Director: Sustainability &
|office: Shi Center for Sustainability
hours: by appointment
phone: (864) 294-3670
fax: (864) 294-3589
Angela Halfacre graduated cum laude
from Furman University with a B.A. in political science. She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in political science at the University of Florida in 1994 and 1997, respectively. Her doctoral work had a substantive focus in environmental policy, and she also worked as policy specialist for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Her research has focused on environmental perceptions of individuals and groups and how environmental community change impacts those views.
Halfacre began her teaching career in 1997 at Albright College, where she also served as coordinator of Environmental Programs. After a post-doc year as a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Clean Technology and Environmental Policy at the University of Twente in The Netherlands, she joined the College of Charleston faculty in 1998. In addition to being a member of the political science department and graduate faculty there, she spent five years as director of the Master of Environmental Studies program.
She received the College of Charleston’s Distinguished Teacher-Scholar Award at commencement in 2008. Her other honors include receiving the college’s Teaching and Promoting Undergraduate Research Award.
Halfacre has published numerous, peer-reviewed journal articles on environmental and community perceptions and decision-making, and is co-author of a book, Constructing Conservation? A Political Ecological Exploration of the South Carolina Lowcountry
, which will be published in 2010. She has also spearheaded several public outreach campaigns to share environmental information with local communities. She is a member of the American Political Science Association, Ecological Society of America and Society for Economic Botany.