Tom Seager

Tom Seager

Associate Professor, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

Arizona State University

Dr. Seager leads a project funded by the National Science Foundation that applies game theory to develop new strategies for teaching ethical reasoning skills relevant to sustainability to science and engineering graduate students. This project interprets sustainability primarily as an ethical concept, and places students in noncooperative game situations that confront the salient problems of sustainability, such as intergenerational equity and weak vs. strong formulations of the sustainability concept. Dr. Seager also conducts research related to environmental decision analysis, and the life-cycle environmental impacts of alternative energy technologies. He joined the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment at Arizona State University in 2010, and has previously taught at Rochester Institute of Technology and Purdue University. His formal education is in Civil & Environmental Engineering, in which he earned his Ph.D. from Clarkson University in 2001.