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Alex Kudryavtsev
Research Associate
Pen name: Alex Russ

I am an environmental education researcher in the Civic Ecology Lab at Cornell University. My current research focuses on urban agriculture and civic engagement. Along with my colleagues, I develop and teach environmental education professional development courses. I am the first editor of Urban Environmental Education Review (Cornell University Press, 2017). I also serve as an adviser for the Global Environmental Education Partnership. I identify as an avid reader, writer, vegan, and traveler.


Selected Publications
  • Russ, A., and Gaus, M. (2021). Urban agriculture education and youth civic engagement in the U.S.: A scoping review. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems. 5:707896. doi: 10.3389/fsufs.2021.707896 PDF

  • Russ, A., Armstrong, A., and Krasny, M. (2022, submitted). Urban agriculture education in parks: Fostering civic engagement. In: Larson, L., Fix, P., Lekies, K. et al. (Eds.). The Transformative Power of Parks. Champaign, Illinois: Sagamore. PDF draft

  • Cho, J. Y., Li, Y., Armstrong, A. K., Russ, A., Krasny, M. E., & Kizilcec, R. F. (2021). Using Social Norms to Promote Actions Beyond the Course. Proceedings of the Eighth ACM Conference on Learning @ Scale. doi:10.1145/3430895.3460144 PDF

  • DuBois, B., Krasny, M., and Russ, A. (2019). Online professional development for environmental educators: Strategies to foster critical thinking and social interactions. Environmental Education Research, 25(10), 1479-1494. doi: 10.1080/13504622.2018.1564247 PDF

  • Russ, A., Peters, S.J., Krasny, M.E., and Stedman, R.C. (2015). Development of ecological place meaning in New York City. Journal of Environmental Education, 46(2), 73–93. doi: 10.1080/00958964.2014.999743 PDF

  • Krasny, M.E., Kalbacker, L., Stedman, R.C., and Russ, A. (2015). Measuring social capital among youth: Applications in environmental education. Environmental Education Research, 21(1): 1-23. 10.1080/13504622.2013.843647 PDF

  • Kudryavtsev, A., Krasny, M., and Stedman, R. (2012). The impact of environmental education on sense of place among urban youth. Ecosphere, 3(4):29. doi: 10.1890/ES11-00318.1 PDF, Survey

  • Kudryavtsev, A., Stedman, R., and Krasny, M. (2011). Sense of place in environmental education. Environmental Education Research, 18(2), 229–250. doi: 10.1080/13504622.2011.609615 PDF

Edited book (Eng)
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Russ, A., Krasny, M. (Eds.) (2017). Urban environmental education review. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

Edited book (Greek)
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Russ, A., Krasny, M. (Επιμέλεια). (2021). Περιβαλλοντική εκπαίδευση στις πόλεις. Καλαϊτζιδάκη, Μ. (Επιστημονική επιμέλεια), Καϊάφας, Μ. (Μεταφραση). Athens: Gutenberg.

Course ebooks
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Course ebooks
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Selected Courses
Sample Video Lectures

"E-STEM Education" online course.

Environmental Education

Sense of Place

"Environmental Education Outcomes" online course.

"Nature Education" online course.

See Other course lectures and webinars.

What is Nature Education