Courtney E. Kimmel

Courtney Kimmel
Fellow, Faculty
Arlington, VA

Courtney Kimmel is a Fellow and faculty with the Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability at Virginia Tech. She received her Ph.D. in forestry and masters degree in political science from Virginia Tech, and a B.A. in economics and sociology from St. Mary’s College of Maryland. Dr. Kimmel coordinates CLiGS work in urban Africa, the center's research program, and teaches courses in green infrastructure and sustainable development. Kimmel received the XCaliber Award at Virginia Tech for the innovative use of technology in the classroom and has published research in journals such as Geoforum and the Journal of Higher Education.

Special Interests

Green infrastructure; social ecology; ecological entrepreneurship

Media Mentions


  • Engagement Practices
  • Food & Agriculture
  • Infrastructure
  • Urban
  • Water