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Jeff Howard, Ph.D. 



I am an instructor in the Regional Planning Program at University of Massachusetts at Amherst and in the Science, Technology, and Society program at New Jersey Institute of Technology. In 2012-2013, I was a visiting scholar in the Environmental Studies program at New York University.

I am a former member of the faculty of the School of Urban and Public Affairs at University of Texas at Arlington, where I taught graduate courses in environmental policy, environmental planning, urban sustainability, social policy, and qualitative research methods as well as an undergraduate course in environmental and sustainability studies. I was founding co-chair of the University Sustainability Committee and helped lead development of the undergraduate minor program in Environmental and Sustainability Studies.

My graduate degrees are from the Department of Science and Technology Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; my undergraduate degree, from University of Texas at Austin. 

Prior to grad school I was an environmental consultant and for number of years was on the staff of Greenpeace International, where I did research on industrial pollution in the Great Lakes basin.