The Department of Social Sciences at Michigan Technological University is committed to high-quality undergraduate and graduate instruction across the social sciences. Our interdisciplinary faculty’s areas of expertise include anthropology, environmental and energy policy, history, industrial heritage and archaeology, political science, sociology, and geography. We pride ourselves on providing students with the opportunity to engage in hands-on educational experiences and apply academic concepts, strategies, and techniques to contemporary, real-world issues.

Houghton Energy Efficiency Team (HEET)

Prof. Richelle Winkler and the task ahead for HEET as a semifinalist in the national Georgetown University Energy Prize. For more see SS Graduate Students’ Energy Plan Makes Semifinalist Status For her talk to her project team about what's next, see this video.

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Adam M. Wellstead

Adam M. Wellstead

PhD, Renewable Resources, University of Alberta, 2006

Contact

906-487-2115
awellste@mtu.edu

Associate Professor of Environmental and Energy Policy, Social Sciences

I joined the Department of Social Sciences in 2011 after a 15 year career with Canadian federal government. My background in policy and public management will contribute to the research and teaching in the Environmental Policy Program. My research interests include investigating multi-level governance arrangements in the natural resource sector, . . .

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Adam M. Wellstead

Adam M. Wellstead

PhD, Renewable Resources, University of Alberta, 2006

Contact

906-487-2115
awellste@mtu.edu

Associate Professor of Environmental and Energy Policy, Social Sciences

I joined the Department of Social Sciences in 2011 after a 15 year career with Canadian federal government. My background in policy and public management will contribute to the research and teaching in the Environmental Policy Program. My research interests include investigating multi-level governance arrangements in the natural resource sector, . . .

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Bruce Seely

Bruce Seely

Ph.D., University of Delaware

Contact

906-487-2156
bseely@mtu.edu

Dean of the College of Science and Arts

Bruce E. Seely is a historian of technology who joined Michigan Tech as an assistant professor in the fall 1986 after teaching at Texas A&M University for five years. He has taught courses in history of technology, as well in American history, Western Civilization, history of science, and science and . . .