AWPBioPic2As the Burke Chair in Regional Studies and a Visiting Assistant Professor in Environmental Studies at Colgate University, I seek to develop our understanding of public policy and sustainability through academic research, writing and teaching. As a consultant, I work with communities and organizations to develop policies aimed at making our world more environmentally sustainable and socially equitable. I have also served in City Council and Governor appointed positions in local government, and multiple governing boards related to sustainability and environmental policy, affordable housing and civic engagement.