Robert D. Bullard is a Ware Professor of Sociology and Director of the Environmental Justice Resource Center at Clark Atlanta University.
As an environmental sociologist, Bullard has conducted research and written extensively on environmental justice, urban land use, transportation, urban sprawl, smart growth, community development, minority health, training, industrial facility siting, environmental quality and housing issues for over two decades.
Prior to joining the Clark Atlanta University faculty, he was a professor of sociology at the University of California, Riverside and visiting professor in the Center for African-American Studies at UCLA. He is the co-editor of Just Transportation: Dismantling Race and Class Barriers to Mobility, co-editor of Sprawl City: Race, Politics, and Planning in Atlanta, and co-editor of Just Sustainabilities: Development in an Unequal World.
He has been described as the father of environmental justice. Bullard was featured in the July 2007 CNN "People You Should Know."