Dr. Robert Bullard
Professor of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy at Texas Southern University
Houston, Texas, USA
Dr. Robert D. Bullard is distinguished professor of urban planning and environmental policy at Texas Southern University in Houston. He is often called the “father of environmental justice.” Professor Bullard is the author of 18 books. His latest books include Race, Place and Environmental Justice After Hurricane Katrina (2009), Environmental Health and Racial Equity in the United States (2011), and The Wrong Complexion for Protection (2012). In 1990, he received the National Wildlife Federation Conservation Achievement Award in Science for Dumping in Dixie. In 2008, Newsweek named him one of “13 Environmental Leaders of the Century.” In 2013, Sierra Club honored him with the John Muir Award and in 2014 named its new Environmental Justice Award after Dr. Bullard. In 2015, the American Bar Association presented him with its Environmental, Energy, and Resources Stewardship Award. And in 2017, the Children Environmental Health Network presented him with the Child Health Advocate Award.