Richard E. Wener

Richard E. Wener, a professor of environmental psychology in the Department of Technology, Culture and Society, has significantly furthered our ability to build more humane, just, and functional institutions, and his book, The Environmental Psychology of Prisons and Jails: Creating Humane Spaces in Secure Settings, is considered the seminal work on the topic. He was recently honored with the 2013 Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) Career Award, in recognition of his substantial contributions to the discipline.