Faculty


Cara L. Cuite, Ph.D.

Assistant Extension Specialist
Research Interests:
Public perceptions of food risks; communication about foodborne illness; emergency preparedness among vulnerable populations; food access and the homebound elderly


William K. Hallman, Ph.D.

DEPARTMENT CHAIR
Professor
Research Interests:
Risk perception and risk communication, public policy related to food safety, food security, and public perceptions of controversial issues concerning food, technology, health, and the environment.


Naa Oyo A. Kwate, Ph.D.

Associate Professor (also in Africana Studies)
Research Interests:
African American health; neighborhoods; urban inequality; race and racism


Hildegaard Link P.E., Ph.D.

Assistant Teaching Professor



Pamela McElwee, Ph.D.

Professor 
Research Interests:
Climate change, biodiversity, ecosystem services, Asia, science-policy assessments, environmental governance.


Mary Nucci, Ph.D.

Associate Teaching Professor
Research Interests:
Science in the mass media; visual science; culture and science; rhetoric of science, informal science education, museums and science centers


Angie Oberg, Ph.D.

Assistant Teaching Professor
Research Interests:
urban environmental planning and policy, household sewage services, environmental governance, political ecology, urbanization


Karen M. O'Neill, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Research Interests:
environmental restoration policy, watershed management, local land development policies, flood control, state building and private interests, policy history


Cymie Payne, J.D.

Associate Professor
Research Interests:
Governance of natural resources and the environment through international, regional, national and local law


Victoria Ramenzoni, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


Ethan D. Schoolman, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Research Interests:
local and regional food systems; environmental justice and food sovereignty; ethical consumption; social movements; interdisciplinarity; sustainability in higher education


Rachael Shwom, Ph.D.

Professor, Graduate Certificate Director and Undergraduate Program Director
Research Interests:
How production and consumption systems change to mitigate and adapt to the risks and realitites of environmental change, particuarly climate change.


Daniel J. Van Abs, Ph.D.

Professor of Professional Practice
Research Interests:
Water resources management, regional environmental management, watershed management, water utility management, sustainability.


Deborah Greenwood, Ph.D.

Assistant Teaching Professor
Research Interests:
Agricultural transformation; urbanization and feminization of agriculture; the changing role of women farmers, sustainability.


Visting Faculty


Kristen Hunter-Thomson


Research Interests:
Kristin Hunter-Thomson draws from her experience teaching in formal and informal education settings to develop cutting-edge science and data literacy focused content and experiences.


Melanie McDermott


Research Interests:


Faculty Emeriti


Peter Guarnaccia, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus
Research Interests:
Cultural analyses of psychiatric epidemiology; the integration of cultural syndromes into psychiatric epidemiology and clinical research; cultural competence in mental health services research; processes of culture change among immigrants


Baruch Boxer

Professor Emeritus
Research Interests:
China, water resources, dam projects


Caron Chess, Ph.D.

Professor Emerita
Research Interests:
Public participation; risk communication; undergraduate education


Dr. George F. Clark

Professor Emeritus of Human Ecology
 


Jill Lipoti, Ph.D.

Assistant Teaching Professor Emerita
Research Interests:
Inculcating sustainability into the Rutgers experience for undergraduates, investigating the gamification of sustainability actions. Investigating the effect of the arts on the culture of sustainability. Improving planning for recovery from large scale nuclear or radiological incidents.


Bonnie McCay, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor Emerita, Board of Governors Distinguished Professor
Research Interests:
Marine and coastal ecosystems and communities; the institutional aspects of adapting to and managing commercial fisheries


Thomas Rudel, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Research Interests:
Sustainable Development, Environmental Sociology, Land Transformations, Deforestation, Forest Transitions, Latin America


Neil D. Weinstein

Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Research Interests:
Risk perceptions (including optimistic biases about risk), risk communication, and health-related behavior