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

Lemir Teron

213 Baker Laboratory
1 Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210



Areas of research focus: Energy Policy, Community Forestry, Environmental Justice

2022 YWCA of Syracuse & Onondaga County Champion of Diversity 

2020 MLK Celebration (Syracuse, NY) Unsung Hero Honoree

2019 Distinguished Faculty Member for Teaching Excellence Award

Tree Equity (Cheddar News)

Environmental Justice: New Policy Directions

PBS: Peril & Promise - Sweaty Penguin Pod




Energy Justice, Urban Studies, Environmental Justice, Coastal Communities, Environmental Law, Community Forestry


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. (2022).  Deconstructing Inequality: Cumulative Impacts, Environmental Justice, and Interstate Redevelopment. Richmond Public Interest Law Review.

Khayat, F., Teron, L., & Rasoulyan, F. (2021). COVID-19 and health inequality: the nexus of race, income and mortality in New York City. International Journal of Human Rights in Healthcare.

With: Sterling, E. J., Betley, Teron, L., et al. (2021). Centering Equity in Sustainable Food Systems EducationFront. Sustain. Food Syst. 5: 737434. doi: 10.3389/fsufs.

Teron, L., Louis-Charles, H., Nibbs, F., Uppalapati, S. S. (2019). Establishing a toxics mobility inventory for climate change and pollution.  Sustainability: The Journal of Record, 12(4).

Fortier, M. O. P., Teron, L., Reames, T. G., Munardy, D. T., & Sullivan, B. M. (2019). Introduction to evaluating energy justice across the life cycle: A social life cycle assessment approachApplied energy236, 211-219.

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 HysteriaEnvironmental 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 133)

Environmental Justice (EST 415)

Environmental Justice (EST 615)




Urban Affairs Association

Black Doctoral Network

Association for Environmental Studies & Sciences

Current Graduate Advisees

Current Graduate Advisees

Mabadeje DemuMabadeje Demu

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

Personal Statement
I face my challenges head on and do not blame others as the causes. I look at my past mistakes and laugh upon myself, at my elders’ and say ‘wow’. As a researcher, I undertake the task of correcting on these mistakes and make them into a system to plan my life, so that those who are coming behind me could have models to study and analyze.

Research Interests
Environment and natural resources degradation that accelerates the three certainties of life: death, tax and changes; Environmental and Social Injustice in Nigeria; Renewable energy & the powering of information communication technology automation and digital devices.

Farzaneh KhayatFarzaneh Khayat

  • Degree Sought: PHD
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Teron
  • Area of Study: ESC Environmental and Community Land Planning

Sri Saahitya UppalapatiSri Saahitya Uppalapati

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Teron
  • Area of Study: Environmental Studies