Jon is an associate professor of Environmental Studies at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York where he teaches classes that apply the motto, “Think global; act local.” He was formerly an adjunct Associate Professor at the College of St. Catherine in Minneapolis where he taught liberal arts courses in the nursing program. Jon has also taught courses varying from economics and business math to typing at Brown Institute, a technical college for broadcasters and graphic artists in Minneapolis. His collegiate teaching is preceded by being a ski instructor in Colorado and Minnesota for over ten years.
Jon's publications focus on climate change. Threaded through his publications is a call to align human institutions within natural limits. His current research focuses on the impacts of climate change on native subsistence villages in Alaska, making their concerns visible, advocating for their assistance, and calling on governments to act on climate change.