Toddi Steelman named executive director of SENS

Toddi Steelman, currently a professor in the Dept. of Forestry and Environmental Resources at North Carolina State University, has been appointed executive director of the School of Environment and Sustainability. She will take up her position Aug. 1.

By Colleen MacPherson

Steelman holds a BA from West Virginia University, a master of public affairs degree from Princeton and a PhD from Duke University. She taught at both Princeton and Duke, as well as at the University of Colorado and North Carolina State. In 2008, Steelman was an associate professor and Fulbright Scholar at Simon Fraser University.

Steelman's research and scholarship focuses on the intersection of science, policy and decision-making, with emphasis on the role of the public and community in those processes.