DANYA LEE RUMORE portrait
  • Research Associate Professor, College Of Law - Dean
  • Research Assistant Professor, City & Metropolitan Planning
  • Director, Environmental Dispute Resolution Program, College Of Law

Education

  • Ph.D., Environmental Policy and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Project: Role-Play Simulations: A Tool for Transformative Civic Education and Engagement Around Science-Intensive Environmental Issues
  • M.Sc., Environmental Management and Geography, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • B.S., Environmental Science and Natural Resource Economics, Oregon State University

Biography


Danya Rumore, Ph.D., is the Director of the Environmental Dispute Resolution Program in the Wallace Stegner Center and a Research Associate 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. Danya’s work and research focus on supporting effective collaborative decision-making and stakeholder engagement in the context of environmental and public policy issues; she has particular expertise in science-intensive disputes. Danya teaches courses in negotiation and dispute resolution and was the 2018 recipient of the Rob Williams Award for Emerging Environment and Public Policy Leaders. She 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. Danya also 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-founder of the Gateway and Natural Amenity Region (GNAR) Initiative.