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Faculty Profile
Lemir Teron

Lemir  Teron

Lemir Teron

Assistant Professor

213 Baker Laboratory



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

Barry, R., & Teron, L. (2023). Visualising Heritage: a critical discourse analysis of place, race, and nationhood along the Erie CanalLocal Environment, 1-14.

Louis-Charles, H., Teron, L., Douglas-Glenn, N. E., & Kalokoh, A. Unmasking disaster disparities and inequality in local emergency management. In Racial Equity, COVID-19, and Public Policy (pp. 11-31). Routledge.

Ekoh, S. S., Teron, L., Ajibade, I., & Kristiansen, S. (2022). Flood risk perceptions and future migration intentions of Lagos residentsInternational Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction83, 103399.

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

Mabadeje DemuMabadeje Demu

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

Jimmy Andrianina RakotovaoJimmy Andrianina Rakotovao

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