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Katherine Schoenenberger

Director of Student Engagement


College of Arts and Sciences: Hanley Sustainability Institute


Email: Katherine Schoenenberger
Phone: 937-229-1267
Website: Visit Site


Katie returned to UD in 2001 after having graduated in 1999 with a BS in Geology and receiving a MS from the University of Cincinnati in Glacial Geology. While in the Department of Geology, Katie taught introductory labs, field geology, distance learning courses and Applied Geographic Information systems.

Katie is currently the Director of Student Engagement in the Hanley Sustainability Institute. As Director of Student Engagement in the Hanley Sustainability Institute, Katie works to advance HSI's goals through the Sustainability Representatives (Reps) and Leaders program. This includes mentoring student experiential learning and leadership development; supervision of student-led sustainability project teams; development of and support for on and off campus project partnerships; and managing information management support and outreach through the use of desktop and online-based GIS platforms.  

Staff Perspective

I am inspired every day by the students on the Hanley Sustainability Institute team and by the students from across the University we work with to make our campus and community more sustainable.  In collaboration with UD faculty, staff and our community partners, I look forward to furthering our progress towards campus as a living lab for sustainable solutions and contributing to positive impact in our community.


  • M.S., University of Cincinnati
  • B.S., University of Dayton

Research Interests

  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Instructional Technology
  • Glacial Geomorphology

Selected Publications

Schoenenberger, K.R. and Pair, D.L., 2002. "Glacial Morphostratigraphic Investigations in Central New York State: New Views on Old Problems," Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 34.

Schoenenberger, K.R., and Lowell, T.V., 2001. "Little Ice Age Chronology for Classen and Godley Glaciers, Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand," Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v.33.

Schoenenberger, K.R. and Lowell, T.V., 2000. "Surficial and subsurface mapping of these Shandon and Harrison quadrangles, Hamilton and Butler counties, Ohio," Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 32.

Schoenenberger, K.R., Pair, D.L., Lowell, T.V., 1999. "Web based investigations of Icelandic foreplains for students in introductory earth science labs," Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 31, p. 70.