Michael H. Simpson (MS, MA)Department Chair and Core Faculty, and Director for the Center for Climate Preparedness and Community Resilience
Department of Environmental Studies
Program Director, Resource Management and Conservation Masters Degree and Sustainable Development and Climate Change Masters Degree Concentration
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Highest DegreeMS, Antioch University New England
Other Degrees & CredentialsMA, Liberal Studies: Science Emphasis. Dartmouth College
BA, Biology and Philosophy. Denison University
Areas of Expertiseclimate change, watershed management, wetlands ecology, energy and materials sustainability
I do believe that an effective resource manager needs to combine theory, skills and reflection to achieve any sustainable solution for the environmental problems that they must face.
Such a dose of reality in my courses spans the spectrum from identifying and framing an environmental problem to developing a viable solution. Not only does such a solution need to be technically feasible, but it also must be environmentally sound, economically wise, and politically acceptable.
Even in my administrative role as Chair, I continue to teach course in wetlands ecology, environmental assessment techniques and energy & materials management within the RMC and ESMS degree programs. I also teach the department-wide course in Climate Change: Resilience, Adaptation & Mitigation, as well as the department’s foundation course Political Economy & Sustainability.