Robert Bullard Honored by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education

Robert D. Bullard, Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy at Texas Southern University in Houston, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. The award honors outstanding leaders (both academics and practitioners) who have made significant contributions to the advancement of sustainability in higher education over their lifetimes. Dr. Bullard is the fifth recipient of this award.

“It is indeed a great honor to be named winner of the AASHE Lifetime Achievement Award,” Dr. Bullard said. “I accept this award on behalf of and in recognition of the many individuals and organizations I’ve worked in partnership with over the past four decades — who sacrificed, struggled, and persevered in pursuit of dismantling and eradicating injustice wherever and whenever we saw it.”

From 2011 to 2016, Dr. Bullard was dean of the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University. Prior to coming to TSU he was the founding director of the Environmental Justice Resource Center at Clark Atlanta University.

Dr. Bullard is the author or co-author of many books including Dumping in Dixie: Race, Class, and Environmental Quality (Westview Press, 1990) and The Wrong Complexion for Protection: How the Government Response to Disaster Endangers African American Communities (New York University Press, 2012).

Dr. Bullard is a graduate of Alabama A&M University. He earned a master’s degree at Atlanta University and a Ph.D. in sociology from Iowa State University.

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