Thomas N. Webler

Adjunct Faculty, ES PhD Program
Department of Environmental Studies


Ph.D. in Environment, Technology, and Society (1992)
Clark University, Worcester, MA 01610
Dissertation Title: Modeling Public Participation as Discourse: An Application of Habermas’s Theory of Communicative Action [Committee Chair: Ortwin Renn]

M.S. Biomedical Engineering (1987)
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA 01609
Master’s Thesis Title: Application of Automatic Speech Recognition Techniques to the Automatic Detection of Cough in Patients With Chronic Persistent Cough

B.S. Electrical Engineering (1983)
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA 24060
Co-op student with Comsat Laboratories (Washington DC) and IBM (Burlington, VT)

Areas of Specialization
Critical Social Theory
Democracy and Citizen Participation
Environmental Policy Studies