Dr Swearingen has worked for two decades with community organizations in Austin to preserve and protect valuable environmental assets in our city. He is the author of Environmental City: People, Place, Politics, and the Meaning of Modern Austin, along with several articles on Austin's environment.

Dr Swearingen earned his Ph.D. at the University of Texas. He has been teaching and working on environmental issues since, with a current focus on global warming and sustainability.


Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin