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About Marcos Luna

Marcos Luna received a Ph.D. in Urban Affairs and Public Policy with a concentration in Technology, Environment and Society from the University of Delaware in 2007. Before coming to Salem State University, Luna worked as an Environmental Analyst for the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, and prior to that, as a GIS consultant for Native American tribes in the Southwest and Northwest. In addition, he has held research assistantships in grant-funded remote sensing and spatial analysis projects and has participated in various health and environmental public service projects in Massachusetts, Delaware, and California.


Present Professor, Salem State University Geography

Curriculum Vitae


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Professional Service and Affiliations

2018 - Present Board of Directors, GreenRoots
2012 - Present Member, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
2012 - 2015 Member, MAPC Regional Climate Change Adaptation Strategy Advisory Committee
2011 - 2014 Chair of the Committee on Trustees, The Food Project
2010 - 2014 Board Member, The Food Project
2009 Key Infrastructure Subcommittee, Massachusetts Global Warming Solutions Act Adaptation Committee
2009 Facilitator, World Wide Views on Global Warming at the Museum of Science
Member, Alternatives for Community and Environment
Contributor, Boston Youth Environmental Network
Contributor, Greater Boston STEM Network
Member, Massachusetts Environmental Justice Network
Member, New England Environmental Justice Research Network
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Honors and Awards

  • 2017 – Commendation for Environmental Research and Advocacy, City of Salem, MA.
  • 2009 – Historic Preservation Award, Hawthorne Hotel, Salem MA.
  • 2007 – Marvin B. Sussman Prize for Best Dissertation, University of Delaware, Newark, DE.


2007 Ph.D., University of Delaware ‐ Urban Affairs and Public Policy
2000 M.A., California State University - Los Angeles ‐ Geography
1997 B.A., California State University - Los Angeles ‐ Geography

Books (1)

Articles (9)

Reports (4)

Book Reviews (1)

Research Works (4)

Guest Appearances (2)

Presentations (8)