John Callewaert

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Affiliations

The affiliations listed below show engagement with the Graham Sustainability Institute.

  • Climate Center
    • Event Participant
    • GLISA
      • Reviewer
  • Education Programs
    • Event Participant
    • Reviewer
  • Emerging Opportunities
    • Catalyst Grants
      • Reviewer
    • Event Participant
    • Integrated Assessments
      • Arsenic
        • Advisor
      • Campus IA
        • Advisor
      • Focus: HOPE IA
        • Advisor
        • Reviewer
      • Great Lakes Cities Project
        • Co-PI/Collaborator
      • Hydrofracking IA
        • Advisor
  • General
    • Event Participant
    • Graham Staff
  • Water Center
    • Event Participant

 

Director, Emerging Opportunities
Lecturer, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
734-615-3752

As Emerging Opportunities Program Director at the Graham Institute, John is responsible for designing, implementing, and overseeing a wide range of activities which support translational knowledge efforts involving subject matter experts, decision-makers, and key stakeholders in outlining viable pathways toward sustainability solutions. In addition to his work with the Emerging Opportunities Program, John teaches UC 327:  Interdisciplinary Thinking - the junior level course for the Graham Sustainability Scholars program.  John is also a co-principal investigator for the Sustainability Cultural Indicators Program – a longitudinal study in collaboration with U-M Institute for Social Research that assesses sustainability knowledge, behaviors, and attitudes across U-M students, faculty, and staff to inform educational programs and campus operations.

John earned a B.S. in Agricultural Engineering Technology from Michigan State University and his Ph.D. from the School of Natural Resources and Environment at UM–Ann Arbor.  His teaching and research interests focus on environmental justice, environmental sociology, environmental management and community-based research. From 2000-2007, John was the founding director of the Institute for Community and Environment at Colby-Sawyer College and an Associate Professor of Social Sciences and Education. John came to the Graham Institute in 2009 after serving for two years as the Director of the UM-Flint Office of Research. Between 1984 and 1987 John served as an agricultural volunteer with Peace Corps Nepal working on improving seed supplies in remote hill villages.  John serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences, as an advisory council member with the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, and as an advisory board member for The Integrated Assessment Society.

Recent Publication:                                                                              Handbook of Sustainability and Social Science Research                   Editors: Walter Leal Filho, Robert Marans and John Callewaert          Springer, World Sustainability Series.  2018.                                        In this handbook, social science researchers who focus on sustainability present and discuss their findings, including empirical work, case studies, teaching and learning innovations, and applied projects.

Current sustainability courses taught