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Environmental and Natural Resources Policy
(Ph.D. only)
GPES Areas of Study

Leader: Sharon Moran

Welcome to the web page for the PhD area of study in Environmental and Natural Resources Policy (ENRP). We are a unique group of graduate students, faculty, and researchers who share a deep concern for the development and application of interdisciplinary approaches to the stewardship of ecosystems. The ENRP doctoral program is distinguished by its approach to interdisciplinary science, bringing multiple biophysical sciences together with social science, policy, and management. The problems we study are grounded in the biophysical world, most specifically with the human impact on biophysical systems and vice versa. Investigating these problems requires scientific understanding of the interconnections between ecosystems and social systems; the skills developed in the ENRP program help our graduates to creatively and appropriately design managerial and policy solutions, as well as conduct research studies.

Students in the program work with their major professors and committees to plan their coursework and dissertation research, as detailed in the Handbook (link below). Coursework in the program includes emphasis in areas including biophysical science, social science, research methods, and advanced natural resource and environmental policy. The interdisciplinary nature of the ENRP program brings with it a unique administrative approach: faculty from several departments cooperate to deliver the ENRP doctoral program as an area of study within the Graduate Program on Environmental Science, under the Division of Environmental Science.

Note for Prospective Students: You may also want to explore other ESF graduate programs offered through the Department of Environmental Studies, Forestry and Natural Resources Management and through the different areas of study within Environmental Science.


ENRP Faculty

NAME

SPECIALTY

E-MAIL

ADDRESS

Beier, Colin M.forest ecosystem and landscape ecology, social-ecological systems, climate change, ecosystem services, landscape change modeling, resilience, adaptive management, resource governance, applied geoinformaticscbeier@esf.edu311 Bray Hall
Germain, Renéforest health, policy, silviculture, forest management and operations, forest management for renewable energy, watershed management, sustainable forestry systemsrhgermai@syr.edu316 Bray Hall
Hirsch, Paul D.integrative thinking and problem-solving, water planning, biodiversity conservation, science-policy interface, environmental thought and ethics, policy analysis, public participation and decision-making, environmental valuation, complexity, participant-observation and survey methods, discourse analysis, environmental policy, climate governance, policy science dividepahirsch@esf.edu 114 Marshall Hall
Luzadis, Valerie A.ecological economics, ecosystem services, policy, social and recreational dimensions, forest management for renewable energy, watershed management, natural resources policy and values, sustainable development, renewable energy, participatory decision-makingvluzadis@esf.edu106 Marshall Hall
Manno, Jack P.Inclusion and collaboration in environmental decisions, Indigenous rights and values, social theory, economic dynamics of sustainability and un-sustainability, politics of ending fossil fuel dependencejpmanno@esf.edu 211A Marshall Hall
Moran, Sharon D.environmental policy, human dimensions of water/wastewater issues, political ecology, environment-society relations, green and innovative technologies, environmental issues in post-communist countries, qualitative research methods, gender and nature, sustainability indicators, emergent technologies, environmental justice, ethical frameworks in public policysmoran@esf.edu 113 Marshall Hall
Newman, David H.Forest resource economics and policy, resource and environmental economics, tax policydnewman@esf.edu 319 Bray Hall
Feldpausch-Parker, Andrea M.environmental communication; science and technology communication; wildlife conservation and policy; climate change mitigation and adaptation discourse and decision-making; environmental advocacy; environmental and natural resources conflict management; qualitative and critical methods; program evaluation methods; conflict; public participation; energy;wildlife managementamparker@esf.edu 108A Marshall Hall
Rickard, Laura N.environmental communication, risk communication, science communication, health communication, qualitative & mixed methods, survey research, message design & testing, public health, national parks, risk managementlrickard@esf.edu108B Marshall Hall
Selfa, Theresaenvironmental sociology, rural sociology, sociology of agriculture, sociology of development, political sociology, qualitative methods, comparative-historical methods, biofuels, land use planning, water policy and politicstselfa@esf.edu 109 Marshall Hall
Smardon, Richard C.wetland assessment and management, landscape management policy, public participation and decision-making, sustainable development, eco-tourism, biosphere reserve managementrsmardon@esf.edu 211B Marshall Hall
Smith, Jennifer L.construction management, building materials, geotechnical engineeringjsmith@esf.edu 221 Baker Laboratory
Sonnenfeld, David A.sociology of environment and natural resources; comparative environmental policy, politics and governance; globalization, development and sustainability; social studies of science and technology; East and Southeast Asia; field, historical and mixed research methodsdsonn@esf.edu211B Marshall Hall

Graduate Students in Environmental and Natural Resources Policy

Current Students

Only currently registered students appear—new student names are added at the start of the academic year.

Reem AlawadhiReem Alawadhi
ralawadh@syr.edu

Environmental and Natural Resources Policy

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Manno

Zoya BananZoya Banan
zbanan@syr.edu

Environmental and Natural Resources Policy

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Sonnenfeld
Undergraduate Institute: Sharif University of Technolog (Chemical Engineering)

Previous Graduate Study: Sharif University of Technology (Energy Systems Engineering)

Doctoral Research Topic
Carbon Capture and Storage Policy in Iran

Elvin BethuremElvin Bethurem
embethur@syr.edu

Environmental and Natural Resources Policy

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Hirsch and Selfa

Bryan ComerBryan Comer
bhcomer@syr.edu

Environmental and Natural Resources Policy

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Moran
Undergraduate Institute: Rochester Institute of Technology (Public Policy Studie)

Previous Graduate Study: Rochester Institute of Technology (Public Policy Studies)

About
Bryan Comer is a PhD student in Environmental and Natural Resources Policy. Bryan holds a Master's Degree and Bachelor's Degree in Public Policy from the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY. Bryan's research focuses on the environmental impacts of freight transportation policies in the Great Lakes region.

Susana del Granado PenarandaSusana del Granado Penaranda
smdelgra@syr.edu

Environmental and Natural Resources Policy

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Manno and Hall

Previous Graduate Study: SUNY-ESF (Env Pol & Dem Proces)

Lorena Estrada ChinchillaLorena Estrada Chinchilla
lnestrad@syr.edu

Environmental and Natural Resources Policy

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Hirsch
Undergraduate Institute: Universidad del Valle de Guatemala (Ecotourism)

Previous Graduate Study: Tropical Agricultural Research

Adam FixAdam Fix
ajfix@syr.edu

Environmental and Natural Resources Policy

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Manno

Lisa GreenwoodLisa Greenwood
llgreenw@syr.edu

Environmental and Natural Resources Policy

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Moran
Undergraduate Institute: Rochester Institute of Technology (Environmental Science)

Previous Graduate Study: University of New Haven (Environ Eng )

About
Lisa Greenwood is a doctoral student in Environmental and Natural Resources Policy.† Her bachelorís and masterís degrees are in civil engineering, and she has more than 20 years of professional experience in environmental management with firms including United Technologies and Pratt & Whitney.† For the past three years she has been an instructor in the Dept. of Civil Engineering at the Rochester Institute of Technology.† She plans to research innovation in corporate environmental management practices, especially as they relate to water quality standards.

Imran KhalidImran Khalid
iskhalid@syr.edu

Environmental and Natural Resources Policy

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Moran and Smardon
Undergraduate Institute: Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Environ Science)

Previous Graduate Study: SUNY-ESF (Env Pol )

About
Imran Khalid is a doctoral student in Environmental and Natural Resources Policy.†† He is researching wastewater management issues, especially in small and low-income communities.† He holds a bachelorís degree from Virginia Tech, and masterís degrees (two), from the National University in Karachi, Pakistan, and also from SUNY Ė ESF.

Kyungsun LeeKyungsun Lee
klee34@syr.edu

Environmental and Natural Resources Policy

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Sonnenfeld
Undergraduate Institute: Seoul National University

Previous Graduate Study: Seoul National University (History of Science )

Doctoral Research Topic
Ecological Modernization of the Chemical Industry in South Korea

Book
Lee, Kyungsun. 2013. Scientists and Engineers without Borders: Appropriate Technology for a Sustainable World. Seoul: Danielstone Publishing Co. (in Korean) ISBN 9788958074878

Areas of Interest
Environmental policy; Environmental sociology; Science and technology studies; Industrial ecology

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Renata Moreno QuinteroRenata Moreno Quintero
rmorenoq@syr.edu

Environmental and Natural Resources Policy

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Selfa

Xiaole NiXiaole Ni
xini@syr.edu

Environmental and Natural Resources Policy

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Sonnenfeld
Undergraduate Institute: Nanjing University

Previous Graduate Study: Arizona State University (Public Administration)

Doctoral Research Topic
Civic Scientists and Environmental Health in China

Areas of Competency
Science studies; Environmental communication; Social movements and new media; Food, environment and public health

Young Min OhYoung Min Oh
yoh100@syr.edu

Environmental and Natural Resources Policy

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Sonnenfeld
Undergraduate Institute: Yonsei Univ

Previous Graduate Study: Seoul National University (Public Policy )

Doctoral Research Topic
Regional Climate Change Negotiations in Comparative Perspective: Northeast Asia, North America, and Europe

Juliana QuaresmaJuliana Quaresma
jmquares@syr.edu

Environmental and Natural Resources Policy

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Luzadis

Prajapati ShapkotaPrajapati Shapkota
pshapkot@syr.edu

Environmental and Natural Resources Policy

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Moran and Manno

Erin SwallowErin Swallow
easwallo@syr.edu

Environmental and Natural Resources Policy

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Hirsch

Sara VelardiSara Velardi
shvelard@syr.edu

EFB Environmental Interpretation

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Selfa and Folta

Xiaoliang YangXiaoliang Yang
xyang08@syr.edu

Environmental and Natural Resources Policy

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Sonnenfeld
Undergraduate Institute: University of Electronic Sci & Tech

Previous Graduate Study: Pace University (Environmental Scienc)

Doctoral Research Topic
A Global Partnership Approach to Clean Energy Technology Innovation: Cooperation between China and the United States on Carbon Capture and Storage

Favorite Quote
Strengthen Self without Stopping, Hold World with Virtue.

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Areas of Competency
Environmental & energy policy; Sociology of science and technology; Global environmental governance; Sustainable energy systems

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