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Shaunna Barnhart is Director of the Place Based Studies program at Bucknell University. She previously was Distinguished Teaching Fellow at Emory University. A geographer by training, Shaunna’s interests lie at the intersection of environment and society. Energy choices and development decisions – and how equitable those choices, decisions, and governance thereof are – impacts the sustainability of our social and environmental worlds. Her research focuses on issues of energy, waste, development, and sustainability across scale. Her teaching strives to incorporate strategies to engage students in meaningful ways with both theory and practice. Course work and group projects expose students to diverse pathways towards creating more inclusive, informed, and sustainable futures while demonstrating the value of personal and collective agency.