Bryan Norton

Professor Emeritus

Member Of:
  • School of Public Policy
Office Phone:
404-894-6511
Fax Number:
404-385-0504
Office Location:
DM Smith 103
Overview

Dr. Bryan Norton is a Professor of Philosophy in the School of Public Policy. He received his PhD in philosophy from the University of Michigan in 1970, specializing in the philosophy of science and conceptual change in, and across, scientific disciplines. He writes on inter-generational equity, sustainability theory, bio-diversity policy and on valuation methods. His specialty is the integration of spatio-temporal scaling considerations into sustainability criteria. He is currently working to develop a flexible notion of sustainability that recognizes the challenges of rapidly changing climate.

Education:
  • Ph.D., University of Michigan, Philosophy, 1970
  • BA, University of Michigan, Political Science, 1966
Awards and
Distinctions:
  • Class of 1934 Distinguished Professor Award, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006.
  • Gilbert White Fellow, Resources for the Future, 1985-56 (one-year Research Fellowship in residence at Resources, for the Future, Washington, D.C.)
  • Graduated with Distinction, and Honors in Political Science, U. of Mich.,1966
Areas of
Expertise:
  • Biodiversity Policy
  • Conservation History
  • Ecological Economics
  • Environmental Decision Making
  • Philosophy Of Conservation Biology
  • Sustainability Theory
  • Thought Of Aldo Leopold
Interests
Research Fields:
  • Economic Development and Smart Cities
  • Energy, Climate and Environmental Policy
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Ethics and Philosophy of Science and Technology
Geographic
Focuses:
  • North America
  • United States
Issues:
  • Environment
  • International Development
Courses
  • PHIL-4176: Environmental Ethics
  • PST-4110: Theories of Knowledge
  • PUBP-3600: Sustain,Tech & Policy
  • PUBP-6327: Sustainability & Env Pol
  • PUBP-8540: Adv Environmental Policy
Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Recent Publications

Journal Articles