Darrin Magee is an Assistant Professor of Asian Environmental Studies at Hobart & William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York. He has traveled regularly to China for over 15 years, and has lived and worked in mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, including a brief stint as a reporter (and cartoonist) at the Asian Wall Street Journal in Hong Kong. He currently conducts research on energy and environmental issues in China and the US, and is an expert on large-scale hydropower on China’s transboundary rivers. At HWS he teach courses on environment and development in East Asia, water, natural resources and waste, GIS, and human geography.
Before joining HWS, Darrin worked with Amory Lovins at Rocky Mountain Institute in Snowmass, Colorado on RMI’s China initiatives, and continues to be involved in that work. He also has a long history with the National Youth Science Foundation, having represented Louisiana as a delegate in 1990, worked on staff from 1991 to 1998, and served as executive director of the Foundation from 1999 to 2002. He met his wife of ten years, Beth Kinne (a Vermont delegate) at the National Youth Science Camp, and is an avid student of clawhammer banjo (though his Chinese his much better).
Darrin received his MA in China Studies and PhD in Geography from the University of Washington, and also holds a BS in mathematics and BA in French from Louisiana State University.