Portrait of Eli Wheat

Program on the Environment

Eli Wheat

Assistant Teaching Professor

Eli Wheat is a lecturer in the Environmental Studies program and an affiliate faculty with the Food Systems Nutrition and Health Program. He was awarded the College of the Environment’s Outstanding Teaching award in 2017 and the Excellence in Teaching Award in 2010. Eli’s teaching and research focus on food systems and sustainability. He is currently working on research projects involving carbon sequestration, kelp production and pasture management. Aside from his work as a lecturer, Eli actively pursues a passion for food production. He also owns and operates SkyRoot farm, a 20-acre certified organic farm that integrates livestock and vegetable production on South Whidbey Island. In his spare time, Eli enjoys playing guitar, reading and hanging out with his family.