Tarah Wright

Tarah Wright is Director of the Education for Sustainability Research Group and Professor at Dalhousie University. She has played a pivotal role in the successful creation of the Environmental Science Program and the innovative College of Sustainability.  Tarah holds an undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo (1996), a Masters of Environmental Studies from Dalhousie University (1998) and a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Alberta (2002).   Tarah’s research focuses on the emerging field of education for sustainable development and she has published numerous papers covering a wide range of issues in sustainability and higher education.  She serves on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, is a Member of the Scientific Advisory Board for Environmental Management for Sustainable Universities (EMSU), and is a co-organizer for World Sustainable Development Teach-In Day.  Tarah and her family make their home in the city of Halifax, on the traditional lands of the Mic Mac people, in the Acadian Forest Bioregion, at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean.