Barbara A. McCabe, PhD Print

BarbSustainability and Emissions Services Manager

Dr. Barbara McCabe works on sustainability and education programs at Leonardo Academy. These programs include enterprise sustainability, LEED implementation and certification, sustainable land management, and Leonardo Academy education and training programs. Barbara is also the Leonardo Academy statistician. Past experience includes managing the Rapid Cycling Brassica Collection at the University of Wisconsin for four years and supporting the Wisconsin Fast Plant Program for over ten years. This program developed an education program around plants (Brassica rapa) with a very rapid life cycle as a biology education tool for primary and secondary school students.

Barbara has a longstanding interest in prairies. She established and maintains a prairie on her own property and is directly involved in the prairie restoration of Leonardo Academy’s Valley Ridge Preserve in Richland Center, Wisconsin. From 1987 to 2003 she was deeply involved in science education as a volunteer science teacher at her community's grade school. Barbara earned a BA in Biology from the College of Wooster after studying two years at the University of Ibadan in Ibadan, Nigeria. Barbara earned a PhD in Zoology from the University of Washington. She was an assistant professor in the Biology Department at Keuka College in Keuka Park, New York for 4 years, teaching developmental zoology, anatomy and physiology, cell physiology, introductory zoology, and animal physiology. Barbara’s non-work interests include gardening, camping, canoeing, and quilting.