Research Assistant Professor
Danya Rumore, PhD
Danya Rumore, PhD., is the Director of the Environmental Dispute Resolution Program in the Wallace Stegner Center and a Research Assistant Professor in the S.J. Quinney College of Law. She is also a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of City and Metropolitan Planning in the College of Architecture and Planning. She teaches courses in negotiation and dispute resolution and is a research affiliate of the University of Utah Ecological Planning Center and Global Change and Sustainability Center. Danya completed her doctorate in Environmental Policy and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she was the Assistant Director of the MIT Science Impact Collaborative and the Project Manager for the New England Climate Adaptation Project. Danya’s work and research focus on supporting more collaborative decision-making and stakeholder engagement in the context of science-intensive environmental issues, with a particular focus on climate-related risk management, water resource management, and mixed land-use planning. She holds a Master of Science in Environmental Management and Geography from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Natural Resource Economics from Oregon State University. She has worked with a range of organizations, including the Consensus Building Institute, the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, the New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities, and the Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences. She is a co-author of the book Managing Climate Risks in Coastal Communities: Strategies for Engagement, Readiness, and Adaptation.