Environmental Studies Faculty

While the Environmental Studies Program is located within the Department of Geological Sciences and Environmental Studies, it is an independent interdisciplinary program that is overseen by the faculty of the Environmental Studies Committee. The committee is comprised of faculty from a variety of academic disciplines, which makes the program comprehensive and integrative. The core members of the Environmental Studies Program faculty are:


Photo of Richard E. AndrusRichard E. Andrus – Environmental Studies and Biology; Associate Professor of Environmental Studies. – PhD, 1974, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.  Teaches Forests, Environment, and Civilization (Envi 326) and Sustainability: Real vs Shallow (Envi 331), and courses in biology.


Photo of Mark A. BlumlerMark A. Blumler – Geography; Associate Professor of Geography – PhD in Geography, 1992, University of California at Berkeley.  Teaches Natural Hazards (Envi 330) and a host of courses in geography and biogeography.



Photo of Carmen Carrión-FloresCarmen Carrión-Flores – Economics; Assistant Professor of Economics – PhD in Economics, 2007, University of Arizona.  Teaches Environmental Economics, Economics of Environmental Policy Analysis and other courses in economics.


Photo of Joseph R. GraneyJoseph R. Graney – Environmental Geochemistry; Associate Professor of Geological Sciences – PhD in Geology, 1994, University of Michigan.  Teaches Pollution (Envi 121), Environmental Hydrology (Envi 342), and other courses in geology.


Rob Holahan

Robert Holahan - Environmental Policy; Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies - PhD in Political Science, 2011, Indiana University.  Teaches environmental policy analysis and sustainability.


George Homsy George Homsy - Sustainable Communities and Regions; Assistant Professor Public Administration - PhD in City and Regional Planning, 2013, Cornell University.  Teaches Sustainable Cities, Sustainable Communities.  ghomsy@binghamton.edu

Photo of Neha KhannaNeha Khanna
– Environmental Economics; Associate Professor of Economics – PhD in Resource and Environmental Economics, 1998, Cornell University.  Teaches courses in environmental economics.



Peter L KnuepferPeter L.K. Knuepfer – Geomorphology; Associate Professor of Geological Sciences – PhD in Geosciences, 1984, University of Arizona.  Teaches  Environmental Impact Statements (Envi 413) and additional courses in geology.  On leave at SUNY University Faculty Senate, 2013-2017.


Carl Lipo, FacultyCarl P. Lipo – Environmental Studies Program Director; Professor of Anthropology – PhD in Anthropology, 2000, University of Washington.  Research on the evolution of past human populations; models of cultural transmission; methods in remote sensing, geophysics; North American Prehistory, Prehistory of the Pacific; Currently teaches the second Environmental Studies introductory course (Envi 201), and Environmental Planning (Envi 415) as well as upper-division/graduate classes in Anthropology/Archaeology.  clipo@binghamton.edu


George Miendl, FacultyGeorge Meindl – Ecology; PhD, 2014, University of Pittsburgh. Teaches Environment and Man/Woman: An Ecological Perspective (ENVI 101). gmeindl@binghamton.edu



Photo of Christopher KnappChristopher Morgan-Knapp – Normative and Environmental Ethics; Associate Professor of Philosophy – PhD in Philosophy, 2001, Rutgers University.  Teaches Environmental Ethics and Policy (Envi 149) and advanced courses in environmental philosophy (such as Sustainability) as well as other philosophy and ethics courses. 


Adjunct Faculty

In addition, these Adjunct Faculty teach courses in the Program:


Photo of Dylan A. HorvathDylan A. Horvath – Field Ecology; Steward of the Campus Natural Areas – MS in Biology, 2003, Binghamton University.  Teaches Natural History of the Nature Preserve (Envi 327).



Michael Kane – Ecological Agriculture and Organic Farming –  Organic Farmer.  Teaches Ecological Agriculture (Envi 325).                                                        mkane@binghamton.edu


Charles L.E. Wage – Environmental Law – JD, 1987, Duquesne University School of Law.  Teaches Environmental Law (Envi 312).


Director of Environmental Studies Program: Carl P. Lipo

Last Updated: 2/13/17