IEDS operates through networks of talent worldwide that share our vision and thematic areas of impact. An internal governance committee comprising scholars at the University of Vermont provides institutional support, while an international advisory board charts our vision and helps to develop project collaborations. Practitioners and academics across the spectrum of private and public organizations are involved with IEDS as fellows. Graduate students and advanced undergraduate students who are conducting research in our thematic areas also provide staff support and programmatic content. Click on the name or image of personnel for more detailed biographical sketches.


Director of the Institute for Environmental Diplomacy and Security and Associate Professor of Community Development and Applied Economics at UVM
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Associate Director

Associate Director of Institute for Environmental Diplomacy and Security and Assistant Professor in Environmental Studies at the Rubinstein School of Environment and Natural Resources
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Internal Governance Committee

Founding director of IEDS, Professor of Energy and the Environment at University of Delaware
Assistant Professor, College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, UVM
Associate Director for Programs at Dartmouth College's Dickey Center for International Understanding
Professor of Medicine and Director of the Vermont Center for Clinical and Translational Science
Professor and Director of Forestry Program, Rubenstein School of Natural Resources, UVM
Library Associate Professor, Bailey/Howe Library UVM
Professor of Nursing
Research Associate Professor, CDAE and Political Science
Director of Dispute Resolution Program and Associate Professor of Law, VT Law School
Associate Dean of the Honors College, Associate Professor of English, UVM

External Advisory Board

Associate Professor and Senior Fellow for Oceans and Energy, Institute for Energy and the Environment, VT Law School
Founder of the Brian Bronfman Family Foundation
Board Member of Council for a Livable World
Board Member of Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation
Senior Associate, Tetra Tech ARD
Director of the Global Environmental Governance Project at Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy, and Assistant Professor of Global Governance at UMass
President & CEO of the International Community Foundation
Principal at Industrial Economics, Inc.
Director Emerita of the Conservation Study Institute
Director of the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego
Ford Professor of Environmental Planning, MIT and Founder, Consensus Building Institute
Myers Family Professor of Environmental Science and Director, Institute of Arctic Studies at the Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College


Executive Director at Fundación Neotrópica
Director of Shelterwood Systems
Research Faculty, UVM
Asst. Professor at Qatar University and Board Member of Friends of Humanity
Independent Scholar
Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and Natural Resources, University of Vermont
Director of Northern Environmental Law Center
Fellow at the Gund Institute of Ecological Economics, Research Associate with Community Development and Applied Economics Dept, UVM
Writer and Editor for Earth Negotiations Bulletin
Professor at University of the Arctic, and UVM
Postdoctoral Associate and Lecturer, UVM
Director of the Masters Program in Mediation and Conflict Studies, Champlain College
Postdoctoral Researcher
Founder and Lead Expedition Guide of International Peace Park Expeditions
Professor of Political Science at Kennesaw State University

Research Scholars

Swiss Gemmological Institute SSEF
Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, St. Michael's College
Undergraduate at University of Vermont
Institute for Environmental Diplomacy and Security Research Coordinator and Website Manager