Sustainable Development & the Environment

By minoring in sustainable development and the environment, you’ll examine whether transnational corporations can be both competitive and responsible by pursuing a strategy of sustainable development. Coursework is based on the premise that sustainable development means reconciling the need for economic growth, particularly in developing nations, with the need to protect both natural resources and quality of life.

You’ll gain an understanding of the basic principles of environmental protection and sustainability along with the emergence and consequences of globalization. Along the way, you’ll explore the increasing role of international cooperation in managing environmental problems and analyze recent attempts to measure and evaluate sustainable development.


Expert Faculty

Department of Environmental Studies

Beal Maltbie Center
1000 Holt Ave. – 2753
Winter Park, FL 32789

Telephone: 407.646.2392

Fax: 407.646.2364

Department of Environmental Studies Website

Contact Environmental Studies Professors

  • Barry Allen

    Barry Allen, PhD

    Associate Professor of Environmental Studies

    Research interests: National-park policy and sustainable development

  • Leslie Kemp Poole

    Leslie Kemp Poole, PhD

    Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies

    Research interests: History of the environmental movement, particularly the grassroots organizers who in Florida and across the country included many women

  • Lee Lines

    Lee Lines, PhD

    Professor of Environmental Studies

    Research interests: Physical geography, food and sustainability, sustainable development, climate change impacts, and western North America

  • Emily Nodine

    Emily Nodine, PhD

    Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies

    Research interests: Links between climate and the biosphere, aquatic and coastal ecosystems, wetland ecology and restoration, and scales of disturbance

  • Bruce Stephenson

    Bruce Stephenson, PhD

    Professor of Environmental Studies

    Research interests: Intersection of regional planning, environmental protection, and urbanism

  • Ann Francis

    Ann Francis

    Sustainability Program/Environmental Studies Coordinator

    Research interests: Promotes environmental and sustainable responsibility and awareness on campus