Professor Emerita, Department of Geography

Jean Richardson is Professor Emerita of natural resources, environmental studies and geography at UVM. She is also a maple syrup producer, an organic inspector and a consultant on rural development, agriculture and environmental issues.

Associations and Affiliations

  • Former Director of Environmental Partnerships in Communities
  • President New England Environmental Policy Center
  • Associate, Environmental Law Institute
  • Fellow, Center for Research on Vermont

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Sustainable rural community development, environmental negotiation and leadership, regional analysis


  • Post-Doctoral: Law Clerkship, State of Vermont
  • PhD and MS, Biogeography, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • BSc, Faculties of Science, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England