Ann B. Rappaport

Lecturer Department of Urban and Environmental Policy, Tufts University


Education
  • MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • PhD, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tufts University
  • BA, Wellesley College

Biography

Ann Rappaport, Lecturer in Urban Environmental Policy and Planning, Tufts University, earned a B.A. in environmental studies and Asian studies from Wellesley College, an M.S. in civil engineering from MIT, and a PhD in environmental engineering from Tufts University. She has helped develop and implement the hazardous waste regulatory program in Massachusetts, and maintains an active interest in the dynamic relationship between environmental laws and regulations and innovations in environmental technology and corporate management of environmental issues. She is the author of Development and Transfer of Pollution Prevention Technology and co-author of Corporate Responses to Environmental Challenges: Initiatives by Multinational Management. Her current research interests include enterprise-level decision-making with respect to the environment, institutional responses to climate change, voluntary initiatives related to companies and the environment, and contemporary issues in corporate social responsibility.


Professional Activities
  • Faculty member in the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy (1995-present)
  • faculty member in Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, (1992-1997), Tufts University
  • Senior Environmental Research Analyst (1988-1992), and Associate Director for Research (1984-1988), Center for Environmental Management, Tufts University
  • Deputy Director and Acting Assistant Director, Division of Hazardous Waste, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Quality Engineering (1981-1984)
  • Member, Committee on Innovative Technology, Water Science and Technology Board, National Research Council (1994-1998)
  • Member, International Committee, National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency( 1989-1990)

Research Interests
  • Enterprise-level decision making with respect to the environment
  • institutional responses to climate change
  • voluntary initiatives related to companies and the environment
  • and contemporary issues in corporate social responsibility
ARTICLES
Rappaport, Ann B, Kristin Marcell and Julian Agyeman. "Cooling the campus: Experiences from a pilot study to reduce electricity use at Tufts University, USA, using social marketing methods." International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education 5, no. 2 (2004): 169-189.
• Rappaport, Ann B and Sarah Hammond Creighton. "Effective Campus Environmental Assessment." Planning for Higher Education 31, no. 3 (2003): 45-52.

BOOKS
• Degrees That Matter: Climate Change and the University (co-author) (2007).
• Development and Transfer of Pollution Prevention Technology (1993).
• Corporate Responses to Environmental Challenges: Initiatives by Multinational Management (co-author) (1992).

BOOK CHAPTERS
• "Federal Hazardous Waste Legislation," Standard Handbook of Hazardous Waste Treatment and Disposal (1998).
• "Greening the CFO: Implementing Environmental Accounting in Industry," (co-author) Environmental Management and Business Strategy: Leadership Skills for the 21st Century (1998).
• "Hazardous Waste Entrepreneurship: Regulatory Challenges and Opportunities," Standard Handbook of Hazardous Waste Treatment and Disposal (1998).



Email Address
Ann.Rappaport@tufts.edu

Office Phone
617.627.2269

Office Fax
617.627.3712

Mailing Address
Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, 97 Talbot Avenue, Tufts University
Medford, MA, 02155