Cybelle Shattuck

Green Sanctuary Committee Member | People's Church, Kalamazoo, MI

Dr. Cybelle T. Shattuck is an Associate Professor at Western Michigan University, with a joint appointment in the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and the Department of Comparative Religion. She has a PhD and MS in Natural Resources and Environment from the University of Michigan as well as an MA in Religious Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Dr. Shattuck’s research focuses on the intersection of ecology and religion, with particular attention to the earth-care work conducted by faith communities. Through fieldwork research in faith communities, Dr. Shattuck explores motivations that inspire some congregations to adopt earth care as a community mission and identifies factors that contribute to implementation of effective and durable environmental programs. Her most recent book, Faith, Hope, and Sustainability: The Greening of US Faith Communities (SUNY, 2020), explores earth care work activities undertaken by congregations.