Professor Michael A. Krassa, Ph.D.
Professor & Chair Emeritus of Human Dimensions of Environmental Systems (HDES), and
Professor Emeritus in SDEP, Political Science, NRES, and the Center for Global Studies at the University of Illinois
Avriel Shull Clinical Professor and Interdisciplinary Scholar in the Graduate College at Purdue University.

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Professor Krassa currently is a member of the Landscape and Human Health Laboratory at the University of Illinois, where he became emeritus in 2014 after more than 30 years of service. He now works with graduate students at Purdue University and the University of Illinois.. He is active in professional and civic affairs and is the author of over a hundred books and articles.

In recent years he has coauthored many newspaper articles and editorials that analyze public policy decisions from an objective, scientific perspective using the tools of social science. These pieces, written with Notre Dame University Professor Benjamin Radcliff,  have appeared in The Washington Post, The Peoria Journal Star, the Talking Points Memo, Newsweek, Psychology Today, TheConversation and many other reputable outlets. They have also been quoted in articles appearing in the Huffington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and the Ann Arbor Observer.

His main teaching, research, and writing focus examines humans in their environmental context, specifically the impact on people, politics, and social life of the changing physical environments we face in modern society. He explores how the physical and social environment jointly influence our attitudes and behaviors, health, our feelings of attachment to other people and where we live, our interest local and national affairs, and civic participation.

One of my remarkable graduate students is building me a lovely new website. It should be completed soon.
 I will attempt to keep this site up to date until the final rollout of the new site.
Meanwhile, you can preview the new site here.

Even if you win at the rat race, you're still a rat.
--William Sloane Coffin, 1924-2006.