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Overall Score 74.18
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Submission Date Nov. 30, 2012
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Columbia University
ER-16: Faculty Involved in Sustainability Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 6.08 / 10.00 Alison Miller
Deputy Executive Director
Earth Institute
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The number of faculty members engaged in sustainability research:
543

The total number of faculty members engaged in research:
3,570

Names and department affiliations of faculty engaged in sustainability research:

Names and department affiliations of faculty engaged in sustainability research at Columbia University:

Shih-Fu Chang -Earth and Environmental Engineering/SEAS general- Senior Researcher

Peter Schlosser, Associate Director and Director of Research, The Earth Institute
Vinton Professor of Earth and Environmental Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Scott Barrett, Lenfest-Earth Institute Professor of Natural Resource Economics, Department of International and Public Affairs

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

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

Mark A. Cane, G. Unger Vetlesen Professor of Earth and Climate Sciences and Professor of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Robert Chen, Director, Center for International Earth Science Information Network

Joel E. Cohen, Director, Laboratory of Populations
Professor, Columbia University and The Rockefeller University

Steven A. Cohen, Executive Director, The Earth Institute
Director, Master of Public Administration Program in Environmental Science and Policy, Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs and Earth Institute
Director, Concentration in Environmental Policy Studies, School of International and Public Affairs
Director, Master of Science, Sustainability Management

Peter Coleman, Associate Professor of Psychology and Education, Department of Social-Organizational Psychology, Teachers College

Patricia Culligan, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics

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

Ruth DeFries, Denning Family Chair of Sustainable Development
Professor, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology

Peter B. deMenocal, Associate Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Alexander van Geen
Lamont Research Professor, Division of Geochemistry, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Michael Gerrard, Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice, Columbia Law School
Director, Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School
Steven L. Goldstein, Chair and Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Joseph Graziano, Professor, Department of Pharmacology
Associate Dean of Research and Professor, Department of Environmental Health Sciences

Geoffrey M. Heal, Director, Center on Globalization and Sustainable Development
Paul Garrett Professor of Public Policy and Business Responsibility, School of Business

Patrick L. Kinney, Associate Professor of Clinical Public Health, Department of Environmental Health Sciences

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

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

Klaus S. Lackner, Ewing-Worzel Professor of Geophysics, Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering
Director, Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy

Upmanu Lall, Alan and Carol Silberstein Professor of Engineering, Departments of Earth and Environmental Engineering, and Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science

Art Lerner-Lam, Interim Director; Associate Director - Seismology, Geology and Tectonophysics; and Lamont Research Professor; Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Adjunct Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Science

Robert Lieberman, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of International and Public Affairs
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science

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

Vijay Modi, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

John C. Mutter, Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Shahid Naeem, Professor and Chair, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology

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

Stephanie L. Pfirman, Hirschorn Professor and Chair, Department of Environmental Science, Barnard College
Richard Plunz, Professor, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
Director, Urban Design Lab, The Earth Institute

Robert Pollack, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Columbia University
Director, Center for the Study of Science and Religion, The Earth Institute

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

Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director, The Earth Institute
Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development and Professor of Health Policy and Management, The Earth Institute

Pedro Sanchez, Director, Tropical Agriculture and the Rural Environment Program
Director, Millennium Villages Project

Elliott Sclar, Professor of Urban Planning, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
Professor of International Affairs, School of International and Public Affairs
Director, Center for Sustainable Urban Development, The Earth Institute

Richard Seager, Lamont Research Professor, Palisades Geophysical Institute/Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Elke Weber, Jerome A. Chazen Professor of International Business, Columbia Business School
Professor, Department of Psychology
Co-Director, Center for Research on Environmental Decisions

Stephen E. Zebiak, Director General, International Research Institute for Climate and Society
Senior Research Scientist, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Allen Zweben, Associate Dean for Research and Academic Affairs, School of Social Work
Professor of Social Work

There are 30 Columbia-based research centers and programs of the Earth Institute that are home to over 850 scientists, students, postdoctoral fellows and staff working to advance understanding in engineering, biology, and earth, health, and social science. All of the complex interdisciplinary work of the Earth Institute is grounded in the hundreds of research projects based at these centers and in these programs.

Research Units of the Earth Institute
Center for Climate Systems Research (CCSR) Leonard Druyan
Center for Environmental Research and Conservation (CERC) Nancy Degnan and Shahid Naeem
Center for Global Health and Economic Development (CGHED) Joanna Rubinstein
Center for Hazards and Risk Research (CHRR) Art Lerner-Lam
Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) Bob Chen
Center for National Health Development in Ethiopia (CNHDE) Awash Teklehaimanot
Center for Rivers and Estuaries Wade McGillis
Center for Sustainable Urban Development (CSUD) Elliott Sclar
Center for the Study of Science and Religion (CSSR) Robert Pollack
Center on Globalization and Sustainable Development (CGSD) Glenn Denning
Columbia Climate Center Peter Schlosser and Mary-Elena Carr
Columbia Water Center Upmanu Lall
Earth Engineering Center (EEC) Nickolas Themelis
International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) Steve Zebiak
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO) Sean Solomon
Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy (LCSE) Klaus Lackner

Programs of the Earth Institute
Program Program Head(s)
Cross-Cutting Initiative (CCI) Peter Schlosser
Earth Clinic Peter Schlosser
Program on Science, Technology, and Global Development Richard Nelson
Program on Sustainable Mobility Lawrence D. Burns
Millennium Cities Initiative Susan M. Blaustein and Karl Sauvant
Millennium Villages Project Pedro Sanchez
Tropical Agriculture and Rural Environment Program Pedro Sanchez
M.A. in Climate and Society Mark Cane
M.P.A. in Development Practice Glenn Denning
M.P.A. in Environmental Science and Policy Steve Cohen
M.S. Sustainabilty Management Steve Cohen
Ph.D. in Sustainable Development John Mutter
M.S. in Sustainability Management Steve Cohen
Undergraduate Special Concentration and Major in Sustainable Development Kevin Griffin

Joint Units of the Earth Institute
The following five units were established jointly by the Earth Institute and a second entity.

Center for Research on Environmental Decisions (CRED) Kenny Broad,
David Krantz and Elke Weber
Cooperative Institute for Climate Applications and Research (CICAR) Yochanan Kushnir
Laboratory of Populations Joel Cohen
Urban Design Lab (UDL) Richard Plunz
Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment Karl Sauvant

Affiliates and Consortia
The Earth Institute is a member of or is closely affiliated with the following five entities that share the Earth Institute’s interest in research on the science behind complex interdisciplinary problems.

Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity Peter Coleman
Black Rock Forest Consortium William Schuster
Center for Climate Change Law (CCCL) Michael Gerrard
Connect to Learn Kara Nichols
NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) James Hansen
Cynthia Rosenzweig

Please see URL for additional faculty engaged in sustainability research: http://earth.columbia.edu/articles/view/1788


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