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For those unfamiliar with the departmental structure at ESF, we don't have traditional English, Math, Women's Studies, or Economics departments. But among all the specialized departments, you can also find course offerings that fill these needs.

CHECHEMEFB1EREES2GenEd (proposed division) ▪ SRM3LASCMELIBAdministrators

1includes Adirondack Ecological Center; 2includes Gen Ed 3includes Ranger School

Chemical Engineering, Department of

BUJANOVIC, Biljana Associate Professor Emeritus. Chemistry of lignocellulosics and new technologies in utilization; Structure, reactivity, and utilization of lignin and extractives; Pulping and bleaching; Pulp and paper properties. Dr Bujanovic also taught APM153 Computing Methods for Engineers and Scientists.

Chemistry, Department of

DONAGHY, Kelley. Inorganic Chemistry and Chemical Education. Past President, Faculty Governance.

MAO, Huiting Regional tropospheric chemistry and climate change, intercontinental transport of trace gases and aerosols, climate-air quality connections, biosphere-atmosphere exchange of trace gases, and radiative transfer processes.

MIROWSKY, Jaime Environmental Health.

MAJUMDER, Erica (until Jan. 2021, when she moves to U Wisconsin, Madison campus) Biochemistry, molecular mechanisms of microbial energy generation.

Environmental and Forest Biology (including the Adirondack Ecological Center, Newcomb, NY, and summer courses at the Cranberry Lake Biological Station.)

DOWNS, Cynthia. Animal Physiology.

FARRELL, Shannon. Wildlife Habitat Ecology.

FIERKE, Melissa. Forest Entomology and Ecology. Dr. Fierke also teaches General Biology.

FRAIR, Jacqueline. Wildlife Ecology.

KIMMERER, Robin. Ecology of mosses; Restoration of culturally significant plants to Native American communities; Environmental partnerships with Native American communities; Traditional Ecological Knowledge; Disturbance ecology; Recovery of epiphytic communities. Director, Undergraduate Mentoring in Environmental Biology (UMEB) and Center for Native Peoples and the Environment.

NEWMAN, Lee. Cell Biology and molecular techniques.

LIMBURG, Karin. Fisheries ecology, ecosystem ecology, watershed ecology, fish migration, biogeochemical tracers, modeling, ecological economics. Dr. Limburg has also taught courses on grant management and wine appreciation.

McNULTY, Stacy. Forest and landscape ecology, landscape ecology, and the study of impacts of human land use on wildlife habitat. Stacy is based at the Adirondack Ecological Center (AEC) in Newcomb, NY.

RAZAVI, Roxanne. Limnology and aquatic ecotoxicology.

RUNDELL, Rebecca. Evolutionary Biology, invertebrate biology.

SCHULZ, Kim. Limnology (the study of inland aquatic ecosystems).

WANG, Chun-Juan "June". Professor Emeritus. Mycology. Dr. Wang was originally hired as a Research Associate in 1959. Her position was converted to tenure track sometime thereafter after students questioned why she wasn't faculty. She advanced through various grades to become one of ESF's first women Professors in 1972. She "retired" in 1998, but retained an active research program for more than a decade.

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Environmental Resources Engineering, Department of

QUACKENBUSH, Lindi. Image processing and remote sensing application areas. Dr. Quackenbush began stint as Chair Aug 1, 2018.

You, Yaqi. Envionmental microbiome.

Environmental Studies, Department of

(Until 2020, this department housed the Writing Center, and most classes across the writing and communication spectrum. In late spring 2018, Math faculty moved from FNRM)

DANN, Shari. Environmental Education.

HALL, Myrna Director Emeritus, Center for the Urban Environment and Research Associate Emeritus. Integrating simulation modeling and GIS for studying the interaction of humans and their; environment Natural resources management; Issues of sustainable development

KRISTIANSEN, Silje. Environmental, risk and science communication.

LIMPERT, Christina. At ESF, she teaches Writing and the Environment; Research, Writing, and the Humanities; Eco Cinema; and Digital Storytelling. She also teaches writing intensive classes in Women’s and Gender Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University.

LUZADIS, Valerie. Natural Resources Policy and Values; Ecological Economics, and Research Methods. Professor. Prior service at ESF includes: Professor, Department of Forest and Natural Resources Management; Chair, Department of Environmental Studies; Assistant to the Provost for Academic Inititatives Institutional Assessment Coordinator; Interim Provost and Executive VP; and Senior Advisor to the President

MORAN, Sharon. Human dimensions of water/ wastewater issues, Environmental issues in post-communist countries, Qualitative research methods; gender and nature , Sustainability indicators. Dr. Moran has also co-taught Women in Environmental Careers.

Parker, Andrea. Environmental communication and decision making, climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies, with additional interests in natural resources management and policy, energy policy and how social movements relate to new communication media.

SENECAH, Susan (emeritus). Communication aspects of public participation in the formation of environmental public policy/decisions, especially the origins, dynamics, persuasive strategies, and tactics of environmental campaigns. Legislative process, environmental public policy. Dr. Senecah is also Stakeholder Involvement Coordinator at New York Department of State

SELFA, Theresa. Environmental, Agricultural and Development Sociology.

VIDON,Elizabeth. Assistant Professor. Human geography; Attitudes, values and the Environment

WEBSTER, Sally. Sally taught computing classes from 1990-2000, retiring as an Associate Professor.

Weiss, Jill. Assistant Professor. Environmental communication, participatory governance, conservation psychology and ethics, landscape ecology (socio-ecological systems and resilient bioregions; ecosystem services), open space access and mgmt, systems theory, ecological literacy and outreach. Originally hired as a Visiting AP, Dr. Weiss' became tenure track in May 2018.

WHITMORE, Bennette. Chair. Technical writing, communications studies, Environmental Education, and Children's Literature. Dr. Whitmore served as interim chair while still an Assistant Professor, May 2015-Aug 2017, when she was named Chair.


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Sustainable Resources Management, Department of

(including Forest Tech Program, NYS Ranger School, Wanakena, NY). This department houses the math (until late spring 2018, when some instructors moved to ES; in 2020 they moved again to GenEd), statistics, history, and sociology and well as the business and management offerings.

ANAGNOST, Sue Director, N.C. Brown Center for Ultrastructure Studies and Director, Tropical Timber Information Service. Wood anatomy, Decay of wood products, Mycology of indoor air, Light microscopy, scanning and transmission electron microscopy. Dr. Anagnost was our first woman department chair, of the Department of Sustainable Construction Management and Engineering, until its dissolution in 2015, at which time she joined the Department of Paper and Bioprocess Engineering. She joined the department of Sustainable Resources Management in Aug 2020.

BURTON, Julia. Forest System Management and Silviculture.

JOHNSTON, Mariann. Ranger School--Forest Health and Nutrition, Fertilization, Soils & Ecology, and Management.

KIERNAN, Diane. Statistics. Dr. Kiernan's position was converted to tenure track.

KLOSTER, Danielle. Sustainable energy.

KUEHN, Diane. Recreation. Dr. Kuehn also co-teaches Women in Environmental Careers.

NAIM, Nehan. Sustainable energy and economics.

ROJAS, Vanessa. Ranger School-GIS.

YANAI, Ruth. Forest Ecology, Ecosystem and Nutrient Cycling. Dr. Yanai also teaches Writing for Scientific Publication and Workshop and Seminar on Natural Resources Policy and Management. Dr. Yanai was one of original team that created Women in Environmental and Scientific Professions.

General Education, Division of (New 2020)

CONAHAN, Karen. Calculus.

COURTWRIGHT, Carol, Writing Program

DEBAISE, Janine. Ecofeminism. Ecological literacy. Composition and rhetoric. Contemporary nature literature. Science Literature. Urban nature literature.

FITZSIMMONS,Maureen. Writing Program

GUBLO-JANTZEN, Sophie, Director

HOGAN, Betsy

Patzke, Karen. Director, Writing Center.

Ridgeway, Janet. Writing Program


THOMPSON, Mary. Math instructor.

Landscape Architecture, Department of

BRYANT, Margaret LSA 470/670 Thematic Landscape Design Studio, LSA 652 Community Development Process.

DOBLE, Cheryl. Associate Professor Emeritus (8/2011) Foundation Design, Landscape Architectural Design, Thematic Landscape Design, Rural Design. Cheryl is the founding director, Center for Community Design Research.

GAVITT, Jocelyn Visiting Instructor. Senior Research Support Specialist. Foundation Design, Landscape Architectural Design, The Built & Natural Environment

GODFREY, Anne. Interdisciplinary Design.

FRENCH, Sara Visiting Instructor. Art, Culture & Landscape.

HOFFMAN, Robin Landscape Architectural Design Studios, Site Construction, Drainage and Road Layout, Professional Practice. Dr. Hoffman was one of original team that created Women in Environmental Careers.

KING, Maren Associate Professor and Director, Center for Community Design Research.

LEIBOWITZ, Rachel. Assistant Professor and Co-Director of the Center for Cultural Landscape Preservation.

STRIBLEY, Kathy. Professor Emeritus (12/2010). Landscape Architectural Design Studio IV, Professional Practice, Behavioral Factors in Community Design, Capstone Studio.

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Librarians Jane Verostek, and Ruth Owens teach ESF 200 Information Literacy


ARMANI, Kim. Assistant Dean of Instruction and Graduate Studies

BARBER, Marcia. Director Emeritus, Human Resources.

CARTER, Malika. Chief Diversity Officer.

CRANDALL, Laura. Director, Student Involvement and Leadership.

DUNN, Claire. Director Emeritus, Communications (formerly News and Publications)

GEORGE, Tondelaya, Director, Open Academy (effective Sept. 1, 2020)

GUBLO-JANTZEN, Sophie, Assistant Director of Assessment and Institutional Research

FELLOWS, Maureen. Interim VP for Research, and formerly Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Government Relations.

LARSON, Ruth. Director, Counseling Services

LOMBARD, Anne. Dean, Student Life and Experiential Learning and Interim Chief Diversity Officer

Mahoney, Joanie. College President. Formerly Chief Operating Officer

McCarthy, Katherine, Associate Provost, Enrollment Management,

SANFORD, Sue. Director, Undergraduate Admissions and Inter-Institutional Relations.

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