Theodore Dumas

Associate Professor, George Mason University - Fairfax, VA, USA
Fairfax, VA, USA
Theodore Dumas

I am an Associate Professor at George Mason University. I wrote a book called, “If Food Could Talk: Stories from Thirteen Precious Foods Endangered by Climate Change.” I just submitted a grant proposal to NSF about predicting climate change-driven forced migration patterns.

I travel across the eastern US to talk to health professionals about stress and health. I notified the seminar company that I need to reduce my air travel, and will travel by hybrid automobile to most of my future seminars. I have encouraged Mason study abroad programs to reconsider the costs and benefits.

We garden, we raise hens for eggs, I built a solar powered lawn mower, etc.. We have two daughters who mean everything to us, and are doing what we can to make a better future for them.

If Food Could Talk is about thirteen foods that will likely disappear in the next few decades due to global warming. Many of these foods have been with us for thousands of years, and we will watch them become extinct. I also contribute to an interdisciplinary team of scientists who are creating an agent-based model to better identify the climate-driven threats that cause people to migrate.