Affiliate faculty member, Department of Anthropology
Research Advisor, Institute of the Built Environment (IBE)
Ph.D. in Natural Resource Administration/Environmental Anthropology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, 1995
M.A. in Anthropology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, 1973
B.A. in Sociology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, 1965
Lenora Bohren, Senior Research Scientist, Director of the National Center for Vehicle Emissions Control and Safety (NCVECS) and the Research Advisor for the Institute of the Built Environment (IBE) at Colorado State University (CSU) in Fort Collins, Colorado. She has been working on environmental issues with organizations such as the USEPA and the USDA for over twenty years. While working with these issues, she has helped develop methodologies to assess the socio-economic characteristics of managing tropical soils and has conducted air pollution studies throughout the United States and Mexico. In addition, she has supervised the development of an environmental education curriculum for middle school/junior high school students to teach pre-drivers how to become environmentally responsible drivers.
She organized 26 national and international Clean Air Conferences focusing on air quality issues related to mobile sources. More recently, she has worked with the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory (NREL) at CSU interviewing farmers and ranchers assessing their attitudes toward adaptation to climate change and global warming and with the Institute for the Built Environment (ISE) at CSU assessing indoor air quality in the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation school system. She is currently the President of the National Association for the Practice of Anthropology (NAPA) a section of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) and is serving on a Vulnerability Assessment Expert Team on a Colorado Climate Change Vulnerability Study which is assessing the key climate change vulnerabilities facing Colorado’s economy and resources.