Sam  Mickey Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Sam Mickey

Professor of Environmental Ethics
University of San Francisco

Sam Mickey, PhD, teaches in the Theology and Religious Studies department and the Environmental Studies program at the University of San Francisco. His teaching, research, and writing are oriented toward the intersection of philosophy, religion, and ecology, with particular attention to interdisciplinary inquiries in environmental humanities, continental philosophy, comparative theology and religion, posmodern thought, and feminist theory. Sam blogs regularly at


My undergraduate education took place in the Philosophy and Religion Studies department at the University of North Texas, where environmental ethics is the main focus of study. I stayed at UNT for my M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies, doing research across philosophy, religious studies, anthropology, ethnomusicology, linguistics, and poetics. I did my doctoral work in the Philosophy and Religion department at the California Institute of Integral Studies, where I completed a dissertation on the topic of integral ecology.
I have taught at numerous schools in California, including Pacifica Graduate Institute, Dominican University of California, California Institute of Integral Studies, and the University of San Francisco. I also worked for several years as a researcher and web content manager for the Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    My research and expertise are highly interdisciplinary, working across boundaries of philosophy, religion, and ecology, including work in areas such as environmental humanities, postmodern thought, ecofeminism, environmental ethics, religion and ecology, the history of philosophy, phenomenology, deconstruction, existentialism, and ecocriticism.

Personal Interests

    My professional interests are also highly personal for me, as I see philosophy, religion, and ecology as fundamental pursuits for human beings as we strive to attain happiness and cultivate a life well-lived.


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Integral Ecology anthology coming out in June

By: Sam Mickey
Subjects: Environment and Sustainability, Philosophy, Philosophy and Religion, Religion

Coming out with SUNY Press in June...

The Variety of Integral Ecologies: Nature, Culture, and Knowledge in the Planetary Era

Edited by Sam Mickey, Sean Kelly, and Adam Robbert