Shannon Sweeney

Jesse Sherry


Dissertation Topic/Title: The Ecovillage Model of Sustainable Community


Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Clinton Andrews


Previous Degrees: Temple University, 2005 M.S. in Community and Regional Planning; Warren Wilson College, 2001 B.A. in Environmental Policy


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Research Interest

I have studied Sustainable Development throughout my academic career, including a semester at Oxford University in 2000 and am continuing this study at the Bloustein School. I believe that we must move beyond efforts at environmental protection. Instead we must develop new lifestyles that integrate natural and human communities. I am currently studying ecovillages in an attempt to better understand how we can create such sustainable communities.


Teaching and TA Experience:

  • Principles of Public Policy – Spring 2008
  • Research Methods – Fall 2009, Fall 2010
  • Health and Public Policy – Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011
  • Green Design for a Sustainable Future – Spring 2011


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