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Stephan Wagener

Title: Professor of Biology
Company: Western Connecticut State University
Location: Bethel, Connecticut, United States

Stephan Wagener, professor of biology at Western Connecticut State University (WCSU), has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in education and biology.

Embarking on his educational journey, Dr. Wagener earned a Bachelor of Science in fisheries and wildlife from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1981. He continued his academic pursuits with a Master of Science in fishery science from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 1985. He later culminated his studies with a PhD in soil ecology from the same institution in 1995.

Dr. Wagener’s professional journey has been centered around education. He has served as a biology professor at WCSU since 1996. His commitment to education extends beyond the classroom, encompassing climate change education and community service efforts. Specializing in ecology, he brings an interdisciplinary approach to biology, enriching his students’ learning experiences.

Dr. Wagener’s accolades include an official citation from the Connecticut General Assembly for climate change education and community service efforts in 2019. He has also been honored with the Environmental Champion Award from Aquarion Water Company and acknowledged as a Top Professor by the WCSU Honor Student Organization. A highlight of his career includes the recognition by the Connecticut General Assembly and the Environmental Champion Award, showcasing his commitment to climate change education and community service. Looking ahead, Dr. Wagener envisions continuing his advocacy for climate change education and remaining a steadfast voice in the community, further contributing to the intersection of science and public awareness.

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