Faculty and Staff List
Anthony, Department of Architecture
and behavior, with a special emphasis on housing.
ecology of natural resource management in West Africa, with emphasis
on land use and land cover change, land rights systems, and
environment and development policy.
Burton, Department of History
history: by looking at the intersection of people and place, Burton
studies how people changed the environment and how people were
changed by the exigencies of their locale.
Clark, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
treatment and monitoring systems; membrane filtration systems;
fouling control strategies.
Crummey, Department of History
change in Twentieth century Africa: methods of measurement and
assessment; underlying sociopolitical dynamics: global narratives of
the environment among Third World land users.
Dhillon, Department of Educational Policy Studies (Philosophy)
of language and mind; aesthetics, especially environmental
aesthetics; international education--particularly
sustainability and development; phenomenology; Kantian value theory,
including Kant's theory of natural aesthetics.
Edelson, Department of History
economic, and cultural history of colonial British America;
agriculture and society in plantation America; natural disasters and
empire in the Atlantic world.
Endress, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental
ecology -- the science and practice of ecological restoration.
Flint, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental
response to ecosystem disturbance, rural sociology, community and
forestry, risk perception and community action.
Freyfogle, College of Law
law; the consequences of development; human nature and the
Gille, Department of Sociology
sociology; sociology of knowledge; sociology of waste and risk;
cultural studies; Eastern Europe; European Union .
Ginsburg, Department of Landscape Architecture
landscapes of apartheid and Atlantic slavery; 19th and 20th
century American cultural landscapes.
Griffis, New Media, School of Art and Design
commentaries on people and their setting(s).
Hannon, Department of Geography
economic energy systems; conservation; resource utilization; impacts
of changes in technology and consumption.
Harris, Department of Landscape Architecture
history; cultural landscapes of Italian peninsula from 1400-1800;
cultural landscapes of U.S. from 1850-present; race and space;
suburban domestic spaces after 1950.
Harwood, Urban Planning
approaches to community development; role of urban planners in
social justice; land-use practices in diverse immigrant communities.
Hess, Department of Veterinary Biosciences
reproductive biology, endocrinology and toxicology, with specific
interests in spermatogenesis, the regulation of stem cells,
testicular growth and development, structure and function of the
epididymis and the role of estrogens in male reproduction.
Heidorn, Graduate School of Library and Information Science
NGO-based environmental monitoring; environmental information
interchange, scholarly communication, digital libraries and
Hodson, HDES Staff
Hughes, Department of Human and Community Development
single parenting; family life program development and evaluation;
information technology and families; online family life education.
interaction; environmental and resource issues in sub-Saharan
Africa; demographic change; geography of health and disease.
Kovacic, Department of Landscape Architecture
ecology, wetland ecology; biochemistry of managed and unmanaged
Krassa, Chair, Human
Dimensions of Environmental Systems, and Political Science Dep't
the physical environment on social network formation and
maintenance; the role of the physical and social environment on
commitment to place, collective action, and political/social
attitudes and behaviors; environmental impacts on health and health
behaviors; the built environment and health; neighborhoods and politics; the social and
physical context of politics.
Kuo, Departments of Natural Resources and Environmental
Director, Landscape and Human
The role of
natural elements, views, and spaces in a healthy human habitat;
effects of the environment on the health, and healthy functioning,
of individuals, families and communities.
of Landscape Architecture
landscapes as community resources addressing social, environmental,
and economic concerns; urban garden programs and community
expression; social and cultural issues in urban landscapes and urban
Manalansan, Department of Anthropology
anthropology; sexuality and gender within the processes of
globalization and transnationalism; food, modernity and urban life;
critical theory; cultural studies; public health; Filipino diaspora,
Asian Americans, Southeast Asia, Philippines.
Marshak, Department of Geology
tectonic evolution of Brazil and on the nature of Precambrian
tectonic processes; 3-D structural geometry of fold-thrust belts;
McBride, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
new performance projects with emphasis on work that influences
attitudes and behaviors related to societal issues;
multi-disciplinary performing arts management.
McDonald, Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism
behavior in outdoor recreation environments; behaviors and attitudes
of recreationists; recreational conflict; planning and policy
McKim, Department of Religion
Philosophy of religion, the
history of early modern philosophy, and applied ethics. He has
recently taught courses in philosophy of religion and in
environmental ethics. He is currently writing a book on the
implications of religious diversity.
Monson, Department of Dance
Site specific dance; connecting
to the urban environment; the natural environment; migrations.
Nohra Mateus, State Natural History Survey
Olshansky, Department of Urban and Regional Planning
and land use policy; translating state and federal policies into
effective local actions; planning for natural hazards.
Department of Environmental Studies, Uniersity of Illinois at Springfield
Environmental and natural resource sociology,
population and the environment, climate change, community and natural
resource management, research methods, and statistics.
of Human and Community Development
and social movements; environmental social movements; media
strategies in environmental organizations and environmental mass
Rhoads, Department of Geography
watershed management and decision-making; fluvial dynamics of stream
confluences; dispersal of sediment-related contaminants through
drainage nets; human impact on the geomorphic stability of
agricultural and urban streams; statistical modeling of fluvial
systems; philosophical aspects of geomorphology.
Ribot, Department of Geography
Dimensions of Environmental Policy
the Beckman Institute).
Jesse Ribot's research examines
the 1) causes of environmental change, 2) causes of social problems
related to the environment, and 3) on the making, implementation and
effects of policy solutions on society and the environment. His
research emphasizes human rights, justice and democracy in relation
to water policy, energy policy, biofuels production, urbanization,
forest carbon offsets, biodiversity conservation, extractive
industries, and international trade policies.
Ruggles, Department of Landscape Architecture
culture and the built environment of the Islamic World,
medieval Mediterranean, and South Asia; theory and practice of
cultural heritage preservation and management.
Santos, Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism
text and images to influence tourist's experiences, ways of seeing,
and perceptions of place, host, and culture; potential influence of
media texts on perceptions of those tourists for whom the search for
cultural and historical authenticity is central to their motive for
Saul, Department of Anthropology
African agriculture, environmental history, colonial period,
agroforestry and tree plantations, grain marketing, ritual practice
and the environment, ethnography, kinship and social organization,
politics and colonial policies.
Schneider, Department of Urban and Regional Planning
basis for environmental planning and management, environmental
history, community involvement in natural resource management.
Silverman, Department of Anthropology
and archaeological perspectives on the built environment; cultural
theory; politics, cultural patrimony management and tourism; spatial
narrative and performance in living ancient cities; urbanism;
landscapes of death.
Heinze Silvis, Department of Human and Community Development
development including leadership development; sustainable
agriculture; community planning and organizing; Extension work in
Community and Economic Development.
Sinha, Department of Landscape Architecture
landscapes of South Asia; impact of religion, social structure and
political ideology on housing, streets gardens and urban form,
paradigms of nature and its cultural constructions in textual
traditions and in sacred complexes.
Stewart, Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism; Assoc
planning and policy, empowerment, community-based conservation, citizen and
stakeholder dialogue processes
Sullivan, Department of Landscape Architecture
of everyday nature on human behavior and functioning, and citizen
participation in environmental decision-making.
Vining, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental
environmental decision-making; environmental quality; ecosystem
restoration; public involvement; human-animal interactions.,
Walter, Department of Human and Community Development
Wilson, Department of Geography
theory and the built environment; qualitative methods; North
American urban political processes; social theory and environmental
change; dynamics of neighborhood change; history and philosophy of