Academics: Faculty

Fatemeh Shafiei, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Giles Hall Room 221 

Dr. Fatemeh Shafiei is an associate professor of political science at Spelman College and Fellow at the Southern Center for Studies of Public Policy. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Riverside. Her dissertation was titled Global Ecopolitics: The Looming Crisis and the Role of Transnational Corporations-A Case Study of the Union Carbide Tragedy in Bhopal, India.

In 1994, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2002, Dr. Shafiei wrote chapters on "Environmental Policy" for the Georgia Legislative Review, published by Southern Center for Studies in Public Policy. She teaches courses in the International Relations Track. Her special teaching and research interests are in the areas of Woman and Development and Environmental Politics. She is project director for the Spelman College/US Environmental Protection Agency Teachers Environmental Institute, an Environmental Protection Agency-funded project. The Institute is designed to inform, promote, facilitate, and expand middle and high school teachers' knowledge in environmental areas.

She was project director for the Environmental Justice Summit, an Environmental Protection Agency-funded project. She was a Partnership Leader in the Education for Sustainability Project, a Department of Energy-funded project, where she planned, developed and conducted curriculum development workshops for Clark Atlanta University faculty. Workshops were designed to help the faculty enhance and develop courses to include environmental content. She served as project director for the Environmental Lecture Series (1994-1996), an EPA-funded project. She also planned, assisted and presented at the 1994 and 1995 EPA-CAU Teachers' Environmental Summer Institute that was funded by EPA Region IV. She planned, developed, invited speakers and organized The Atlanta Environmental Summit: Linking Priorities From A Minority Perspective held on June 15, 1996.