Robert D. Bullard is the Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy at Texas Southern University, where he formerly served as dean of the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland school of public affairs from 2011 to 2016. Prior to going to TSU he was founding director of the Environmental Justice Resource Center at Clark Atlanta University. He has been described as the “father of environmental justice.”
Bullard is the author of eighteen books that address sustainable development, environmental racism, urban land use, community reinvestment, housing, transportation, climate justice, emergency response, and regional equity. He was featured in the July 2007 CNN People You Should Know and in 2008 Newsweek named him one of the 13 Environmental Leaders of the Century. His latest books include Environmental Health and Racial Equity in the United States: Strategies for Building Just, Sustainable and Livable Communities (2011) and Wrong Complexion for Protection: How the Government Response to Disaster Endangers African American Communities (2012).
Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy at Texas Southern University
Areas of Expertise: Environmental Health, Environmental Justice, Environmental Policy, Environmental Racism, Sustainable Development, Urban Land Use
Location: Houston, Texas
Cell: (832) 470-3434