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Beth Bridgeman

Beth Bridgeman

Associate Professor of Cooperative Education and Sustainable Practice

Location: 304 South Hall

Beth Bridgeman is an associate professor of Cooperative Education. She teaches a series of Reskilling and Resilience courses, exploring seed-resilience, plant medicine, regenerative agriculture and commensality. Her pedagogy includes peer-to-peer teaching within a democratic educational framework.  

Beth directs cooperative education partnerships in sustainability, environmental science, biomedical science, and alternative education. She is co-op liaison to the science division and to the Japanese language and culture program. A recipient of a faculty excellence award from the Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education, she is also an Oral History in the Liberal Arts Faculty Fellow, receiving funding for her project “Re-establishing a Seed Commons through Oral History Methodology” with support from the Mellon Foundation. Her concurrent research, “Pedagogies of Nature: Shinto, Spiritual Ecology, and Traditional Ecological Knowledge” recently received National Endowment for the Arts funding through the Great Lakes College Association.



M.A., International Administration, SIT Graduate Institute

B.A., Education, University of Northern Colorado


Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education Faculty Excellence in Service Award.



Food, Forage, Farm, Feast: Teaching Reskilling, Sustainability and Commensality at Antioch College, Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education conference, 2019

The Antioch Apothecary: Place-Based Experiential Learning: Society for Ethnobiology, 2019

The Outdoor Apothecary: Teas and Tinctures, Syrups and Salves, Environmental Education Council Ohio, 2019

Seed Sovereignty: How to Save Seed and Why You Should: OEFFA, 2019

Seed Saving and Seed Law, CFAES Day of Education, The Ohio State University, 2019

History of Seed Patent Law in the United States Since 1930, InFACT Seed to Sustainability, 2017

Community Efforts and Environmentalism, Chatham College Food and Climate Change conference, 2017

Seed-saving: OSU Extension Annual School Gardening Conference, 2017  

Antioch College Rich Earth Institute residency and design-build, 2017 

Re-establishing a Seed Commons through Oral History Methodology

Advancing the Use of Human Waste as a Resource

Ohayo-Ohio, an eight-day Japanese Symposium presented at Antioch College, 2016

Antioch College Seed School, a one week immersion workshop, 2015


EXPR 140: The Antioch Harvest: Seed-saving, Canning, Fermenting, and Preserving

EXPR 241: Reskilling, Sustainability and Community 

EXPR 340: The Antioch Apothecary: Teas and Tinctures, Syrups and Salves

EXPR 341: Seed Sovereignty and Citizen Action. 

EXPR 242: Resilience in the Anthropocene.

EXPR 240: Food, Farming and Resilience: Integrative Learning on the Antioch Farm

EXPR 145:  Foundations of Community Action: Cooperative Education Preparation

COOP 345: Cooperative Education Field Experience II

COOP 390: Cooperative Education Field Experience III

COOP 490: Cooperative Education Field Experience Capstone