Chair, Human Dimensions of Environmental Systems and Professor Emeritus of Political Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Chair, Human Dimensions of Environmental Systems.
Emeritus professor in political science, social dimensions of policy, human dimensions of environmental systems, and global studies. Also have taught statistics, research methods, sociology, urban design, civic engagement, and public policy.

I study "humans in context." My work looks at policies, environments, and behaviors holistically. Questions I've asked: how do physical environments affect social network formation, information flow, human behaviors, perceptions, or attitudes; how do policies affect people beyond those targeted by it; how do public space designs affect democracy?

Experience

  • –present
    Chair, Human Dimensions of Environmental Systems and Professor Emeritus in Political Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Education

  • 1984 
    Washington University in St. Louis, Political Science

Publications

  • 2014
    Holistic Sustainability: The transect, democracy, economics, and sustainable society,
  • 2014
    American Democracy: from founding theory to modern practice,
  • 2010
    Aiming for the Dream: How pursuit of the trappings instead of the dream has damaged democracy, injured our health, and weakened our families and neighborhoods.,
  • 2009
    American Democracy: From founding theory to modern practice,
  • 2000
    Visits to Utopia,

Professional Memberships

  • American Sociological Association
  • American Political Science Association
  • American Anthropological Association
  • Urban Studies Association