Rebecca Watts Hull is an environmental sociologist with professional experience in environmental education and advocacy. She is the Assistant Director of Faculty Development for Sustainability Education Initiatives in the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) and an Adjunct Academic Professional in the School of History and Sociology at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to her current position, Rebecca was a Service Learning and Partnerships Specialist with the Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain. Through her position in CTL, she continues her work with SLS a a close collaborator.
Dr. Watts Hull’s research and teaching interests include environmental history and governance, sustainability, campus-based leadership and advocacy, and social movements. Most recently, her dissertation research examined variation in commitment to local and sustainable food purchasing and the impacts of student-led Real Food campaigns on U.S. college campuses. Her work with Serve-Learn-Sustain centers on connecting faculty and their teaching with community partners to advance student understanding and skills related to building sustainable communities.
Before coming to Georgia Tech, Dr. Watts Hull was Director of Mothers & Others for Clean Air, an Atlanta-based program to engage citizens in clean air initiatives and advocacy. Her past professional work also includes science and environmental curriculum design, including contributions to California’s Education and the Environment Initiative and service as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Tanzania and Uganda. Dr. Watts Hull received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Bucknell University, a Master of Science degree from University of Michigan in Natural Resources and Environment, and a Master of Science and Ph.D. from Georgia Tech in History and Sociology of Technology and Science.