Tom Greene

Education

Ph.D
Colorado State University
, CO

Tom Greene

Born and raised in Wyoming, that state has remained central to my identity. Perhaps it was my early experience in the Rockies that led to a fascination with spaces, places, and context. The first manuscript I can recall writing was an interview about campus landscape planning with the Vice President at the University of Wyoming—for my 6th grade newspaper. With the end of high school I began working in radio and broadcasting—a job I loved and stayed with through much of graduate school. At the University of Wyoming I took classes in anthropology, broadcasting, and geography, but in graduate school at Colorado State I focused on a brand-new field, Environmental Psychology, and that has remained my passion. My graduate work involved outdoor recreation management, architectural color, landscape assessment, and museum studies. I spent about a decade at St. Lawrence serving as the Coordinator of User-Facilities Planning, with a substantial role in planning projects as varied as new residence halls, renovations in the arts, informal student spaces, and the LEED-Certified Johnson Hall of Science. I am the co-author of an environmental psychology textbook and my professional interests are focused on improving both productivity and aesthetic responses to indoor and outdoor spaces.  I've been extremely lucky because I directed the SLU Program(me) in London for two year-long posts, and I have also taught summer school there a few times. London and the UK, like New York and Wyoming, have become a foundation of my identity. I teach environmental psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, introductory psychology, and seminars in topics such as architectural psychology, human factors psychology, and psychology of creativity.

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