Faculty

 

         Tenured/Tenure Track Faculty - Thesis Chairs

Katherine Cushing

Katherine Cushing
Professor

Director and Advisor, Global Studies Program
Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University

Office Hours:

katherine.cushing@sjsu.edu

 

Top Research Interests:

  • Water Reuse
  • Environmental Policy Implementation
  • Environmental Education
Davis

Kathryn Davis
Professor

Ph.D., Geography, University of California, Berkeley

Office Hours:

Weds 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Please use this link

kathryn.davis@sjsu.edu
(408) 924-5485 

 

Top Research Interests:

  • Ocean/Desert Environments
  • Historical Ecology
  • Environmental History
Klee

Gary Klee
Professor

Ph.D., Geography, University of Oregon

Office Hours:

Please email to set up time with any day (including weekends). You will normally get a same day response.

kleegary@comcast.net
(831) 454-8719 

 

Top Research Interests:

  • California Protected Lands (i.e., Wildlands)
  • California Coastal Wetlands
  • Nature & Conservation Photography

 

*Not currently accepting Master of Science students

Metha Klock

Metha Klock
Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University

Office Hours:

Thursdays 9:45 am - 11:45 am
metha.klock@sjsu.edu

(408) 924-5427

 

 Top Research Interests:

  • Invasive Species
  • Restoration Ecology
  • Conservation Biology
Mulvaney

Dustin Mulvaney
Professor

Ph.D., Environmental Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz

Office Hours:

Mondays 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm or by appt

Please email to set up 


dustin.mulvaney@sjsu.edu
(408) 924-5439

 

 Top Research Interests:

  • Political Ecology
  • Science & Technology Studies
  • Solar Power Commodity Chains, Land Use & Recycling
OMalley

Rachel O'Malley
Professor

Graduate Program Coordinator
Ph.D., Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz

Office Hours:

Weds 10:00 am - 11:45 am and by appt, sign up here!

rachel.omalley@sjsu.edu
(831) 334-1066

 

Top Research Interests:

  • Insect Ecology, Conservation & Restoration
  • Environmental Justice & Impact Assessment
  • International & CA Coastal Sustainable Agriculture
Prado

Carolina Prado
Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Environmental Science Policy and Management, University of California, Berkeley

Office Hours:

Please use this link to sign up!

carolina.prado@sjsu.edu

 

Top Research Interests:

  • Environmental Justice
  • Social Movements
  • U.S.-México Border Region & The Environment

 

* Dr. Prado will be on sabbatical for the 2021-2022 school year 

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Costanza Rampini
Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Environmental Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz

Office Hours:

WSQ 111C
costanza.rampini@sjsu.edu
(408) 924-8979

 

Top Research Interests:

  • Human Dimensions of Climate Change
  • Risks & Disasters
  • Environmental Justice

Russell

William Russell
Professor


Ph.D., Environmental Science Policy and Management, University of California, Berkeley

Office Hours:

Mondays 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

will.russell@sjsu.edu
(408) 924-5487

 

Top Research Interests:

  • Forest Disturbance & Recovery
  • Fire Ecology
  • Ecosystem Restoration 
 Dr. Amanda Stasiewicz

Amanda Stasiewicz
Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Natural Resources, University of Idaho

 

Office Hours:

Wednesdays 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Schedule appointment via email

amanda.stasiewicz@sjsu.edu

 

Top Research Interests:

  • Human Dimensions of Wildfire
  • Cooperative Wildfire Management
  • Forest, Rangeland & Wildfire Policy
 

Trulio

Lynne Trulio
Professor

Department Chair

ENVS Undergraduate Advisor
ERC Faculty Advisor
Ph.D., Ecology, University of California, Davis

Office Hours:

lynne.trulio@sjsu.edu

Sign up for advising here

 

Top Research Interests:

  • Conservation Biology
  • Human-Wildlife Interactions
  • Burrowing Owl Ecology & Conservation

                                   

                                    Other Faculty

Delaveau

Benoit Delaveau
Lecturer

M.S., Environmental Studies, San José State University

Office Hours:

Please use this link 


benoit.delaveau@gmail.com
(650) 288-6653

Ferraro

Patrick Ferraro
Lecturer

M.S., Civil Engineering, San José State University

Office Hours:

Mons & Weds

1:00 pm - 1: 30 pm and 2:45 pm - 3:15 pm


ptferraro5@gmail.com
(408) 293-1852

Robert Foran

Robert Foran
Lecturer

M.S., Environmental Studies, San José State University

 

Office Hours:

Mons & Weds 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Tues, Thu, Fri by appt

Please email to set up time
robert.foran@sjsu.edu
(415) 940-4917

 

Top Research Interests:

  • Community-based Education
  • Environmental & Social Justice
  • Activism
Professor Iyer

PJ (Padmaja) Iyer
Lecturer

MBA, Management Information Systems and Marketing, University of Illinois at Chicago

Office Hours:

Mondays 9:00 am - 10:30 am or by appt 

Please email or message through Canvas to make an appointment

padmaja.iyer@sjsu.edu

(408) 777-0939

 

Top Research Interests:

  • Circular Economy & Sustainability
  • Environmental & Climate Justice
  • Energy Efficiency and Conservation
Sung Jay Ou

Sung Jay Ou
Lecturer

Ph.D., Socio-cultural Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley

Office Hours:

Monday 4:00 - 5:00 pm or by appt.

Please use the link here
sungjay.ou@sjsu.edu

(510) 730-1146

 

Top Research Interests:

  • Controlling Processes
  • Development Studies
  • Environmental Justice
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Rachel Lazzeri-Aerts
Lecturer

M.S., Environmental Studies, San José State University

Office Hours:

WSQ 111B
rachel.sjsu@gmail.com
(408) 924-7688
(408) 475-3507

Bruce

Bruce Olszewski
Lecturer

Director, Center for the Development of Recycling 
M.S., Environmental Studies, San José State University

Office Hours:

WSQ 115D

bruce.olszewski@sjsu.edu
(408) 924-5350

 

Top Research Interests:

  • Sustainable Materials Management (Recycling)
  • Circular Economy
  • Globalization, Capitalism, & Sustainability
Mary Poffenroth

Mary Poffenroth
Lecturer

 
M.S., Biology and MSc., Science Communication Imperial College London

Office Hours:

Mondays 11:00 am - 3:00 pm


mary.poffenroth@sjsu.edu
(408) 924-4831 

 
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Nadine Skinner

Lecturer

Ph.D., International Comparative Education, Stanford University

Office Hours:

nadine.skinner@sjsu.edu

 

Top Research Interests:

  • Social Movements
  • Sustainable Development
  • Human Rights & Education
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Chiao Su
Lecturer

 

Office Hours:

Tues & Thurs 11:00 am - 11:50 am

WSQ 115B
cheng.su@sjsu.edu
(408) 924 - 8977 

 Amy Petersen

Amy Petersen
Lecturer

M.S., Environmental Studies, San Jose State University

Office Hours:

Wednesday 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm via Zoom

amy.petersen@sjsu.edu

(650) 517 - 3660

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Amber Kerr
Lecturer

Office Hours:

Mondays 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Tuesdays 1:30 - 2:00 pm

amber.kerr@sjsu.edu

 

                                        Emeritus

Aitken

Donald Aitken
Founding Chair
Professor

 
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Donald Anthrop
Professor

Ph.D., Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley

 

Rowntree

Lester Rowntree
Professor (Retired in 2005) 

Ph.D., Environmental Geography, University of Oregon
 

 

Shiavo

Frank Schiavo
Lecturer (Retired in 2003)

M.S., Physical Science, San José State University 

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