Eric Pallant

Professional Title

Department Chair, Professor, Christine Nelson Endowed Chair


environmental science


Environmental Education, Green Initiatives, Sustainable Agriculture, Sustainable Development, Water Resources


B.A., Wesleyan University; M.F.S., Yale University; Ph.D., Cornell University.

A twice-named Fulbright Scholar and sourdough aficionado, Eric Pallant is an expert on the topics of sustainable development, food and agriculture, educational innovation, and writing creative nonfiction. Recent publications include “The Wonder of Bread: Teaching University Students the Cost of Eating with Their Hands,” in Gastronomica. He is the coauthor of “Teaching to End Hunger: Critical Analysis of Food Systems and Poverty,” currently in press.