The Sustainability, Ecology and Policy Program draws upon knowledge from Rubenstein School faculty whose research and expertise span topics that include climate change, conservation, ecology, environmental education, environmental policy and planning, and more. They are scholars in their fields and offer ample opportunities for students to engage in meaningful learning and research.

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Sustainability, Ecology and Policy Faculty

Name / BioTitleExpertise
Michael BlouinSenior LecturerField-based science, environmental education, relationship of people and place
Christopher BrooksSenior LecturerEnvironmental policy, land use planning, watershed management and flood resiliency, climate change mitigation and adaptation
Clare GingerAssociate Professor, Director of Sustainability, Ecology and Policy ProgramEnvironmental policy, watershed/forest planning, organization studies
Zachary Ispa-LandaSenior LecturerNatural history; diversity, power, and privilege; environmental problem solving and leadership; service-learning; wildlife conservation
Ana Morales-Williams (Mindy)Assistant ProfessorLimnology, phytoplankton ecology, biogeochemistry, carbon cycling, lake ecosystem ecology
Walter PolemanSenior LecturerLandscape analysis, place-based education, land conservation, social-ecological systems science
Jennifer PontiusSenior Lecturer, Associate Dean for Academic AffairsForest ecology & health, satellite remote sensing, GIS modeling, experimental design & statistical analyses
Mariano A. Rodriguez-CabalResearch Assistant ProfessorCommunity ecology, global change ecology, invasive species, plant-animal interactions