Melinda Morgan

Melinda Benson

Professor, Geography and Environmental Studies
W.K Kellogg Chair in Sustainable Environmental & Food Systems
Director, Sustainability Studies Program
J.D., University of Idaho | CV | Sustainability Studies Website

Melinda Morgan is a professor in Geography and Environmental Studies, Director of the Sustainability Studies Program and the W.K. Kellogg Chair in Sustainable Environmental & Food Systems. Along with University of Utah law professor Robin Craig, she is the author ofThe End of Sustainability: Resilience and the Future of Environmental Governance in the Anthropocene.


Environmental governance, social-ecological systems, new materialism, legal geography


Dr. Morgan’s research focuses on environmental governance. She is particularly interested in understanding the next generation of tools and approaches to biodiversity loss, climate change and other environmental challenges and how those new ideas interface with existing legal and regulatory requirements.