Dr. Stephen R. Kellert is the Tweedy Ordway Professor Emeritus of Social Ecology and Senior Research Scholar at the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. His work focuses on understanding the connection between nature and humanity with a particular interest in the human need for nature, environmental conservation, and sustainable design and development.
Dr. Kellert is also listed and described in “American Environmental Leaders: From Colonial Times to the Present” and has won countless awards including 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award, Connecticut Outdoor and Environmental Educators Association. He has served on committees of the National Academy of Sciences, and has been a member of the board of directors of many organizations.
He has authored more than 150 publications, including his current book: Birthright: People and Nature in the Modern World (Yale University Press, 2012); Companions in Wonder: Children and Adults Exploring Nature Together (edited with J. Dunlap, Cambridge: MIT Press, 2012).