Faculty & Research

As an interdisciplinary program, Sustainability Studies is supported by a large dedicated group of faculty in the Sciences, Social Sciences, and Humanities. Sustainability Studies Students are encouraged to contact individual faculty listed below to help develop a program that suits their interests and complements their major field of study. Explore individual teaching and research interests by looking at faculty web pages linked below.

Advisory Committee

Richard Niesenbaum

Professor of Biology
Director of Sustainability Studies
B.A., Biology and Environmental Science - University of Pennsylvania
M.S., Biological Oceanography - University of Connecticut
Ph.D., Biology/Ecology - University of Pennsylvania

Kimberly Heiman

B. A. Biology, New College of the University of South Florida (now New College of Florida)
Ph.D. Biological Sciences, Stanford University
Postdoctoral research, Marine Biology and Ocean Resource Management, Oregon State University
Cathy Marie Ouellette

Associate Professor of History
Ph.D. Emory University

Giacomo (Jack) Gambino

Professor of Political Science  
Barri Gold Professor of English
B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago. (1995)



Other Affiliated Faculty

Jason Kelsey Professor of Environmental Science and Chemistry
A.B., Lafayette College
M.S., Cornell University
Ph.D., Cornell University

Erika Iyengar Professor of Biology
B.S. with honors, Stanford University
Ph.D. Zoology, Cornell University

Donna M. Kish-Goodling Professor of Economics
Dean of Global Education
B.A., Moravian College
M.B.A., Ph.D., Lehigh University

Benjamin Carter, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Anthropology
BA Anthropology, Drew University
Ph.D. Anthropology, Wahington University

Joseph E. B. Elliott

Professor of Art (Photography)
Head of Department
B.S., University of Minnesota;
M.F.A., Pratt Institute (1983)

S. Mohsin Hashim

Professor of Political Science
Christopher Borick

Professor of Political Science
Dr. Jane D. Flood

Department Chair
Associate Professor of Physics
Ph.D. - Physics / University of Pennsylvania
B.A. - Physics / Hunter College

Lora Taub-Pervizpour Professor of Media & Communication
Dean of Digital Learning
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of California, San Diego

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