Brian Conz
Department Chair


Please contact me anytime to learn more about our department, our degree programs, and our course offerings.


  • B.A. University of Massachusetts (1999)    
  • M.S. University of Massachusetts (2004)
  • Ph.D. University of Massachusetts (2008)

Courses Taught

  • GPS 0106: Environment, Sustainability, and Society

  • GPS 0222: Site Planning and Green Building Studies

  • GPS 0250: Political Ecology

Areas of Research

Political Ecology and Just Sustainability
Conservation and the Maya of Guatemala
Black Ecologies of the Caribbean
Agroecology, Permaculture, and Regenerative Design
Green Building


Conz, B. 2018. ‘Permaculture Demonstration Sites in Central America: Contributions to Agroecology and Implications for Educators.’ Revista Geografica de America Central, Number 61E(3), July-December 2018, pp. 111-124.
LeDoux, Timothy F. and Brian W. Conz. 2017. ‘Hunger for Justice: Building Equitable and Sustainable Communities in Massachusetts. In Global Urban Agriculture: Convergence of Theory Between North and South. Boston, MA: CABI. 
Conz, Brian, W. 2014. ‘Conservation and Maya Autonomy: The Case of Totonicapán’. In Indigenous Peoples and Protected Areas: New Perspectives on Conservation and Rights. Stan Stevens, editor. Tucson, AZ: The University of Arizona Press.
Dr. Brian Conz