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Emeritus faculty members

Barndt, Deborah Jean
Diplome moyen d’etudes francais - Universite de Strasbourg, France. BA (Comprehensive Social Studies and French) - Otterbein College. MA (Social Psychology), PhD (Sociology) - Michigan State.
Areas of Academic Interest: Community-engaged and activist art; Agri-food sustainability and local/global food movements; Popular education for social and environmental justice; Diverse epistemologies and ways of knowing; Participatory methodologies; Transnational activism (especially in the Americas)
Desfor, Gene
BA (Economics), MA, PhD (Regional Science) Pennsylvania. Professor Emeritus in Environmental Studies.
Areas of Academic Interest: Urban Waterfronts, Urban development processes; Making Urban Environmental Policy; Urban growth and decline.
Greer-Wootten, Bryn
BA (Geography) Durham, PGCE (Education) London, MA (Geography) Durham, PhD (Geography and Planning) McGill. Professor Emeritus in Environmental Studies.
Areas of Academic Interest: Resource management and policy analysis; Epistemology in environmental studies; Waste management; Folk narratives on the environment; Elites and environmental policy formulation.
Handy, Femida
BSc (Mathematics & Statistics) Poona, MA (Mathematics), MES (Mathematical & Economic Analysis of Environmental Issues), PhD (Environmental Studies) York. Associate Professor Emeritus in Environmental Studies.
Areas of Academic Interest: Non-profit sector and environmental organizations, Volunteering, Philanthropy, Environmental nonprofit organizations, Environmental economics
Kettel, Bonnie
BA (Anthropology) Toronto, PhD (Social Anthropology) Illinois. Associate Professor Emeritus in Environmental Studies.
Areas of Academic Interest: Gender, environment and development; Feminist environmentalism/Ecofeminisms; Gender/Culture/Nature; Indigenous frameworks for natural resource management; Research design.
Murray, Alex L
BA (History) McMaster, MA (History) London, PhD (History) Pennsylvania. Professor Emeritus in Environmental Studies.
Areas of Academic Interest: Environment and behaviour; Design and redesign of work environments; Ecological approaches to food production, distribution, and consumption.
Peterson, Rebecca L
BA (Sociology and Psychology) Kansas, MA, PhD (Psychology) Claremont. Associate Professor Emeritus in Environmental Studies.
Areas of Academic Interest: Feminist perspectives on health and environments; Healthy and sustainable buildings; The use of open space technology in environmental and organizational change; Organizational resistance and acceptance of sustainability initiatives; Multiple issues in health and environments such as global warming and health.
Rutherford, Brent M.
BA (Political Science) Bradley, MA, PhD (Political Science) Northwestern. Associate Professor Emeritus in Environmental Studies.
Areas of Academic Interest: Program and policy evaluation and analysis; Operations research; Survey research; Quantitative methods; Computer applications.
Seager, Joni K
BA Toronto, MA, PhD Clark. Professor Emeritus in Environmental Studies.
Areas of Academic Interest: Feminist Environmentalism and Geography; International Environmental Policy; Global Political Economy; International Status of Women.
Sheng, Grant
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Spence, Edward S.
BA, MSc (Geography) Western, PhD (Geography) Alberta, MCIP. Professor Emeritus in Environmental Studies.
Areas of Academic Interest: Land use and transportation planning, resource management, water resources and hydrology, environmental policy and planning, international development.
Wekerle, Gerda R
BA (Sociology) - York. MA, PhD (Sociology) - Northwestern.
Areas of Academic Interest: Growth, urbanization, sprawl and nature. Public policy, local government and local politics. Social movements. Urban agriculture. Gender and the neoliberal city.