Meet the Faculty

NRSD faculty research stands at the leading-edge of the environmental protection and international development fields. Our professors conduct research projects, write articles for top journals, and engage in collaborative work around Washington, DC, and across the globe. As active public intellectuals, the NRSD faculty appear in the media and offer public lectures at universities and think tanks.

Program Director

Research interests

  • Political and social dynamics of environmental degradation
  • Prospects for sustainable development in China

Core Faculty

Research interests

  • Intersection of environmental economics and international trade
  • Links between environmental policies and international competitiveness
  • Measurement of environmental policies

Research interests

  • Global environmental governance
  • Environmental peacebuilding in war-torn societies
  • Environmental politics and policy in the United Nations system
  • Water governance

Research interests

  • Bureaucracies of international aid projects
  • Sustainable fishery programs and the relationship between NGOs and coffee cooperatives in the Dominican Republic 
  • Vetiver perfume industry and soil conservation/reforestation efforts in Haiti

Research interests

  • Global environmental and agricultural policy and politics
  • Community-based participatory action research with grassroots groups on Farm Bill reform
  • Cuba-US agricultural relations

Research interests

  • Sustainable architectural design
  • LEED certification
  • Workforce training in energy efficiency

Research interests

  • Global environmental governance
  • Global food politics
  • Politics of emerging technologies, including climate engineering technologies

Research interests

  • Political economy of development
  • Urban inequality and environmental justice
  • Water and land governance in Bangalore/Bengaluru in India

Research interests

  • Global environmental politics
  • Transnational environmental activism
  • Environmental ethics

Affiliated Faculty