Professor Amanda Buday

Amanda Buday

Associate Professor

Office Address: 2157 Au Sable Hall
Phone: (616) 331-3137
Email: [email protected]

  • Ph.D. Sociology, Southern Illinois University


Natural Resources, Environmental Studies, Community Mobilization


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


Professor Buday is a rural sociologist whose research focuses on people’s relationship with and management of natural resources. A native Hoosier from Elkhart, Indiana, Buday studied energy development in rural communities at Southern Illinois University before working at Fort Hays State in northwest Kansas from 2016-2019. At Grand Valley, Buday serves as project coordinator for the Social Science Lab, assisting area watershed and conservation organizations with gathering input from community members regarding water quality concerns and management of water resources. More information, including project reports, is available on the West MI Water Stewardship page. 

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