Ben Champion

Assistant Professor of Practice, School of Geography and Development

Ben is currently an Assistant Professor of Practice for the University of Arizona's School of Geography and Development. Previously, he served as Director of The Office of Sustainability at the University of Arizona where he was committed to student engagement through sustainability initiatives and to advancing the UA’s performance as a leader in higher education sustainability. The Office of Sustainability facilitates the UA’s efforts to support a vibrant and sustainable desert southwest by bridging relationships across campus and partnering with southern Arizona community organizations. Prior to joining the UA in July 2014, Ben was Director of Sustainability at Kansas State University from 2008-2014. He also earned his doctorate in geography in 2007 from the University of Oxford and received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and environmental science from Kansas State University in 2002. At KSU Ben was awarded a Udall Scholarship for environmental leadership and a Rhodes Scholarship. In his off-time, Ben is a foodie and an avid bicyclist.


  • PhD, Geography, University of Oxford 2007