Dr. Stern is a faculty member at Virginia Tech’s Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability and a professor in VT’s Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation in Blacksburg. Dr. Stern’s research and teaching focus on the human dimensions of sustainability in multiple arenas, including environmental education and communication; natural resource planning and management; conflict and collaboration; and international conservation and development. He is widely published in the academic literature. His most recent book, "Social Science Theory for Environmental Sustainability: A Practical Guide," published by Oxford University Press, aims to make social science theory easily accessible and usable for practitioners.
Collaborative approaches to conservation
Applying theory in practical ways to solve sustainability problems
Environmental communication, education, and interpretation
Natural resource management