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.

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Mark D. Rouleau

Mark D. Rouleau

PhD, Computational Social Science, George Mason University, 2011

Contact

906-487-2039
mdroulea@mtu.edu

Assistant Professor, Social Sciences

I have extensive interdisciplinary experience using Agent-Based Modeling (ABM) and other computer programming techniques to investigate a wide variety of social science phenomenon. At the University of Delaware, in collaboration with my thesis advisor, I developed an agent-based simulation to investigate norm competition in international climate-change policy. In collaboration with . . .

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Audrey L. Mayer

Audrey L. Mayer

PhD, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee

Contact

906-487-2864
almayer@mtu.edu

Associate Professor of Ecology and Environmental Policy

I have a joint appointment with the Department of Social Sciences and the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science. My research fits generally within the framework of multidisciplinary sustainability science. I develop and test sustainability indices for their utility to manage dynamic human-environmental systems from local to global scales. I also . . .

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Adam M. Wellstead

Adam M. Wellstead

PhD, Renewable Resources, University of Alberta, 2006

Contact

906-487-2115
awellste@mtu.edu

Assistant Professor of Environmental and Energy Policy, Social Sciences

After a 15 year career with the Canadian federal government (Natural Resources Canada) in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, I was happy to make a mid-career shift and join the Department of Social Sciences. My background in policy and public management will contribute to the research and teaching in the Environmental Policy . . .