SDG 3: Good Health & Well-Being - Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
SDG 4: Quality Education - Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation - Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
SDG 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure - Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production - Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
SDG 13: Climate Action - Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
SDG 15: Life on Land - Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
Professor Dehner’s work focuses on ethical participatory research with community partners involved in wilderness protection, trail management, drinking and storm water policy, equitable access to green spaces, and environmental justice.
Dehner, C. D. (2011). Private sector involvement in public water distribution: assessing local water systems in Massachusetts. Journal of the New England Water Works Association. March 2011.
Dehner, C. D. (2009). Environmental Law, Policy, and Economics: Reclaiming the Environmental Agenda. The Review of Policy Research, 26(3), 346-349.
Dehner, C. and P. Mathisen (Forthcoming). Development of Stormwater Coalitions to Tackle Stormwater Runoff.
- Imaging America, National Gathering, Providence, RI, Presenter, October 20-22, 2023. “Cultivating Environmental Stewards: Reflection and Action Begins Around a Campfire”
- Central Massachusetts Regional Stormwater Coalition, Presenter & collaborator, ongoing.
- Association of American Geographers, Boston, MA, Panelist, April 8, 2017. “Project Based Learning and Alternative Pedagogy”
- Worcester Regional Research Bureau at Worcester State University, Panelist, Fall 2016. “Higher Education and Civic Engagement”
- Community Engaged Partnership Symposium at University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA, Co-Presenter, April 2, 2014. “Engaging Models of Civic Engagement in the Sciences”
- Connecting Student Learning Outcomes to Teaching, Assessment, Curriculum, Alverno College Institute for Educational Outreach, Milwaukee, WI, Workshop Invitee and Participant, June 10-12, 2013
- International Symposium on Nanotechnology—Occupational and Environmental Health, Boston, MA, August 9-12, 2011, Presenter. “Possibilities for State Level Nanotechnology Regulation”
- Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, Presenter, June 2-5, 2005. “Sandoval and Gonzaga: What Do They Mean for Environmental Justice Enforcement.”
Award-Winning Student Projects:
- President’s IQP awards finalist (2017): Legere, A., Waters, J., Perullo, A., & Toscano, A. (2016). Stormwater Management Educational Materials for Central Massachusetts Municipalities. Worcester: Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
- President’s IQP awards finalist (2017): Northborough Composting: A Peri-Urban Land Conflict
- President’s IQP awards finalist (2014): Worcester Earn-A-Bike: Creating an Adaptive Bicycle