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Sharon Moran

Sharon D. Moran
Associate Professor

113 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

and

Coordinator, Graduate Program Committee, Department of Environmental Studies

Affiliations

  • Adjunct Faculty, Department of Geography, Syracuse University

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
  • Environmental policy
  • Human dimensions of water/ wastewater issues
  • Environmental issues in post-communist countries
  • Qualitative research methods; gender and nature
  • Sustainability indicators

Current Graduate Advisees

Ali AlshehriAli Alshehri
amalsheh@syr.edu

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

Bryan ComerBryan Comer
bhcomer@syr.edu

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


Lisa GreenwoodLisa Greenwood
llgreenw@syr.edu

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


Shara HiltonShara Hilton
sehilton@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • 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).


Yuh-Chin HwangYuh-Chin Hwang
yuhwang@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: PHD
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Moran
  • Area of Study: Environmental and Community Land Planning
  • Previous Graduate Study: SUNY Binghamton (Geography )

About
Yuh-Chin (Yulanda) Hwang (ABD) is a doctoral candidate in GPES.† Her PhD research focuses on how museums present the environmental knowledge that is held by indigenous people, and the use of interactive and outdoor approaches to their interpretive work.† She holds a bachelorís degree in landscape architecture from the National University in Taiwan, and a masterís degree in geography from SUNY Ė Binghamton.


Matthew IslesMatthew Isles

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

About
Matt Isles, MS candidate in GPES with a concentration on water resources, holds a bachelorís degree from Tufts University in political science.† He completed a masterís in public administration (MPA) at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University through ESFís concurrent degree program.† His thesis research addresses institutional dimensions of environmental policy, specifically the organizational structure and effectiveness of estuary management programs.


Imran KhalidImran Khalid
iskhalid@syr.edu

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


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


Samshad NowreenSamshad Nowreen
snowreen@syr.edu

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

Kimiharu ToKimiharu To
kto@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: PHD
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Moran and Parker
  • Area of Study: Environmental Communication and Participatory Processes
  • Previous Graduate Study: Aomori University (Environ Science )

Stacia TurnerStacia Turner
sjturn01@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: MPS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Moran
  • Area of Study: ESC Environ Policy & Dem Processes

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

  • Dimpfl, Mike and Sharon Moran (forthcoming) "The end of the flush? Composting toilets, boundary-making, and the domestic bathroom in the United States," Society and Space.

  • 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 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 Governments (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

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