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College of Natural Resources
phone: (208) 885-8981
toll free: 88-88-UIDAHO
fax: (208) 885-5534

875 Perimeter Drive MS 1142
Moscow, ID 83844-1142

Social Science

Rula Awwad Rafferty Profile
Rula Awwad-Rafferty
Focus: Environment and behavior interaction, factors affecting quality of life in the built environment: physical, cultural, social, and psychological, and Culture and resettlement: resettlement of cultural groups, elderly, health care applications, and military
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Steve Drown profile
Stephen R. Drown
Professor; Chair
Focus: Design Theory, Design Development, Graphics, Professional Practice
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Levan Elbakidze
Levan Elbakidze
Associate Professor

(208) 885-7382 |
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Jo Ellen Force
Jo Ellen Force
Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Physics
Research Interests: Forest policy and the relationships between people and natural resources; Human Ecosystem Model and related studies
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James A. Gregson
Associate Dean and Professor
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Bruce Haglund
Bruce Haglund
Research Areas: Environmental technologies (heating, cooling, lighting, acoustics, water use); Passive solar heating and cooling; Natural lighting; Architectural design; Green architecture; Computer applications; Historic preservation; Vernacular architecture; Small town revitalization; Sustainable urban design issues; English green architecture
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Emeritus Professor Charles Harris
Charles Harris
Professor of Environmental Policy, Planning & Management
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Higgins, Lorie
Lorie Higgins
Extension Specialist, Associate Professor

(208) 885-9717 |
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Leotina Hormel
Leontina M. Hormel, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Leontina Hormel is an associate professor of Sociology. Her areas of research and teaching include political economy, social inequalities, international development and research methods. She has conducted ethnographic and survey work in Ukraine, the Russian Federation, and throughout the state of Idaho.
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Xiao Hu
Xiao Hu
Associate Professor
Research Areas: Urban and community design; Cultural, social and political representations of architecture; Spatial identity; non-Western architectural philosophies and history; Sustainable design; Interdisciplinary and cross-cultural learning
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Anne Liu Kern
Anne Liu Kern, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Science Education
Research interests: Science teaching and learning; science knowledge development; STEM integration for science understanding; integration of Indigenous knowledge and cultural relevance with western STEM.
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John Lawrence
John Lawrence, Ph.D.
Professor of Business
Ph.D. 1993 Penn State University
Areas of Expertise:quality management, business/environmental sustainability, and case research methods.
Office: ALB215 | Phone: (208) 885-5821 | Email:
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Felix Liao
Felix Liao, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Dr. Liao is a broadly trained human geographer and a spatial social scientist whose research interests include regional development, globalization and transnational corporations, urban growth and sustainability, land use and transportation systems, GIS spatial analysis, and China.
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Brant G. Miller, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Science Education
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Nick Sanyal
Nick Sanyal
Associate Professor
Areas of specialization: Directing scholarship on and learning about the wildlands, communities and institutions necessary for the use, enjoyment, understanding and conservation of our natural resources; The Academic Advising- Service Learning-Teaching interface; Conservation planning; human dimensions of fish and wildlife management.
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Dilshani Sarathchandra
Dilshani Sarathchandra
Assistant Professor
Dilshani Sarathchandrais an assistant professor of sociology.
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Philip Watson
Philip Watson
Associate Professor

(208) 885-6934 |
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Conservation Social Sciences associate professor Patrick Wilson
Patrick Wilson
Associate Professor; Interim Department Head
Patrick Wilson's research interests include natural resource policy and politics, and comparative public policy; politics of species conservation, tribal government management of natural resources, and water policy and politics.
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J.D Wulfhorst
J.D. Wulfhorst

(208) 230-7333 |
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