Faculty & Staff

Core Faculty

Dr. Aniseh Bro
(828) 262-7268
217 Living Learning Academic

Research & Teaching Interests Climate change; adaptation; resilience; socio-ecological systems; behavioral social sciences; systems thinking; international development; institutions;...

(828) 262-6316
211 Living Learning Academic

Research & Teaching Interests: Political ecology and political economy; grassroots activism for environmental and socio-economic change; alternative economies; globalization and development...

Laura England
(828) 262-7237
126 Living Learning Academic

Teaching & Outreach Interests environmental and sustainability science, ecology, freshwater ecosystems, watershed science, terrestrial-aquatic linkages, community-based watershed conservation,...

(828) 262-6813
214-A Living Learning Academic

Research Interests: Sustainable poultry production, regenerative agriculture and livestock production, ecological poultry practices including local feeds and nutrient cycling, insects as feed,...

(828) 262-2241
133 Living Learning Academic

Education Ph.D., Political Science, Johns Hopkins University, 2014 B.A., Political Science, San Francisco State University, 2007 Research Interests Environmental Political Theory, African...

(828) 262-7234
214-B Living Learning Academic

Research & Teaching Interests: Jacqui's research and teaching interests include global environmental politics, the politics of food and agriculture, globalization and development, global...

Dr. Cody Miller
(828) 262-8983
215 Living Learning Academic

Research & Teaching Interests: Environmental history, agricultural history, economic history, and rural life; farms, forests, soils, and society; place-based pedagogy, soil science education,...

Dr. Matthew Ogwu
(828) 262-2493
212 Living Learning Academic

Research and Teaching Interests Matt's research and teaching revolve around broad-scale below and above ground patterns and processes within coupled human and natural systems as well as socio-...

210 Living Learning Academic

Research & Teaching Interests:  Political economy, international development, political ecology, economic geography, subaltern social movements, identity politics, indigeneity, climate...

(828) 262-2881
212 Howard Street Hall

Research & Teaching Interests:  Interaction between socio-economic factors, the environment and health, global environmental health and equity issues, small farm agroforestry, basic food...

(828) 262-7248
222 Living Learning Academic

Research & Teaching Interests Global & US environmental literary and cultural studies; environmental humanities; social & environmental justice; intersectionality of class, precarity,...

Rebecca Witter PhD
(828) 262-3008
216 Living Learning Academic

Research & Teaching Interests: The dynamic intersections (material, political, and symbolic) between society, economy, and environment; environmental justice and environmental conservation;...



Farm Director

(336) 977-1773
SD Farm

Research & Teaching Interests: Sustainable Agriculture Education:  MS Clemson University 2001 BA UNC Chapel Hill 1974 AAS CPCC 1981  Teaching: SD4200, SD3100, SD3125,...


Resident Assistant Farm Manager

(336) 877-3455
SD Farm

I am the Resident Assistant Farm Manager and oversee the daily functions at the Sustainable Development Teaching and Research Farm at the Blackburn-Vannoy property . Before coming to...

Emily Trivette Administrative Support Specialist

Administrative Support Specialist

(828) 262-6926
221 Living Learning Academic

I can be found in the main SD office and will help with any academic, budget or general questions or needs regarding the department. Let me know how I can help you! I live on a small farm in the...

Adjunct Instructors

photo of Jay Bost
(828) 262-6926
209 Living Learning Academic

Jay Bost came to agroecology through a love for wild nature and a realization that only if we can feed ourselves more sustainably will wild ecosystems be able to flourish. He studied as an...

(828) 262-2881
209 Living Learning Academic Bldg.

Research and Teaching Interests: Food and Farming entrepreneurship, creating regional food systems Education: B.S.E., 1979, Nature Recreation and Intrepretation, State University New York at...

(828) 262-2881
209 Living Learning Academic

Research & Teaching Interests: Homesteading, pioneer skills, preserving food Education: B.S., 1979, Agronomy, Ohio State University M.A., Education and Applied Behavioral Analysis, Onio...

(828) 262-2881
209 Living Learning Academic

Research & Teaching Interests: Jim's program areas of expertise include Latino farmworker safety, forest landowner education, and forest farming of ginseng. He will be teaching SD 3150- Soils...

(828) 262-6926
209 Living Learning Academic

Research & Teaching Interests: Cultivating ecologically regenerative and resilient food systems in Southern Appalachia, sense of place and how it informs the co-evolution of culture and...