Environmental Science Faculty

Dalia Abbas Sr Professorial Lecturer CAS - Environmental Science

I was born and raised in the United Kingdom. I am very grateful that I experienced three continents growing up - Africa, Europe and North America. Providing evidence-based investigations to help monit


Michael Alonzo Assistant Professor CAS - Environmental Science

I'm a geographer specializing in satellite and airborne remote sensing of the terrestrial environment. My work falls mostly into one of three categories: 1) Urban ecosystem analysis using fusion of hy


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Valentina Aquila Assistant Professor CAS - Environmental Science

I am an atmospheric scientist focused on the role of aerosols in the climate system. My main focus is stratospheric aerosol, mostly from volcanic eruptions but also from pollution, forest fires, and g


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Willem H. Brakel Adjunct Professor CAS - Environmental Science

Willem Brakel is an environmental scientist, teacher and career diplomat with broad experience conducting research in marine and freshwater ecosystems, managing government programs, and advocating/neg


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Michael Brody Adjunct Professor CAS - Environmental Science

Michael Brody is an environmental scientist who had a long career in the Federal Government before coming to American University as an Adjunct Professor. He was a Fulbright Teaching Scholar at the Nat


Albert Cheh Prof Emeritus

My research focuses on signatures of exposure to environmental carcinogens. I have also studied the enzymatic digestion of biomass to produce cellulosic ethanol biofuel, error-prone bypass DNA polymer

Jessica Gephart Assistant Professor CAS - Environmental Science

Jessica Gephart is an environmental scientist focused on the role of global seafood trade in sustainable and resilient food systems. Her research falls into three main areas: 1) the environmental im


Alexander Golub Adjunct Professor

Alexander Golub has 25 years of experience in environmental and natural resource economics, including 20 years of experience in energy and climate change with particular focus on climate economics and


Kiho Kim Professor Academic Affairs, Office of

Dr. Kim is a marine ecologist specializing in tropical coral reefs. His research focuses on understanding the role of diseases in marine ecosystems and the synergistic effects of environmental factors


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Karen Knee Associate Professor CAS - Environmental Science

I am an interdisciplinary environmental scientist whose research focuses on how human activities and land use (agriculture, oil and gas extraction, urbanization, etc) affect water quality. I am also i


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Stephen MacAvoy Department Chair, Environmental Science CAS - Environmental Science

Working in biogeochemistry and ecology, Professor MacAvoy has been particularly interested in how both nutrients and contaminants flow through, and are incorporated by, aquatic ecosystem components. R


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Jesse Meiller Sr Professorial Lecturer CAS - Environmental Science

Jesse Meiller is an marine ecologist and environmental toxicologist. Jesse received her PhD from the University of Maryland in the Marine, Estuarine, Environmental Sciences (MEES) program after doing


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Angela van Doorn Research Assistant Professor CAS - Environmental Science

Angela van Doorn is a zoologist who specializes in wildlife conservation. Her research focused on understanding and mitigating human/primate conflict in the Cape Peninsula of South Africa.


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Claire Williams Research Professor in Residence CAS - Environmental Science

A retired full professor in forest biology, Dr. Williams has also worked in the US State Department and at Weyerhaeuser Company R&D. As Senior Fulbright Scholar to the University of British Columbia i


Affiliate Faculty

C. Anne Claus Assistant Professor CAS - Anthropology

C. Anne Claus is Assistant Professor in the Anthropology Department. C. Anne Claus is a cultural anthropologist who researches environmental issues in contemporary Japan. Her academic work investigate


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