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Faculty Directory

The Center for Gender in Global Context currently has more than 275 affiliated faculty members from throughout MSU's campus, across 17 colleges and more than 65 departments and offices.

The GenCen Faculty Directory can be sorted by Name, College, Department, and GenCen Affiliation. Affiliates can be Core, Consulting, GJEC, or GDG Faculty (some members may be both GJEC/GDG and Core or Consulting). Click here to jump to a short description of our Faculty Affiliations.

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Emily Huff

College: Agriculture and Natural Resources
Department: Forestry
Affiliation: Core
Program: GJEC
Email: ehuff(at)

I hold a B.A. in environmental studies from Brandeis University, an M.S. in Natural Resource Science and Management from the University of Minnesota, and a PhD in Forestry from the University of Maine. I am interested in the effect of humans on natural resources availability and quality. My research uses self-reported and observational data on human behavior, specifically on attitudes, values, preferences, and intentions that may (or may not) lead to behavior. I also collected experimental data on a variety of natural resource management topics and use predictive and exploratory modeling techniques such as agent-based modeling to understand how behavior and human interaction leads to natural resource management outcomes. Recently, I have explored gender in forestry, by studying female forest owners and their ownership context.  My stakeholders and subjects range from private landowners to natural resource managers and occasionally the general public. My work focuses most on forested systems, both rural and urban. I have also worked on human dimensions of wildlife topics and collaborate with scholars from ecology, psychology, sociology, engineering, and policy. My work is meant to inform better management, stewardship, and conservation of trees and other green spaces with the overall goal of improving human health and wellbeing while keeping the environment healthy and functional.

What do our Faculty Affiliations Mean?

Core Faculty have a strong continuing professional focus on issues of women and gender in domestic, international, or global contexts, as demonstrated through research and teaching or other achievements. The Core Faculty supports the activities of GenCen and assists in developing and implementing its programs and activities, and are also eligible to serve on the GenCen Advisory Committee.

Consulting Faculty, while having a professional interest in issues of women and gender in domestic, international, or global contexts and activities of the GenCen, usually do not have these interests as the main focus of their research. 

GDG (Gender, Development and Globalization) Faculty will also be either Core or Consulting Faculty and have specific expertise and interest in gender and international development.

GJEC (Gender, Justice and Environmental Change) Faculty may also be either Core or Consulting Faculty, though that is not a requirement. GJEC Faculty are dedicated to teaching and scholarship related to intersections of gender, environmental change, and social and environmental justice; examining these issues from both local and global perspectives.

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