Dr. Seager leads a project funded by the National Science Foundation that applies game theory to develop new strategies for teaching ethical reasoning skills relevant to sustainability to science and engineering graduate students. This project interprets sustainability primarily as an ethical concept, and places students in noncooperative game situations that confront the salient problems of sustainability, such as intergenerational equity and weak vs. strong formulations of the sustainability concept. Dr. Seager also conducts research related to environmental decision analysis, and the life-cycle environmental impacts of alternative energy technologies. He joined the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment at Arizona State University in 2010, and has previously taught at Rochester Institute of Technology and Purdue University. His formal education is in Civil & Environmental Engineering, in which he earned his Ph.D. from Clarkson University in 2001.
Wender, B., R. W. Foley, T. P. Seager, D. H. Guston and A. D. Wiek. In Press. Anticipatory governance and anticipatory life-cycle assessment of single wall carbon nanotube anode lithium ion batteries. Journal of Nanotechnology Law and Business
Berardy, A., T. P. Seager, E. Selinger and R. Uhl. 2013. TURINEX: A social science tool to help predict and understand sustainable consumption. Presentation at the 16-17 May 2013 International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, Cincinnati, OH. (link)
Berardy, A. and T. P. Seager. 2012. Assessing trade-offs in diet variability with life cycle assessment: Beef vs. seitan. Presentation at the 11-15 November 2012 Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) North American 33rd Annual Meeting, Long Beach, CA.
Berardy, A., T. P. Seager, E. Selinger and R. Uhl. 2013. TURINEX: A social science tool to help understand and predict sustainable consumption. Cincinnati, OH. (link)
Berardy, A., T. P. Seager and E. Selinger. 2011. Developing a pedagogy of interactional expertise for sustainability education. Chicago, IL. (link)
Seager, T. P., E. Selinger, D. Whiddon, D. Schwartz, S. Spierre Clark and A. Berardy. 2010. Debunking the fallacy of the individual decision-maker: An experiential pedagogy for sustainability ethics. Arlington, VA. (link)