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:
Richard 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.
Mark 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.
Carmen 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.
Joseph 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.
Robert Holahan - Environmental Policy; Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies - PhD in Political
Science, 2011, Indiana University. Teaches environmental policy analysis and sustainability.
George Homsy - Sustainable Communities and Regions; Assistant Professor Public Administration -
PhD in City and Regional Planning, 2013, Cornell University. Teaches Sustainable
Cities, Sustainable Communities. email@example.com
Neha Khanna – Environmental Economics; Associate Professor of Economics – PhD in Resource and Environmental Economics, 1998, Cornell University. Teaches courses in environmental economics.
Peter 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 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. firstname.lastname@example.org
Christopher 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.
In addition, these Adjunct Faculty teach courses in the Program:
Michael Kane – Ecological Agriculture and Organic Farming – Organic Farmer. Teaches Ecological Agriculture (Envi 325). email@example.com
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