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Faculty & Staff

Environmental Studies Program Faculty

With core strengths across the social sciences and in the humanities, Departmental faculty members support graduate and undergraduate programs in Environmental Studies, and ESF's Writing Program. We participate in a variety of college-wide programs, including the Graduate Program in Environmental Science, the Environmental and Natural Resource Policy doctoral program, the Minor in Urban Environmental Science, the Minor in Environmental Writing and Rhetoric, ESF's First Year Student Experience, and the ESF in the High School program.

Department Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff Office Phone
(315 Area code)
Email
Hirsch, Paul, Assistant Professor
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 divide
114 Marshall Hall470-6669pahirsch@esf.edu
Luzadis, Valerie, Chair and Professor
PhD, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 1997; PhD, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1996; MS, Cornell University, 1990; 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-making
106 Marshall Hall470-6636/470-6695vluzadis@esf.edu
Manno, Jack, Associate Professor
PhD, Syracuse University, 2003; MS, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 1992; sustainability theory and practice, Great Lakes policy and institutions, science and policy decision making, sustainable development, ecological economics
211A Marshall Hall470-6816jpmanno@esf.edu
Moran, Sharon, Associate Professor
PhD, Clark University, 2000; MS, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, 1989; 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 policy
113 Marshall Hall470-6690smoran@esf.edu
Nordenstam, Brenda, Associate Professor
PhD, University Of California-Irvine, 1993; MS, California State University-Long Beac, 1985; risk perception, communication, and assessment of environmental and public health hazards, valuation and management of environmental risk, social survey design, analysis, and policy applications, environmental justice, equity, and policy
108a Marshall Hall470-6636bjnorden@esf.edu
Feldpausch-Parker, Andrea M., Assistant Professor
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 management
108A Marshall Hall470-6573amparker@esf.edu
Rickard, Laura, Assistant Professor
environmental communication, risk communication, science communication, health communication, qualitative & mixed methods, survey research, message design & testing, public health, national parks, risk management
108B Marshall Hall470-6908/470-6636lrickard@esf.edu
Selfa, Theresa, Associate Professor
environmental sociology, rural sociology, sociology of agriculture, sociology of development, political sociology, qualitative methods, comparative-historical methods, biofuels, land use planning, water policy and politics
109 Marshall Hall470-6570/470-6636tselfa@esf.edu
Senecah, Susan
Emeritus
106 Marshall Hall470-6636ssenecah@esf.edu
Smardon, Richard, Distinguished Service Professor
PhD, University of California, 1982; MLA, University Of Massachusetts-Amherst, 1973; wetland assessment and management, landscape management policy, public participation and decision-making, sustainable development, eco-tourism, biosphere reserve management
211B Marshall Hall470-6576rsmardon@esf.edu
Sonnenfeld, David, Professor
PhD, University Of California-Santa Cruz, 1996; MA, University Of California-Santa Cruz, 1991; sociology of environment and natural resources; comparative environmental policy and governance; globalization, development and sustainability; science and technology studies; East and Southeast Asia; field, historical and mixed research methods
211B Marshall Hall470-4931/470-6636dsonn@esf.edu

Writing Program Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff Office Phone
(315 Area code)
Email
Bonczek, Michelle, Visiting Instructor
MA, SUNY College At Brockport, 2000
105B Moon Library470-6636mbonczek@esf.edu
Courtwright, Carol, Visiting Instructor
MS, Syracuse University, 1973
105 Moon Library470-6914cacourtw@syr.edu
Deater, Tiffany
Visiting Instructor
105 Moon Library470-663-6636tldeater@syr.edu
DeBaise, Janine, Instructor
MA, Syracuse University, 1985
105 Moon Library470-4776jdebaise@esf.edu
Dodson, Khristopher
Visiting Instructor
105 Moon Library470-6636kadodson@syr.edu
Fitzsimmons, Maureen, Visiting Instructor
MS, Syracuse University, 1990
105 Moon Library470-6721/470-6914mrfitzsi@syr.edu
Hogan, Elizabeth, Lecturer
MFA, The University Of Alabama, 2004
105B Moon Library470-6721eshogan@syr.edu
Jager, Dawnelle, Instructor
MA, Syracuse University, 1989
13D Moon Library470-6756dajager@esf.edu
McGrath, Thomas, Visiting Instructor
MA, Syracuse University, 2011
105A Moon Library470-6725temcgrat@syr.edu
Patulski, Maryanne
ESOL Writing Instructor
327 HBC315-443-5495mpatulsk@syr.edu
Simmons, Jeffrey
Visiting Instructor
107 Marshall Hall470-6636jdsimmon@syr.edu
Wagner, Donald
Visiting Instructor
9 Moon Library470-6914dkwagner@syr.edu
Whitmore, Benette, Director of Writing Program and Assistant Professor
PhD, Syracuse University, 2011; MA, Syracuse University, 1980
105 Moon Library470-6722bwhitmor@esf.edu
Woltman, Susan
Visiting Instructor
107 Marshall Hall470-6636sbwoltma@syr.edu

Adjunct Faculty

Adjunct faculty members contribute to the Department of Environmental Studies, ESF, and the world at large by engaging in research, participating in graduate committees, teaching occasional courses, supervising student internships, and more.

  • Jerrold L. Abraham (Public Health), SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • Kevin Bliss (Water Resources), NY State Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Steven R. Brechin (Environmental, Organizational and Political Sociology), Syracuse University
  • Elletta Callahan
  • David Driesen (Environmental Law), Syracuse University
  • Steven Effler (Water Quality Modeling), Upstate Freshwater Institute
  • Marla R. Emery (Research Geography), US Forest Service
  • Betty Faust (Human Ecology, Ethnoecology), CINVESTAV Mexico
  • John Ferrante (Watershed Ecology and Management), Environmental Consultant
  • Rhea Jezer (Energy, Environmental Policy), Environmental Consultant
  • Thane Joyal (Environmental Law, Land Use Law, Native Land Claims), Environmental Lawyer
  • Timm Kroeger (Adaptation to Climate Change, Conservation Policy, Payment for Ecosystem Services), The Nature Conservancy
  • John Mathiason
  • David J. Nowak (Urban Forests, Environmental Health, Environmental Quality), US Forest Service
  • Dianne Quigley
  • Samuel H. Sage (Green Jobs, Economic Development), Atlantic States Legal Foundation
  • Lisa Warnecke

Visiting Faculty

Professor Emeritus

  • John Felleman
    Environmental information policy; visualizing environmental processes; environmental decision making.
  • Myrna Hall
    • Integrating simulation modeling and GIS for studying the interaction of humans and their environment
    • Natural resources management
    • Issues of sustainable development
    • Graphic information visualization
    • Foreign language communication
  • Patrick Lawler
    Environmental Studies; Graduate Program in Environmental Science
  • Susan Senecah

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