Professor Amanda Buday
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.