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James Marsh Professors-at-Large Program

David Orr Biography

Biography: David W. Orr, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair, Environmental Studies Program
Oberlin College

Dr. Orr is currently the Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics at Oberlin College. He also served as Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics and Chair of the Environmental Studies Program at Oberlin College for 12 years. Dr. Orr is best known for his pioneering work on environmental literacy in higher education and his recent work in ecological design. He was awarded a Bioneers Award in 2002, a National Conservation Achievement Award by the National Wildlife Federation in 1993, a Lyndhurst Prize in 1992, and the Benton Box Award for his work in environmental education. Dr. Orr has authored five books, he has published 120 articles and is contributing editor of Conservation Biology. Dr. Orr received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Westminster College, a Master of Arts degree from Michigan State University, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the International Relations University of Pennsylvania.

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