• Role:

  • Position:

    • Professor
  • Concentration:

    • Natural Resource and Environmental Sociology
    • Water Governance
    • Environmental Governance
    • International Development
  • Department:

    • Sociology
  • Education:

    • PhD, Cornell University
  • Curriculum Vitae:


Pete Taylor (Peter Leigh Taylor) is Professor in the Department of Sociology. He received his Ph.D. and M.S. from Cornell University and his B.A. from Trinity University. He specializes in natural resource and environmental sociology and has published extensively on organizational problems of community-based forest management in Mexico, Guatemala and Bolivia. His current research focuses on environmental flow cooperation on the Colorado River in Colorado and on agricultural water issues in the Colorado River Basin.


  • Soc 301 Development of Social Thought

  • Soc 502 Masters of Sociological Thought

  • Soc 323 Sociology of Environmental Governance

  • Soc 667 Theories of State, Economy and Society

  • Soc 403 Senior Capstone Seminar