Deborah R. Gallagher Duke University, Nicholas School of the Environment & Earth Sciences, Duke University

Deborah Rigling Gallagher is Associate Professor of the Practice of Environmental Policy at the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. She also serves as Executive Director of the Duke Environmental Leadership Program, which focuses on providing mid-career environmental professionals opportunities to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to confront critical environmental problems and to sharpen their leadership skills. Dr. Gallagher's research broadly focuses on the interaction of business and the environment, including issues of global business sustainability, urban environmental justice, and the privatization of environmental policy. She received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Northwestern University, an M.A. of Public Policy from the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government, and a Ph.D. in Public Policy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.