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Faculty & Staff

Environmental Studies Program

With core strengths across the social sciences and in the humanities, Departmental faculty members support graduate and undergraduate programs in Environmental Studies, the Division of General Education, 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.

Faculty and Staff Contact
Collins, Mary, Associate Professor
PhD, University Of California-Santa Barbara, 2012; MA, University Of Central Florida, 2008; socio-environmental systems; environmental health inequality; environmental justice; environmental sociology; environmental risk perception; computational quantitative methods; Bayesian modeling; disproportionality; industrial pollution policy and health
215 Baker Lab
315-470-6538 | 315-470-6636
Cousins, Joshua, Assistant Professor
PhD, University Of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 2016; environmental policy and governance, social and political dimensions of water, political ecology, political economy of water, green infrastructure, science and technology studies, political ecology, urban sustainability
221 Baker Lab
315-470-6576 | 315-470-6636
Dann, Shari, Associate Professor
PhD, Michigan State University, 1993; MS, Cornell University, 1985; Environmental education and interpretation; Place Based Education; conservation and natural resource education; science learning for K-12, non-formal, and adult programs; education for participatory natural resource stewardship and civic engagement; community engagement for conservation and land/watershed stewardship
215 Baker Lab
Hart, Rebecca
Administrative Assistant 1
212 Baker Lab
Hirsch, Paul, Associate Professor
PhD, Georgia Institute Of Technology-Main , 2008; MS, University Of Georgia, 2003; 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
214 Baker Lab
Limpert, Christina, Assistant Professor
PhD, Syracuse University, 2013; MS, Syracuse University, 1995; Assistant Professor, PhD, Cultural Foundations of Education, Syracuse University 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.
213 Baker Lab
315-470-6722 | 315-470-6636
Luzadis, Valerie, Interim Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School
PhD, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 1997; 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
217 Baker Lab
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
224 Baker Lab
Feldpausch-Parker, Andrea M., Associate Professor
PhD, Texas A&M University, 2010; MS, Texas A&M University, 2006; 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
216 Baker Lab
315-470-6573 | 315-470-6636
Selfa, Theresa, Professor and Chair
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
212 Baker Lab
Sonnenfeld, David, Professor
PhD, University Of California, Santa Cruz, 1996; MA, University Of California, Santa Cruz, 1991; 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
214 Baker Lab
Teron, Lemir, Assistant Professor
PhD, University Of Delaware, 2015; My thinking deliberates on problems related to inequality, conflict and empowerment. The implications are often times, though not exclusively, environmental. My intellectual playgrounds include urban spaces, coastal communities and sites of resilience.
213 Baker Lab
Weiss, Jill, Assistant Professor
PhD, Antioch New England Graduate School, 2016; Socio-ecological systems, co-adaptive management, collaboration and trust, knowledge transfer, communities of practice and social networks, communication theories, landscape ecology, recreation governance and ethics, environmental education, conservation behaviors and psychologies, organizational management, strategic planning, and assessment. Subjects: stewardship, large contiguous bioregions, alpine zone, trail systems, public open space, bikes, urban forestry. Methods: Surveys, interviews, mixed method approaches, case studies, grounded theory, participatory action research.
224 Baker Lab
315-470-6871 | 315-470-6636
Whitmore, Benette, Assistant Professor
PhD, Syracuse University, 2011; MA, Syracuse University, 1980; digital storytelling, filmmaking, screenwriting, creative responses to the environment, public relations management, science education
220 Baker Lab
315-470-6695 | 315-470-6636

Adjunct Faculty

Adjunct faculty members engage in research, participate in graduate committees, teach, supervise student internships, and more.

Visiting Faculty

Emeriti Professors

  • 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
  • Jack Manno
  • Richard Smardon
  • Susan Senecah