Lemir Teron | Environmental Studies | SUNY-ESF
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Lemir TeronAssistant Professor

Lemir Teron

211A Marshall Hall
1 Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210



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.


Political Ecology, Urban Studies, Environmental Justice, Coastal Communities


PhD Energy & Environmental Policy, University of Delaware

MS Urban Policy Studies, Georgia State University

BS Social Science Education, University of Georgia

Recent Publications

Teron, L., & Ekoh, S. S. (2018). Energy Democracy and the City: Evaluating the Practice & Potential of Municipal Sustainability Planning. Frontiers in Communication, 3, 8.

Louis-Charles, H. & Teron, L. (2017).  Environmental Migration, Public Perception and Immigration Policy: Examining the Hidden Environmental Toll of Terror Hysteria.  Environmental Justice. 

Teron, L. (2016). Sustainably Speaking: Considering Linguistic Isolation in Citywide Sustainability Planning. Sustainability: The Journal of Record, 9(6).

Teron, L. (2015). A Language of (In)Justice: Expanding the Sustainability Planning Lexicon. Environmental Justice, 8(6), 221-226.


Introduction to Environmental Studies (EST 132)

Environmental Justice (EST 415)

Environmental & Energy Auditing (EST 427/627)

Environmental Justice (EST 615)

Concepts & Principles of Sustainable Development (EST 626)



Urban Affairs Association

Black Doctoral Network

Political Ecology Society

Current Graduate Advisees

Current Graduate Advisees

Susan EkohSusan Ekoh

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

Personal Statement
Passionate about environmental issues and policy in developing countries, particularly Africa. Hold a Bachelors degree in Agricultural Economics, a Master of Science degree in Environmental Economics and currently pursuing a PhD in Environmental Policy.

Research Interests
Environmental policy analysis, Climate change policy, Climate change resilience and adaptation, Environmental justice, Environmental migration

Sri Saahitya UppalapatiSri Saahitya Uppalapati

  • Degree Sought: MS in Environmental Studies
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Teron