Faculty & Staff Collaborators

Environmental Justice, the intersection between environmentalism and social justice, is a field that is fundamentally interdisciplinary. Faculty and staff across campus teach courses, engage in research, and coordinate projects that incorporate varying degrees of environmental justice components. This self-appointed listing serves as a centralized directory to connect with others doing work in this space.

If you are a faculty or staff member involved in environmental justice-related work and are interested in being included in this listing, please submit your information here.

Senior Lecturer - Public Health and Social Work

Angela Hobson teaches the Foundations of Public Health courses “Environmental Health” and …

Associate Professor - Anthropology

Bret Gustafson is a social anthropologist whose current teaching and research examines the …

Assistant Professor - Architecture and Urban Design

Catalina Freixas has more than fifteen years of experience teaching design studios and …

Assistant Professor - Public Health

Christine Ekenga's research focuses on the epidemiology of chronic diseases such as cancer and …

Visiting Lecturer - Environmental Studies

Eric Zencey is a writer as well as scholar and teacher. His work tackles the infinite planet …

Associate Professor - Social Work

Jack Kirkland is an internationally known scholar who lectures, consults and writes on the …

Professor of Practice - Public Health and Social Work

Joseph Steensma’s work exemplifies “transdisciplinary.”  A successful scientist and …

Buder Center Assistant Director

Kellie Thompson (Seneca) earned her BA from the University of Notre Dame and is a Buder Scholar …

Senior Lecturer - Public Health and Social Work

Linda Raclin is an expert in health law, environmental law and policy. She is passionate about …

Associate Professor - Urban Design

Linda C. Samuels is an associate professor of urban design at the Sam Fox School of Design …

Senior Lecturer in Law; Director, Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic

Maxine I. Lipeles is a Senior Lecturer in Law and Director of the University’s …

Associate Professor of Political Science and Research Fellow

Michael M. Bechtel is an Associate Professor of Political Science at WashU and a Research …

George Warren Brown Distinguished University Professor; Director of the Center for Social Development

Michael Sherraden is the George Warren Brown Distinguished University Professor and founding …

Professor - Earth & Planetary Science

Michael Wysession is involved heavily in K-12 geoscience literacy and education. He conducts …

Professor; Chair, Master of Landscape Architecture Program

Rod Barnett is professor and chair of the Master of Landscape Architecture at Washington …

Lecturer in Environmental Studies

Scott Krummenacher is lecturer of environmental studies at Washington University in St. Louis. …

Assistant Professor of History

Professor Bivar came to the history department at Wash U in 2012. She received her PhD in 2010 …