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Speakers’ Bureau


John Ayers

Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences


Areas of Expertise

  • Sustainability basics
  • Human impacts on the environment
  • Natural resource depletion (e.g., Peak Oil)
  • Global climate change and sustainable energy

James Clarke

Professor of the Practice, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences


Areas of Expertise

  • Energy choices and environmental consequences
  • Nuclear energy and alternatives to electric power generation
  • Risk analysis and environmental remediation of contaminated sites

Douglas H. Fisher

Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science


Areas of Expertise

  • Computing and sustainability

Jim Fraser

Associate Professor of Human and Organizational Development

Areas of Expertise

  • Water, Food, and Neighborhood Development

Daniel Morgan

Senior Lecturer, Earth and Environmental Sciences


Areas of Expertise

  • Natural resource use
  • Long-term climate change
  • Geological notions of sustainability
  • Influence of geology on creating sustainable communities

Alfredo Vergara

Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine and Associate Director for Program Implementation, Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health


Areas of Expertise

  • Environmental and public health