Environmental Science

Program Faculty

Charles Agosta, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Physics
Tel: 1-508-793-7736
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Philip J. Bergmann, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology
Evolution and diversification of functional morphological systems.
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Tel: 508-793-7553
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Halina Brown, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of International Development, Community, and Environment
Socio-technical system innovation in sustainability transition, use of information disclosure as a regulatory instrument for sustainability, corporate accountability and governance, social learning and institutional theory, comparative international environmental policy, environmental public health policy, environmental toxicology, management of risks from toxic substances
Tel: 1-508-793-7172
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Patrick Derr, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Philosophy
Environmental ethics, philosophy of science, biomedical ethics, ethical issues in hazards management
Tel: 1-508-793-7128
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Timothy Downs, D.Env.
Associate Professor, International Development, Community, and Environment Department
Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Environmental Science and Policy Environmental science and engineering, integrated capacity building for sustainable development, natural resource management, human-environment interaction
Tel: 1-508-421-3814
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J. Ronald Eastman, Ph.D.
Professor, School of Geography; Director, Clark Labs
Director of Clark Labs for Cartographic Technology and Geographic Analysis; Geographic information systems, remote sensing, and cartography
Tel: 508-793-7526
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Jody Emel, Ph.D.
Professor and Acting Director (Spring 2015), School of Geography
Resource/environmental geography, animal geographies, feminist/social theory
Tel: 508-793-7317
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William Fisher, Ph.D.
Professor, International Development, Community, and Environment Department; Associate Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies
Dr. Fisher's research centers on the social and environmental impact of large dams, forced displacement, transnational advocacy, competition over natural resources and non-governmental organizations. His research and work for such agencies as CARE, USAID, and the UNDP have taken him to several continents. Other research activities, mostly in South Asia, include ethnic associations, competition for natural resources, non-governmental associations, and the role of participation and community-based institutions in development planning and action.
Tel: 1-508-421-3765
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Susan Foster, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Biology; Director, Environmental Science Program
Evolution, behavior and ecology
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Tel: 1-508-793-7204
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Karen Frey, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, School of Geography
Remote sensing, climate change, Arctic environments
Tel: 508-793-7209
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Alex Gardner, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Geography
Remote sensing, earth-system modeling, climate change, glaciology
Tel: 508-793-7325
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Jacqueline Geoghegan, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Economics
Tel: 1-508-793-7709
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Robert Goble, Ph.D.
Research Professor Director of George Perkins Marsh Institute Physics, energy studies, atmospheric transport, risk analysis and management
Tel: 1-508-793-7683
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Frederick Greenaway, Ph.D.
Professor, Carlson School of Chemistry and Biochemistry; Adjunct Professor, Department of Biology
Bioinorganic, biophysical, enzymology
Tel: 1-508-793-7182
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Dale Hattis, Ph.D.
Risk assessment, statistical analysis, simulation of multiple sources of uncertainty and variability
Tel: 1- 508-751-4603
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David Hibbett, Ph.D.
Warren Litsky '45 Endowed Chair; Professor, Department of Biology
Fungi, molecular systematics, evolution
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Tel: 1-508-793-7332
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Dominik Kulakowski, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, School of Geography; Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Biology
Ecology and biogeography, Rocky Mountain forests, sub-alpine forests of Europe
Tel: 508-793-7383
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Todd Livdahl, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Biology
Population biology, community ecology, evolution, biostatistics
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Tel: 1-508-793-7514
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Yelena Ogneva-Himmelberger, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of International Development, Community, and Environment; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Geography
Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Geographic Information Sciences for Development and Environment Health applications of GIS and remote sensing; environmental justice and GIS; spatial statistics; urban applications of remote sensing; land-use change and environmental degradation
Tel: 1-508-421-3805
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Robert Gilmore Pontius Jr, Ph.D.
Professor, School of Geography
Geographic information science, quantitative environmental modeling, land change science, spatial statistics
Tel: 508-793-7761
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Samuel Ratick, Ph.D.
Professor, School of Geography; Professor, International Development, Community and Environment Department
Decision analysis in environmental assessment and management, spatial analysis, quantitative and dynamic modeling, environmental policy, coastal hazards from climate change, pollution prevention in companies, locating hazardous facilities
Tel: 508-793-7368
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Deborah Robertson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Biology; Adjunct Associate Professor, Carlson School of Chemistry and Biochemistry; Faculty Chair
Marine phytoplankton and macroalgae, bioluminescence, biochemistry, molecular biology
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Tel: 1-508-793-7515
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Dianne Rocheleau, Ph.D.
Professor, School of Geography
Environment and development, political ecology, forestry, agriculture and landscape change, with an emphasis on the role of gender, class and "popular" vs. "formal" science in resource allocation and land use.
Tel: 508-793-7176
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John Rogan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, School of Geography; Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Biology
Landscape ecology, fire ecology, remote sensing, GIS
Tel: 508-793-7562
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Joseph Sarkis, Ph.D.
Professor, Graduate School of Management
Specialization: Operations Management
Tel: 1-508-793-7659
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Heather Wiatrowski, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Carlson School of Chemistry and Biochemistry
microbiology, biogeochemistry, microbial genomes
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Tel: 1-508-793-7107
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Christopher A. Williams, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Geography Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Biology
Land surface hydrology; ecosystem ecology; hydroclimatic variability and change; global water and carbon cycles
Tel: 508-793-7323
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Visiting Faculty

Barbara Goldoftas, Ph.D.
Term Assistant Professor (non-tenure track), International Development, Community and Environment Department
Environmental and social determinants of health, environmental epidemiology, urban environmental health, health and ecological change, susceptible populations, the use of mixed methods in public and environmental health research
Tel: 1-508-421-3824
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