Dr. David Casagrande

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Associate Professor of Anthropology


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STEPS Building, Room 436
Lehigh University
1 West Packer Ave.
Bethlehem, PA 18015

Tel: (610) 758-2672

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  • Honorary Life Member: Land Trust of West Haven, CT
  • 2000 - present: Society for Applied Anthropology
  • 2002 - present: Society for Anthropological Sciences
  • 2002 - present: American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • 1998 - present: Human Ecosystems Working Group (H.E. Kuchka)
  • 1994 - 1996: Yale Human Ecosystems Research Group
  • 1995 - 1996: President, Society for Conservation Biology, Yale University Chapter
  • 1995 - 1996: Integrated Community Development Council, Yale University
  • 1993 - 1994: International Society of Tropical Foresters, Yale University Chapter
  • 1989 - 1990: Secretary, Wethersfield Conservation Commission, Wethersfield, CT
  • 1988 - 1989: Wells Pond Wildlife Preservation Society, Wethersfield, CT
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Heliconia (photo D. Casgrande)

Current Positions

Associate Professor of Anthropology, Lehigh University

Research Coordinator, Environmental Initiative, Lehigh University

Production Editor, Journal of Ecological Anthropology

Topic Editor, Encyclopedia of Earth

Associate Editor, Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine


Ph.D., University of Georgia, Ecological Anthropology

Master of Forest Science, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies

B.S., Geography, Southern Connecticut State University


ENGLISH - primary, SPANISH - secondary, TZELTAL (Maya) - intermediate, GERMAN - basic

"Scientists believe in proof without certainty: most people believe in certainty without proof."

Ashley Montagu