Lemir Teron | Environmental Studies | SUNY-ESF
e s f home link - e s f college of environmental science and forestry
e s f home link - e s f college of environmental science and forestry

Lemir TeronAssistant Professor

Lemir Teron

213 Baker Lab
1 Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210



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

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, Political Ecology, 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

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 & 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

Mabadeje DemuMabadeje Demu

  • Degree Sought: PHD
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Teron
  • Area of Study: Environmental and Natural Resources Policy
  • Undergraduate Institution: CUNY NYC College Of Technology (Computer Syst, Facil)
  • Previous Graduate Study: University of Baltimore School of Law

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.

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

Farzaneh KhayatFarzaneh Khayat

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

Jimmy Andrianin RakotovaoJimmy Andrianin Rakotovao

  • Degree Sought: MPS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Teron
  • Area of Study: Natural Resources Mgt

Sri Saahitya UppalapatiSri Saahitya Uppalapati

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