Dr. Kee Warner is a professor of sociology and public administration at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. His published research focusing on the areas of urban sustainability and environmental justice, includes a coauthored book, Building Rules: How Local Controls Shape Community Economies and Environments (Westview, 2000) as well as articles in sociological and interdisciplinary journals in the United States and abroad. As a Chicano faculty member and department chair, Dr. Warner was a leader in advancing diversity and inclusiveness at UCCS. In 2007, he led the first comprehensive diversity strategic planning process for the UCCS. From 2007 to 2017 he served as Associate Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs focusing on diversity, inclusion and academic engagement. In 2001, he was a Fulbright Fellow and Visiting Professor at the Instituto de Geografía of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso Chile. Warner earned his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1993. Prior to that he worked for seven years in inner city Denver as an urban planner and community organizer.
Areas of Interest
- Urban and Community Sociology
- Urban Politics and Policy
- Environmental Justice
- Globalization and International Community Development
- Cross-sector Collaboration