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Paul Faulstich, PhD
Professor of Environmental Analysis

Paul Faulstich, PhD

    With Pitzer Since: 1991
    Field Group: Environmental Analysis
    Campus Address: Broad Center 214
    Phone: 909.621.8818
    Email: paul_faulstich@pitzer.edu

    Education:
    Ph.D., University of Hawaii at Manoa
    M.A., Stanford University
    B.A., Pitzer College

Research Interests:

Cultural ecology, ecological design, the ecology of expressive culture, Aboriginal Australia

Recent Courses:

Environmental Awareness and Responsible Action (EA46)
A Sense of Place (EA48)
Exhibiting Nature (EA63)
Visual Ecology (EA65)
Ethnoecology (EA68)
Restoring Nature: The Pitzer Outlook (EA131)
The Desert as a Place (EA140)
Progress and Oppression: Ecology, Human Rights, and Development (EA141)
Theory and Practice in Environmental Education (EA146)
Community, Ecology, and Design (EA147)
Ecology and Culture Change (EA149)
Critical Environmental News (EA150)
Worldview and Natural History (EA179)

Selected Publications and Public Commentary:

Review of Roots of the Savage Mind by M. Meschiari, in Quaderni di Semantica, vol.24, no.1 (2010).

"Comments: Notes on Memetics," Rock Art Research:The Journal of the Australian Rock Art Research Association, vol. 26, No. 1 (2009).

"Oodles of Doodles?: Doodling Behaviour and Its Implications for Understanding Palaeoarts," Rock Art Research:The Journal of the Australian Rock Art Research Association, vol.25, no.1(May 2008). With Ben Watson, John L. Bradshaw, J.B. Deregowski, Livi Dobrez, James Harrod, B. James, Derek Hodgson, Paul Tacon, and Robert G. Bednarik.

“Teaching for Change: The Leadership in Environmental Education Partnership,” in Peggy F. Bartlett and Geoffrey W. Chase, eds., Sustainability on Campus: Stories and Strategies for Change. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2004.

“Mapping the Mythological Landscape: An Aboriginal Way of Being-in-the-World,” in J. Baird Callicott and Clare Palmer, eds., Environmental Philosophy: Critical Concepts in the Environment.London, UK:Routledge, 2004.

Exploring Relationships Through Rock-Art: Colonialism, Landscape and Ecology (A special volume of Before Farming: The Archaeology and Anthropology of Hunter-Gatherers). UK: Western Academic and Specialist Press, 2003. Co-edited with Paul Taçon and Sven Ouzman.

“Dreaming the Country and Burning the Land: Rock-art and Ecological Knowledge,” in Paul Faulstich, Paul Taçon, and Sven Ouzman, eds., Exploring Relationships Through Rock-Art: Colonialism, Landscape and Ecology. (A special volume of Before Farming: The Archaeology and Anthropology of Hunter-Gatherers). UK: Western Academic and Specialist Press, 2003.

“Geophilia: Die eingeborene Liebe des Menschen zur Landschaft,” Hagia Chora, vol.15 (2003).

Quoted in March 2010, "Sustainability Isn't Merely Academic," in the Los Angeles Times

Quoted in April 2010, "A Surprising Landscape at Pitzer," in Pacific Horticulture

Studio and on-site interview, NBC 4 News Los Angeles, Extra; expanded feature on Pitzer's green residence halls

Recent Conference Presentations and Invited Talks

“Diversity and Sustainability in Post-Industrial Society,” Keynote Address, the 17th International Interdisciplinary Conference on the Environment, Kona, HI, June 2011.

"Human Ecology Perspectives on Sustainability," paper presented at the East-West Center's 50th international conference, Honolulu, HI, July 2010.

Panel chair, "Islands, Oceans and Sustainability," the East-West Center's 50th international conference, Honolulu, HI, July 2010.

"Building a Higher Education," paper presented at the Ecocity World Summit, San Francisco, CA, April 2008.

"Campus Sustainability: Crafting a Green Strategic Plan." Keynote Speaker, Otterbein College, OH.

"Doing Field Research in Australia," paper presented at the Australian Fulbright Scholar Seminar, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA.

Recent Grants, Honors, and Awards:

Excellence in Design Award; Sustainable Landscaping, City of Claremont, 2011

Principal Investigator/Project Coordinator, Arthur Vining Davis Foundation Grant to develop an academic program on Sustainability and the Built Environment, 2011-2014.

Appointee, Fulbright National Screening Committee and the Australian Research Council

Fulbright Senior Scholar Award and Visiting Scholar at the Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies, Institute for Advanced Studies, Australian National University, 2002-2003

Honorable speaker, World Environment and Climate Outlook Meeting, the National Museum of the Republic, Brazil.

Visiting scholar of Humanities at Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia

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