Pete Taylor

Contact Information

Phone: (970) 491-6043


Office: B261 Clark

Role: Faculty

Position: Professor | Chair

  • Natural Resource and Environmental Sociology; Water Governance; Environmental Governance; International Development

Department: Sociology


Pete Taylor (Peter Leigh Taylor) is Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology. He received his Ph.D. and M.S. from Cornell University and his B.A. from Trinity University. He specializes in natural resource and environmental sociology and has published extensively on organizational problems of community-based forest management in Mexico, Guatemala and Bolivia. His current research focuses on environmental flow cooperation on the Colorado River in Colorado and on agricultural water issues in the Colorado River Basin.


PhD, Cornell University


Soc 301 Development of Social Thought

Soc 502 Masters of Sociological Thought

Soc 323 Sociology of Environmental Governance

Soc 667 Theories of State, Economy and Society

Soc 403 Senior Capstone Seminar