Daniel Sherman

Environmental Policy and Decision Making   

Sound Policy Institute               

  • BA, Canisius College, 1995
  • BA Hons, Victoria University-Wellington, 1996
  • MA, Colorado State University, 1999
  • MA, PhD, Cornell University, 2004

Daniel Sherman is the Luce-funded Professor of Environmental Policy & Decision Making and director of the Sound Policy Institute.  He studies the role individuals and groups play in environmental politics, policy, and sustainability.  His new textbook with W.W. Norton Environmental Science & Sustainability, co-authored with Dave Montgomery, presents a new approach to environmental science that helps students discover their role in the environment and the impact of their choices.  Sherman’s first book, Not Here, Not There, Not Anywhere:  Politics, Social Movements, & the Disposal of Low-Level Radioactive Waste, examines the contentious politics of waste disposal implementation at all levels of government in the U.S and the dynamics of mobilized opposition in local communities.  In addition to writing and teaching about environmental politics and policy, he also teaches, writes, and facilitates workshops on sustainability efforts in higher education.  His articles “Sustainability: What’s the Big Idea?” and “Uncovering Sustainability in the Curriculum,” speak to efforts to integrate sustainability broadly across the curriculum. 


 Image of the cover of Not Here, Not There, Not Anywhere with a barrel of toxic waste