Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy
kwhyte (at) msu.edu 517-432-1034 (voice) 517-432-1320 (fax)
Kyle Whyte is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Michigan State University and affiliated faculty for Peace and Justice Studies, Environmental Science and Policy, the Center for Regional Food Systems, Animal Studies and American Indian Studies. He is an enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Dr. Whyte writes on environmental justice, the philosophy of technology and American Indian philosophy. His most recent research addresses moral and political issues concerning climate change impacts on Indigenous peoples. His articles have appeared in journals such as Climatic Change, Ecological Processes, Synthese, Human Ecology, Journal of Global Ethics, American Journal of Bioethics, Journal of Agricultural & Environmental Ethics, Philosophy & Technology, Ethics, Policy & Environment, Environmental Justice, and Continental Philosophy Review. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Great Lakes Integrated Sciences and Assessments Center, the Sustainable Michigan Endowed Program and Spencer Foundation. He is a member of the Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition and organizer for the annual Everybody Eats: Cultivating Food Democracy conference in Lansing, Michigan. CV
[Recently funded] Shifting Seasons: Tribal Adaptation Planning for the Northeast Region. Bureau of Indian Affairs. Chris Caldwell (College of Menominee Nation Sustainable Development Institute) and Sue Wotkyns (Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals).
Values and Policy in Interdisciplinary Environmental Science: A Dialogue-based Framework for Ethics Education. National Science Foundation, Ethics Education in Science & Engineering. M. O'Rourke, S. Valles, and T. Dietz. Michigan State University.
Supporting Tribal Climate Change Adaptation Planning through Community Participatory Strategic Foresight Scenario Development. Great Lakes Integrated Sciences and Assessments Center. D. Fellman (Center for First Americans Forestlands, College of Menominee Nation Sustainable Development Institute) and M. Dockry (U.S. Forest Service Northern Research Station).
SRPoiSE: The Consortium for Socially Relevant Philosophy of/in Science and Engineering.
Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition. The Consortium of Hispanic Agencies, Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice, East Michigan Environmental Action Council, Ecology Center, Green Door Initiative, Michigan Environmental Council, NAACP of Southeastern Michigan, National Wildlife Federation, Sierra Club Environmental Justice Program, Southwest Detroit Community Benefits Coalition, Urban Regeneration LLC, and Zero Waste Detroit.
Respecting Tribes, First Nations and Cultural Resources in Cooperative Landscape and Climate Change Decision Making. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Upper Midwest/Great Lakes Landscape Conservation Cooperative Grant. N.J. Reo (Dartmouth College), M.A. Smith (Lakehead University), D. McGregor (University of Toronto).
Environmental Justice in Native America. 2011 Special Edition of Environmental Justice.
Everybody Eats: Cultivating Food Democracy. Growing Our Food System Annual Conference.
The Wicked Problem of Sustainable Pork Production: Education, Ethics and Engagement across Boundaries. Sustainable Michigan Endowed Program. D. Rozeboom, L. Thorp, and L. Goralnik. Michigan State University.
Toward a Normative Framework for Environmental Education. Spencer Foundation, Philosophy in Education Policy and Practice. M. Ferkany. Michigan State University
Anticipatory Workshop on Nano-Biosensors in the Agrifood Sector. National Science Foundation, Science, Technology and Society. P. Thompson, L. Busch, J.V. Stone; RA: M. List. Michigan State University
Blue River Quorum. Spring Creek Project, Oregon State University.
Whyte, K.P. 2013. Hypatia: Journal of Feminist Philosophy
Indigenous Women, Climate Change Impacts and Collective Action
Whyte, K.P. 2013. Climatic Change
Justice Forward: Tribes, Climate Adaptation and Responsibility
Whyte, K.P. 2013. Ecological Processes
On the Role of TEK as a Collaborative Concept: A Philosophical Study
Lemelin, R. et al. 2013. International Journal of Culture, Tourism, and Hospitality Research
Conflicts, Battlefields, Indigenous Peoples and Tourism
Higgins-Desbiolles, F., Whyte, K.P. & Tedmanson, D. 2013. Just Leisure
Tourism and Environmental Justice
Ferkany, M. & Whyte, K.P. 2013. Theory & Research in Education
The Compatibility of Liberalism and Mandatory Environmental Education
Dotson, K. & Whyte, K.P. 2013. Ethics & the Environment
Environmental Justice, Unknowability and Unqualified Affectability &
Whyte, K.P. 2012. Engineering the Climate: The Ethics of Solar Radiation Management
Indigenous Peoples, Solar Radiation Management, and Consent
Reo, N.J. & Whyte, K.P. 2012. Human Ecology
Hunting and Morality as Elements of Traditional Ecological Knowledge
Whyte, K.P. 2012. NEH Summer Institute Paper
How Similar Are Indigenous North American and Leopoldian Environmental Ethics?
Whyte, K.P. 2012. Ethics, Policy & Environment
Now this! Indigenous Sovereignty, Political Obliviousness and Governance Models for Solar Radiation Management Research
Selinger, E. & Whyte, K.P. 2012. European Journal of Risk Regulation
Nudging Cannot Solve Complex Policy Problems
Selinger, E. & Whyte, K.P. 2012. American Journal of Bioethics
What Counts as a Nudge?
Whyte, K.P., Selinger, E., Caplan, A., & Sadowski, J. 2012. American Journal of Bioethics
Nudge, Nudge or Shove, Shove—The Right Way for Nudges to Increase the Supply of Donated Cadaver Organs
Whyte, K.P. 2011. Environmental Justice
The Recognition Dimensions of Environmental Justice in Indian Country
Ferkany, M. & Whyte, K.P. 2011. Journal of Agricultural & Environmental Ethics
The Importance of Participatory Virtues in the Future of Environmental Education
Busch, L. & Whyte, K.P. 2011. Philosophy & Technology
On the Peculiarity of Standards: A Reply to Thompson
Thompson, P.B. & Whyte, K.P. 2011. Journal of Agricultural & Environmental Ethics
What Happens to Environmental Philosophy in a Wicked World?
Selinger, E., Outterson, K. & Whyte, K.P. 2011-2012. Public Integrity
Poverty Tourism, Justice and Policy: Can Ethical Ideals Form the Basis of New Regulations?
Ferkany, M. & Whyte, K.P. 2011. Philosophy of Education Yearbook
Environmental Education, Wicked Problems and Virtue
Whyte, K.P., Selinger, E. & Outterson, K. 2011. Journal of Global Ethics
Poverty Tourism and the Problem of Consent
Selinger, E. & Whyte, K.P. 2011. Sociology Compass
Is There a Right Way to Nudge? The Practice and Ethics of Choice Architecture
Selinger, E., Aguilar J. & Whyte, K.P. 2011. Philosophy & Technology
Action Schemes: Questions and Suggestions
Whyte, K.P. & Thompson, P.B. 2010. Journal of Rural Social Sciences
A Role for Ethical Analysis in Social Research on Agrifood and Environmental Standards
Whyte, K.P. 2010. Ethics, Place & Environment
Why not Environmental Injustice?
Whyte, K.P. & Crease, R. 2010. Synthese
Trust, Expertise, and the Philosophy of Science
Whyte, K.P. 2010. Journal of Environmental Philosophy
An Environmental Justice Framework for Indigenous Tourism
Selinger, E. & Whyte, K.P. 2010. Knowledge, Technology & Policy
Competence and Trust in Choice Architecture
Heiner, B.T. & Whyte, K.P. 2008. Continental Philosophy Review
A Proposal for Genetically Modifying the Project of Naturalizing Phenomenology