Dr. Robert Bullard

Professor
Distinguished Professor
Ph.D. , Iowa State University
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Departments: Administration of Justice, Urban Planning & Environmental Policy

Areas of Specialization:
Environmental Health, Environmental Justice, Environmental Policy Environmental Racism, Sustainable Development, Urban Land Use

Curriculum Vitae

Robert D. Bullard is the former Dean of the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University 2011-2016, he is currently Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy and Administration of Justice. Prior to coming to TSU he was founding Director of the Environmental Justice Resource Center at Clark Atlanta University. He has been described as the father of environmental justice. He received his Ph.D. degree from Iowa State University. He is the author of seventeen 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.

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 13 Environmental Leaders of the Century. And that same year, Co-op America honored him with its Building Economic Alternatives Award (BEA). In 2010, The Grio named him one of the “100 Black History Makers in the Making” and Planet Harmony named him one of Ten African American Green Heroes.”

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). Dr. 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 include 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: Strategies for Building Just, Sustainable and Livable Communities (American Public Health Association Press, April, 2011). He is completing work on a new book entitled Wrong Complexion for Protection: How the Government Response to Disaster Endangers African American Communities (New York University Press, 2012). In 2014, the Sierra Club named its new Environmental Justice Award after Dr. Bullard.  And in 2015, the Iowa State University Alumni Association named him its Alumni Merit Award recipient—an award also given to George Washington Carver (1894 ISU alum) in 1937.

Dr. Antoinette Christophe

Assistant Professor Public Administration
Ph.D., Southern University and A&M College
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Departments: Political Science

Areas of Specialization:
Disaster Management, Environmental Justice, Organizational Performance

Curriculum Vitae

Antoinette Christophe is an Assistant Professor in the Executive Masters of Public Administration Program at Texas Southern University in the Barbra Jordan- Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs in Houston, Texas. She also is a NSF IGERT Fellow and Alumni.

Prior to, Dr. Christophe was an Assistant Supervisor at Louisiana State University Public Policy Research Lab and an Environmental Scientist for the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality- Laboratory Sciences Division.

Dr. Christophe research interest are Disaster Management & Organizational Performance and Environmental Justice & the Disproportionate Placement of Landfill and Chemical Plants in minority communities. Here research interests have led to presentations at several conferences. She presented “Built Trust and Confidence in Disaster Management via Highly Reliable Organizational Performance” at the Southeastern Conference of Public Administrators and “Disaster Management Personnel Observations versus Statistical Result Concerning Performance via Highly Reliable Organizational Concepts & E-gov” at the Midwest Political Science Association Conference, both in 2011.

Dr. Denae W. King

Interim Associate Director, Research Associate MLC, Adjunct Professor
Ph.D., University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston, School of Public Health
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Areas of Specialization:
Built Environment Determinants, Environmental Carcinogen Exposure, Environmental Exposure and Obesity, Environmental Justice, Health Disparities, Toxicology

Curriculum Vitae

Denae W. King is an Interim Associate Director, Research Associate MLC, Adjunct Professor  in the Mickey Leland Center for Environment, Justice, and Sustainability, at the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University. Prior to this position, she was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Occupational Health Sciences at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler and an adjunct Assistant Professor with the Dorothy I. Height, Center for Health Equity and Evaluation Research at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center.

Dr. King developed an interest in community-based participatory research (CBPR) as it relates to environmental health and cancer while completing a Kellogg Scholars in Health Disparities postdoctoral fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center. She continues to work on environmental health assessment projects designed to address community-identified environmental health concerns in Houston’s underserved environmental justice communities. Dr. King’s new found interests also include the role of neighborhood effects in the onset of disease in underserved populations. She has presented her research at national conferences such as the American Public Health Association (2012), and published her findings in various journals, including, the American Journal of Public Health, Cancer, Health and Place, and the Journal of Cancer Education. Dr. King received her B.S. degree in chemistry (1992) from Texas Southern University, as well as, a M.S. degree (1996) and Ph.D. degree (2001) in environmental science/toxicology from the University of Texas Health Science Center – Houston, School of Public Health.

Dr. Glenn S. Johnson

Professor
Professor
Ph.D., University of Tennessee – Knoxville
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Departments: Political Science, Urban Planning & Environmental Policy

Areas of Specialization:
Community Impact Assessment, Community-University Partnership, Emergency Response and Community Preparedness, Environmental Justice, Environmental Policy, Environmental Sociology, Historical Sociology, Land Use, Political Development, Political Sociology, Race and Ethnicity, Regional Equity, Smart Growth, Social Movements, Transportation Equity, Urban Sprawl, Urban/Community Studies, Waste Management and Toxic Reduction

Curriculum Vitae

Glenn S. Johnson is a professor at the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University. Prior to this position he was the Associate Dean of Gradaute Research within the School of Public Affairs, and prior to that research associate in the Environmental Justice Resource Center and associate professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at Clark Atlanta University. He coordinated several major research activities including transportation racism, urban sprawl, smart growth, public involvement, facility siting, toxics, Emergency Response and Community Preparedness, and regional equity.

His research can be found in Humanity and Society, Georgia State University Law Review, The Western Journal of Black Studies, Forum for Applied Research and Public Policy, Human Rights Magazine ABA Section on Individual Rights, The Journal of Social Issues, Journal of Planning Association, Journal of Public Management and Social Policy, and Race, Gender, and Class. He is co-editor of the following books: Just Transportation: Dismantling Race and Class Barriers to Mobility (New Society Publishers 1997), Sprawl City: Race, Politics, and Planning in Atlanta (Island Press 2000), Highway Robbery: Transportation Racism and: New Routes to Equity (South End Press 2004), Environmental Justice Reader: Addressing the History, Issues, Policy and Change (Linus Publications 2011) and Environmental Health and Racial Equity in the United States: Building Environmentally Just, Sustainable, and Livable Communities (American Public Health Association 2011). Johnson received his B.A. degree (1987), M.A. degree (1991), and Ph.D. degree (1996) in sociology from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.