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Department of Environmental Studies

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Faculty and Staff


Hart, Rebecca, Administrative Assistant 1
Hirsch, Paul, Associate Professor
BS, Cornell University, 1994; MS, University Of Georgia, 2003; PHD, Georgia Institute Of Technology-Main Campus, 2008; 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
Limpert, Christina, Instructor
PHD, Syracuse University, 2013; Gender, schooling, and popular culture, urban community engagement and advocacy, youth climate activism, ethnographic and participatory action research, environmental cinema studies, environmental dimensions of violence and militarization, social media and public perceptions of environmental threats and ecosystem health
Luzadis, Valerie, Professor
BS, Cornell University, 1983; MS, Cornell University, 1990; PHD, SUNY College Of Environmental Science And Forestry, 1997; 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
Moran, Sharon, Associate Professor
BA, Boston University, 1981; MS, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, 1989; PHD, Clark University, 2000; 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
Parker, Andrea, Associate Professor
BS, Michigan State University, 2003; MS, Texas A&M University, 2006; PHD, Texas A&M University, 2010; 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
Selfa, Theresa, Professor and Chair
BA, Whitman College, 1984; MCP, University Of California-Berkeley, 1992; PHD, Cornell University, 2001; Environmental Governance; Politics of Agri-Food and Energy Systems; Livelihood Impacts of Land Use Change; International Development and Social Change; Environmental Certification and Labelling; Latin America and US
Smardon, Richard, Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus
BS, University Of Massachusetts-Amherst, 1970; 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
Sonnenfeld, David, Emeritus
BA, University Of Oregon, 1973; MA, University Of California-Santa Cruz, 1991; PHD, University Of California-Santa Cruz, 1996; environmental sociology; comparative environmental politics; sustainable transitions; water governance; East and Southeast Asia, Middle East, Latin America and Caribbean; field, historical and mixed research methods
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Whitmore, Benette, Assistant Professor
BA, Queen's University, 1977; MA, Syracuse University, 1980; PHD, Syracuse University, 2011; digital storytelling, filmmaking, screenwriting, creative responses to the environment, public relations management, science education