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Ph.D.: Geography, Michigan State University, 2013.
Dissertation: “Technology and Place: A Geography of Waste-to-Energy in the United States”; Advisor: Dr. Kyle T. Evered
M.S.: Geography, Michigan State University, 2010
B.A.: Anthropology, College of William & Mary, 2008

Professional Appointments
Co-Director and Affiliate Professor, Rowan Center for Responsible Leadership (2019-pres)
Associate Professor, Department of Geography, Planning & Sustainability, Rowan University (2018-pres)
Program Coordinator, Environmental & Sustainability Studies, Rowan University (2016-pres)
Visiting Scholar, Research Program, East-West Center Honolulu (January 2015)

Political Appointments
New Jersey Pinelands Commission, Camden County representative (three-year term, 2018-pres)
Chair’s Designee, Pinelands Development Credit Bank, 2019-pres


Selected Publications
(in press) “Sweetness and HPOWER: Waste, Sugar, and Ecological Identity in the Development of Honolulu’s HPOWER Waste-to-Energy Facility”. Global Environment.

Howell, Jordan P., Katherine Schmidt, Brooke Iacone, Giavanni Rizzo, and Christina Parrilla. “New Jersey’s Solid Waste and Recycling Tonnage Data: Retrospect and Prospect”. Heliyon. [Datasest “New Jersey's Waste and Recycling Data: 1993-2016”, Mendeley Data, v2; http://dx.doi.org/10.17632/7yc4c3pmtp.2 ]

Mahbubur Meenar, Jordan P. Howell, and Jason Hachadorian. “Economic, Ecological, and Equity Dimensions of Brownfield Redevelopment Plans for Environmental Justice Communities in the USA”. Local Environment 24: 901-915.

Howell, Jordan P., Jen Kitson, and David Clowney. 2018. "Environments Past: Nostalgia in Environmental Policy and Governance". Environmental Values 28: 305-323.

Howell, Jordan P. 2017. "Waste Governance and Ecological Identity in Maui, Hawaii, USA". Geoforum 79: 81-89.

Howell, Jordan P. and Todd Sundberg. 2016. "Towards an Affective Geopolitics: Soft Power and The Danish Notion of 'Hygge'". Environment, Space, Place 7: 97-120.

Howell, Jordan P. 2015. "Alternative Waste Solutions for the Pacific Region: Learning from the Hawai'i Experience". AsiaPacific Issues 121: 1-8.

Howell, Jordan P. 2015.“’Modes of Governing’ and Solid Waste Management in Maui, Hawaii, USA”. Environment and Planning A 47: 2153-2169.

Johnson, Laura, Jordan P. Howell, and Kyle T. Evered. 2015. “‘Where nothing was before’: (Re)producing population and place in Ghana’s Volta River Project”. Journal of Cultural Geography 32: 195-213.

Howell, Jordan P. 2015. “The Fate of Waste in Hawaii: Technology Assessment and Solid Waste Planning in Hawaii, 1968-1978”. Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography 36: 67-82.

Howell, Jordan P. and David L. Baylis. 2014. “Mapping Energy: Cartographies of Energy into the 21st Century”. Geographical Review 104: 209-228.

Howell, Jordan P. 2012. “Risk society without reflexive modernization? The case from northwestern Michigan.” Technology in Society 34: 185-195.

Howell, Jordan P. 2011. “’Powering progress’: Regulation and the development of Michigan’s electricity landscape”. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 101: 962-970.

Recent Presentations
Invited Panelist, “Deep Learning: Real-World Experiences in Sustainability Higher Education”. 2019 Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting; Washington, DC.

“Can Ecological Identity Be a Useful Tool for Encouraging Green Infrastructure at the Local Level?”. 2018 Sustainable Consumption Research and Action Initiative 3rd International Conference; Copenhagen, Denmark.

“How Can the Ecological Identity Concept Shape Policy Relating to Environmental Infrastructures?”. 2018 Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting; New Orleans, LA.

Discussant, “New Trends in Geography Departments – Sustainability Studies Degrees”. Roundtable session at 2018 Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting; New Orleans, LA.

Discussant, “Social, Political, and Economic Theory as Policy 'Relevance-Makers' for Environmental History”. Roundtable session at 2018 American Society for Environmental History Annual Conference; Riverside, CA.

“Career Viewpoint from the College Level”. 2016 Annual Spring Conference of the New Jersey Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America: Atlantic City, NJ. 

Media Coverage

Press of Atlantic City - 05/01/2019
Rowan Today - 03/28/2019
Press of Atlantic City - 01/24/2018
Burlington County Times - 01/23/2018
Rowan University Student Affairs Profile - 12/01/2017
Rowan Today - 03/31/2017