I am a Professor of Economics at the State University of New York, Cortland.
My present research areas include political economy, human ecology and the evolution of economic systems. I use an interdisciplinary synthesis to explore the agricultural revolution and its significance in framing the structure and dynamic of our present global economic system and the profound duality between humans and the other-than-human world that now exists.
My numerous essays and articles appear in diverse journals from the Cambridge Journal of Economics to Behavioral and Brain Sciences. My book Proving Up: Domesticating Land in U.S. History (2010, SUNY Press), explored the interconnections of the economy, culture, and land in U.S. history.
I have been a Fulbright Scholar, a SUNY Senior Scholar, and a recipient of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Research.
I have collaborated on book projects, seminars, and workshops with The Evolution Institute, The Foundation for Deep Ecology, The Post Carbon Institute, The Population Institute, The International Forum on Globalization and The Land Institute and am presently involved in The Land Institute’s Ecosphere Studies and New Perennials Project initiatives.
In the past, I have been a board member of the USSEE.