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Pamela Courtenay-Hall
Name:
Pamela Courtenay-Hall
Email:
pcourtenay@upei.ca
Position:
Associate Professor
Department:
Philosophy
Phone:
902-894-2838
Building:
SDU Main Building 513
Island Scholar:
Island Scholar Biography

Associate Professor; Chair, Philosophy; Teaching Associate in Environmental Studies

BA, BEd, MA (Windsor); MA (Notre Dame); PhD (Toronto)

Pamela began her university studies in Mechanical Engineering, and her teaching career 40 years ago as a math and physics teacher. She taught environmental education and philosophy of education as a tenured professor at UBC (1992-2002) before coming to PEI. Her research is focused on identifying the cultural roots and present state of the interrelated problems of environmental degradation, social inequality and community decline … and the educational and social-economic policy reforms that can help ameliorate these problems.

Research Interests
  • Ethics of climate change
  • Ecorealism and cultural-economic imperialism in global environmental negotiations
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Critical thinking, environmental education and decolonization
  • Human-nature alienation and reconnection
  • Ethical and metaphysical issues in parenting
  • Popular culture, social media and sexual liberation

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