Professor Amanda Buday

Amanda Buday

Contact

Professor Amanda Buday
2157 AuSable Hall
budaya@gvsu.edu
(616) 331-3137

Education

Southern Illinois University
Ph.D. Sociology

Fields

Natural Resources, Environmental Studies, Community Mobilization

Courses

Introduction to Environmental and Sustainability Studies 
Social Problems
Human Forces Environmental Impacts
Environmental Problem Solving

Biography

Professor Buday’s areas of specialization are natural resource sociology and environmental movements. Buday’s research examines community-based efforts to protect natural resources, including citizen mobilization concerning oil and gas development, municipal water conservation programs, and equitable access to outdoor recreation, among other topics. Current projects work to assist community partners concerned with water resources in West Michigan, bringing the resources at GVSU to bear on pressing local problems while providing applied research experience for students.