University of Vermont

Gund Institute for Ecological Economics

Thomas Hudspeth

Thomas Hudspeth Fellow

PhD, Natural Resources, University of Michigan

MS, Natural Resources, University of Michigan

BA, Liberal Arts, Williams College


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Tom Hudspeth, is a George V. Kidder Outstanding Faculty Award winner whose scholarly interest in sustainability addresses learning processes at individual and institutional scales that contribute to a more sustainable world.  More specifically, he applies insights of behavioral sciences to facilitate environmentally responsible behavior, that is, help people to become more environmentally literate and to live more sustainably.  Tom teaches courses in Sustainability Education, Creating Environmentally-Sustainable Communities, Integrating Analyses of Natural Resource Issues, International Natural Resource Problems (including 18 travel-study courses to Latin America addressing ecotourism as a tool for sustainability), and Environmental Interpretation.  He and others are working to gain recognition of the Greater Burlington area as a "Regional Center of Expertise in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)" as part of the U.N. Decade for ESD, 2005-2014.

AT UVM: Thomas Hudspeth is a Professor Emeritus of Environmental Studies and Natural Resources in the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources.

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Tom's work focuses on sustainability and environmental education

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