John E. Carroll, Ph.D.

John E. Carroll, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus


"Infrastructural Bases for Agricultural Sustainability in New England: University Farms and Town Agricultural Commissions"

The aim of this project is to assess New England's capability to feed itself, and to significantly increase the quantity of food (fruit and vegetables, dairy, meat and grains) which it produces for local consumption within the region; and to assess some of the infrastructural needs within the region to accomplish that goal, with emphasis on the university farms of the six land grant universities, and on the work and accomplishments of the growing movement toward the establishment of agricultural commissions at the town level.


1974 Ph.D. Resource Development, Michigan State University

1968 M.A. Geography, Western Michigan University

1966 B.A. Geography, Louisiana Tech University

 Teaching Responsibilities

NR 444: The Real Dirt: Ecological Sustainable Food and Farming

NR 637: Senior Practicum in Environmental Conservation

NR 701/801: Ecological Sustainability and Values

NR 902: Ecological Ethics and Values

Selected Publications

Pastures of Plenty:The Future of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Conservation in New England (NHAES Publication 2340)

Aldo Leopold's Land Ethic and Sustainable Agriculture at the Land Grant Universities (University of New Hampshire, 2005)

Sustainability and Spirituality (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2004) (Foreword by Bill McKibben)

Ecology and Religion: Scientists Speak (Edited with Keith Warner) (Quincy, Illinois: Franciscan Press, 1998)

The Greening of Faith: God, the Environment and the Good Life (Edited with Paul Brockelman and Mary Westfall) (Foreword by Bill McKibben) (Hanover: University Press of New England, 1996)

Embracing Earth: Catholic Approaches to Ecology (Edited with Albert LaChance) (New York: Orbis Books, 1994)

International Environmental Diplomacy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988) (paper edition in 1990)

Environmental diplomacy: An Examination and a Prospective of Canadian - United States Transboundary Environmental Relations (Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 1983) (Reprinted 1986)

Canadian-American Relations: The Promise and the Challenge (with Kenneth M. Curtis) Foreword by Cyrus Vance) (Boston: D. C. Heath & Co., 1983)

Acid Rain: An Issue in Canadian-American Relations (Washington, D.C. and Toronto: National Planning Association and C. D. Howe Research Institute, 1982)

The Garrison Diversion Unit: A Case Study in Canadian-U.S. Environmental Relations (Montreal: C.D. Howe Research Institute, 1980)

John Carroll
James Hall, Room 272
Durham, NH 03824