Craig Thomas

PhD

Craig.

Craig Thomas

PhD

Craig Thomas

PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor
Advisor, Graduate Sustainability Programs

Research Areas

Sustainability studies, sustainability history, environmental humanities, environmental studies, socio-ecological systems, climate action planning, “wicked” problems, transdisciplinary education

Contact Information

603 Clemens Hall

Phone: (716) 645-3169

ct55@buffalo.edu

Education

  • PhD, Sustainability, Arizona State University, 2015
  • MLA, Sustainability and Environmental Management, Harvard University, 2012
  • MFA, Writing and Poetics, Naropa University, 1998
  • BA, English (cum laude), Ohio State University, 1991

Recent Publications

  • “Studying American Naturalists for Transdisciplinary Solutions for Today’s Wicked Problems." Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment. Oxford University Press.
  • ​Sustainability and the American Naturalist Tradition: Revisiting Henry David Thoreau, Aldo Leopold, Rachel Carson & Edward O. Wilson. 2018. Bielefeld, Germany: Transcript Verlag (distributed by Columbia University Press).
  • In Progress: “International Partnership Models for Interdisciplinary and Sustainability Education: What Works?”
  • “An Intellectual History of Sustainability.” 2016-2019. In Sustainability for the 21st Century: Pathways, Programs, and Policies., 1st, 2nd and 3rd Edition. pp. 39-62. Pijawka, K.D., Hagen, B., Eds. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.

Courses Taught

  • EVS 118 – Introduction to Environmental Studies
  • EVS 199 -- Weather and Climate
  • EVS 317 – The Politics of Sustainability 
  • EVS 330 – Sustainability and Community
  • EVS 417/517 – Sustainability and American Culture
  • EVS 418 – Environmental Problems  ​