Dr. Heather Farley

Heather Farley is an Assistant Professor of Public Management in the School of Business and Public Management. Dr. Farley came to the College of Coastal Georgia in 2011 as an Adjunct Professor and was honored to receive the Golden Key Adjunct Professor of the Year award in 2014. In addition to her teaching role, Dr. Farley has served as the Sustainability Coordinator at the Sea Island Company, has held roles in advising and admissions at The College of Coastal Georgia, and was the Sustainability Coordinator at Northern Arizona University.

Dr. Farley earned her Ph.D. in Political Science (Environmental Policy), her M.A. in Public Policy, and a graduate certificate in Public Management from Northern Arizona University (Flagstaff, AZ). During her graduate studies, she also served as the full time Sustainability Coordinator for the University and helped develop the institution’s 2020 carbon neutrality strategic plan and goal. She also has a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from the College of Charleston (Charleston, SC); it was this course of study that sparked her passion for sustainability, the environment, and policy. In 2014, Dr. Farley co-authored a book titled Sustainability: If it's Everything is it Nothing? She has presented her research and work at both national and regional conferences including: Western Political Science Association, American Society for Public Administration, Southern Political Science Association, Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences, and the Dimensions of Political Ecology conference.

In addition to her professional positions, Dr. Farley is involved in her community as the President of the Green Scene of Coastal Georgia as well as a member of the Pilot Club of Brunswick.

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