Director of Sustainability, and Associate Professor of Sociology
- B.A., Colorado State University, Department of Sociology
- M.A., Humboldt State University, Department of Sociology
- Ph.D., Utah State University, Department of Sociology
Brian’s primary area of specialty is natural resource / environmental sociology, a field that studies community in its largest sense by examining the interrelationships between society, culture and the environment. He has a strong background in social research methods, and an active and varied research agenda focusing on the interaction of environment and society through investigating rural community change and development, community attachment and grassroots activism, wilderness values and perceptions, the evaluation of environmental education and conservation programs, outdoor recreation issues and management, and public opinion about environmental and natural resource issues.