Stephen F. Austin State University

Research

Senior Fellows

The Center for a Livable World has established an ambitious agenda that relies occasionally on experts from outside the university to participate in projects ranging from research to consulting. These Senior Fellows are prominent leaders in the field of sustainability and their involvement deepens the capabilities of the Center to conduct cutting-edge analysis of issues that touch upon sustainable development.

We are honored to be associated with the following individuals:


Jennifer Clymer

Jennifer Clymer

Ms. Clymer is a Senior Associate with ICF International's Energy, Environment & Transportation group. Ms. Clymer has over nine years of experience in the public and private sectors championing and implementing sustainable practices, primarily related to resource conservation, air quality, and climate change. She has expertise in evaluating and communicating the environmental benefits of energy and transportation demand management programs, from both a behavioral and technological perspective.

Caleb Crow

Caleb Crow

Caleb Crow is a specialist on sustainability in the built environment, solar installer and LEED AP. He earned a BS in Electrical Engineering for a career in energy conservation, renewable energy and sustainability. Caleb has been a technical consultant for over 12 years developing and managing energy conservation programs. He is recognized as an industry leader and has presented at many conferences, in newspapers and on television.

Daryl Farmer

Daryl Farmer

Daryl Farmer was born in Colorado Springs, at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. He developed a taste for the open road at an early age, and has spent a life roaming the country, photographing and writing about the land and people he loves. He has lived in New Mexico, Oregon, New Hampshire, Mississippi and Texas, among other places. He received a B.A. in physical education from Adams State College(Alamosa, Colorado) and an M.A. and Ph.D. in creative writing from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Recent work has appeared in Hayden's Ferry Review, The Laurel Review, Quarter After Eight and Isotope. His first book Bicycling beyond the Divide: Two Journeys into the West received a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writer's Award and was a Colorado Book Award finalist. Before moving to Fairbanks, he taught writing at the University of Nebraska, Georgia Tech. and Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Alex Garvin

Alex Garvin

Alexander Garvin, strategist of the public realm, is currently president and CEO of AGA Public Realm Strategists, a planning and design firm in New York City. He is adjunct professor of urban planning and management at Yale University, where he has taught a wide range of courses for forty-two years, including Introduction to the Study of the City, which has remained one of the most popular courses in Yale College.

Lauren Heine

Lauren Heine

As Principal for the Lauren Heine Group, and a Senior Science Advisor with Clean Production Action, Lauren advises organizations seeking to integrate green chemistry and engineering into product and process design and development activities - eliminating toxics and the concept of waste, and moving toward economic, environmental and community sustainability. Specific areas of expertise include the development of technical tools and strategies for communicating product environmental attributes, green chemistry metrics, and facilitation of multi-stakeholder initiatives - particularly those that are technically-based. From 2003-2007, Lauren served as Director of Applied Science at Green Blue Institute where she continues her association as a Senior Fellow. Lauren initiated and directed the development of CleanGredients™, a unique, web-based information platform, developed in partnership with the US EPA Design for the Environment Program that promotes green chemistry and environmentally preferable product formulation by providing information on key human and environmental health, safety and sustainability attributes of cleaning product chemicals. Dr. Heine was previously Director of Green Chemistry and Engineering at the Portland, OR-based, Zero Waste Alliance (ZWA) and a Fellow with the American Association for the Advancement of Science in the Green Chemistry Program of the Industrial Chemicals Branch of the U.S. EPA in Washington, D.C. Prior to that, Lauren taught Organic Chemistry labs at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, ME. Lauren earned her doctorate in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Duke University.