Lisa Gerber PhD
Lisa Gerber is an environmental philosopher who researches environmental virtues and vices, ecological restoration, and Aldo Leopold. She is a Principal Lecturer in the Philosophy Department and Religious Studies Program at UNM. Gerber teaches courses in Aldo Leopold and the Land Ethic, Henry David Thoreau, Philosophy of Food, and Environmental Ethics.
Gerber loves living in New Mexico, where she can teach Leopold and serve as a Leopold Writing Program board member. The land and people of the Southwest significantly shaped Leopold’s philosophy, and we, in turn, inherited his vision of love and respect for the land. Leopold thought that ethics evolves in the mind of a thinking community. The Southwest–home to people of many cultures, talented students, herders, ranchers, farmers, professionals, scientists, artists, writers, and others–offers fertile ground for conversation and, thus, hope. We are the thinking communities.