Richard C. Mitchell is an Associate Professor in the Child and Youth Studies Department of Brock University. He holds a doctorate in Sociology and Social Policy from the University of Stirling in Scotland, and his research interests include critical pedagogy, human rights, UNESCO Biosphere Reserves, and transdisciplinarity across the physical and social sciences. From 2010 until 2012, he served as one of six founding faculty members with the Brock Environmental Sustainability Research Centre (formerly BESR Unit), and has been an Editorial Board member for the International Journal of Children\'s Rights since 2006. He has participated during a number of United Nations human rights summits, and has published across a broad range of international journals. A 2008 co-edited text with Brock colleague Dr. Shannon Moore entitled Power, Pedagogy and Praxis: Social Justice in the Globalized Classroom is being distributed by Sense Publishers. He is past academic co-chair of Brock University Sustainability Coordinating Committee where he also served as principal investigator for the University\'s first-ever carbon emissions audit with preliminary findings published in the International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education 12(1): 7-21.