Jennifer Westerman, Ph.D.

Research & Teaching Interests

Global & US environmental literary and cultural studies; environmental humanities; social & environmental justice; intersectionality of class, precarity, and labor environmentalism; and creative nonfiction environmental writing


PhD, Literature and Environment Program, University of Nevada, Reno

MA, American Studies, Utah State University

BA, English, College of William and Mary

Courses Taught

Classics in Sustainable Development; Environmental Justice: Literature, Theory, Practice; Environmental Justice and Sustainability; Literature and the Environment; Nature and Labor in Appalachian Literature; Principles of Sustainable Development; Reading Environmental Justice in Latin America; Reading Sustainable Development in Malawi; Readings in Education for Sustainability; Senior Seminar in Sustainable Development; Sustainable Development in the Modern World System


Cartabuke, Matthew, and Jim Westerman, Jacqui Bergman, Brian Whitaker, Jennifer Westerman, and Rafik Beekun. "Empathy as an Antecedent of Social Justice Attitudes and Perceptions." Journal of Business Ethics 157.3 (July 2019): 605-615. Print.

Westerman, Jim, and Sean Bergman, Jacqui Bergman, Brian Whitaker, Joe Daly, and Jennifer Westerman. “Does Social Justice Knowledge Matter in Sustainable Business Education? Effects on Student Attitudes.” Business, Peace, and Sustainable Development 2016.8 (December 2016): 34-54. Print.

Westerman, Jennifer, and Jim Westerman, and Brian Whittaker. "Does Social Justice Knowledge Matter? Education for Sustainable Development and Student Attitudes." Environment, Development, and Sustainability 18.2 (April 2016). 561-576. Print.

Robertson, Christina, and Jennifer Westerman, eds. Working on Earth: Class and Environmental Justice. Reno:University of Nevada Press, 2015. Print.

Westerman, Jennifer. "Reinhabiting the Poor Farm in Memory and Landscape." Eds. Christina Robertson and Jennifer Westerman.  Working on Earth: Class and Environmental Justice. Reno: University of Nevada Press, 2015. Print.

Westerman, James and Erik Van Beek, Jennifer Westerman, and Brian Whitaker. "Ecological Values, Narcissism, and Materialism: A Comparision of Business Students in the United States and the Netherlands." International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development 8.1 (January 2014): 94-113. Print.

Bergman, Jaqui, and James Westerman, Sean Bergman, Jennifer Westerman, and Joe Daly. "Narcissism, Materialism, and Environmental Ethics in Business Students." Journal of Management Education 38.4 (July 2014): 489-510. Print.

Westerman, Jennifer. Review essay of We All Live Downstream: Writing about Mountaintop Removal, edited by Jason Howard, and Something's Rising: Appalachians Fighting Mountaintop Removal, edited by Silas House and Jason Howard. Appalachian Journal 38.1 (Fall 2010): 114-16. Print.

Westerman, James, and Jennifer Westerman. "Social Protest Novels in Management Education: Using Hawk's Nest to Enhance Stakeholder Analysis." Journal of Management Education 33.6 (December 2009): 659-75. Print.

Westerman, Jennifer. "Heart of the Sky." Let There Be Night: Testimony on Behalf of the Dark. Ed. Paul Bogard. Reno: University of Nevada Press, 2008: 193-8. Print.

Westerman Working on Earth 

Title: Professor, Department Chair
Department: Sustainable Development

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-7248

Office address
222 Living Learning Academic
Mailing address
ASU Box 32080