Dean Robert Brinkmann

Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Smerge Endowed Dean’s Chair
Professor, Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences

Education

  • Ph.D., Geography, 1989, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
    Dissertation: Lead Pollution in Soils of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
  • M.S., Geology, 1986, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Thesis: Glacial Geology and Pleistocene History of the Eau Galle Drainage Basin, West-Central Wisconsin
  • B.S., Geology, 1982, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Research Interests

  • Sustainability
  • Karst geology
  • Hydrology

Selected Publications

Books

  • Brinkmann, R. (Ed.). 2021 and ongoing. Palgrave Global Handbook of Sustainability. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Brinkmann, R. 2021. Practical Sustainability: A Guide to a More Sustainable Life. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Brinkmann, R. 2021. Introduction to Sustainability, 2nd Edition. John Wiley and Sons, 464 p.
  • Garren, S. and Brinkmann, R. (Eds.). 2020. Case Studies in Suburban Sustainability. University Press of Florida.
  • Brinkmann, R. 2019. Environmental Sustainability in a Time of Change. Palgrave Macmillan, 332 p.
  • Brinkmann, R. and Garren, S. (Eds). 2018. Handbook of Sustainability: Case Studies and Practical Solutions. Palgrave, 871 p.
  • Brinkmann, R. 2016. Introduction to Sustainability. John Wiley and Sons 336 p.
  • Brinkmann, R. 2013. The Science and Policy of Sinkholes in Florida. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, 256 p.

Articles and Chapters

  • Brinkmann, R. 2021. Defining Sustainability. In: Brinkmann, R. (Ed.). Palgrave Global Handbook of Sustainability. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Brinkmann, R. and Garren, S. 2020. The state of suburban sustainability in the United States. In: Garren, S. and Brinkmann, R. (Eds.). Case Studies in Suburban Sustainability. University Press of Florida, p. 1-21.
  • Brinkmann, R. and Garren, S. 2020. Conclusions: Suburban Sustainability Themes and Ongoing Challenges. In: Garren, S. and Brinkmann, R. (Eds.). Case Studies in Suburban Sustainability. University Press of Florida, p. 206-331.
  • Brinkmann, R. 2018. Economic Development and Sustainability: A Case Study from Long Island, New York. In: Brinkmann, R. and Garren, S. (Eds). Handbook of Sustainability: Case Studies and Practical Solutions. Palgrave Macmillan, p. 483-450.
  • Francis, T., Norris, J., and Brinkmann, 2016. Sustainability initiatives in professional soccer. Soccer and Society.

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Phone 815-753-7953
Zulauf Hall 312

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Phone 815-753-0114
Zulauf Hall 201