OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Simon-Brown, Viviane

Emeritus Professor

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Specialty: 

Human dimensions of natural resource sustainability

Educational Background: 
  • B.A., 1974, Portland State University, Science and Foreign Languages: French
  • Executive Masters, 1991, Lewis & Clark College, Public Administration
Research Interests: 
Integrating three aspects of the human dimensions of natural resources sustainability:
  • Sustainable living education to help individuals and families make intelligent, thoughtful quality of life and consumer choices about natural resources;
  • Public engagement to better understand the public's natural resource values and beliefs systems; and
  • Collaborative public processes that move people from conflict and promote direct and meaningful natural resources decision-making.
Current/Recent Programs: 
Graduate Students: 

Viviane is no longer accepting any new graduate students as she is retired.

Selected Publications: 
  1. Stidham, M. and V. Simon-Brown. 2009. Converting forest biomass to energy in Oregon: Stakeholder perspectives on a growing movement. Journal of Biomass and Energy. 
  2. Bardon, R., Meyer, N., Moore, S., Overholt, G., Peterson, G., Simon-Brown, V., Smith, S., Stortz, P. and L. Vandenberg. Communication Techniques for Initiating Discussion About Complex Value-Laden Issues. Journal of Extension. Website
  3. Bardon, R., Meyer, N., Moore, S., Overholt, G., Peterson, G., Simon-Brown, V., Smith, S. and P. Stortz. ‘Riskometer’ –Voting with Your Feet. Journal of Extension. Website
  4. Simon-Brown, V. 2009. Extensive adaptation of Climate Master Handbook: A guide to shrinking your climate footprint and motivating others to do the same. Original author S.Mazze. 2007. University of Oregon Climate Leadership Initiative. 44 pp.
  5. Creighton, J., Cox, S., Sulzmann, J., lead authors. Simon-Brown, V, editor, reviewer, and co-author of teacher’s guide.  2009. Saving Eden Creek: A film about people and forests. EM 8858-E.
  6. Crosby, G., Elliott, C., Hyde, L., McDonell, L., Monroe, M., Rashash, D., Sheftall. W., Simon-Brown, V., Tupas, L., and T. Worthley. 2008. Sustainable Living Education: A call to all Extension. Journal of Extension, V46n2, April 2008. Website
  7. Simon-Brown, V. 2008. Taking Program Snapshots: Planning strategies when there isn’t time for strategic planning. Journal of Extension, V46n4, August 2008. Website
  8. Simon-Brown, V. “Taking Personal Action.” Chapter in Sustainable Development: Principles, Frameworks and Cases. Edited by Ukaga, O., Maser, C. and M. Reichenbach. Rutgers University Press. In press for 2009.
  9. Simon-Brown, V., lead author, Adamski, M., and C. Elliott. 2007. Living Sustainably: It’s your choice. OSU Extension publication. EM1614. September 2007. 24pp. PDF
  10. Reed, S., and Simon-Brown, V. Fundamentals of Knowledge Transfer. Chapter in Forest Landscape Ecology: Transferring Knowledge to practice. Sage Publications. 2006.
  11. Simon-Brown, V. The Sustainable Living Project at OSU: A values approach to intelligent consumer decisions. International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Volume 2, 2006.
  12. Simon-Brown, V, and J. Creighton. 2005. Using Theater to Address Natural Resource Challenges. Women in Natural Resources. October. Website
  13. Simon-Brown, V., project coordinator, Creighton, J., and J. Sulzmann, authors. 2004. Saving Eden Creek: A play about people and forests. An original one-act play about people and their relationships with forests. OSU Extension publication EM 8858-E, 44pp. Website
  14. Simon-Brown, V. 2004. Saving Eden Creek Program Guide. Education and discussion guide to accompany the play. Oregon State University. EM 8858, 12pp. PDF
  15. Simon-Brown, V. 2004. Intelligent Consumption: Addressing Consumer Responsibilities for Natural Resources. Journal of Extension, V42n5, October 2004. Website
  16. Jackson, B., Habecker, M., Kroenke, M., Reichenbach, M., Traaholt, S., Simon-Brown, V., and Hubbard, B. 2004. Members Evaluate Their Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals (ANREP). Journal of Extension, V42n6, December 2004. Website
  17. Simon-Brown, V., Withrow-Robinson, B., Engle, M., Reed, and S., Broussard, S. 2003. Art as Catalyst for Conversations about Forests. Journal of Women in Natural Resources. Website
  18. Douthwaite, V., Fleming, D., and Simon-Brown, V. 2003. Sustainable Rural Development: A Study Guide. Curriculum text in CD and Web formats for a distance education course.
  19. Withrow-Robinson B., Broussard, S., Simon-Brown, V., Engle, M., and Reed, S. 2002. Seeing the Forest: Art about Forests and Forestry. Journal of Forestry. December, v.100, no.8, pp 8-14.
  20. Reichenbach, M., Simon-Brown, V. 2002. Linking Strategic Thinking and Project Planning: The Oregon State University Extension Forestry Experience. Journal of Extension. August, V40n4, August 2002. Website