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The following is a list of members of the Earth Institute faculty, all of whom are from the Columbia University community. Clicking on a member's name takes you to a short curriculum vitae. To view the members of the standing subcommittees of the Earth Institute faculty, click here.

Ruth DeFries, Faculty Chair
University Professor and Denning Family Professor of Sustainable Development, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology
Co-Director, Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development

Belinda Archibong
Assistant Professor of Economics, Barnard College
Faculty Affiliate, Center for Development Economics and Policy, School of International and Public Affairs

Scott Barrett
Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, School of International and Public Affairs
Lenfest-Earth Institute Professor of Natural Resource Economics, School of International and Public Affairs

Robin Bell
Palisades Geophysical Institute/Lamont Research Professor, Division of Marine Geology and Geophysics, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Jason Bordoff, Ex Officio
Director, Center on Global Energy Policy
Professor of Professional Practice, School of International and Public Affairs

Wallace S. Broecker
Newberry Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Suzana Camargo
Lamont Research Professor, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Mark A. Cane
G. Unger Vetlesen Professor Emeritus of Earth and Climate Sciences, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Professor Emeritus of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science
Special Research Scientist, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Thomas Chandler
Research Scientist, National Center for Disaster Preparedness

Robert Chen, Ex Officio
Director, Center for International Earth Science Information Network
Senior Research Scientist, Center for International Earth Science Information Network

Joel E. Cohen
Director, Laboratory of Populations
Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of Populations, The Rockefeller University
Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Peter Coleman
Co-Executive Director, Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4), The Earth Institute
Director, Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution, Teachers College
Professor of Psychology and Education, Department of Social-Organizational Psychology, Teachers College

Patricia Culligan
Robert A.W. and Christine S. Carleton Professor of Civil Engineering

Richard J. Deckelbaum
Director, Institute of Human Nutrition
Robert R. Williams Professor of Nutrition, Professor of Epidemiology and Pediatrics, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University Medical Center

Peter B. deMenocal
Founding Director, Center for Climate and Life
Dean of Science, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Thomas Alva Edison/Con Ed Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Glenn Denning, Ex Officio
Director, Master of Public Administration in Development Practice
Professor of Professional Practice, School of International and Public Affairs

George Deodatis
Chair, Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
Santiago and Robertina Calatrava Family Professor of Civil Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics

Arlene Fiore
Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Joshua Fisher
Director, Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity
Associate Research Scientist, Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity

Lance Freeman
Professor of Urban Planning, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation

Ester Fuchs
Director, Urban and Social Policy Program, School of International and Public Affairs
Professor of International and Public Affairs and Political Science, School of International and Public Affairs

Alexander van Geen
Lamont Research Professor, Geochemistry Division, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Pierre Gentine
Associate Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering

Michael Gerrard
Faculty Director, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School
Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice, Columbia Law School

Lisa Goddard, Ex Officio
Director, International Research Institute for Climate and Society
Senior Research Scientist, International Research Institute for Climate and Society
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Joseph Graziano
Director, Trace Metals Core Laboratory, Columbia Center for Environmental Health in Northern Manhattan
Professor, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health
Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Mailman School of Public Health

Kevin L. Griffin
Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences and Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology

Alex Halliday
Director, Earth Institute
Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Sidney Hemming, Ex Officio
Chair, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Radley Horton
Lamont Associate Research Professor, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Malo Hutson
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation

David H. Krantz
Co-Director, Center for Research on Environmental Decisions
Professor, Department of Psychology
Professor, Department of Statistics

Yochanan Kushnir
Director, Cooperative Institute for Climate Applications and Research
Lamont Research Professor, Division of Ocean and Climate Physics, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Upmanu Lall
Director, Columbia Water Center
Chair, Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering
Alan and Carol Silberstein Professor, Departments of Earth and Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
Senior Research Scientist, International Research Institute for Climate and Society

Art Lerner-Lam, Ex Officio
Deputy Director, Lamont–Doherty Earth Observatory
Lamont Research Professor, Lamont–Doherty Earth Observatory
Adjunct Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Science

Edward Lloyd
Director, Environmental Law Clinic, Columbia Law School
Evan M. Frankel Clinical Professor of Environmental Law, Columbia Law School

Brian Mailloux
Associate Professor, Environmental Science, Barnard College
Adjunct Research Scientist, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

V. Faye McNeill
Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering

Vijay Modi
Director, Quadracci Sustainable Engineering Lab
Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

John C. Mutter
Director, PhD in Sustainable Development, School of International and Public Affairs
Director, Earth Institute Postdoctoral Fellows Program
Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Professor, School of International and Public Affairs

Shahid Naeem
Director, Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability
Chair, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology
Professor, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology

Ana Navas-Acien
Professor, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health

Matthew Neidell
Associate Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, Mailman School of Public Health

Sharyn O’Halloran, Ex Officio
Senior Vice Dean and Chief Academic Officer, School of Professional Studies
George Blumenthal Professor and Professor of International and Public Affairs, School of International and Public Affairs

Kate Orff
Director, Urban Design Program
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

Ben Orlove
Co-Director, Master’s Program in Climate and Society
Co-Director, Center for Research on Environmental Decisions
Professor of International and Public Affairs, School of International and Public Affairs
Senior Research Scientist, International Research Institute for Climate and Society

Alissa Park
Director, Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy
Lenfest Earth Institute Associate Professor of Climate Change, Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering

Richard Plunz
Director, Urban Design Lab
Professor, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation

Robert Pollack
Director, University Seminars
Director, Research Cluster on Science and Subjectivity, Center for Science and Society
Professor, Department of Biological Sciences

Kenneth Prewitt
Carnegie Professor of Public Affairs, School of International and Public Affairs

Michael Puma, Ex Officio
Director, Center for Climate Systems Research
Research Scientist, Center for Climate Systems Research

Irwin Redlener, Ex Officio
Director, National Center for Disaster Preparedness
Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University Medical Center
Clinical Professor, Health Policy and Management and Pediatrics, Earth Institute

Jeffrey D. Sachs
Director, Center for Sustainable Development
University Professor
Professor, Health Policy and Management, Mailman School of Public Health
Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development

Lisa Sachs, Ex Officio
Director, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment
Associate Research Scholar, Columbia Law School

Wolfram Schlenker
Professor, School of International and Public Affairs

Peter Schlosser
Maurice Ewing and J. Lamar Worzel Professor Emeritus of Geophysics
Professor Emeritus of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Special Research Scientist, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Earth Institute, and Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Elliott Sclar
Director, Center for Sustainable Urban Development
Special Research Scholar, Center for Sustainable Urban Development

Richard Seager
Palisades Geophysical Institute/Lamont Research Professor, Ocean and Climate Physics Division, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Jeffrey Shaman
Director, Climate and Health Program, Mailman School of Public Health
Associate Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Mailman School of Public Health

Donna Shillington
Lamont Associate Research Professor, Marine Geology and Geophysics Division, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Jason Smerdon
Co-Director, Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development
Lamont Research Professor, Ocean and Climate Physics Division, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Adjunct Professor, Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology

Adam Sobel
Professor, Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics and Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Sean Solomon, Ex Officio
Director, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory
Associate Director, Earth Systems Science
William B. Ransford Professor of Earth and Planetary Science, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Madeleine Thomson
Senior Research Scientist, International Research Institute for Climate and Society
Senior Research Scholar, Mailman School of Public Health

Maria Uriarte
Professor, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology

Bruce Usher
Co-Director and Elizabeth B. Strickler '86 and Mark T. Gallogly '86
Faculty Director, Tamer Center for Social Enterprise
Professor of Professional Practice, Columbia Business School