Kyle Whyte is George Willis Pack Professor of Environment and Sustainability (SEAS), teaching in the SEAS environmental justice specialization. He is founding Faculty Director of the Tishman Center for Social Justice and the Environment, Principal Investigator of the Energy Equity Project, and Affiliate Professor of Native American Studies and Philosophy at the University of Michigan.
Kyle is currently a U.S. Science Envoy and serves on the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council and the National Academies' Resilient America Roundtable. He is President of the Board of Directors of the Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition and the Pesticide Action Network North America. He is an enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation.
The National Science Foundation has been a major supporter of Kyle’s research and educational projects for nearly a decade and he is involved with a number organizations that advance Indigenous research and education methodologies, including the Climate and Traditional Knowledges Workgroup, the Sustainable Development Institute of the College of Menominee Nation, the Native American Fish and Wildlife Society, the American Indian Higher Education Consortium, the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians, and Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga New Zealand’s Māori Centre of Research Excellence.