The University of Utah
College of Architecture + Planning
Danya Rumore

Dr. Danya Rumore’s work, research, and teaching are fueled by a passion for helping stakeholders work together to address environmental and natural resources issues, enhance the socio-ecological resilience of their communities, and generally thrive. She is the Director of the Environmental Dispute Resolution Program in the University of Utah’s Wallace Stegner Center. She is also a Research Assistant Professor in the City & Metropolitan Planning Department and in the S.J. College of Law. Danya is particularly interested in better connecting science to environmental decision-making and supporting collaborative adaptive planning and management through effective stakeholder engagement, planning support, and consensus building. She holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Policy and Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a M.Sc. in Environmental Management from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and a B.S. in Environmental Science from Oregon State University. Working with the Center for Ecological Planning and Design allows her to blend her training in biophysical and social sciences and to work across disciplines to help communities address their real-world challenges while producing solution-oriented knowledge.