300 Pulteney St, Geneva, NY 14456, United States
Thomas graduated from Hobart and William Smith Colleges with a Bachelor of Arts in 1976.
Iowa City, IA 52242, United States
Thomas got a Master of Arts in 1978 and a Doctor of Philosophy in 1983 from the University of Iowa.
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(Debates over global warming and fossil fuel dependence do...)
Debates over global warming and fossil fuel dependence dominate public discussions of the environment. For many of us, these debates are abstract because environmental problems do not yet disrupt our daily lives. But in communities throughout the United States and around the globe, environmental activism is not a matter of choice, it is a necessity. East Liverpool, Ohio, is one of those places. Since 1993, the eastern Ohio River Valley has been home to a massive hazardous waste incinerator. The WTI incinerator in East Liverpool burns 60,000 tons of hazardous waste each year, has experienced dozens of accidents and is located within 100 yards of an elementary school. Yet, it continues to operate. Toxic Burn is a gripping account of the activist movement against the imposing WTI incinerator in this struggling rust belt town. Drawing on personal interviews with key participants as well as official documents, Thomas Shevory tells the story of a building, maintaining, and resisting the incinerator. It begins in the 1970s with community leaders who responded to failing pottery and steel industries by proposing the incinerator as a source of jobs and tax revenue. The incinerator’s opponents fought back, challenging EPA permits in court.
(The Great Lakes are a remarkable repository of millions o...)
The Great Lakes are a remarkable repository of millions of years of complex geological transformations and of a considerably shorter, crowded span of human history. Over the course of four summers, Thomas Shevory rode a bicycle along their shores, taking in the stories the lakes tell - of nature’s grandeur and decay, of economic might and squandered promise, of exploration, colonization, migration, and military adventure.
Thomas graduated from Hobart and William Smith Colleges with a Bachelor of Arts in 1976. He got a Master of Arts in 1978 and a Doctor of Philosophy in 1983 from the University of Iowa.
Thomas Shevory was an instructor at Cornell College, Mount Vernon, Iowa in 1983. The same year he became an assistant professor of political science. He held this position until 1984.
From 1988 to 1994 he was an assistant professor at Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York. In 1994 Shevory was appointed an associate professor and in 2003 he was promoted to professor of politics. He has been Coordinator of the Ithaca College Environmental Studies Program (2001-2003) and Chair of the Department of Politics.
Shevory has taught as a Fulbright Scholar at The Free Independent University of Moldova and Moldova State University, in Chisinau, Moldova.
In 2010-2011, he again taught as a Fulbright Scholar, this time at the National University of Mongolia, in Ulan Bator.
Shevory is also co-Director of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (with Patricia Zimmermann).
In Fall 2018, Shevory became Coordinator of the Ithaca College Legal Studies Program and helped facilitate its transition from the School of Business to the School of Humanities and Sciences, with the goal of creating an interdisciplinary liberal art major with a focus on law, legal analysis, legal institutions, and justice.
Thomas Shevory has published six books and numerous scholarly articles on issues related to law, public policy, and popular culture, with special attention to health and the environment.
(The Great Lakes are a remarkable repository of millions o...)2017
(Debates over global warming and fossil fuel dependence do...)2007
Thomas is a Unitarian.
Thomas is a member of the Democratic party.
Thomas married Tamara Divasto on July 31, 1999.