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Resource Faculty and Staff

The faculty and staff below are those who make presentations, direct discussions, lead tours, and otherwise serve as a resource for the participants in the project.

John Ayers
Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Selected Publications

Luo Y., Ayers J.C. 2009. “Experimental Measurements of Zircon/Melt Trace Element Partition Coefficients.” Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 73: 3656-79.

Steven Baskauf
Senior Lecturer, Biological Science

Selected Publications:
Organization of Biodiversity Resources Based on the Process of Their Creation and the Role of Individual organisms as Resource Relationship Nodes.” Biodiversity Informatics. 7: 17-44.

Beth Conklin
Associate Professor, Anthropology Department

Selected Publications:
“Environmentalism, Global Community, and the New Indigenism,” in Inclusion and Exclusion in the Global Arena. Ed. M. Kirsch. Routledge. 2006.

Consuming Grief: Compassionate Cannibalism in an Amazonian Society. University of Texas Press. 2001.

Andrea George
Director, Sustainability and Environmental Management Office
Jonathan Gilligan
Associate Professor, Earth & Environmental Sciences

Selected Publications
“Design Principles for Carbon Emissions Reduction Programs” Environmental Science & Technology. with others. 2010.

“Implementing the Behavioral Wedge: Designing and Adopting Effective Carbon Emissions Reduction Programs,” Environmental Law Reporter. 40: 10547-54. with others. 2010.

Amanda Little
Adjunct Professor Professor, English

Selected Publications

Power Trip: From Oil Wells to Solar Cells – Our Ride to the Renewable Future. Harper.

Rebuilding New Orleans – The Green Way” Oprah Magazine.

Dana Nelson
Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English

Selected Publications

Ugly Democracy. forthcoming.

Bad for Democracy: How the Presidency Undermines the Power of the People. U. of Minnesota Press. 2008.

David Padgett
Associate Professor of Geography
Director, Geographic Information Sciences Laboratory
Tennessee State University

Selected Publications
“Nashville: An Experiment in Metropolitan Governance.” in Growing Smarter: Achieving Livable Communities, Environmental Justice, and Regional Equity. Ed. R. Bullard. MIT Press. pp. 127-48. 2007.

Mike Vandenbergh
Professor, Law School
Director, Tarkington Chair in Teaching Excellence
Director, Environmental Law Program
Director, Climate Change Research Network

Selected Publications:

“Time to Try Carbon Labelling,” Nature Climate Change. 1:4-6. with Tom Dietz and Paul C. Stern. 2011.

“Household Actions Can provide a Behavioral Wedge to Rapidly Reduce U.S. Carbon Emissions.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106. with others. 2009.

David Wood
W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy

Selected Publications:

Kierkegaard and Levinas: Ethics, Politics, Religion. Edited with Aaron Simmons. Indiana University Press. 2008.

Time after Time. Indiana University Press. 2007.

The Step Back: Ethics and Politics after Deconstruction. SUNY Press. 2005.