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Dr. John SutherlinDr. John Sutherlin is holder of the Mayme and Tom Scott Professorship in Teaching Excellence.

He earned a B.A. at Louisiana Tech University, and his M.S. and Ph.D. at the University of New Orleans.

In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he serves as a co-director of ULM's Social Science Research Lab.

In 2004, Dr. Sutherlin was nominated for the John H. Stibbs Award for Faculty at Tulane University. Also, that same year, he was nominated for the Volvo for Life Award for his work in developing water technologies.

He was a finalist for the position of Secretary of the Department of Environmental Quality for the state of Louisiana under Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco. Before coming to ULM, Dr. Sutherlin taught for more than seven years at Tulane University.

At ULM, Dr. Sutherlin was elected to the Faculty Senate, developed the shared governance procedures and received the ULM's 2007 Award for Excellence.

Dr. Sutherlin is a frequent speaker at international conferences and lectures on a variety of environmental and natural resource management issues.

He is the author of two environmental management books, producer and director of 24 urban environmental documentary films and political consultant for numerous local, state and federal government agencies.

He has appeared on Fox, CBS, ABC and NBC, as well as a commentator for the BBC and Bloomberg.

He is a regular political commentator for local radio station KNOE-540 AM. He has held hundreds of public hearings and spoke at conferences in the United States, Europe and South America.

He has worked with a number of European and South American governments and private companies in the area of environmental compliance, permitting, technology assessment and regulatory management.

Dr. Sutherlin is also a patented inventor of environmental technologies and processes.

His areas of interest include environmental politics, the Middle East, international organizations, urban environmental management, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and global ecological issues.

About the Endowment: 

The Mayme and Tom Scott Professorship in Teaching Excellence endowment was established to encourage and reward excellence in teaching, learning and research at ULM.