Campus News

Town-gown ties

Andrew Herod, professor of geography and adjunct professor of anthropology in Franklin College as well as adjunct professor of international affairs in the School of Public and International Affairs, was interviewed on the radio program “Voices of the Biosphere” in Noosa, Queensland, Australia, about efforts in Athens-Clarke County to ensure environmental sustainability. In addition to discussing his role as a UGA faculty member, Herod also talked about his role as an Athens-Clarke County commissioner and the ties between the university and local government.

“(The county) doesn’t just draw on the expertise of the faculty,” said Herod. “Oftentimes, the (professor) may look at a derelict site in the city and the students in that class come up with plans for redeveloping that particular site.”