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Interdisciplinary Research Institute for the Study of (in)Equality

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Affiliate Faculty

Environmental Research

Faculty members from across the University of Denver are affiliated with IRISE as their work critically engages the study of (in)equality. 


Susan Daggett
Sturm College of Law
Susan D. Daggett is a natural resources and environmental attorney and is currently the Executive Director of the Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute at the Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver. She has served as the managing attorney in the Rocky Mountain office of Earthjustice, a national non-profit public interest law firm (formerly the Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund) and also has experience working as an independent consultant to non-profit organizations engaged in energy-related advocacy.

Andy Goetz
Dr. Goetz's research interests include transportation infrastructure and urban/economic growth, smart growth planning, rail transit systems, transit-oriented developments, intermodal transportation, air transportation and airports, globalization, and sustainability.

Sarah Bexell
Department of Social Work
Visiting Clinical Associate Professor Sarah Bexell conducts research on the efficacy of humane and sustainability education in motivating intervention participants to adopt more humane and sustainable behaviors at the micro, mezzo and macro levels of society. She conducts work in Denver and Chengdu, China. In China, she partners with Sichuan University and the Chengdu Research Base for Giant Pandas.