Teaching Sustainability: Perspectives from the Humanities and Social Sciences

Teaching Sustainability: Perspectives from the Humanities and Social Sciences


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781622880614
Publisher: Stephen F. Austin University Press
Publication date: 03/04/2014
Pages: 286
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

Wendy Petersen Boring, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of History at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, where she teaches pre-modern European history, women and gender studies, and sustainability studies. She served as Chair of Willamette’s Sustainability Council for three years and currently teaches food systems and ethics at Willamette’s Zena Farm Summer Institute in Sustainable Agriculture. She has presented nationally and regionally on integrating sustainability into the humanities and has published articles on sustainability pedagogy. Her research focuses on issues in late medieval philosophy, gender, and spirituality. She earned her Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Yale University.

WILLIAM FORBES is an Associate Professor of Geography and Director of the Center for a Livable World at Stephen F. Austin State University. He teaches classes in world regional geography, biogeography, economic geography, physical geography, political geography, and study abroad. Dr. Forbes received his Ph.D., M.S., and M.A. from the University of North Texas and a B.S. and B.A. from Humboldt State University. His dissertation revisited Mexico’s Rio Gavilan, where “perfect” land health was noted by conservationist Aldo Leopold in the 1930s. Dr. Forbes publishes research on historical-environmental geography and environmental ethics. The Center for a Livable World is a new research center on humanities and social science aspects of sustainability, so far producing two anthologies and an interdisciplinary pilot project that examined livability of a small East Texas city.

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