Environmental Studies Faculty

Tom Roy

Tom Roy

Professor Emeritus


Research Interests

Effective management of citizen non-profit groups. Specifically, relationships between organizational membership, structure, funding sources and organizational strategies. Indicators and patterns of effective leadership.

Analysis of income maintenance, child and youth and employment policies and programs. Relationships of economic-social justice and environmental issues.

Defining "environmental activism," moving beyond confrontational approaches to more inclusive environmental movement.

Field of Study

Extensive experience in organizing, working with non-profit and environmental groups. Teaches environmental organizations, social policy, organizing, and non-profit management.

Brief Bio

I came to the University of Montana in 1974 to teach community organizing and social policy in the Department of Social Work.  In 1984 I left as chair of that department to become director of Environmental Studies,  a position I held until 2006.  I continued  to teach pro bono a graduate EVST course  on non- profits, my area of greatest interest, until 2013.