Robert Kirkman teaches and conducts research on environmental ethics and policy in the School of Public Policy at Georgia Tech. He received his bachelor’s degree in philosophy and history from Miami University, and his doctorate in philosophy at Stony Brook University with a specialization in environmental ethics.
Dr. Kirkman has been developing tools to help individuals and communities to make more thoughtful and responsible decisions about the built environment, taking into account human well-being, justice, sustainability, and political legitimacy. Currently, he has a particular interest in the problem of making such decisions within the constraints of complex and obdurate systems against the backdrop of landscapes already in the grip of irreversible change.
Contributions to Humans & Nature:
- …By Asking the Right People
A response to “To build or not to build a road… how do we honor the landscape?”
- The Ethics of Metropolitan Growth
In this book Robert Kirkman explores the ethical issues behind metropolitan growth and environmental change.