Project Participants



Danya Rumore

University of Utah


Contact Information:

University of Utah
Environmental Dispute Resolution Program in the S.J. Quinney College of Law Wallace Stegner Center; Department of City and Metropolitan Planning
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Danya Rumore, Ph.D., is the Associate Director of the Environmental Dispute Resolution Program in the Wallace Stegner Center at the S.J. Quinney College of Law and a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of City and Metropolitan Planning at the University of Utah. She teaches courses in negotiation and dispute resolution and is a research affiliate of the University of Utah Ecological Planning Center and Global Change and Sustainability Center. Danya completed her doctorate in Environmental Policy and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she was the Assistant Director of the MIT Science Impact Collaborative and the Project Manager for the New England Climate Adaptation Project. Danya’s work and research focus on supporting more collaborative decision-making and stakeholder engagement in the context of science-intensive environmental issues, with a particular focus on climate-related risk management, water resource management, and mixed land-use planning. She holds a Master of Science in Environmental Management and Geography from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Natural Resource Economics from Oregon State University. She has worked with a range of organizations, including the Consensus Building Institute, the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, the New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities, and the Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences. She is a co-author of the book Managing Climate Risks in Coastal Communities: Strategies for Engagement, Readiness, and Adaptation. Resume


iUTAH Involvement:

iUTAH Team Memberships:
Other, RFA2, RFA3


iUTAH Interests:

Citizen Science, External Engagement, iFellows, Internships, Research Catalyst Grants, Research Experience for Undergraduates, RFA2, RFA3, Stakeholder Engagement, Women in Science



Professional Interests & Expertise:

Citizen Science, Coupled Human-Natural Systems, Decision-Making, Landuse Change, Natural Resources Policy, Natural Resources Sociology, Participatory Science/Modeling, Resource Management, Science Communication, Stakeholder Engagement, University Teaching, Urban Ecology, Water Quality, Water Supply


Environments & Scales:

Communities, Landscapes, Mountains, Organizations, Rangelands, Regions