Deborah Gallagher

Deborah Gallagher

Associate Professor of the Practice of Resource and Environmental Policy

Director, Duke Environmental Leadership Program

Dr. Gallagher's research examines public policies to promote environmentally sustainable business practices and public/private partnerships for environmental policy implementation. She has critically examined the United Nations Global Compact as an international environmental governance mechanism to promote business sustainability. She is currently involved in a major project to define the field of environmental leadership. Past research focused on brownfields redevelopment as an environmental justice policy and the design and deployment of environmental management systems.


McDonald, SL, and Rigling-Gallagher, D. <a href="">"Participant perceptions of consensus-based, marine mammal take reduction planning."</a> <em>Marine Policy</em> 61 (November 2015): 216-226.</em>

Gallagher, DR, and Weinthal, E. <a href="">"Business-state relations and the environment: The evolving role of corporate social responsibility."</a> (December 1, 2012): 143-170.</em> (Chapter)

Gallagher, DR. <a href="">"Advocates for environmental justice: The role of the champion in public participation implementation."</a> <em>Local Environment</em> 14, no. 10 (2009): 905-916.</em>

Gallagher, D. <a href="">"The Role of the Champion in Public Participation Implementation."</a> <em>Local Environment</em> (2009).</em> (Academic Article)

Gallagher, DR, and Jackson, SE. <a href="">"Promoting community involvement at brownfields sites in socio-economically disadvantaged neighbourhoods."</a> <em>Journal of Environmental Planning and Management</em> 51, no. 5 (2008): 615-630.</em>


ENVIRON 960: Duke Environmental Leadership: Orientation Course: Making a Difference in the World (ENVIRON 960: Duke Environmental Leadership: Orientation Course: Making a Difference in the World)
ENVIRON 593: Independent Studies and Projects (ENVIRON 593: Independent Studies and Projects)
ENVIRON 290S: Special Topics in Environmental Sciences and Policy (ENVIRON 290S: Special Topics in Environmental Sciences and Policy)
ENVIRON 982: DEL: Sustainable Development in Chile (ENVIRON 982: DEL: Sustainable Development in Chile)
ENVIRON 965: DEL: Environmental Leadership Module (ENVIRON 965: DEL: Environmental Leadership Module)

Contact Information

9 Circuit Drive, 4104 Environment Hall
Durham, NC 27708
Box 90328
Durham, NC 27708-0328


Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2002)
M.A., Harvard University (1986)
B.S.CH.E., Northwestern University (1980)