Timothy Terway

Doctoral Candidate

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Mailing Address
Yale School of Forestry &
Environmental Studies
195 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511



Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, Penn State University
Master in City Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Timothy Terway is a scholar, practitioner, and teacher currently completing his Ph.D. at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. Tim grew up in the anthracite coal region of Pennsylvania racing motocross, playing in rock bands, drawing, and spending lots of time outside. These experiences led to training as a landscape architect and urban planner, which he has practiced domestically and internationally.  His current work concerns how people make meaning for ourselves and others and how this contributes to what are typically considered to be largely “environmental” problems.  He’s participating in projects that have knowledge claims about change—what it is, how it occurs, and why it should—such as in a case of coastal adaptation to climate change.
Outside of this professional work, Tim enjoys making or fixing things, designing, illustration, bicycles, music theory and composition, places and their people. Connecting all of his interests are matters of symbolic representation, change, creativity, and learning. He is most excited when people engage with these to see themselves and situations in ways that contribute to dignity with integrity for all.