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:

WSQ 111E

katherine.cushing@sjsu.edu
(408) 924-6951

Fall 2020 Office Hours: 
Thurs. 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.  & by appt.

 

Top Research Interests:

  • Water Reuse
  • Environmental Policy Implementation
  • Environmental Education
Davis

Kathryn Davis
Professor

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

Office:

WSQ 115E
kathryn.davis@sjsu.edu
(408) 924-5485

Fall 2020 Office Hours:
Friday 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Sign up for office hours here

 

Top Research Interests:

  • Ocean Environments
  • Native American Environmental Philosophy
  • Traditional Ecological Knowledge
Klee

Gary Klee
Professor

Ph.D., Geography, University of Oregon

Office:

WSQ 115A
kleegary@comcast.net

(831) 454-8719

Fall 2020 Office Hours: 
After Friday's Zoom session or email

 

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:

WSQ 115C
metha.klock@sjsu.edu

(408) 924-5427

Fall 2020 Office Hours: 
Mon and Weds 12:00 - 1:00 pm

 

Top Research Interests:

  • Invasive Species
  • Restoration Ecology
  • Conservation Biology
Mulvaney

Dustin Mulvaney
Professor

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

Office:

WSQ 115A
dustin.mulvaney@sjsu.edu
(408) 924-5439

Fall 2020 Office Hours: 
Thurs. 11:00 - 12:00 pm or by appt.

 

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:

WSQ 118A

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

Fall 2020 Office Hours: 

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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, University of California, Berkeley

Office:

WSQ 113A

carolina.prado@sjsu.edu

Fall 2020 Office Hours:
Mons and Thurs 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Sign up  here:  https://tinyurl.com/PradoOHFall2020

 

Top Research Interests:

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

Costanza Rampini
Assistant Professor

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

Office:

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

Office Hours: 
To be announced

 

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:

WSQ 115B
will.russell@sjsu.edu
(408) 924-5487

Office Hours: 

Fall 2020 Weds. 10:00 - 11:00 am

 

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:

amanda.stasiewicz@sjsu.edu

Fall 2020 Office Hours:
Tues. 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

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:

WSQ 118B

lynne.trulio@sjsu.edu

Fall 2020 Office Hours: 
Tues. 2:00 - 4:00 pm & Weds. 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. by appt only

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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:

WSQ 111B
benoit.delaveau@gmail.com
(650) 288-6653

Fall 2020 Office Hours: 
Mons and Weds 9:30 am - 10:15 am by appt via: https://calendly.com/s/3b0Ju4QO 

Ferraro

Patrick Ferraro
Lecturer

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

Office:

WSQ 115A
ptferraro5@gmail.com
(408) 293-1852

Fall 2020 Office Hours:
Mon & Weds via Zoom 11:30 - 12:00 pm and 1:15 - 1:45 pm

Robert Foran

Robert Foran
Lecturer

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

 

Office:

WSQ 111E
robert.foran@sjsu.edu
(415) 940-4917

Fall 2020 Office Hours: 
By appointment. Please email instructor to make an appointment

 

Top Research Interests:

  • Community-based Education
  • Environmental & Social Justice
  • Activism
Sung Jay Ou

Sung Jay Ou
Lecturer

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

Office:

Clark 404N
sungjay.ou@sjsu.edu

(510) 730-1146

Fall 2020 Office Hours:
Fridays 10:30 - 11:30 am via phone

 

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:

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

Office Hours:
To be announced

Bruce

Bruce Olszewski
Lecturer

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

Office:

WSQ 115D

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

Fall 2020 Office Hours: 
Tues. & Thurs. 1:30 - 3:30 pm, Fri. by appt only

 

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:

DH448
mary.poffenroth@sjsu.edu
(408) 924-4831

Office Hours:  
Tues & Thurs. 10:00 - 12:00 pm

DH448 and online

 

 
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Nadine Skinner

Lecturer

Ph.D., International Comparative Education, Stanford University

 

Office:

nadine.skinner@sjsu.edu

 

Top Research Interests:

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

 

Office:

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

Office Hours:  
To be announced

 

Amy Wynes
to be announced

 

 

                                        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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