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Sharon Moran

Sharon D. Moran

Associate Professor

220 Marshall Hall
1 Forestry Dr.
Syracuse, New York 13210

Phone: (315) 470-6690

Email: smoran@esf.edu

Leader, Environmental and Natural Resources Policy (ENRP) Ph.D. Program

http://www.esf.edu/environmentalscience/graduate/enrp.asp

 

Affiliations

Education

  • Ph.D., Geography, Clark University, 2000
  • M.S., Political Science and Public Policy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • B.A., Chemistry, Boston University

Research Interests

  • Political ecology; environment-society relations
  • ‘Green’ and innovative technologies; sustainable enterprise
  • Human dimensions of water/ wastewater issues; policy and regulation
  • Post-communist countries - environmental issues
  • Qualitative research methods

Current Graduate Advisees

Current Graduate Advisees

Reem AlawadhiReem Alawadhi
ralawadh@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: PHD
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Moran
  • Area of Study: Environmental and Natural Resources Policy
  • Previous Graduate Study: Johns Hopkins Univ* (Environmental Science)

Sophia BrownSophia Brown
sebrown@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Moran
  • Area of Study: Environmental and Community Land Planning

Katherine FeeKatherine Fee
kfee01@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Moran
  • Area of Study: Coupled Natural and Human Systems

Sally GuillornSally Guillorn
sguillor@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: MPS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Briggs and Moran
  • Area of Study: Water & Wetland Resource Studies

Shara HiltonShara Hilton
sehilton@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: MPS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Moran
  • Area of Study: Environmental Policy and Democratic Processes
  • Previous Graduate Study: Ryerson University (Environmental Science)

About
Shara Hilton, MS candidate in GPES (part-time student) is researching how consumers think about major purchases, including the role of green certifications in decision making about furniture products.†† She has professional work experience in the furniture industry as well as property management.† She holds a bachelorís degree in environmental studies from York University in Toronto (Canada).


Stacey MackStacey Mack
samack@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: PHD
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Germain and Moran
  • Area of Study: Natural Resources Mgt

Graduate Research Topic
Resource challenges associated with hydraulic fracturing

Favorite Quote
"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift."- Steve Prefontaine


Prajapati ShapkotaPrajapati Shapkota
pshapkot@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: PHD
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Manno and Moran
  • Area of Study: Environmental and Natural Resources Policy

Personal Statement
I hope to understand the process of environmental adaptation and integration of resettled refugees from a developing country and thus generate new knowledge on the subject. My special focus is on my own community - the Bhutanese-Nepali (Bhupali) refugees resettled in the US since March 2008.

Favorite Quote
"A bundle of belongings is not the only thing a refugee brings to his new country" ..... Dr. Albert Einstein (Dr. Einstein is the greatest physicist of the 20th century, Nobel Laureate and one of the 5 refugees who changed the world)


Graduate Students

Note: Prof. Moran’s graduate students are enrolled in either (1) the Dept. of Environmental Studies OR (2) GPES (Graduate Programs in Environmental Sciences, a cross-campus, interdisciplinary program, which also houses the doctoral program in Environmental and Natural Resources Policy).

Research Highlights

Recent Publications

  • Comer, Bryan and Sharon Moran. 2017. The Evolution of Empirical Environmental Justice Research Methods: A Call for Greater Use of Geographically Weighted Regression, Environmental Justice, February, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 11-15.
  • Leah Harnish, Adam T. Carpenter, and Sharon Moran. 2016. Comparing Water Source Knowledge in Cities that Exceed the Lead Action Level. Journal of the American Water Works Association, December, vol. 108, no. 12, pp. 606-614  http://dx.doi.org/10.5942/jawwa.2017.109.0015
  • Moran, Sharon, Meredith Perreault, and Richard Smardon. 2016. Finding Our Way: A Case Study of Urban Waterway Restoration and Participatory Process, Landscape and Urban Planning, October http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.landurbplan.2016.08.004
  • Marlon, Jennifer, E. Christa Farmer, and Sharon Moran. 2015. Communicating Hurricane Risks: Challenges and Recommendations. November. Eos (Transactions, American Geophysical Union).https://eos.org/meeting-reports/communicating-hurricane-risks-challenges-and-recommendations#.VlTHLmnww8s.email
  • Magnuszewski, Artur, Edyta Kiedrzyńska, Marcin Kiedrzyński, and Sharon Moran. 2014. GIS Approach to Estimation of the Total Phosphorous Transfer in the Pilica River Lowland Catchment. Quaestiones Geographicae. September, 33(3) 101-110. doi 10.2478/quageo-2014-0033
  • Magnuszewski, Artur, Sharon Moran. 2014. Vistula River bed erosion processes and their influence on Warsaw's flood safety.In Sediment Dynamics: From the Summit to the Sea, Proceedings of the Symposium of International Commission on Continental Erosion, IAHS 367.Wallingford, UK: IAHS Press. doi:10.5194/piahs-367-147-2015
  • Dimpfl, Mike and Sharon Moran. 2014. "Waste matters: Compost, domestic practice, and the transformation of alternative toilet cultures around Skaneateles, NY," Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 32: 721-738.
  • Dimpfl, Mike and Sharon Moran. 2011. "Composting toilet," in Green Technology: An A–Z Guide, eds. Paul Robbins and Dustin Mulvaney. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Press.
  • Moran, Sharon. 2010. "Cities, Creeks, and Erasure: Stream Restoration and Environmental Justice," Environmental Justice, June 2010, 3(2): 61-69.
  • Baruah, Mitul, and Sharon Moran. 2010. "Ecological Economics". In Green Politics, ed. Paul Robbins. Sage Reference Series on Green Society, vol. 2. [online]. Sage.
  • Magnuszewski, Artur, Sharon Moran, and Guoliang Yu. 2010. "Modeling Lowland Reservoir Sedimentation Conditions and Potential Environmental Consequences of Dam Removal: Wloclawek Reservoir, Vistula River, Poland." Pp. 8-16 in Sediment Dynamics for a Changing Future, ed. Kazimierez Banasik. Proceedings of the Symposium of International Commission on Continental Erosion. Publication 337. Wallingford, UK: IAHS Press. Available here.
  • Moran, Sharon. 2009. "Bytes of Note - The State of the Toilet," Environment 51(11 November): 7-8. Available here.
  • Moran, Sharon. 2008. "Under the Lawn: Engaging the Water Cycle," Ethics, Place, and Environment 11(2): 129-145.
  • Moran, Sharon. 2007. "Stream Restoration Projects: A Critical Analysis of Urban Greening," Local Environment 12(2): 111-128.
  • Moran, Sharon. 2003. "Stream Restoration: Opportunities for Synthesis and Integration," Journal of Geography 102(2, March-April): 67-79.
  • Moran, Sharon. 2003. "Review of 'The Carbon Wars' by Jeremy Leggett," Economic Geography 79:1 (January).
  • Moran, Sharon. 2002. "Teaching Stream Restoration: A Senior Seminar Theme". In Teaching Sustainability at Universities: Toward Curriculum Greening, ed. Walter Leal Filho. Frankfurt: Peter Lang.

Courses

  • EST 600  Foundations of Environmental Studies (graduate)
  • EST 652  Managing Sustainability (graduate)
  • EST 759  Sustainability Driven Enterprise (graduate)
  • EST 796  Environmental Health Policy (graduate)
  • EST 797  Comparative Environmental Policy: US-Canada (graduate)
  • ENS 797  Environmental Health Policy (graduate)
  • EST 797  Human Dimensions of Water Systems (graduate)
  • EST 797  Human Dimensions of Dirty Water (graduate)
  • EST 797  Human Dimensions of Water Problems (graduate)
  • EST 221  Introduction to American Government (undergraduate)

Professional Associations

  • Association of American Geographers
  • American Political Science Association
  • Society for the History of Technology
  • American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies