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Curriculum Vitae

Leslie Paul Thiele


January 2017
Department of Political Science Telephone: (352) 273-2380

234 Anderson Hall Fax: (352) 392-8127

University of Florida thiele@ufl.edu

Gainesville, Florida 32611-7325 http://users.clas.ufl.edu/thiele


Education
Doctor of Philosophy (June 1989) Master of Arts (June 1985)

Department of Politics Department of Political Science

Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
Bachelor of Arts, Joint Honors (June 1982)

Departments of Political Science and Philosophy

McGill University, Montreal Quebec
Academic Appointments and Affiliations
Distinguished Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Florida, 2013-

Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Florida, 1998 - 2013

Affiliate Faculty Member, College of Natural Resources and the Environment, 1997-present

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Florida, 1995 - 1998

Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Florida, 1991 - 1995

Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Swarthmore College, 1989 - 1991


Administrative Experience
Director, UF Center for Adaptive Innovation, Resilience, Ethics and Science (UF CAIRES), March 2015-

Director, Sustainability Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Florida, 2011-

Faculty Advisor, Minor in Sustainability Studies, University of Florida, 2008-2011

Graduate Placement Director, Department of Political Science, University of Florida, 2003-2004

Chair, Department of Political Science, University of Florida, 1997-2002

Graduate Coordinator, Department of Political Science, University of Florida, 1996-97

Honors Advisor, Department of Political Science, University of Florida, 1992-94
Grants, Fellowships and Scholarships
Humanities Scholarship, University of Florida, 2016-2017

University of Florida International Center, Study Abroad Initiative Grant, 2015

Leadership Studies Award, Oxford University, 2014-2015

Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere, Speaker Series Grant, 2014-2015

Humanities Scholarship, University of Florida, 2013-2014

Development Funding, Center for Adaptive Innovation, Resilience, Ethics and Science (UF CAIRES),

University of Florida, 2013-2015

Leadership Studies Award, Oxford University, 2012-2013

Catalyst Fund, University of Florida, 2011-2012

Faculty Enhancement Opportunity grant, University of Florida, 2011-2012

Humanities Scholarship, University of Florida, 2010

The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, Contemplative Practice Fellowship, 2009-2010

CLAS Preliminary Study Grant, University of Florida, Co-PI, 2009

National Science Foundation, Ethics of Sustainability (#0832891), Co-PI, 2008-2010

Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere, University of Florida, 2006-2008

School of Natural Resources and Environment, Seed Grant, University of Florida, 2006-2007

Humanities Scholarship, University of Florida, 2006

College of Natural Resources and Environment Research and Outreach Grant, 2003

Departmental Research Award, University of Florida, 2003

Humanities Scholarship, University of Florida, 2003

Bingham Foundation Grant, 2002 (co-investigator)

Ford Foundation/ Institute of International Education Individual Travel Grant, June 2001

Bingham Foundation Grant, 2000 (co-investigator)

University of Florida Opportunity Fund Grant, 2000 (co-investigator)

Department of Political Science, University of Florida, Summer Research Grant, 1997

Social Science Research Council - MacArthur Foundation Fellowship on Peace and Security in a Changing

World, 1994-1996

Division of Sponsored Research, Graduate Assistantship Program, University of Florida, 1994.

Division of Sponsored Research, Research Development Award, University of Florida, 1993

Division of Sponsored Research, New Faculty Research Support, University of Florida, 1991

Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1991-1993

National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Stipend, 1991

National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Institute Grant, Santa Cruz, 1990

Joel Dean Research Grant, Swarthmore College, 1990

Peter Lewis Fund Research Award, Center for International Studies, Princeton, 1989

Awards and Honors

Colonel Allan and Margaret Crow Term Professor, CLAS, University of Florida, 2012-2013

Anderson Scholar, awarded for outstanding teaching, September 2008

Certificate of Commendation for Leadership in Service to Sustainability and to the University of Florida,

conferred by President Bernie Machen and Chris Machen, September 2006.

Florida Best Practices Award, Council for a Sustainable Florida, Tallahassee, Florida, June, 2006.

Received as Chair of the University of Florida Sustainability Committee, 2004-2006.

University of Florida Research Foundation Professorship, 1997-1999

Nominated for the Teacher/Scholar of the Year Award, University of Florida, 1997

Scarlet Key Award, McGill University, 1982

Faculty Scholar, McGill University, 1980-82

University Scholar, McGill University, 1978-79

James McGill Award, McGill University, 1978-79

President's Award, University of Victoria, 1977-78


Publications
Books
Sustainability. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2nd Edition, 2016.

1st edtion, 2013. Selected by Choice for the list 2014 Outstanding Academic Titles.


Working Toward Sustainability: Ethical Decision Making in a Technological World. Co-authored with Charles Kibert,

Martha Monroe, Anna Peterson, and Richard Plate. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons, 2011.


Indra’s Net and the Midas Touch: Living Sustainably in a Connected World. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2011.

-Nominated for Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order, January 2012

-Selected for Headline Article in Berfrois, January 20, 2011; Cover Interview in Rorotoko, November 23,

2011; Book of the Week, Times Higher Education, October 27, 2011.


The Heart of Judgment: Practical Wisdom, Neuroscience, and Narrative. Cambridge: Cambridge University

Press, 2006.
Thinking Politics: Perspectives in Ancient, Modern and Postmodern Political Theory, 2nd edition. Chatham,

N.J.: Chatham House/CQ Press, 2003.

-Selected as candidate for “Outstanding Academic Book in Political Science” by Choice.


Environmentalism for a New Millennium: The Challenge of Coevolution. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.

-Finalist for Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order, May 2000.

-Selected for Niagara Book Prize Short List, 2000.

Timely Meditations: Martin Heidegger and Postmodern Politics. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1995.

-Portuguese translation: Martin Heidegger e a Política Pós-moderna: Meditações Sobre o Tempo.



Lisbon: Instituto Piaget, 1998.
Friedrich Nietzsche and the Politics of the Soul: A Study of Heroic Individualism. Princeton: Princeton

University Press, 1990.


Journal Articles, Book Chapters, Encyclopedia Entries, Online Publications

“Enhancing and Promoting Interdisciplinarity in Higher Education,” co-authored with Seaton Tarrant,



Journal of Environmental and Sustainability Science, forthcoming.
Against our Better Judgment: Decision Making in an Age of Smart(er) Machines,” in The Political

Economy of Robots: Prospects for Prosperity and Security in the Automated 21st Century

ed. Ryan Kiggins, Palgrave, forthcoming.

“Tragedy of the Commons,” SAGE Encyclopedia of Political Behavior, forthcoming.

“Practical Judgment, Narrative Experience, and Wicked Problems,” co-authored with Marshall

Young, Theoria 63:148, September 2016, pp. 35-52.
“The Web We Weave: Online Education and Democratic Prospects,” co-authored with Seaton Tarrant,

in Neoliberalizing the University: Implications for American Democracy, ed. Sanford Schram,

New York: Routledge, 2016. Reprinted from New Political Science, Vol. 36, No. 4, 2014, 538-

555.
“Practice Makes Pedagogy – John Dewey and Skills-based Sustainability Education,” co-authored with

Seaton Tarrant, International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, Vol. 17, Issue 1, 2016, pp. 54-67.
“Environmental Political Theory’s Contribution to Sustainability Studies,” co-authored with Seaton

Tarrant, Oxford Handbook of Environmental Political Theory, Oxford University Press, 2016,

116-130.
“The Web We Weave: Online Education and Democratic Prospects,” co-authored with Seaton Tarrant,

New Political Science, Vol. 36, No. 4, 2014, 538-555.

“Heidegger, Martin (1889–1976),” The Encyclopedia of Political Thought. Wiley, 2014, pp. 1625–1638.

“Tragedy of the Commons,” The Encyclopedia of Political Thought. Wiley, 2014, pp. 3740–3742.
“Sustainability in the Age of Ecology,” in Terrence Ball, Richard Dagger, and Dan O’Neill, eds. Ideals and

Ideologies, 9th edition. Boston: Pearson, 2014, pp. 417-426.

“Politics and Biology,” Perspectives on Politics, Vol. 11:June 2013, pp. 555-557.


“Foundations of Conduct: A Theory of Values and its Implications for Environmentalism,” co-authored

with Nathaniel F. Barrett, Kip Curtis, William Jordan III, Liam Heneghan, Randall Honold,

Todd LeVasseur, Anna Peterson, and Gretel Van Wieren. Environmental Ethics, Fall 2012, pp.

291-312.

“Brain Sculpting as Moral Practice: A Neuro-Aristotelian Approach,” in Essays on Neuroscience and Political

Theory: Thinking the Body Politic, ed. Frank Vander Valk. New York: Routledge, 2012, 119-139.

“The Problem with Solutions: Sustainability in a Connected World,” European Financial Review, April/May 2012,

pp. 11-14.

“The Myth of Prometheus,” Breakthrough Journal, April 2012

http://thebreakthrough.org/index.php/journal/debates/evolve-a-breakthrough-debate/the-myth-of- prometheus/.shtml




“Sustainability and Silver Bullets,” Berfrois, January 20, 2012, 3 pages,

http://www.berfrois.com/2012/01/leslie-paul-thiele-sustainability/

“In a Nutshell,” Rorotoko, November 23, 2011, 4 pages


http://rorotoko.com/interview/20111123_thiele_leslie_on_indras_net_midas_touch/
“The Ontology of Action: Arendt and the Role of Narrative,” Theory and Event, 12: 4, December 2009.

Johns Hopkins University Press: http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/theory_and_event/


“Environmental Accounting,” in Oxford Companion to Global Change, New York: Oxford University Press,

2008.
“Environmental Movements,” in Oxford Companion to Global Change, New York: Oxford University Press,

2008 .
What Nietzsche Means to Philosophers Today,” Kritika & Kontext, Vol. 12:35, Winter, 2007, p. 12-35 (in

English and Slovak translation).
Making Intuition Matter,” in Making Political Science Matter: Debating Knowledge, Research, and Method, ed.

Sanford F. Schram and Brian Caterino. New York: New York Universities Press, 2006, p. 188-205.
“Judging Hannah Arendt,” Political Theory, 33:706-714, October 2005.
“Ontology and Narrative,” The Hedgehog Review, Volume 7, No. 2: 77-85, Summer 2005.
“A (Political) Philosopher by Any Other Name: The Roots of Heidegger’s Thought,” Political Theory,

32:570-579, August 2004.


“Nietzsche, Irony and Democratic Politics,” in Russian translation, in Nietzsche and Contemporary Western

Thought, ed. Viktor Kaplun. Moscow: Letnii Sad, 2003, pp. 154-183. Originally published in English

as “Nietzsche, Irony and Democratic Politics,” in Nietzsche and Modern European Thought,



Conference Proceedings, St. Petersburg: European University, 2001.
“The Ethics and Politics of Narrative: Heidegger + Foucault,” in Foucault and Heidegger: Critical

Encounters, ed. Alan Milchman and Alan Rosenberg, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press,

2003, pp. 206-234.

“Sustainability Task Force Final Report,” co-authored monograh of the University of Florida Sustainability

Task Force, April 2002, pp. 1-17 + i-lii.

“Environmental Accounting,” Encyclopedia of Global Change, New York: Oxford University Press,

2001, pp. 364-367.


“Environmental Movements,” Encyclopedia of Global Change, New York: Oxford University Press,

2001, pp. 386-391.


“Limiting Risks: Environmental Ethics as a Policy Primer," Policy Studies Journal, 28:3, 540-557,

2000.
"Common Sense, Judgment and the Limits of Political Theory," Political Theory, 28:565-588, August 2000.


“Learning the Lesson of Interdependence," Politics and the Life Sciences, 18: 257-260, September 1999.
“Evolutionary Narratives and Ecological Ethics” Political Theory 27:6-38, February 1999.
"Heidegger, History, and Hermeneutics," Journal of Modern History, 69: 534-556, September 1997.
“Postmodernity and the Routinization of Novelty: Heidegger on Boredom and Technology,” Polity, 29:

489-517, Summer 1997.


"Walden Three: Postmodern Ecology and its Precursors," in Liberal Modernism and Democratic Individuality.

Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1996, pp. 147-172.
"Out from the Shadows of God: Nietzschean Skepticism and Political Practice," International Studies in

Philosophy 27/3:55-72, August 1995.
"Nature and Freedom: A Heideggerian Critique of Biocentric and Sociocentric Environmentalism,"

Environmental Ethics 17: 171-190, Summer 1995.
-Reprinted as a journal article in Hungarian translation, “Természet és szabadság,” Liget, 10:8-18,

October 1996.


-Reprinted as a book chapter in Hungarian translation, "Természet és szabadság," in Természet és

szabadság, ed. Lanyi Andras. Budapest: Osiris Kiado, 2000, 125-141.
“Twilight of Modernity: Nietzsche, Heidegger and Politics.” Political Theory 22: 468-490, August 1994.
"Heidegger on Freedom: Political not Metaphysical." American Political Science Review 88: 278-291, June 1994.
"Making Democracy Safe for the World: Social Movements and Global Politics." Alternatives 18:273-305,

Summer 1993.


"Reading Nietzsche and Foucault: A Hermeneutics of Suspicion?" American Political Science Review 85:

584-591, June 1991.


"Love and Judgement: Nietzsche's Dilemma." Nietzsche-Studien Band/Volume 20:88-108, 1991.
"The Agony of Politics: The Nietzschean Roots of Foucault's Thought." American Political Science Review

84:907-925, September 1990.


"Nietzsche's Politics." Interpretation 17:275-290, Winter 1989-90.
"Foucault's Triple Murder and the Modern Development of Power." Canadian Journal of Political Science

19:243-260, June 1986.


Book Reviews
Climate-Challenged Society. By John S. Dryzek, Richard B. Norgaard, and David Schlosberg. Oxford

University Press, 2013; and The Future is Not What it Used to Be: Climate Change and Energy Scarcity. By

Jorg Friedrichs. MIT Press, 2013, Perspectives on Politics, Volume 13 (1): 183-185, March 2015.
The Sustainable Learning Community. Edited by John Aber, Tom Kelly, and Bruce Mallory. Sustainability:

The Journal of Record, 2:383-384, December 2009.
The Poetics of Political Thinking. By Davide Panagia. Theory and Event, Vol. 10:4, 2007. Johns Hopkins

University Press:.www.press.jhu.edu/journals/theory_and_event/


The Nature of Political Theory. By Andrew Vincent. Perspectives on Politics, 3:625-26, September, 2005.

Neuropolitics: Thinking, Culture, Speed. By William E. Connolly. Political Theory 33:137-39, February 2005.
Feminist Interpretations of Martin Heidegger, eds. Nancy J. Holland and Patricia Huntington, Canadian

Journal of Political Science, December 2003, 1114-1115.
From Noose to Needle: Capital Punishment and the Late Liberal State. By Timothy V. Karufman-

Osborne. Perspectives on Politics, 1:4: 763-64, December 2003.
Politics out of History. By Wendy Brown, American Political Science Review, 96:398-399, June 2002.
Making Social Science Matter: Why social inquiry fails and how it can succeed again. By Bent

Flyvbjerg, Journal of Politics, 64:1, 274-276, February 2002.
Negotiating Postmodernism. By Wayne Gabardi. American Political Science Review, 95:978-979,

December 2001.
Ecological Utopias: Envisioning the Sustainable Society by Marius de Geus, Conservation Ecology

4(1): 18: http://www.consecol.org/vol4/iss1/art18, June 2000.
The Ethics of Consumption: The Good Life, Justice, and Global Stewardship, edited by David A. Crocker

and Toby Linden., American Political Science Review, 94:167-68, March 2000.
Ecocritique: Contesting the Politics of Nature, Economy, and Culture by Timothy Luke, American Political

Science Review, 92:689-691, September 1998.
“Cheating Doom: Evil and the Fine Art of Cultural Containment,” a review of What Evil Means to Us by

C. Fred Alford, Theory and Event: http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/theory_&_event/v002/2.3r_thiele.html,

July 1998.
Heidegger’s Political Thinking by James F. Ward, Ethics, 107:191, October, 1996.
Nietzsche: The Ethics of an Immoralist by Peter Berkowitz, Journal of the History of the Behavioral

Sciences 32:244-46, July 1996.
Martin Heidegger: Politics, Art and Technology, edited by Karsten Harries and Jamme Christoph, American

Political Science Review 89:742-43, September 1995.
An Introduction to Nietzsche as Political Thinker, by Keith Ansell-Pierson, and Nietzsche, Genealogy,

Morality, edited by Richard Schacht, German Politics and Society 13:148-152, Spring 1995.
From Outrage to Action: The Politics of Grass-Roots Dissent by Laura Woliver, and Restoring Real

Representation by Robert Grady, Journal of Politics 56:1150-1154, November 1994.
Political Theory and the Displacement of Politics by Bonnie Honig, American Political Science Review

88:214-215, March 1994.
Nietzsche and the Politics of Aristocratic Radicalism by Bruce Detwiler, Journal of the History of

Philosophy 30:623-625, October 1992.
Identity\Difference: Democratic Negotiations of Political Paradox, by William Connolly, American Political

Science Review 86:777-778, September,1992.
Nietzsche's Enticing Psychology of Power, by Jacob Golomb, Journal of the History of the Behavioral

Sciences 28:289-290, July 1992.
Nietzsche's New Seas, edited by Michael Gillespie and Tracy Strong, and Nietzsche and Political Thought, by

Mark Warren, American Political Science Review 86:212-13, March 1992.


Papers and Presentations




Invited National and International Lectures, Presentations, and Papers


“Climate Engineering and Emerging Technologies,” Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment,

Rockefeller Brothers Fund Pocantico Center, New York, September 2016

“The Future of Human Nature?” Political Theory Institute, American University, Washington, DC,


March 2016.

“Sustainability: An Adaptive Art for a Changing World,” Center for Advanced Governmental Studies,

John Hopkins University, Washington, DC, March 2016.

“Curricular and Institutional Models Promoting Sustainability,” University of Tennessee, Knoxville, May

6, 2015

“Sustainable Development and Human Rights: Can Mother Nature be our Guide,” presented at the



Fulbright Conference, Barranquilla, Colombia, October 3, 2014

"Innovation and Ethics: The Business of Making Creativity Sustainable," Faculty of Economics,

University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, June 12, 2014.

“Global health and sustainable development,” Plenary Presentation at the International Conference on

Global Health and Sustainable Development: Challenges, Opportunities and the Required

Pedagogy,” American University of Beirut, Lebanon, June 2, 2014.

“Sustainability,“ Kenan Institute, Duke University (classroom lecture webcast), April 9, 2014.

“The Power of Example,” University of Pennsylvania Political Theory Forum, Philadelphia, November

2013.

“Emotion, Imagination and Experience in Politics,” plenary presentation at the Association for Political



Theory annual meeting, Nashville, October 2013.

“Thinking about Decisions,” Said Business School, Oxford University, May 2013.

“The Practice of Creativity,” Praxis Forum, Oxford University, May 2013.

“How to ACE Sustainability Education: A Skills Based Approach,“ College of Charleston (webcast),

September 5, 2012.

“Wisdom and Narrative,” Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, June, 2012.

“Exemplary Praxis,” Praxis Forum, Oxford University, May 2012.

“Virtues and the Market,” Liberty Fund Colloquium, Indianapolis, March 2012.

“Warming to the Midas Touch: Living Sustainably with Unintended Consequences,” School of Natural

Resources and Environment, University of Michigan, November 2011.

“Thoughts on the Components of Political Judgment,” RWTH-Aachen University, Aachen, Germany,

June 2011.

“The Realpolitik of Leadership,” Oxford University, May 2011.

“Practical Judgment,” and “Politics and Power,” Oxford University, November 2010.

“Politics and Leadership,” Oxford University, May 2010.

“Improvising Sustainability: Adapting to a World in Crisis” the Institute for Nature and Culture,

Chicago, February, 2010.

“The Neuroscience of Karma,” DePaul University, February 2010.

“Sustainability in an Age of Globalization,” Oxford University, November, 2009.

“Ecce Homo Ludens: Nietzsche, Arendt, and the Theater of Life,” Northwestern University,

July 2009.

“The Heart of Leadership,” Said Business School, Oxford University, June 2009.

“Virtue, Science, Wisdom: Thoughts and Explorations,” State University of New York, Albany, Department of

Political Science Lecture Series, March 2009.

“Going Glocal: Citizenship, Ecology, Interdependency,” University of Toronto, Department of Political Science

Lecture Series, February, 2009.

“Leadership and Judgment” Oxford Strategic Leadership and Stimulus Programmes, University of Oxford,

November 2008.

“The Power of Narrative,” Oxford Strategic Leadership and Stimulus Programmes, University of Oxford,

November 2008.

“You can never do just one thing: What ecology can teach us about social justice,” keynote speech at the Social

Justice and Diversity Colloquium, Hamilton College, September 2007.

“The Education of Eros: Aristotle and Neuroscience,” Philosophy Colloquium, University of South Florida, Tampa,

February 2007.

“Must Political Theory Be Utopian,” Political Theory Colloquium, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas,

February 2005.

“The Rhizomatic Caress of William Connolly,” Weak Ontology and the Affirmation of Moral and Political Life

Conference, Northwestern University, March 2004.

“Learning to Think Sustainably,” United Nations University for Peace, San Jose, Costa Rica, September 2003.

“Challenges to Sustainable Development,” Academic Council of the United Nations System Workshop on Strategies

for Sustainable Resource Development,” Windhoek, Namibia, August 2002.

“Sustainability and Acadamia: The Promise and Pitfalls of Environmental Education,” Social

Science and Humanities Lecture, Center For Environmental Science,Policy & Ethics, Bucknell University,

October 2001.

“Nietzsche, Irony and Democratic Politics,” Conference on Nietzsche and European Thought, The European

University at St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia, June 2001.

“The Future of the Social Sciences,” Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada, April 2001.

"Moderate Justice," Political Theory Workshop, University of Chicago, Chicago, May 1999.

“Evolutionary Narratives and Ecological Ethics” Political Theory Colloquium, Yale University, New Haven,

December 1997.

“Taking Risks: Ethics, the Environment and Uncertainty,“ Conference on Uncertainty and the Environment,” Twente,

The Netherlands, November 1997.

“The Historical Heidegger and Heideggerian History,” Conference of Epistemology and Philosophy, Instituto Piaget,

Viseu, Portugal, November 1997.

“Environmentalism in the 21st Century” Social Science Research Council-MacArthur Foundation conference, Oxford,

U.K., May 1996.

“On the Relationship between Philosophy and Politics,” Princeton Political Philosophy Colloquium, Princeton,

November 1995.

"Nietzsche and the Justification for Democratic Political Practice," International Conference on Nietzsche and the

Coming Millennium," Fiesole, Italy, July 1994.

“New Social Movements: Peace, Ecology and Global Politics,” Social Science Research Council-MacArthur Foundation

conference, Buenos Aires, May 1994.

"Out from the Shadows of God," American Philosophical Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, December 1993.

"Environmentalism and the Limits of Liberalism," Conference on Environmental Challenges and the Global South:

UNCED and Beyond, Washington, D.C., April 1992.
Invited Local and Intramural Presentations and Speeches
“Promethean Choices: What does Psychology Teach Us about Climate Change and Geoengineering?” lecture at the

Department of Psychology, University of Florida, December 2, 2016.

“Architecture and Ethics: Will Smart Buildings Make Us Stupid and Asocial?” “Sustainability and the Ecology of

Politics,” Space, Place and Ethics conference, College of Design, Construction and Planning, University of

Florida, November 15, 2016.

“Sustainability and the Ecology of Politics,” Bacardi Lecture, Tropical Conservation and Development Program,

University of Florida, April 2015.

“Sustainability and the 21st Century Florida Citizen,” Family, Youth and Community Service Summit, IFAS Extension,

University of Florida, May 2014.

“Fostering Sustainable Behavior,” University of Florida Student Sustainability Summit, March 15, 2014.

“Fostering a Culture of Responsible Creativity,” Distinguished Professor Speaker Series, University of Florida,

February 2014.

“Creativity and Ethics,” Plenary Distinguished Speaker presentation, Poe Center for Business Ethics Annual

Conference, University of Florida, October 2013.

“Nature’s Compass,” University of Florida Environmental Engineering, September, 2013.

“Brain Sculpting as a Moral Practice,” University of Florida Philosophical Society, April, 2012.

“Closing Plenary: Protecting our Waters for the Next 40 Years,” Public Interest Environmental

Conference, Fredric G. Levin College of Law, University of Florida, February, 2012.

“Thoughts on Comparative Political Studies,” roundtable presentation at the Institutions, Narratives, and Identities

Graduate Student Workshop, University of Florida, February, 2012.

“Nietzsche and Existential Politics” University of Florida Philosophical Society, October, 2010

“What Environmentalists Can Learn from Wall Street” Harn Museum, University of Florida, November,

2008.


“Accounting for the Environment,” Sustainable Economy Forum, University of Florida April, 2008.

Prometheus Unbound: Technology, Ecology, and Narrative,” Technology and Local Ecological



Health Lecture Series, University of Florida, March, 2008

“Campus Sustainability,” panel presentation at the Campus and Community Sustainability Conference,

University of Florida, October 2006.

“Sustainability: The Confluence of Science and Public Policy,” panel presentation at the Environment, Science



and Policy Society meeting, University of Florida, March 2006.

“Ecology, Evolution and Narratives of Sustainability,” Interdisciplinary Ecology Program, University of Florida,

December 2004.

“Politics and Sustainability,” University of Florida Global Leadership Lecture Series, November 2003.

“Making Sustainable Decisions,” University of Florida Wetlands Seminar, March 2003.

“Partnering for Sustainable Communities,” Environmental Protection Agency/Gainesville Regional

Utilities/University of Florida Design for Reuse Ceremony, November 2002.

“Nature and Politics,” Yulee Humanities Seminar Series, University of Florida, January 2001.

“Planning for the Unintended,” Philosophy Department, University of Florida, October 2000.

“A Vote for the Environment?” Election 2000 Forum, University of Florida, October 2000.

“Ecological Judgment,” University of Florida Forestry School, Gainesville, Florida, September 2000.

"Implementing and Rewarding Interdisciplinary Cooperation," School of Forest Resources and

Conservation, University of Florida, May 22, 2000

"Education and the Environment," Earth Week Critical Issues Forum, University of Florida, April 20, 2000.

"The Challenge of Coevolution," University of Florida Wildlife and Ecology Seminar Series, April, 2000

“Liberty in America: The Right to Responsibility,” Naturalization Ceremony, Gainesville, Florida, August 1998.



Conference Papers and Presentations
“Climate Engineering, Crystal Balls, and other Disruptive Technologies,” Western Political Science

Association Annual Meeting, Vancouver, April 2017.

“Climate Engineering in the Anthropocene” (with Paul Wapner), International Studies Association, Baltimore,

February 2017.

“Human Rights at the End of Nature,” Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, March 2016.

“The Ship of State,” Association of Political Theory, Boulder, Colorado, October 2015

“Reflections on the Ecology of Power,” Western Political Science Association, Las Vegas, April 2015.

“Political Theory in the Anthropocene,” American Political Science Association, Washington, DC, August 2014.

“Environmental Political Thought and Sustainability Education,” Western Political Science Association Annual

Meeting, Seattle, April 2014 (presented by co-author, Seaton Tarrant).

“Judgment, Narrative, and the Inspiration of Example,” Association of Political Theory Annual

Meeting, Nashville, October 2013.

“Preparing Students for Resiliency and Adaptation: A Skills-based Approach to Teaching

Sustainability,” Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education,

Nashville, October 2013.

“Practice Makes Pedagogy: Skills-Based Sustainability Education,” Western Political Science

Association Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, March 2013.

“The Power of Example: The Narrative Roots of Practical Judgment,” Western Political Science

Association Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, March 2013.

“The Challenge of Sustainability Education,” Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher

Education Conference, Pittsburgh, October 2011.

“Theorizing the Climate Crisis,” American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.,

September 2010.

“Sustainability and Service Learning,” Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher

Education Conference, Raleigh, NC, November 2008.

“The Passion for Justice and the Scar of Politics,” American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Boston,

August 2008.

“Making Social Science Matter: Intuition, Affect, and Experience,” roundtable presentation at the Western

Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, March 2006.

“The Death of the Actor,” Association of Political Theory Annual Meeting, Bloomington, October 2006.

“Arendt, Action, and Narrative,” American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, August 2006

“Utopian Justice and Practical Wisdom,” Association for Political Theory Annual Meeting, St. Louis, October 2005.

“Political Judgment, Narratives and Neuroscience,” American Political Science Association Annual Meeting,

Washington, D.C., August 2005.

“Truth, Stories, and Politics,” Association for Political Theory Annual Meeting, Colorado Springs, October 2004.

“Judgment and Narrative,” Southern Political Science Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, January 2004.

“A Question of Judgment: Practical Wisdom in Contemporary Society,” American Political Science Association

Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, August 2003.

“Science and Sustainability,” American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Boston, September 2002.

“The Balance of Justice,” American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, September 2001.

“Reconsidering the Limits of Justice,” Western Political Science Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, March 2001.

"Heidegger, Foucault and Political Judgment," American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Washington,

D.C., September 2000.

"Ecological Judgment: Science, Practical Wisdom and the Environment," Western Social Science Association Annual

Meeting, San Diego, April 2000.

" Postmodern Stories and the Politics of Judgment," University of Florida Marxist Reading Group Annual Conference,

April, 2000.

"The Environment and the Environmental Movement," Association for Politics and the Life Sciences Annual Meeting,

Atlanta, September 1999.

"Environmental Risks and the Ethics of Uncertainty," American Political Science Association Annual Meeting,

Atlanta, September 1999.

"Theoretical Approaches to Environmentalism," Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Seattle,

March 1999.

“Evolution, Ecology and Ethics,” Association for Politics and the Life Sciences Annual Meeting, Boston, September

1998.

“Environmentalism and the Challenge of Coevolution,” American Political Science Association Annual Meeting,



Boston, September 1998.

“Justice and/as Moderation” American Political Science Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., August 1997.

“Environmental Justice and Interdependence,” Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Tucson, March

1997.


“Irony and Democratic Politics,” Northeastern Political Science Annual Meeting, Boston, November 1996.

“The Politics of Philosophy,” American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, August 1996.

“Environmental Justice,” American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, August 1996.

"The Imperative to Act," Western Political Science Annual Meeting, Portland, March 1995.

"Politics, Biology and Moral Development" Southern Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta,

November 1994.

"Changing Moods: Heidegger on Boredom in a Technological Age," American Political Science Association Annual

Meeting, New York, September 1994

"Paths to Environmental Activism," International Studies Association Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., April 1994.

"Within Rhyme and Reason," Southern Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Savannah, November 1993.

"Nietzsche and the Postmodern Problematic," American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Washington,

D. C., September 1993.

"Love's Labor's Lost, or Bringing Philosophy to Bear on Politics," Southern Political Science Association Annual

Meeting, Atlanta, November 1992.

"Heidegger on Freedom: Political not Metaphysical,” American Political Science Association Annual Meeting,

Chicago, September 1992.

"Social Movements and Peace Activism," American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco,

August 1990.

"Making Democracy Safe for the World,” Canadian Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Victoria, May 1990.

"Radical Individualism and the Politics of the Soul,” Canadian Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Quebec

City, June 1989.

Editorial, Review, Research, and Teaching Experience

Academic Working Group on International Governance of Climate Engineering, Forum for Climate

Engineering Assessment, Washington, DC, 2016-

Editorial Board, Intergenerational Justice Review, 2008-2012

Editorial Board, American Political Science Review, 2001-2007

Editorial Board, Political Research Quarterly, 1994-96


Reviewer for Social Science and Humanities Council of Canada, Research Grants Program, 2010-11

Reviewer for the American Council of Learned Societies, Faculty and Dissertation Fellowship Programs,

2007-2009

External Reviewer for Department of Political Science, University of Virginia, Fall 2007

External Reviewer for Tenure and Promotion and/or Ph.D. Candidates: Fordham University (2013); University

of Malaysia (Sains), 2011; University of Toronto, 2009; University of Virginia, 2005; Georgia State

University, 2004; Hobart and William Smith Colleges, 2003; Johns Hopkins University, 2002, University of

Texas at Dallas 2002, Idaho State University, 2001; Swarthmore College, 1999; Dickinson College, 1997


Directed Research, Freie Universität, Berlin, 1987-88; Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, 1984-95

Manuscript Reviewer for:



Journals: American Political Science Review, Political Theory, Polity, Journal of Politics, American Journal

of Political Science, Review of Politics, Political Research Quarterly, Contemporary Political Theory, History of Political

Thought, Global Environmental Politics, Politics and the Life Sciences, Canadian Journal of Political Science, Journal of

Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, Environmental Philosophy, Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature, and

Culture, Philosophy and Rhetoric, Political Psychology

Book Publishers: Harvard University Press, Oxford University Press, Princeton University Press, Cornell

University Press, Yale University Press, University of Toronto Press, University of Minnesota Press, Pennsylvania

State University Press, SUNY Press, Polity Press, Routledge, McGill University Press, McGraw-Hill, University of

Kentucky Press, Rowman & Littlefield, Prentice Hall, Resources for the Future, Berrett-Koehler, Lexington, Indiana

University Press, Blackwell Press, Congressional Quarterly Press, Columbia University Press
Undergraduate Courses taught Graduate Seminars taught

Introduction to Political Theory Politics and Theory

Great Political Thinkers: Ancient Ancient Political Thought

Great Political Thinkers: Modern Modern Political Thought

Environmental Ethics and Politics Contemporary Political Theory

Politics in Fiction and Film Political Judgment

Politics of Community Existential Political Thought

Conflict, Community, and Contemplation Environmental Political Thought

Facets of Sustainability

Sustainability in Action

Green Energy and Sustainable Systems

Fostering Sustainable Behavior: Local Food Systems

Leadership

Creativity in Context


Service

Member, Academic Working Group on the International Governance of Climate Engineering, Washington, D,C.,

2016-

Member, Advisory Board, University of Florida Biodiversity Institute, 2015-



Provost’s Liaison, UF Sustainability Committee, 2009-2017

Faculty Advisor for the College Democrats 2005-17

Chair, Political Theory Search Committee, Department of Political Science, University of Florida, 2016-2017

Member, Search Committee for Dean of College of Liberal Arts and Science, 2014-2015.

Organizer and Moderator, Plenary Panel of 2014 University of Florida Water Institute Annual Symposium,

February 2014

Member, Merit Committee, Department of Political Science, University of Florida, 2012-2014

Faculty Advisor for Gators G.I.V.E. (Growth International Volunteer Excursions), 2013-2015

Member, Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award Committee, American Political Science Association,

2011-12


Developed and administered the CLAS 2012 Grimes Lecture Series, 2011-2012

Developed and administered the University of Florida Greening Gator Footprints

program, 2011-2012

Best Graduate Paper Committee, Department of Political Science, 2011

Reviewer, Social Science and Humanities Council of Canada, Research Grants Program, 2010-11

Chair, David Easton Award Committee, Foundations of Political Theory Section, American

Political Science Association, 2010-11

Member, Graduate Admissions Committee, Department of Political Science, 2010-2011

Chair, Promotion Committee, Department of Political Science, 2010

Chair, Chair’s Advisory Council, Department of Political Science, 2009-2010

College of Design, Construction and Planning Sustainability Governing Board, 2008-2011

Board of Oversight, Bob Graham Center for Public Service, University of Florida, 2008-2010

School of Natural Resources and Environment Faculty Advisory Council, CLAS representative, 2007-2010

CLAS Environment and Ecology Committee, 2005-2010

Library Director, Department of Political Science, University of Florida, 2003-2010

Member, Chair Search Committee, Department of Political Science, 2010

Search Committee, Department of Philosophy, 2009-10

UF Water Institute Annual Symposium Committee, 2009-2010

Search Committee, Vice-President of Finance, Office of Sustainability Director, 2009

Section Chair, American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Foundations of Political Theory

Division, 2009

Advisory Board, Tacachale Organic Farm, Gainesville, Florida, 2008-2009

UF Water Institute Annual Symposium Committee, 2007-2008

School of Natural Resources and Environment, Graduate Curriculum Committee, 2006-2007

Chair, Campus and Community Sustainability Fundraising Committee, 2006

Executive Council, Foundations of Political Theory, American Political Science Association, 2005-2007

Search Committee for Director of Office of Sustainability, University of Florida, 2005-06

Faculty Advisor for Student World Assembly 2006-09; Environment, Science, and Policy Society 2007-09, Right

Intention, Right Action, 2008-09; Ev-Veg 2008-2010; Norml 2010-11

Chair, Committee on Sustainability, University of Florida (Joint Ctte of President and Faculty Senate)

2004-2006

Graduate Placement Director, Department of Political Science, University of Florida, 2003-2006

American Political Science Association, Foundations of Political Theory, Best First Book Committee,

2004-2005

American Political Science Association, Leo Strauss Award (Best Dissertation) Committee,

2004-2005

American Political Science Association, Foundations of Political Thought, Best Paper Award

Committee, 2004-2005.

Co-chair, Sustainability Task Force, University of Florida, 2001-2004

Acting Graduate Coordinator, Department of Political Science, University of Florida, 2003.

College of Natural Resources and Environment Graduate Program Committee, University of Florida, 2001-

2003


College of Natural Resources and Environment Council, University of Florida, 2001-2003

Coordinating Committee, Florida Interdisciplinary Center for Environmentally Sound Solutions,

University of Florida, 2002.

Search Committee, Associate Dean of Research, College of Liberal Arts and Science, University of Florida,

2002.

American Political Science Association, Foundations of Political Theory, Best First Book Committee,



2001-2002

Institute for Environmental Policy, Steering Committee, 2001-2002

Executive Committee, Greening UF, 1998-2002

Chair, Department of Political Science, University of Florida, 1997-2002

Search Committees in Political Theory (4, all as Committee Chair), Comparative Politics, and International

Relations, Department of Political Science, University of Florida, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1999, 2001, 2002

Search Committee for Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences,

University of Florida, 2001.

University of Florida Institute for Social Research Development Committee, 2000-2001

Rinker School Named Professorship Selection Committee, 2000

Liaison Committee, Conservation and Development Forum, University of Florida, 1998 –2000

Program Committee, American Political Science Association, Foundations of Political Theory Section,

1997-2000

Search Committee, Director of Development, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Florida,

1999

Benjamin E. Lippencott Award Committee, American Political Science Association, 1998-1999



Selection Committee for Associate Provost of Student Affairs, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences,

University of Florida, 1997-98

Graduate Coordinator, Department of Political Science, University of Florida, 1996-97

Graduate Committee, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Florida, 1996-97

Leadership Committee, Department of Political Science, University of Florida, 1996-97

Graduate Committee, Undergraduate Committee, and Core Curriculum Committee, College

of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Florida, 1992-97

Graduate Task Force Committee, Department of Political Science, University of Florida, 1992-93


Teaching and Research Interests
Sustainability Studies Contemporary Political Theory

Emerging Technology Ancient and Modern Political Philosophy



Leadership and Innovation Environmental Political Thought

Languages

English, French and German


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