2014-2015 Resident Fellows

Philip Cafaro

Philip Cafaro
Professor, Department of Philosophy, Colorado State University

Phil's work focused on environmental ethics in terms of issues of limits to growth, sustainable consumption, and population ethics. He has argued that signs of global ecological degradation creates an ethical imperative to limit economic and demographic growth, and during his 2011-2012 resident fellowship, he focused on writing and publishing on this subject.

Erika Osborne

Erika Osborne
Assistant Professor, Department of Art & Art History, Colorado State University

Erika’s work focused on fostering the creation of sustainable solutions by creating public awareness towards the issues that face our region. She created several paintings in a larger body of work addressing contemporary artifacts of Manifest Destiny (the boom of industry, development and growth, with all its subsequent issues, that we see in the American West today).

Delphine Farmer

Delphine Farmer
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Colorado State University

Delphine’s research focused on combining instrument development and advanced analytical chemistry, with atmospheric science and physical chemistry, to understand air pollution and climate-relevant processes.

Michael Gavin

Michael Gavin
Assistant Professor, Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources

Michael’s research focus developed a network of researchers at CSU and beyond that seek to define, promote and examine biocultural approaches to conservation.

Listen to Michael Gavin's October 11, 2014 TedxCSU talk HERE.