M.S. in Sustainability Management (MSSM) professor Benjamin Cook is an Adjunct Research Scientist at the Earth Institute’s Lamont-Dougherty Earth Observatory. In addition to his position at Lamont, Ben also serves as a Research Physical Scientist at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York where he researches drought, hydroclimate, and interactions between the land surface and climate system. Ben holds a BS degree in Environmental and Forest Biology from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and an MSc and Ph.D. in Environmental Science from the University of Virginia. This semester, Ben is teaching The Earth’s Climate System.
M.S. in Sustainability Management (MSSM) professor Judy Sandford is Senior Strategist of Sustainability Communications, at Addison – a brand strategy and communications design firm. She founded Addison’s sustainability practice in 2007, and consults with some of the world’s largest corporations on best practices in sustainability reporting and related communications. This semester, Judy will be teaching Sustainability Communication Strategy and Reporting.
MS in Sustainability Management professor Travis Bradford is the president and founder of the Prometheus Institute for Sustainable Development, a nonprofit organization focused on developing cost-effective and sustainable solutions in technologies including energy, water, food, and recycling. Bradford is also the managing partner at Atlas Capital Investments, LP, a global hedge fund dedicated to investing in sustainable technology companies. This spring, Travis is teaching the course, Energy Markets and Innovation.
Master of Science in Sustainability Management (MSSM) professor Lynnette Widder has over fifteen years of experience teaching design, conducting seminars, and organizing architectural excursions for architecture students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. She is the Principal and Co-founder of aardvarchitecture, a small architectural practice that specializes in residential work with an emphasis on high-quality innovative construction. This fall, Lynnette is teaching the course, Responsibility and Resilience in the Built Environment.
MS in Sustainability Management Professor Ariane van Buren is a newly appointed faculty member at Columbia University, with projected cross-appointments in Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs, School of Continuing Education, and the Earth Institute. She held the first-ever position in shareholder accountability for corporate sustainability management, and then recruited trustees of the largest institutional investor in the U.S. to address the investment risks posed by climate change. She has designed and will also be teaching Investor Roles in Corporate Sustainability Management for the fall 2012 semester.
MPA in MPA in Environmental Science and Policy (MPA-ESP) professor Michael Musso has taught at Columbia University for over four years. Musso teaches the Risk Assessment and Toxicology course during the MPA-ESP program’s summer semester, as well as at the Mailman School of Public Health in the Environmental Health Sciences Department. He works full time as an environmental consultant at HDR Inc., an architecture and engineering firm.
MS in Sustainability Management professor Adela Gondek has taught at Columbia University for over twenty years, with cross-disciplinary appointments Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs, School of Continuing Education, and the Earth Institute. She has designed and taught ethics courses with distinct emphases on sustainability, environmentalism, public leadership and organizational management and will be teaching Ethics and Values for Sustainability Management for the fall 2012 semester.
Scott Barrett, the Lenfest-Earth Institute Professor of Natural Resource Economics and an expert in complex international negotiations, teaches game theory in his Global Collective Action class. Using a simple card game, Barrett helps his students understand the consequences of decision making in complex negotiations, like those involved in climate treaties, where each country’s actions depend on the actions of others.
For more than half a century, Wally Broecker’s pioneering climate research and his legendary reputation as a revered mentor to generations of young scientists have been a magnet attracting exceptional students and post-docs to Columbia’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. On April 16th, the Columbia community celebrated the 50 years Broecker has spent teaching in the University’s [...]
Robin Bell will soon become one of the most senior Observatory researchers to receive the title of Lamont Research Professor, which elevates the status of Lamont’s distinguished researchers to something akin to tenure in the University setting, and which will support Lamont’s recruitment efforts of such dedicated educator/researchers well into the future.