Contact: debsinha@mtu.edu
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I am a Science Teacher at the Santa María Marianistas School.

I welcome opportunities to:
  • Teach at secondary schools and universities that are focused towards providing students with a stimulating learning environment and achieving high academic standards.
  • Participate in collaborative research on environment and development.
  • Aid organizations in writing grant proposals, conducting research and writing reports.
  • Mentor secondary school and university (undergraduate and graduate) students in their studies and research.
  • Provide admission guidance for students applying to undergraduate and graduate programmes at international universities.
  • Help in preparation of professional presentations and publications.
  • Perform GIS-based spatial analysis, and design maps for professional publications.
Within the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum, I am capable of teaching Business and Management, Economics, Environmental Systems and Societies, Geography, Social and Cultural Anthropology, and Theory of Knowledge (ToK). At undergraduate institutions, I identify with the Liberal Arts curriculum in Geography and Environmental Studies. My graduate research and teaching experience is located at the intersection of environment and development, environmental history, and geospatial (GIS/RS) analysis. 

My recent professional experience includes an IB Science teacher at the Hiram Bingham School, Visiting Research Fellow position at the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, an Assistant Professor of Geography position at Michigan Technological University and a Geography Instructor position at Temple UniversityMy doctoral dissertation focused on the environmental consequences of industrial mode of economic development.

I have graduate degrees in Geography (Ph.D., 2009) from Clark University, Ecology (M.S., 1998) from Pondicherry University, and Geography (M.A., 2003) from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. I received an undergraduate degree in Zoology (B.Sc., 1996) from Hindu College, University of Delhi.



PUBLICATIONS
 
Deb Ranjan Sinha (2011) Betrayal or 'business as usual'? Access to forest resources in the Nepal Terai. Environment and History, Vol. 17(3), 433-460. download
 
Deb Ranjan Sinha (2010) Book Review: Polluted and Dangerous: America's Worst Abandoned Properties and What Can Be Done About Them by J. B. Hollander. The Northeastern GeographerVol. 2, 119-120. download
 
Deb Ranjan Sinha (2010) Book Review: Toward the Healthy City: People, Places, and the Politics of Urban Planning by Jason Corburn. Planning Perspectives, Vol. 25(3), 386-388. download
 
Deb Ranjan Sinha (2010) The Environmental Kuznets Curve Hypothesis and Legacy Pollution: A Geohistorical Analysis of the Environmental Consequences of Industrialization in Worcester, Massachusetts (USA). The Industrial GeographerVol. 7(1), 1-18. download
 
Timothy J. Downs, Laurie Ross, Suzanne Patton, Sarah Rulnick, Deb Ranjan SinhaDanielle Mucciarone, Maria Calvache, Sarah Parmenter, Rajendra Subedi, Donna Wysokenski, Erin Anderson, Rebecca Dezan, Kate Lowe, Jennifer Bowen, Amee Tejani, Kelly Piersanti, Octavia Taylor, Robert Goble (2009) Complexities of holistic community-based participatory research for a low income, multi-ethnic population exposed to multiple built-environment stressors in Worcester, Massachusetts. Environmental Research, Vol. 109 (8), 1028-1040. download
 
Schweik, Charlie, Harini Nagendra and Deb Ranjan Sinha (2003) Using Satellite Imagery to Locate Innovative Forest Management Practices in Nepal. Ambio, Vol. 32 (4), 312-319. download
 
PRESENTATIONS

2012 - Asia: proving ground for global sustainability. Planet under Pressure, London.

2012 - Thinking about Environmental Sustainability - Lessons from the USA and Japan. 79 th RIHN Seminar, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Kyoto.

2012 - (Commentary) ‘Agro-megacities’? The role of farming for sustainable development of mega-urban regions. Megacities and Global Environment Project, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Kyoto.

2011 - (Commentary) High-altitude environments. Seminar: Ecosindemias y Ecosalud, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima.

2010 - Environment and Development: An Uneasy Balance. Round Table: The Impact of Global Economy on the Ecosystems of the Peruvian Amazon and the Indigenous People, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima.

2010 - Urban Environmental Issues. Department of Architecture, Universidad Ricardo Palma, Lima.

2009 - The Socio-Spatial Limits to Community-based Forestry in the Nepal Terai. Session – Sovereign Natures: Un/bounding Political Ecologies I: Sovereignty, Citizenship and Governmentality, AAG, Las Vegas

2008 - Prosperity Without Pollution? A Critique of the Environmental Kuznets Curve Hypothesis. Session – Urban Change and Regional Economic Development, AAG, Boston.

2006 - Use of GIS for Mapping Health Data. University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester.

2006 - Locating Brownfields in the City of Worcester. Clark University, Worcester.

2005 & 2006 - City of Worcester GIS Brownfield Database, GIS-Based Brownfield Query and Analysis Prototype. Mayor’s Brownfield Roundtable, Worcester.

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