Extension Professional Staff
Extension Educator, Energy and Environmental Stewardship
1350 West Prairie Drive
Sycamore, IL 60178-3166
Expert in: environmental education, pre-K through 12, composting and vermicomposting, river ecology, recycling and solid waste, and wildlife management
Peggy received her Bachelor of Science degree in zoology with a specialization in wildlife management from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. She received her Master's degree in education from Northern Illinois University. She specialized in Outdoor Teacher Education, Curriculum, and Instruction.
Prior to her position as a Unit Educator for Boone, DeKalb and Ogle counties, she was the Natural Resources Educator for DeKalb County for 12 years.
Doty received the College of Education department of Teaching and Learning, Outstanding Alumnus Award for 2007. The award was for her contributions to the field of Outdoor and Environmental Education.
Doty is a member of the National Association of Interpretation and has earned her Certified Interpretive Guide status. She is a representative member, and past board member, of the Four Rivers Environmental Coalition. Doty is currently one of two northwest regional directors for the Environmental Education Association of Illinois. She is a member of the Land Use Committee of the DeKalb County Community Foundation. She is also an Associate Director for the DeKalb County Soil and Water Conservation District. Doty also represents her unit at Kishwaukee River Ecosystem Partnership meetings of which she has been a part of since 1997.