Environmental Science and Policy (ES&P)

Faculty

The Environmental Science & Policy core faculty members maintain active and varied research programs. They also provide professional services as consultants, journal editors, board directors, or committee members for a wide range of organizations outside the university. The high degree of outside involvement creates opportunities for student projects, internships, and subsequent employment. The core faculty do most of the student advising and research supervision.

Halina Szejnwald Brown, Ph.D.

Professor of Environmental Science and Policy

Research Interests/Specialization: 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

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  • Timothy J. Downs, D. Env.

    Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Policy
    Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Environmental Science and Policy

    Research Interests/Specialization: Environmental science and engineering, integrated capacity building for sustainable development, natural resource management, human-environment interaction

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  • Barbara Goldoftas, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Policy

    Research Interests/Specialization: Environmental epidemiology, urban environmental health, and social epidemiology

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  • Sam Ratick

    Samuel J. Ratick, Ph.D.

    Professor of Environmental Science and Policy and Geography

    Research Interests/Specialization: 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

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  • Jennie Stephens

    Jennie Stephens, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Policy
    Program Director of the Environmental Science Undergraduate Major Coordinator of the Undergraduate Program in Environmental Science and Policy

    Research Interests/Specialization: Sustainability science, technologies and policies to mitigate climate change, energy technology innovation, CO2 capture and storage, renewable energy, universities as change agent for sustainability

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  • Adjunct Faculty

    Charles Agosta, Ph.D.
    Professor and Chair of Physics

    Patrick Derr, Ph.D.
    Professor, Department of Philosophy

    Jody Emel, Ph.D.
    Associate Director and Professor, School of Geography

    Susan Foster, Ph.D.
    Professor of Biology

    Karen Frey, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor of Geography

    Jacqueline Geoghegan, Ph.D.
    Professor of Economics

    Frederick Greenaway, Ph.D.
    Professor and Chairman of Chemistry

    David Hibbett, Ph.D.
    Professor of Biology

    Dominik Kulakowski, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor of Geography

    Laurence A. Lewis, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor of Geography

    Todd Livdahl, Ph.D.
    Professor of Biology

    Yelena Ogneva-Himmelberger, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor of Geographic Information Sciences for Development and Environment Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Geographic Information Sciences for Development and Environment

    Colin Polsky, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor of Geography

    Robert Gilmore Pontius Jr, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor of Geography

    Deborah Robertson, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor of Biology

    Dianne Rocheleau, Ph.D.
    Professor, School of Geography

    John Rogan, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor of Geography

    Joseph Sarkis, Ph.D.
    Professor of Operations and Environmental Management

    Heather Wiatrowski, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor of Biology
    Adjunct Faculty in Chemistry

    Christopher A. Williams, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor of Geography

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    Research Faculty

    Cynthia Enloe, Ph.D.

    IDCE Research Professor

    Research Interests/Specialization: The interactions of feminism, women, militarized culture, war, politics and globalized economics in countries such as Japan, Iraq, the US, Britain, the Philippines, Canada, Chile and Turkey

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  • Richard Ford, Ph.D.

    IDCE Research Professor

    Research Interests/Specialization: Resource trends and resource management in Africa, community participation and sustainable development, conflict mediation, community-based planning, monitoring and evaluation

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  • Robert Goble, Ph.D.

    IDCE Research Professor

    Research Interests/Specialization: Physics, energy studies, atmospheric transport, risk analysis and management

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  • Barbara Thomas-Slayter, Ph.D.

    IDCE Research Professor

    Research Interests/Specialization: Local institutions, women and public policy, peasant-state relations, gender issues, non-governmental organizations

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