gaddis, M. (2022). The Master Course Design Process Explained Using General College Botany as a Case Study. Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 22(3).
  • Gaddis, M. L. (2020). Faculty and Student Technology Use to Enhance Student Learning. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 21(4), 39-60.
  • Gaddis, M. L. (2018). Training citizen scientists for data reliability: A multiple case study to identify themes in current training initiatives (Dissertation, University of the Rockies)
  • Gaddis, M.L. and A.A. Sher. (2012). Russian olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia) removal in the western United States: Multi-site findings and considerations for future research. Sustainability 4: 3346-3361.

Honors and Awards

  • Campus Sustainability Award, UCCS, 2020
  • Volunteer of the Year, Pikes Peak YMCA, 2019
  • Golden Key International Honor Society, 2016
  • Excellence in Social, Human, and Educational Development Scholarship, University of the Rockies, 2016
  • Volunteer of the Year, Greater Arkansas River Nature Association, 2013
  • Environmental Activism Award, Mount Holyoke College, 2003
  • STEM teaching scholar (NSF grant program), 2002-2003

Volunteer and Service

  • current - Pikes Peak YMCA Camp Shady Brook Advisory Board President
  • Greater Arkansas River Nature Association Board Member (Vice President in 2013)