John Warford, Ph.D.
Assistant Director of Operations and Trainingjohnw@dscej.org
John Warford is the Assistant Director of Operations & Training for the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice. He has over 20 years of professional experience as an educational leader. A viable thought partner, program developer, workshop creator, and teacher, John is driven to devise, enhance, and maintain projects and initiatives grounded in his focus on producing problem-solvers, and community-based solutions. This commitment is demonstrated in his past and present roles of university professor, student affairs administrator, community builder, writer, and public speaker. Among his many contributions is a SERC/NSF online module available free for open use. He is the lead author and tester of “Food as the Foundation for Healthy Communities.” As a faculty mentor with the HBCU – CBO Climate Change Consortium, and through other professional affiliations, he demonstrates his passion for establishing healthy & safe living conditions, earth stewardship education, life skills training, and building strategic partnerships. John earned a B.A. at Washington University in St. Louis, and a Ph.D. at the University of Florida. He is also trained in the fields of International Development at Florida International University and Cultural & Community Studies at Sussex University in the UK.