Dir., Alaska Coastal Rainforest Ctr. - Tom Thornton

Tom Thornton

Tom Thornton

Director of the Alaska Coastal Rainforest Center

School of Arts and Sciences

11066 Auke Lake Way Juneau, AK 99801

Dr. Thornton earned a bachelor’s degree in Sociology/Anthropology from Swarthmore College and both a master’s degree and Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Washington. He previously lived in Juneau and taught at UAS. He currently is an associate professor and senior research fellow at University of Oxford in the United Kingdom where he has worked in the Environmental Change Institute, School of Geography and the Environment. He is also a fellow of the Global Diversity Foundation’s Global Environmental Summer Academy in Bern, Switzerland.