Tim is a planetary ethicist and the Coordinator/Developer of Environmental Studies at Ringling College of Art and Design where he teaches courses on Communicating the Environment, Sustainability, and Environmental Ethics. Between Ringling and RISD, Tim has spent 40 years living and working at the intersection of Science and Art. Recent work focuses on nature as a primary need, a model of thought, as well as the foundation of our economy and quality of life. Balancing the interactions and interdependencies of nature is the formative model for Problem Solving by Design.
Tim co-authored and co-founded This Spaceship Earth with David Houle.