Robin Lewis

Luce Environmental Studies Postdoctoral Fellow

PhD, University of Arizona
MA, Miami University
BS, Miami University
BA, Miami University

2011- Postdoctoral Fellow, Environmental Studies Program, Hobart and William Smith Colleges | The Henry Luce Foundation

2011 Graduate Research Associate, Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy,
University of Arizona (funded by the National Science Foundation - Coupled
Natural-Human Systems Program)

2008-2010 Graduate Teaching Associate, School of Geography and Development, University of Arizona

2005-2008 Graduate Teaching Assistant, School of Geography and Development, University of Arizona

2003-2005 Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Zoology, Miami University (funded by the National Science Foundation - Ecology of Human Dominated Landscapes Program)

- Globalization and environmental politics in Southeast Asia
- Political ecology and science studies
- Qualitative research methods


Published Works

2007 Lewis, R.A. Nature and Nation: Forests and Development in Peninsular Malaysia (by J. Kathirithamby-Wells), book review, Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, 38(2), 398-400.

2005 Lewis, R.A. Thesis Proposal I: Understanding forest policies in Malaysia. In J.D. Gatrell, G.D. Bierly, and R.R. Jensen (eds.), Research Design and Proposal Writing in Spatial Science. Heidelberg, Germany: Springer-Verlag.

Publications in Press

2010 Duy, T.X., Lewis R.A., Lu, J. and Mills, J.E. Population & Natural Resources case study: Is population growth responsible for the loss of rainforests? In Solem, M., Klein, P., Muniz-Solari, O. and Ray, W., eds., AAG Center for Global Geography Education (CGGE). Available from http://globalgeography.aag.org/.

Publications in Review

2010 Lewis, R.A. Impacts of forest certification on biodiversity: A fact sheet for producers, companies, and consumers, Global Forest & Trade Network (GFTN),
World Wildlife Fund.

2010 Whalley, W.B., Lewis, R.A., Saunders, A., Buenamann, M., and Sutton, P.C. Curriculum development: Producing geographers for the 21st century, invited coauthored paper, Journal of Geography in Higher Education.

Works in Progress

2011 Lewis, R.A. Institutional resilience and timber certification: Global environmental governance in a national context?, Global Environmental Change (in preparation).


Courses designed and taught as full instructor:
Environment and Society (six semesters)
Human Geography and the Global Economy (one semester)
Introduction to Environmental Issues: Biodiversity (one semester)
Introduction to Remote Sensing (two semesters)
Introduction to Physical Geography (one semester)

Courses taught as teaching assistant:
INDV103 - Environment and Society (three semesters)


Graduate Studies

2011 Research Associate, Strengthening Resilience of Arid Region Riparian Corridors: Ecohydrology and Decision-Making in the Sonora and San Pedro Watersheds (funded by the Dynamic Coupled Natural-Human Systems program of the National Science Foundation), Udall Center for Public Policy, University of Arizona

2009-2010 Dissertation field research (Malaysia), U.S. Student Fulbright Program / Malaysian-American Commission on Educational Exchange

2006 Pre-dissertation field research (Malaysia & Singapore)

2004 Master's thesis field research (Malaysia & Singapore)

2003-2005 Research Assistant - National Science Foundation Undergraduates (REU) - Ecology of Human-Dominated Landscapes Program / Department of Zoology, Miami University


2008- Society of Women Geographers
2006- Southeast Asian Geography Association
2006- Association of Pacific Coast Geographers
2003- Association of American Geographers
2002-2006 Ecological Society of America
2002-2004 Ohio Academy of Science
2001-2003 Association of Southeastern Biologists

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