CORE STAFF

 

Robert D. Bullard, Ph.D., (Environmental Sociology), Director, Ware Professor of Sociology
Robert D. Bullard is the Edmund Asa Ware Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Director of the Environmental Justice Resource Center at Clark Atlanta University. He received his Ph.D. degree from Iowa State University. Professor Bullard is the author of sixteen books that address sustainable development, environmental racism, urban land use, industrial facility siting, community reinvestment, housing, transportation, climate justice, emergency response, smart growth, and regional equity. He has been described as the father of environmental justice. Professor Bullard was featured in the July 2007 CNN People You Should Know, Bullard: Green Issue is Black and White. In 2008, Newsweek named him one of thirteen Environmental Leaders of the Century. His book, Dumping in Dixie: Race, Class and Environmental Quality (Westview Press, 2000), is a standard text in the environmental justice field. His most recent books include Just Sustainabilities: Development in an Unequal World (MIT Press, 2003), Highway Robbery: Transportation Racism and New Routes to Equity (South End Press, 2004), The Quest for Environmental Justice: Human Rights and the Politics of Pollution (Sierra Club Books, 2005), Growing Smarter: Achieving Livable Communities, Environmental Justice, and Regional Equity (MIT Press, 2007), and The Black Metropolis in the Twenty-First Century: Race, Power, and the Politics of Place (Rowman & Littlefield, 2007). Professor Bullard is co-author of In the Wake of the Storm: Environment, Disaster and Race After Katrina (Russell Sage Foundation, 2006) and Toxic Wastes and Race at Twenty: 1987-2007 (United Church of Christ Witness & Justice Ministries, 2007). His latest books are Race, Place and Environmental Justice After Hurricane Katrina: Struggles to Reclaim, Rebuild, and Revitalize New Orleans and the Gulf Coast (Westview Press, 2009) and Environmental Health and Racial Equity in the United States (American Public Health Association Press, forthcoming April 2011).

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Glenn S. Johnson, Ph.D., (Environmental Sociology), Research Associate, Assistant Professor of Sociology
Glenn S. Johnson, is research associate in the Environmental Justice Resource Center and Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Clark Atlanta University. He coordinates several major research activities including transportation, urban sprawl, public involvement, facility siting, and toxics. He has worked on environmental policy issues for eight years and assisted R.D. Bullard in the research for the book Dumping in Dixie: Race, Class, and Environmental Quality (1994). He is co-editor of a book entitled Just Transportation: Dismantling Race and Class to Mobility (New Society Publishers, 1997). He also co-edited with Robert D. Bullard and Angel O. Torres a book entitled Sprawl City: Race, Politics, and Planning in Atlanta (Island Press, May 2000). His most recent book is co-edited with Robert D. Bullard and Angel O. Torres and is entitled Highway Robbery (South End Press, 2004).

 

Lisa L. Sutton, B.S., (Engineering), Environmental Training Specialist
Lisa L. Sutton is the Environmental Training Specialist for the Clark Atlanta University - Environmental Justice Resource Center (EJRC). Ms. Sutton also serves as Program Manager for the Minority Worker Training Program, and the newly funded Brownfields Job Training Program to be implemented in West Dallas, Texas and Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She initiated the development of the brownfields proposal, which was funded over a two-year period by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Both programs are aimed at providing community residents with the skills needed to work in the environmental and construction industry. In addition, Ms. Sutton is responsible for assisting the Center s Director, Dr. Robert D. Bullard, in the overall management of EJRC activities, to include: procurement of governmental and private sector funds; coordination of local and national conferences and workshops; and the development and dissemination of marketing and educational tools. Ms. Sutton has over ten years experience in the environmental industry, and has worked in government, industry, and as an environmental consultant. She received her B.S. degree in Engineering, from Louisiana State University.

 

Angel O. Torres, M.C.P. (City Planning), Geographic Information Systems Training Specialist
Angel O. Torres, MCP, is the Geographic Information Systems Training Specialist with the Environmental Justice Resource Center and Adjunct Professor of Sociology at Clark Atlanta University. He has just completed a new study on urban sprawl funded by the Turner Foundation. Mr. Torres has co-edited two books with Dr. Robert Bullard and Dr. Glenn Johnson, Sprawl City: Race, Politics, and Planning in Atlanta (Island Press, May 2000) and Highway Robbery (South End Press, 2003). Mr. Torres previously worked for the Corporation for Olympic Development of Atlanta and The Atlanta Project, where he was the GIS specialist on several neighborhood and housing redevelopment plans. He has expertise in several mapping programs including Landview III, Atlas-GIS, ARC-Info, ArcView, and TransCad. He earned a Masters Degree in City Planning from Georgia Institute of Technology, with a concentration in GIS.