Faculty Research



Robert Allinson, Professor of Philosophy

Research Interests: Environmental Philosophy, Ethics for the Environment, Technology Ethics/Disaster Prevention and Resilience, Corporate Ethics/Good Governance, Global Ethics/Cross Cultural Issues in Management, Management Training/Governments and NGOs.


George Busenberg, Associate Professor of Environmental Management and Policy, Director of the Environmental Studies Concentration. 

Research Interests: Environmental Policy, Protected Natural Areas Management, Wildfire Management, Oil Pollution Prevention.


Monika Calef, Assistant Professor of Physical Geography

Research Interests: Human-Wildfire Interactions in the Boreal Forest of Alaska, Climate Change Impacts on the Boreal Forest of Alaska, GIS and Modeling. 


Michael Golden, Professor of Music Composition 

Research Interests: Music and Ecology, Food Production/Overpopulation and Ensuing Problems, “Deep Ecology”


Robert Hamersley, Associate Professor of Microbiology

Research Interests: Transformations of Nutrients and Pollution in Aquatic Environments, Wetlands


Dongyoun Hwang, Professor of Asian Studies

Research Interests: Construction of a Shared History among East Asian Countries for Peaceful and Sustainable Relations in the Region​, Ideas of Alternative Development, the Issue of Social Justice in Social Movements in East Asia


Edward Lowe, Associate Professor of Anthropology

Research Interests: Urban Anthropology, Oceania Anthropology, the Impact of Social and Cultural Change on Well-Being, the Sustainability of Family Life in Local/Global Contexts, Urban Poverty and Inequality, Cross-Cultural Study of Childhood, Adolescence, and Youth.


Diya Mazumder, Associate Professor of Economics

Research Interests: Environmental Issues in Developing Countries, Energy Policies, Water Issues, Urban Economic Issues such as Sprawl and Transportation.


Anthony Mazeroll , Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies

Research Interests: Behavioral Ecology of Fishes, Impacts of Human Activities on the Environment, Population Genetics of Amazonian Fishes, Marine Biology, Solar Energy, Sustainable Development of the Peruvian Amazon


Deike Peters, Assistant Professor of Environmental Planning and Practice

Research Interests: Sustainable Urbanism and Urban Design, Environmentally Sensitive and Socially Equitable Urban Planning, Land-Use and Development Controversies, Especially Over the Impacts of Large-Scale Infrastructure Projects, Gender Dimensions of Personal Mobility and Transportation, Planning Theory.


Ian Read, Associate Professor of Latin American Studies

Research Interests: History of Health and Disease in Brazil, Social and Economic Networks in Latin America, the United Fruit Company, Slavery in the Americas


Tomas Crowder-Torrabelli, Assistant Professor of Latin American Studies

Research Interests: Sustainable Housing and Urban Development in Argentina, Recycling and Waste Management, Weatherization.

For more detailed information: Sustainability Research Inventory 2015-2017