Fatemeh Shafiei


Fatemeh Shafiei, PhD, is Associate Professor, Chair of the Department of Political Science, Director of Environmental Studies, and Co-Chair of Sustainable Spelman Committee at Spelman College.

Dr. Shafiei was a member of the U.S. EPA’s National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC), 2012-2018. She is co-founder of the Greater Atlanta Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) on Education for Sustainable Development. She has served as an environmental justice consultant for CDC. Dr. Shafiei has served as an invited keynote speaker, panelist, chair, section chair, panel organizer, moderator, and discussant in numerous conferences.

Dr. Shafiei has been an expert/leader in advancing integration of sustainability into curricula for decades. She has organized/led a broad spectrum of advocacy and educational projects. She has hosted and directed many projects such as, “Toxics Release Inventory Regional Workshop”; “Environmental Justice Summit”; among others. Shafiei has published in areas of environmental justice, environmental policy, environmental determinants of health disparities and environmental education.