Wikistrat Expert Prof. Joseph Tainter

Prof. Joseph Tainter

Professor Sustainability at Utah State University

Prof. Joseph Tainter, an anthropologist and historian, currently works as a Professor of Sustainability in the Department of Environment and Society College of Natural Resources at Utah State University. He also serves as a faculty Associate of the Ecology Center at Utah State University.

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Biography

Prof. Joseph Tainter, an anthropologist and historian, currently works as a Professor of Sustainability in the Department of Environment and Society College of Natural Resources at Utah State University. He also serves as a faculty Associate of the Ecology Center at Utah State University.

Previously he worked as a Guest Professor in the Center for Studies of Science and Humanities at Beijing Normal University and as a Professor and Head of the Department of Environment and Society in the College of Natural Resources at Utah State University. In New Mexico he worked as a Project Leader on Cultural Heritage Research at Rocky Mountain Research Station at USDA Forest Service. While in New Mexico he worked as an Archeologist at the USDA Forest Service.

He has published several works including: “Drilling Down: The Gulf Oil Debacle and Our Energy Dilemma”, “Supply-Side Sustainability”, and “Evolving Complexity and Environmental Risk in the Prehistoric Southwest”. Additionally he has published numerous articles, monographs, and appeared on film and television.

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Academic Qualifications:
PhD in Anthropology from Northwestern University MA in Anthropology from Northwestern University BA in Anthropology from the University of California Santa Barbara

Areas of Expertise:
Anthropology
Ecology
Cultural Conflict
State Collapse

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