Environment and Global Warming
Globalization and Climate Change (updated 3/17/09)
Experts Available to Discuss Climate Change, Earth Day, and Sustainability
BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS
Associate Professor of Tourism
Professor Elliott is an expert on environmental systems and sustainable tourism as well as tourism information systems and technology and marketing research.
Office: (202) 994-7047
Director, Globalization Research Center
Associate Research Professor of International Business and of Public Policy and Public Administration
Forrer is an expert on economic consequences of globalization and has written extensively on the effectiveness of U.S. economic sanctions. He also researches global policy and governance, particularly climate change, global disease control, corporate governance and public-private partnerships. He is currently researching what individuals can do to affect climate change.
Lisa Delpy Neirotti
Associate Professor of Tourism and Sport Management
Delpy Neirotti is one of the world’s foremost Olympic scholars and professor of tourism administration and sports management programs at The George Washington University School of Business. She is the leader of the Green Sports Score Card initiative, which helps sports organizations globally assess their environmental friendliness.
Office: (202) 994-6623
Assistant Professor of Strategic Management and Public Policy
Professor Rivera is an expert in business and public policy, corporate environmental management, and environmental policy.
Web site: http://home.gwu.edu/~jrivera
Office: (202) 994-0163
Associate Professor of Economics
Professor Malik is an expert on environmental and natural resource economics, applied microeconomic theory, and design of regulatory policy as well as teaching the economic course natural resources and environmental economics.
Web site: http://home.gwu.edu/~amalik/
Office: (202) 994-5471
Chair, Department of Strategic Management and Public Policy
Professor of Strategic Management and Public Policy
Starik is an expert in environmental management and business and strategic management. Specifically, his areas of focus are strategic environmental management, international environmental policy, environmental sustainable development, and sustainable tourism. He is affiliated with the Academy of Management Organizations and the Natural Environment (ONE) interest group. He also teaches business courses focused on environmental policy and sustainable organizations. He is co-chair of GW’s Sustainability Taskforce.
Office: (202) 994-5621
Short Associate Professor of Geography
Benton-Short’s areas of expertise include monuments, memorials and public space, national parks in cities, environmental issues in cities and cities and immigration. Benton-Short is the author of four books.
Office: (202) 994-6188
Adjunct Professor of Geography
Foggin’s research interests include human impact on environmental processes; diffusion of plants, animals, and humans; and environmental history.
Office: (202) 994-7156
Assistant Professor of Geography
Professor Rain is an expert in population and environment as well as international urban geography, geographic information systems, and international development. Professor Rain teaches related courses including “Society and Environment.”
Office: (202) 994-8523
LAW AND ETHICS
Professor of Philosophy
Professor Churchill’s subject area is philosophy and he is an expert in environmental ethics and philosophy. He also focuses on nonviolence, aggression, just war theory, pacifism, philosophy of law, logic, ethics and public policy, and Holocaust and genocide studies.
Office: (202) 994-6266
Associate Professor of Law
Professor Grodsky is an expert in environmental law, natural resources law, and science and technology law.
Associate Professor of Law
Professor Murphy is an expert in international law and specializes in international environmental law. He also specializes in public international law, military tribunals, and the use of force. He is a consultant for the Department of State, a member of the board of editors of the American Jounral of International Law, and a member of the executive council of the American Society of International Law.
Office: (202) 994-8763
Associate Dean for Environmental Studies
Professorial Lecturer in Law
Paddock served as director of Environmental Legal Studies at Pace University Law School from 2002-2007. He also has been senior consultant for the National Academy of Public Administration on several projects since 1999. From 1978 until 1999, Lee was an assistant attorney general with the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office where he served as director of environmental policy for 13 years, as manager of the office’s agriculture and natural resources division and a member of its executive committee.
Office: (202) 994-0417
Cell: (612) 396-0826
Professorial Lecturer in Law
Executive Director of the University Center on Sustainability & Regional Growth
Professor Weiss is an expert in smart growth, urban environmental law, sustainable development and land use, and urban/regional planning.
Office: (202) 994-9709
POLITICS AND POLICY
Professor of International Science and Technology Policy and of Public Policy and Public Administration
Professor Rycroft is an expert in international affairs, science, technology, and environment and international affairs. He teaches in both the Elliott School of International Affairs and the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration.
Office: (202) 994-6615
Web sites: http://www.gwu.edu/~elliott/faculty/rycroft.cfm and http://www.gwu.edu/~tspppa/faculty/rycroft.cfm
Professor Emeritus of Botany
Professor Hufford is an expert in aquatic freshwater ecology, pollution biology, and the environment with specialties in science/environmental curriculum and staff development, diatoms, introductory biology, water pollution biology. He is active in the area of environmental education.
Office: (202) 242-6699
Assistant Professor of Biology
John Lill is a biology professor who is an expert in ecology, plant-insect interactions, entomology, and evolution. He also conducts research on climate change. Professor Lill teaches “Conservation Biology,” which includes units focused on global warming.
Office: (202) 994-6989
Associate Professor of Biology
Director, Graduate Programs in Environmental and Resource Policy
Merchant is an expert in biology and biological sciences with focus on environmental studies, interdisciplinary science, terrestrial and fresh water aquatic ecology, and ecological energetics. He is also the director of graduate programs in environmental and resource policy. Merchant teaches courses in ecology and senior seminars in environmental studies as well as an environmental policy course.
Office: (202) 994-7123
Professor of Chemistry
Professor John Miller is an expert in combustion, environmental theory, and environmental chemistry. He teaches Environmental Chemistry.
Office: (202) 994-7474
Web site: http://home.gwu.edu/~houston/
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Sadtchenko is an expert in physical and environmental chemistry.
Office: (202) 994-6155
Assistant Professor of Geology
Professor Teng is an expert in earth and environmental sciences with specialties in geochemistry, aqueous geochemistry, surface geochemistry, and environmental geology.
Office: (202) 994-0112
Web site: http://home.gwu.edu/~hteng/
Director, Institute for the Analysis of Solar Energy
Zweibel was the recent president and senior PV technologist for PrimeStar Solar. Zweibel helped develop low-cost electricity at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Lab and has since moved his focus to raising awareness of solar possibilities.
Office: (202) 994-8433
Professor of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering
Deason was appointed professor of Environmental Management at the George Washington University in 1996. Before joining GW, he was Director of the Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance at the U.S. Department of the Interior, where he managed nine regional offices across the nation and seven staff divisions in Washington, D.C. He has authored more than 100 professional papers dealing with environmental issues.
Office: 202 994-4827
Web site: http://www.seas.gwu.edu/~jdeason/
Associate Professor of Civil Engineering
Riffat is involved in biological research related to the removal of nutrients from wastewater that directly impacts the health of the Chesapeake Bay. She has expertise in treatment of hazardous wastes, digestion processes, enumeration of growth kinetics and toxicity.
Office: (202) 994-5947
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