Angela Halfacre earned her Ph.D. from the University of Florida. At the College of Charleston, she was a political science professor and the director of the graduate program in Environmental Studies. At Furman University, she taught courses in environmental policy, conservation, sustainability science, and research methods. She co-coordinated Furman’s Sustainability Planning Councils and chaired The Duke Endowment Task Force on Community and Environmental Sustainability. She also serves as the founding director of Furman’s David E. Shi Center for Sustainability established in 2008.
Angela has published several peer-reviewed journal articles and has a University of South Carolina Press book titled "A Delicate Balance: Constructing a Conservation Culture in the South Carolina Lowcountry." She has served on several boards of local and national conservation and community organizations including nonprofit Greenville Forward, Coastal Conservation League, City of Greenville Green Ribbon Advisory Council, and the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Steering Committee.