Associated Faculty

Sustainability Associated Faculty

                                                                                                                                    Updated 9-26-18


The following faculty from across the university have interests in sustainability-related subjects in their teaching, research, and/or service and are available to consult with students with similar interests.


Emory College—Social Sciences

Robert Agnew, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor, Department of Sociology (social consequences of climate change, including climate change and crime; criminology; social psychology)

Patrick Allitt, Cahoon Family Professor of American History (American Environmental History; author of A Climate of Crisis: America in the Age of Environmentalism)

Peggy F. Barlett, Goodrich C. White Professor, Department of Anthropology and Faculty Liaison to the Office of Sustainability Initiatives (sustainable agriculture; culture change; food systems; sustainable development)

Sam Cherribi, Senior Lecturer, Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies (sustainable economic development in Africa)

C. Aiden Downey, Visiting Assistant Professor, Qualitative Methods (sustainability-focused curriculum and school design, student-centered, democratic and problem-based learning, ethnographic research)

Karen Hegtvedt, Professor, Department of Sociology (environmental identity and social change; social psychology, legitimacy and justice)

Ellen L. Idler, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Sociology; Director, Religion and Public Health Collaborative; Affiliated Faculty, Rollins School of Public Health; Senior Faculty Fellow, Center for Ethics (religion and environmental public health; aging and the environment)

Peter D. Little, Professor, Department of Anthropology; Director, Emory Program for Development Studies (development and economic anthropology; ecological anthropology; political economy; pastoralism; Africa)

David Nugent, Professor, Department of Anthropology; Director, Master's in Development Practice Program (development; economic and political anthropology; agrarian societies)

Kristin Phillips, Senior Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, Institute of African Studies, and Masters in Development Practice Program (participatory development, agrarian change, education, extractive industries in Africa, political anthropology)

Mona Ray, Associate Professor in Economics, (environmental economics, measuring sustainability of communities through natural resource use/misuse, women in sustainability initiatives).

Michael J. Rich, Professor of Political Science and Environmental Studies; Executive Director, Center for Community Partnerships (collaborative governance and urban revitalization, comprehensive community initiatives to reduce poverty, civic environmentalism)

Thomas D. Rogers, Associate Professor of History and Environmental Sciences (Latin America and the Caribbean, Brazil, environmental and labor history, agriculture)

Pamela Scully, Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Affairs; Director, Center for Faculty Development and Excellence; Professor, Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies and African Studies (gender and slave emancipation; women's rights and post-conflict societies)

Dietrich Stout, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology (Paleolithic archaeology, brain and behavioral evolution, cognitive neuroscience)

Sheila Tefft, Senior Lecturer, the Writing Center and Interdisciplinary Studies in Culture and Society (IDS) (health and science writing, environmental journalism, science and society)

Paul Root Wolpe, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Bioethics and Director, Emory University Center for Ethics (environmental ethics, ethics of biotechnology)


Emory College—Humanities

Sandra Blakely, Associate Professor, Department of Classics, Emory College (ancient trade, maritime pathways and the Mediterranean economy; economic and environmental impact of ancient metallurgy; archaeology of agriculture)

Vincent J. Cornell, Asa Griggs Candler Professor, Middle East and Islamic Studies (resource management, environmental ethics, ecological theology, management of sacred spaces, Serres’natural contract)

Lisa Dillman, Senior Lecturer, Department of Spanish and Portuguese (issues, practices and narratives of slow food, sustainable agriculture, accessibility of resources)

Vialla Hartfield-Mendez Professor of Pedagogy, Department of Spanish (sustainability-related community engaged learning, research and service) 

Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, Professor of English and Women's Studies (accessibility and sustainability, disability access, human centered design, cultural disability studies)

Barbara Ladd, Professor, Department of English (southern literature and ecocriticism, with interests in modernism, creoles and creolization, regionalism, and transnationalism).

Roxani Eleni Margariti, Associate Professor, Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies (social and economic history of the Middle East and the Indian Ocean; urban studies; maritime history and archaeology; material culture, environment and sustainability)

Andrew J. Mitchell, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy; core faculty Comparative Literature (German romantic philosophy of nature, American Transcendentalism, 19th and 20th century German philosophy, phenomenology)

Simona Muratore, Senior Lecturer, Department of French and Italian (sustainable food, slow food movement)

Bobbi Patterson, Professor of Pedagogy, Department of Religion (sustainability and place, place-based pedagogies, intersections of experience-driven and inquiry-based approaches to religion and ecology)

Angela Porcarelli, Lecturer, Department of French and Italian (sustainability issues in arts and humanities; landscape in Italian literature, art and cinema)

Benjamin Reiss, Professor, Department of English (American literature, disability studies, health and humanities)

Deboleena Roy, Associate Professor, Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology (reproductive biology and social justice, neuroscience, molecular biology, feminist science studies)

Caroline Schaumann, Associate Professor, Department of German Studies (contemporary German studies, ecocriticism, narratives of exploration)

John J. Stuhr, Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and American Studies, and Chair, Department of Philosophy (environmental issues, social theory and political philosophy, ethics, pragmatism and contemporary culture)

Noriko Takeda, Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures (sustainability trends in Japan, Japanese perception of natural disasters)

Peter Wakefield, Professor of Pedagogy, Institute for Liberal Arts, Director of Undergraduate Studies for Interdisciplinary Studies Major and Sustainability Minor (Greek philosophy, critical pedagogy)

Cynthia Willett, Professor, Department of Philosophy (interspecies ethics, culture, and politics)


Emory College—Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Jed Brody, Senior Lecturer, Department of Physics (photovoltaics; environmental themes in science fiction)

Berry Brosi, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences (community ecology of mutualisms, causes and consequences of pollinator declines)

Carl Brown, Adjunct, Environmental Sciences (indigenous ecological knowledge, forest conservation, fire and fungi)

Justin C. Burton, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics (fluid and granular geophysics, dynamics of glaciers and the Cryosphere)

Megan Cole, Lecturer, Department of Biology (inquiry-driven labs, course-based undergraduate research)

Jacobus de Roode, Associate Professor, Department of Biology (host-parasite interactions, population declines of monarch butterflies)

Arri Eisen, Professor of Pedagogy in Biology, Institute of the Liberal Arts, and the Center for Ethics (genetics, epigenetics, science, religion, and ethics)

Craig L. Hill, Goodrich C. White Professor, Department of Chemistry (science, engineering and policy issues on green energy including production, transportation and use) 

Uriel Kitron, Professor and Chair of the Environmental Sciences (environmental risk factors of infectious disease with an emphasis on climate change, urbanization, agricultural practices, and conservation).

Tianquan (Tim) Lian, William Henry Emerson Professor, Department of Chemistry (Fundamental research of  novel low cost and highly efficient solar energy conversion concepts)

Stefan Lutz, Professor and Chair, Department of Chemistry (biological and green chemistry, biocatalysis, renewable energy)

David G. Lynn, David G Lynn, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Chemistry and Biology, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor, Department of Chemistry (systems chemistry, origins of evolution, sustainable energy)

Pat Marsteller, Professor of Practice in Biology, Associate Dean, Emory College (sustainable and renewable energy, climate change, evolution)

Jamal Musaev, Director and Principal Scientist, Emerson Center, (sustainable and renewable energy, green technologies, green chemistry and green economy)

Michael Page, Lecturer, Department of Environmental Science and Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (geography, cartography, and geographic information systems (GIS), urban planning, mapping and data visualization)

Connie Roth, Associate Professor, Department of Physics (polymer physics and chemistry, photophysical and mechanical properties)

Eri Saikawa, Assistant Professor, Environmental Sciences and Environmental Health, Rollins School of Public Health (earth system modeling, air quality, and climate change)

Kurt Warncke, Professor, Department of Physics (molecular biophysics; bio-inspired solar energy-to-fuels conversion systems)

Emily E. Weinert, Assistant Professor, Chemistry (chemical biology, microbial sensing and signaling pathways, plant-microbe interactions) 


School of Law

Mindy Goldstein, Director of the Turner Environmental Law Clinic and Associate Clinical Professor of Law (environmental law, energy law, food law and policy)

Jonathan Nash, Professor (environmental law, land use, international environmental law, climate change legal issues)

Atieno Mboya Samandari, Adjunct Professor (international environmental law; law, sustainability and development; climate change law and vulnerability)

Ani B. Satz, Professor (health law, disability law, law and philosophy, animal law)


School of Medicine

William Eley, Executive Associate Dean for Medical Education and Student Affairs, School of Medicine (medical oncology; sustainable food and medical practice)

Russell Kempker, Associate Professor, Emory School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases (sustainable approach to global health, including health for all, and sustainable collaborations and careers in a global health setting)

Kathy Kinlaw, Associate Director and Program Director for Health, Science and Ethics, Center for Ethics; and Assistant Professor, Pediatrics (social justice, vulnerability, future generations, religion and the environment)

Gregg Orloff, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Hematology and Medical Oncology; Senior Lecturer, Biology (environmental causes of cancer, health effects of sustainable foods, organic agriculture)

James O'Shea, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine (wellness, resilience, and emergency health)

Cassandra Quave, Assistant Professor, Dermatology and Human Health (ethnobotany, antibiotic resistance, traditional medicine, food sovereignty)

Paulina A Rebolledo, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Global health (sustainable approach to global health, intersection between nutrition and infectious diseases).


Goizueta School of Business

Rick Gilkey, Professor of Practice, Organization and Management, Goizueta School of Business, and Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine (sustainability and business leadership; strategic thinking, moral reasoning, brain imaging)

Wesley Longhofer, Assistant Professor, Organization & Management (organizational sociology, global and transnational sociology, environmental sociology, climate change, international law, corporate social responsibility)

Michael Sacks, Associate Professor in the Practice, Organization & Management (social enterprise, corporate social responsibility, nonprofit management)


Rollins School of Public Health

Karen Andes, Assistant Professor, Department of Global Health (Population and development; urban health, megacities and slums; youth; sexual and reproductive health).

Dabney P. Evans, Assistant Professor of Global Health (human rights, reproductive health, humanitarian emergencies, Brazil)

Matthew Gribble, Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Health (drinking water, oceans, and human health)

Ciannat Howett, Director of Sustainability Initiatives (environmental law; Georgia water conflicts)

Karen Levy, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Health (water quality; environmental epidemiology; food safety)

Ben Lopman, Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology (Infectious disease; environmentally-transmitted infections; vaccines)

Paige Tolbert, Rollins Professor and Chair, Department of Environmental Health (air pollution health effects; environmental epidemiology)

Lance Waller, Rollins Professor and Chair, Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics (spatial statistics, geographic information systems, environmental biostatistics)


Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

Hope Bussenius, Assistant Clinical Professor (health care and technology, smartphone app, Pedia BP, management of pediatric hypertension and cultural immersion international course, Haiti)

Erin Poe Ferranti, Research Associate Professor (sustainable food systems; health promotion, sustainable diet, family meals)

Sarah Freeman, Betty Tigner Turner Clinical Professor of Nursing and Faculty Fellow, Center for Ethics (ethics of sustainability, environmental effects on disease in women)

Linda McCauley, Dean (pesticide exposure among farm workers and minority communities)

Lynn Sibley, Professor, Family and Community Nursing and Rollins School of Public Health Hubert Department of Global Health (community-oriented models of maternal and newborn health in rural Ethiopia)


Oxford College

Stacy Bell, Professor of Pedagogy in English (sustainable food; Oxford sustainability efforts)

Eloise Carter, Professor of Biology (plants and their cultural uses, ecology of granite outcrops and other Piedmont ecosystems, invasive species and forest restoration)

Tasha Dobbin-Bennett, Assistant Professor of Art History and Studio Art (sustainable studio practices, natural dyeing, ancient Mediterranean art and architecture)

Christina H. Lee, Lecturer in Mathematics, Director of the Mathematics Center (Computation Neuroscience, biological modeling)

Sean J. Mo, Lecturer, Department of Chemistry (water and air quality monitoring; sustainability in science laboratory; green chemistry)

Joshua Mousie, Assistant Professor of Philosophy (environmental political theory, city infrastructure/politics of built environments, critical theory, postcolonial theory)

Patricia Owen-Smith, Chair, Division of History and Social Sciences, Professor of Psychology and Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies (women, children, poverty, and food insecurity)

Deric Shannon, Assistant Professor of Sociology, (sustainable food and agriculture; food deserts, political economy, inequality and stratification systems; participatory social systems)


School of Theology

Jennifer R. Ayres, Associate Professor and Director of the Program in Religious Education (faith formation in ecological context, social activism, and religious engagement in the global food system).

Elizabeth Bounds, Associate Professor of Christian Ethics, Candler School of Theology and Graduate Division of Religion (conflict transformation, role of faith-based organizations, social justice, contextual pedagogies )

Joel M. LeMon, Associate Professor of Old Testament (ecotheology, ecological hermeneutics, ancient Near Eastern cosmologies)

Carol Newsom, Charles Howard Candler Professor of Old Testament; Director, Graduate Division of Religion (Biblical theology and environmental stewardship; sustainable food)

Deanna Ferree Womack, Assistant Professor of History of Religions and Multifaith Relations and director of the Leadership and Multifaith Program (LAMP) at Candler School of Theology (Christian-Muslim relations; sustainability in interreligious dialogue; Middle Eastern history).

Jacob L. Wright, Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible (sustainability in the Hebrew Bible and Judaism, war and society in antiquity, resilience and crisis)


Woodruff Library

Kristan Majors, Environmental Science Librarian, Woodruff Library. (Ecology, environmental studies,  and sustainability science)