Rachel Novick Assistant Professional Specialist

Director of the Minor in Sustainability
Rachel Novick

Research Interests:

Rachel Novick is interested in global change from an ecological, evolutionary, and policy perspective. Her focus areas in teaching and advising include ocean health, sustainable agriculture, informal sustainability education, and greening the built environment. She is also interested in the intersections between sustainability and public health, ethics, and theology.



  • Director of the Minor in Sustainability
  • Assistant Professor of the Practice
  • Education & Outreach Program Manager, Office of Sustainability, University of Notre Dame 2008-2013
  • Research Fellow, Connecticut Fund for the Environment 2007-2008
  • Ph.D., Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Yale University
  • M.F.S., Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Sciences
  • B.S., Biological Sciences, Cornell University


Selected Professional Activities:

  • LEED Accredited Professional in new construction and major renovations
  • South Bend City Parks Ecological Advisory Committee
  • Shirley Heinze Land Trust St. Joseph County Advisory Council
  • Sustainability Consultant for the Indiana Toll Road