The University of Utah
College of Architecture + Planning
Danya Rumore


Dr. Danya Rumore’s work, research, and teaching are fueled by a passion for helping stakeholders work together to more sustainably manage natural resources and enhance the socio-ecological resilience of their communities. At the University of Utah, she is the Associate Director of the Environmental Dispute Resolution Program in the S.J. Quinney College of Law’s Wallace Stegner Center and a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of City & Metropolitan Planning  Danya is particularly interested in better connecting science to environmental decision-making and supporting collaborative adaptive planning and management through effective stakeholder engagement, planning support, and consensus building. She holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Policy and Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a M.Sc. in Environmental Management from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and a B.S. in Environmental Science from Oregon State University. Working with the EPC allows her to blend her training in biophysical and social sciences and to work across disciplines to help communities address their real-world challenges while producing solution-oriented knowledge.