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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

Katherine Aiken
Katherine Aiken
Provost and Professor of History
Katherine Aiken, Provost and Executive Vice President of the University of Idaho is a professor of history with an emphasis in social and cultural history, women and labor.
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 Kodjotse Afatchao
Romuald K. Afatchao, Ph.D.
Associate Director
Dr. Romuald K. Afatchao, Associate Director of the Martin Institute and Program in International Studies. His interests include International development, International Environmental Law and policy, climate change, poverty and development.
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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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Bert Baumgaertner
Bert Baumgaertner
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Bert Baumgaertner's research lies at the intersection of philosophy and the cognitive and social sciences. His approach to issues in these areas is informed by a computational perspective. His dissertation applied this approach to the subject of vagueness, which he defended at the University of California, Davis in May 2013. Bert is also working on the philosophical foundations of agent-based models and is using them to address issues in social epistemology. Bert is interested in a wide range of areas in both the humanities and the sciences, especially when they come in contact with computation and evolution.
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Barbara Cosens
Professor of Law
Campus: Moscow
Courses Taught: Water Law I and II; Law, Science and the Environment; Water Law Practicum; Interdisciplinary Methods in Water Resources
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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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Brian Ellison
Brian Ellison
Dale Goble
Dale D. Goble
University Distinguished Professor and Margaret Wilson Schimke Distinguished Professor of Law
Campus: Moscow
Courses taught: Legal History, Natural Resources Law, Natural Resources Seminar, Public Land Law, Torts
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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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Douglas Lind
Douglas Lind
Professor of Philosophy
Douglas Lind is a professor and department chair at the University of Idaho. His areas of research & teaching are: Philosophy of Law, Wittgenstein, Pragmatism, Environmental Philosophy, and Ethics.
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Anne Liu Kern
Anne Liu Kern, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Program Coordinator, Advanced Studies
Research interests: Science teaching and learning; science knowledge development; STEM integration for science understanding; integration of Indigenous knowledge and cultural relevance with western STEM. Plus Cooperative learning and team functioning in STEM disciplines.
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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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Manoj K. Shrestha
Manoj K. Shrestha
Associate Professor of Political Science
Manoj K. Shrestha is an assistant professor of public administration and policy. His areas of teaching and research interests include public administration, public policy, local government, collaborative governance and networks, institutional collective action, and community sustainability.
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Adam Soward
Adam Sowards, Ph.D.
Associate Professor; Director, Institute for Pacific Northwest Studies
Adam M. Sowards is an environmental historian who focuses on North America, especially the West, and is affiliate faculty with Environmental Science, Water Resources and American Studies.
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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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