MPA ESP

Faculty

Howard N. Apsan

Adjunct Professor of Public Affairs
School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
University Director, Environmental Health Safety and Risk Management, The City University of New York


E-mail: hna1@columbia.edu

You may contact faculty directly or, if you need assistance, contact Sarah Tweedie at st2745@columbia.edu or at 212-854-3142.

PROFILE

BA, MA, Brooklyn College, 1979; M.Phil., Columbia University, 1981; PhD, 1985.

Adjunct Professor of Public Affairs at SIPA since 1986; University Director, Environmental Health Safety and Risk Management, at CUNY since 2003; environmental and management consulting for commercial, industrial, and government clients, since 1986; policy and management positions at New York City's Department of Sanitation, Board of Education, and Mayor's Office, prior to 1986. His research and consulting interests include Environmental Health and Safety, Risk Management and Business Continuity, Sustainability and LEED, and Management and Organizational leadership. He is a LEED Accredited Professional, a member of the Editorial Board of Environmental Quality Management, and writes and lectures regularly..

COURSES

Summer

ENVP U9229 Workshop in Applied Earth Systems Management I


Fall

ENVP U6234 Sustainability Management

 

 MEDIA EXPERTISE

Howard N. Apsan welcomes media inquiries on the following subjects:

Auditing and Assessment
Program Management
Remediation
Strategic Environmental Management
EPA’s College and University Environmental Auditing Initiative

 

RESEARCH
Selected Publication Citations

Recent Journal Articles and Reports

Apsan, Howard N. "H1N1 Prevention at the City University of New York." University Risk Management and Insurance Association (URMIA) Insights, January, 2010.

Apsan, Howard N. "Understanding Risk Management through an Environmental Health and Safety Template." Journal of the University Risk Management and Insurance Association (URMIA) Autumn, 2008.

Apsan, Howard N. "Environmental Leadership and Organizational Change: The University as a Role Model." Presented at Taiyuan University, Taiyuan, Shanxi, China. June, 2006.

Apsan, Howard N. "What Gets Measured Gets Done: Two Years into the CUNY-EPA Audit Agreement." Environmental Quality Management Spring, 2005.

Apsan, Howard N. "'Bomb Materials at Campus Reactors' and Other Scary Thoughts: An EH&S Perspective on Combating Bioterrorism." Environmental Quality Management, Winter, 2004.

Apsan, Howard N. "Environmental Value: A Business View of Environmental Costs and Opportunities." Environmental Quality Management, Summer, 2002.


 

Benjamin C. Bostick

Adjunct Associate Professor of Public Affairs
School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
Lamont Associate Research Professor, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University


E-MAIL: bb2461@columbia.edu


PROFILE
BA, MA, University of Idaho, 1995; M.S. University of Idaho, 1997; PhD Stanford University, 2002.

Adjunct Associate Professor of Public Affairs at SIPA since 2013; Lamont Associate Research Professor at LDEO since 2009, Assistant Professor of Earth Sciences and Chemistry at Dartmouth College prior to 2009. Representative to National User Facility Organization (NUFO) for Synchrotron-Related Research since 2012. His research and consulting interests include Soil and Aqueous Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Tropical Soils and Soil Fertility, Environmental Health, and Environmental Remediation.

COURSES

ENVP u6220 Environmental Chemistry

RESEARCH
Selected Publication Citations
Recent Journal Articles and Reports

 Mailloux, B.J., E. Trembath-Reichert, J. Cheung, M. Watson, M. Stute, G. A. Freyer, A. Ferguson, K. M. Ahmed, Md, J. Alam, B. A. Buchholz, J. Thomas, A. Layton, Y. Zheng, B. C. Bostick, A. van Geen. 2013. Advection of Surface-Derived Organic Carbon Fuels Microbial Reduction in Bangladesh Groundwater. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA  110 (14), 5331-5335

 Wovkulich K., B. Mailloux, B. C. Bostick, H. Dong, M.Bishop and C. Chillrud. 2012. Use of microfocused X-ray techniques to investigate the mobilization of arsenic by oxalic acid. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 91, 254-270.

 Jung, H.B., B.C. Bostick, and Y. Zheng. 2012. Field, Experimental, and Modeling Study of Arsenic Partitioning across a Redox Transition in a Bangladesh Aquifer. Environmental Science & Technology 46:1388-1395.

 Schroth, A.W., J. Crusius, F. Chever, B.C. Bostick, and O.J. Rouxel. 2011. Glacial influence on the geochemistry of riverine iron fluxes to the Gulf of Alaska and effects of deglaciation. Geophysical Research Letters 38.

 

 

 

Kathleen Callahan

Deputy Director for Research Management Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory

Adjunct Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs

International Affairs Building, Room 1406
Tel: 212-854-5208
E-mail: kc2378@columbia.edu

You may contact faculty directly or, if you need assistance, contact Sarah Tweedie at st2745@columbia.edu or at 212-854-3142.

PROFILE

BA, Hunter College, City University of New York, 1971; Harvard's Environmental Policy Program (residential) 1980; Washington Executive Seminar 1987; Risk and Decision Making, 1988; Certified Total Quality Management Executive Facilitator, 1992. Candidate CERC Certificate in Conservation Biology.

Consultant, Energy Efficiency  and Environment (current),US EPA Deputy Regional Administrator (Retired), 2003-2008; Adjunct Lecturer Columbia University School of Public and International Affairs, 2006-2009; Associate Regional Administrator for New York City Response and Recovery Operations, 2001-2003; Director, Division of Environmental Planning and Protection, 1996-2001; Director, Emergency and Remedial Response Division, 1991-1996 and August 2001-December 2001; Deputy Director, Emergency and Remedial Response Division, 1989-1991; Deputy Director, Division of Planning and Management, 1979-1989; Chief of the Planning and Evaluation Branch, Office of Policy and Management, 1977-1979; Program Analyst, 1973-1977; Enforcement Analyst, 1971.

Member, New York State Audubon Society, Stewardship Council.

Recipient Presidential Meritorious Executive Award (1998) and (2002).

COURSES
Summer


ENVP U9229 Workshop in Applied Earth Systems Management I

Fall


ENVP U9230 Workshop in Applied Earth Systems Management II

Spring

ENVP U9232 Workshop in Applied Earth Systems Policy Analysis

SIPA U9000 Capstone Workshop
 

RESEARCH
Selected Publication Citations

Recent Journal Articles and Reports

Kai M. Tang, Charles G. Nace, Jr., Mark A. Maddaloni, James D. Harkay, Donald R. Graham, Jr., Richard N. Koustas, and Joseph D. Rotola, Dore LaPosta and Kathleen C. Callahan.  Evaluation of Vacuum and Wet-Wipe Methods for Removal of World Trade Center Dust from Indoor Environments.  Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, Volume 54, Issue 10, 1293-1298.  Publication Date:  October 01, 2004.

Kai M. Tang, Charles G. Nace, Jr., Carol L. Lynes, Mark A. Maddaloni, Dore LaPosta, and Kathleen C. CallahanCharacterization of Background Concentrations in Upper Manhattan, New York Apartments for Select Contaminants Identified in World Trade Center Dust. Environmental Science & Technology, Volume 38, Issue 24, 6482-6490, Web Release Date: November 6, 2004.

 


 

Steven A. Cohen

Director, Master of Public Administration Program in Environmental Science and Policy
School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
Executive Director, The Earth Institute, Columbia University

Director, Master of Science in Sustainability Management, School of Continuing Education, Columbia University,  Professor in the Practice of Public Affairs

 International Affairs Building, Room 1408
Tel: 212-854-4445
Fax: 212-864-4847
E-mail: sc32@columbia.edu
http://www.columbia.edu/~sc32 (Personal Website)

You may contact faculty directly or, if you need assistance, contact Sarah Tweedie at st2745@columbia.edu or at 212-854-3142.

PROFILE

BA, Franklin College of Indiana, 1974; MA, State University of New York (SUNY), Buffalo, 1977; PhD, 1979. Director, Graduate Program in Public Policy and Administration, Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs, 1985-98; vice dean, 1998-2001; associate dean, 1987-98. Management consultant, ICF, Inc., 1985-91; project director, National Academy of Public Administration, Hazardous Waste Management Project, 1985; senior associate, ICF, Inc., 1984; environmental protection specialist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Superfund Organization, 1980-81; Rockefeller fellow in environmental policy implementation, 1978-79; research fellow, Environmental Studies Center, SUNY, Buffalo, 1976-79. New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, 1992-94; U.S. DOE, 1983-84; USEPA, 2005-present, 1981-97, 1977-78. His research interests include environmental policy and management; energy policy; nuclear waste policy; urban policy and politics; public management and management effectiveness.

 

COURSES

Summer

ENVP U9229 Workshop in Applied Earth Systems Management I

Fall

ENVP U9230 Workshop in Applied Earth Systems Management II
SUMA K4100 Sustainability Management

Spring

ENVP U9232 Workshop in Applied Earth Systems Policy Analysis

RESEARCH
Selected Publication Citations

Books

Cohen, Steven, Sustainability Management, Columbia University Press, 2011

Cohen, Steven, and William Eimicke., The Responsible Contract Manager, Georgetown University Press, 2008

Cohen, Steven, William Eimicke and Tanya Heikkila. The Effective Public Manager, 4th. Edition, Jossey-Bass, 2008.

Cohen, Steven. Understanding Environmental Policy. Columbia University Press, 2006.

Cohen, Steven, and Sheldon Kamieniecki, and Matthew Kahn. Strategic Planning in Environmental Regulation. The MIT Press, 2005.

Cohen, Steven, and William Eimicke. Tools for Innovators: Creative Strategies for Managing Public Sector Organizations. Jossey-Bass, 1998.

Cohen, Steven, and William Eimicke. The New Effective Public Manager: Achieving Success in a Changing Government. Jossey-Bass, 1995.

Brand, Ronald, and Steven Cohen. Total Quality Management in Government: A Practical Guide for the Real World. Jossey-Bass, 1993.

Cohen, Steven, and Sheldon Kamieniecki. Environmental Regulation through Strategic Planning. Westview, 1991.

Recent Journal Articles and Reports

Cohen, Steven. "Governing New York City: Progressive Government Reforms Hiding in Plain View." Public Performance and Management Review June 2004.

Cohen, Steven, and William Eimicke. "America Works' Criminal Justice Program: Providing Second Chances Through Work." Civic Bulletin, Manhattan Institute November 2002.

Cohen, Steven, William Eimicke, and Jessica Horan. "Catastrophe and the Public Service: A Case Study of the Government Response to the Destruction of the World Trade Center." Public Administration Review September 2002.

Recent Book Reviews

Review of "Superfund's Future: What Will it Cost?" by Katherine N. Probst, David M. Konisky, et. al., Political Science Quarterly, Volume 117, Number 4, Winter 2002-2003.

Review of "The End of Government as We Know It: Making Public Policy Work," by Elaine Ciulla Karmack, Political Science Quarterly: Volume 122, Number 4, Winter, 2007-2008

Review of "Governing by Network: The New Shape of the Public Sector," by Stephen Goldsmith and Willian Eggers, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management: Volume 24, Number 5, Winter, 2005.

Review of "Bringing Society Back In: Grassroots Ecosystem Management, Accountability, and Sustainable Communities," by Edward P. Weber. Political Science Quarterly Spring 2004.

Cohen, Steven. Review of "Out of Bounds, Out of Control: Regulatory Enforcement at the EPA," by James V. DeLong. Political Science Quarterly Summer 2003.

 


Robert A. Cook, V.M.D., M.P.A.


Lecturer, School of Continuing Education Columbia University
Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of International and Public Affairs
Program Director, Conservation & Medical Research, Helmsley Charitable Trust


E-MAIL: rac174@columbia.edu

PROFILE
BS, Microbiology and Public Health, Michigan State University 1976; VMD, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine 1980, Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Animal Medical Center 1981; Residency in Zoological Medicine, Wildlife Conservation Society 1987; MPA, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University 2002.  Dr. Cook is the Program Director for Conservation and Medical Research at the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.  Prior to that he worked for the Wildlife Conservation Society for over two decades serving as the Chief Veterinarian and Vice President and then as the General Director and Executive Vice President of Living Institutions.  In this role he led a team responsible for the operations of 5 New York zoological parks including the Central Park, Queens and Prospect Parks Zoos, the New York Aquarium and the flagship Bronx Zoo.   Together these parks house some 1300 species of wild animals and are visited by over 4 million guests per year.  He was also responsible for programs in global wildlife health, education, curatorial and species conservation and exhibit design.  As a wildlife veterinarian and then as head of the health programs he worked extensively in rural international settings and on global policy issues focusing on the health of people, domestic animals and wildlife.  In addition, Dr. Cook serves as Science Advisor to the Mayday Fund, a philanthropic foundation dedicated to the alleviation of physical pain in people.

COURSES
ENVP u9229 Workshop in Applied Earth Systems Management I

Selected Publication Citations

Cook,  R.A. and W.B. Karesh in M. Fowler and E Miller (editors) (2012). Fowler: Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine Current Therapy (Volume 7)  Emerging Diseases at the Interface of People, Domestic Animals and Wildlife.” Elsevier Inc., St. Louis, MO. Pages 136-146.

Redford, Kent H., et. al. R.A. Cook (2011). What Does It Mean To Successfully Conserve a (Vertebrate) Species? BioScience 61(1): 39-48.
Cook, R.A. (2011). The Health of Wildlife: The Role and Needs of Zoological Conservation Organizations. In Animal Health and Biodiversity-Preparing for the Future.  Compendium of the OIE Global Conference on Wildlife, Paris (France), 23-25 February.  

Cook, R.A. (2009). Zoological Organizations and Field Conservation: Opportunities to Collaborate for Long-Term Conservation Success. Proceedings of the 64th Annual Conference of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums, 4-8 October, St. Louis, Missouri.

Cook R.A., Karesh W.B. (2009). Wildlife Conservation Society State of the Wild.  Focus on the Wild-Emerging Diseases &Conservation. One World-One Health. Island Press, Wash, D.C. Pp 71-73.

Karesh W.B., Cook R.A., Gilbert M., Newcomb J. (2007). Implications of Wildlife Trade on the Movement of Avian Influenza and other Infectious Diseases.  J of Wildlife Disease Assoc, 43(3).

Cook R.A. and Karesh W.B. (2006). Wildlife Conservation Society, State of The Wild. Ebola, SARS & Other Diseases that Imperil People and Animals. Island Press, Wash, DC. Pp 131-137.

Karesh, W.B., R.A. Cook, E.L. Bennett & J. Newcomb (2005). Wildlife Trade and Global Disease Emergence.  Emerging Infectious Diseases. 11:7. 1000-1002.

Cook R.A. Emerging Diseases at the Interface of People, Domestic Animals and Wildlife (2005).  The Role of Wildlife in our Understanding of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza.  Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine 78. Ethical Aspects of Avian Influenza Pandemic Preparedness Symposium 2005 pp.115-125

Karesh, W.B. and R.A. Cook (2005), The Human-Animal Link, Foreign Affairs. 38. July/August 2005.

Cook R.A. (2003). The Importation Of Exotic Species-  Impact On Public Health And Safety. Testimony- Senate Committee On Environmental And Public Works. 17 July.
 


Nancy Degnan

Executive Director of the Center for Environmental Research and Conservation (CERC)

Lecturer, School of International and Public Affairs

Schermerhorn Ext., Room 1012

Tel: 212-854-8310

E-mail: ald1@columbia.edu

You may contact faculty directly or, if you need assistance, contact Sarah Tweedie at st2745@columbia.edu or at 212-854-3142.

PROFILE

 

Nancy Degnan earned her MPA and Ph.D. from Columbia University. After that, Nancy served as Assistant Dean at SIPA and as the Associate Director at the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.  She is currently the Executive Director of the Center for Environmental Research and Conservation (CERC).  At CERC, Dr. Degnan spearheads initiatives and programming in education, training and applied research STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Her research and writing has focused on community-based initiatives in education, sustainable development and redevelopment, as well as microfinance and enterprise development. She is also a member of Columbia Business School’s Deming Board, Chazen Institute.

 

COURSES

Spring

ENVP U9232 Workshop in Applied Earth System Policy

Business School ECLA Program: Sustainability and Business (January Term)

 

MEDIA EXPERTISE

Nancy Degnan welcomes media inquiries on the following subjects:

Energy, Water, Biodiversity Education and Conservation
Sustainability and Business

Environmental Education

  



Adela J. Gondek

Lecturer in Discipline of Public Affairs

School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

 

International Affairs Building, 13th Floor
Tel: 212-854-3646
E-mail: ajg2@columbia.edu

You may contact faculty directly or, if you need assistance, contact Sarah Tweedie at st2745@columbia.edu or at 212-854-3142.

PROFILE

PhD, Harvard University, 1981; BA, Goucher College, 1970.  Consulting in public and environmental ethics for political and educational institutions, 2006-present; Lecturer of Discipline in Public Affairs, previously Adjunct Professor of Public Affairs, 1991-present, and  Political Science, 1989-2003, Columbia University; Visiting Scholar in Ethics, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2012; Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, 1984-1988; Assistant Professor of Political Science, Rider College, 1980-1984; Legislative Aide, Massachusetts State Senate, 1972-1978..

COURSES

Fall

ENVP U6225 Ethics, Values, and Justice

Spring

EMPA U6025 Public Sector Ethics

 

MEDIA EXPERTISE

Adela Gondek welcomes media inquiries on the following subjects:

The Concept of the Person in Modern Liberalism
Forms of Justice and the Formation of Political Coalitions in the U.S.
Politics and Public Ethics

 

RESEARCH
Selected Publication Citations

Book Chapters

Gondek, Adela J.  “The Dialectic of Religion and Politics.”  Totalitarianism and the Challenge of Democracy.  Eds. Andrezj W. Jablonski and Wojciech Piasecki.  Uniwersytet Wroclawski-Wydawnictwo, 1992.

Recent Journal Articles and Reports

 Gondek, Adela J., with Jairo Garcia.  The Earth Charter and Ethics for Sustainability Management.  Webinar Report, Earth Charter Institute, Costa Rica, 2012.

 Gondek, Adela J.  Reflections on Environmental Ethics.  Presented at Columbia University, Panel of the Climate and Society Program, 2010.

 Center for the Study of Science and Religion, Contributor, CSSR Symposium Report on Common Ground for a Sustainable Future, Earth Institute, Columbia University, 2009.

 Gondek, Adela J.  Note on Academic Integrity, EMPA Handbook, Picker Center, Columbia University, 2006.

 Gondek, Adela J.  Municipal and State Ethics Codes, Address/DVD, Advancing the Dialogue Forum on Ethics in Government, Ridgefield, CT 2006.

Reviews

Gondek, Adela J.  "Social Status in the Debate Over Abortion."  Journal of Health, Politics, Policy and Law, Vol. 10, No. 2, 1985.


 Ben Goodrich

Adjunct Associate Professor
School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University


E-mail: bg2382@columbia.edu

PROFILE
BA in Political Science and Economics, Emory University (2001); MA in Political Science, Emory University (2001); Ph.D. in Government and Social Policy, Harvard University (2010) Ben's research and teaching interests are in quantitative methodology especially in statistical computation. His postdoc has been supported by the Institute of Education Sciences at the Department of Education to develop software for multiple imputation of missing data and he has contributed to Stan, which is general purpose software for Bayesian data analysis.

COURSES
ENVP u6310 Quantitative Techniques and Systems Analysis in Policymaking and Management

Selected Publication Citations

Goodrich, Ben. "A Comment on 'Rewarding Impatience." _International Organization_ 60:499–513, 2006.

Kroner, Daryl G., Goodrich, Ben, and Gray, Andrew. "Integrating Risk Context into Risk Assessments: The Risk Context Scale." _Assessment_(forthcoming)

de Sherbinin, Alex et al. "Migration and Risk: Net Migration in Marginal Ecosystems and Hazardous Areas" _Environmental Research Letters_ (forthcoming)
 


Lloyd Kass, MPA, CEM

Adjunct Associate Professor

School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

International Affairs Building, 13th Floor

E-Mail: lrk13@columbia.edu

You may contact faculty directly or, if you need assistance, contact Sarah Tweedie at st2745@columbia.edu or at 212-854-3142.

PROFILE

BS, Brandeis University 1992; MPA, Columbia University 1998.

Lloyd Kass is the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA’s) Director of “Build Smart NY,” Governor Cuomo’s initiative to accelerate energy efficiency in buildings operated by the State of New York, with a 20% energy use reduction mandated by 2020. Mr. Kass is an 18-year veteran of state and local government and the private sector, who has focused on deployment of large, publicly funded energy efficiency and capital programs in New York. Before joining NYPA earlier this year, he spent 4 years with Willdan Energy Solutions, managing teams of consultants who operate energy efficiency programs for Con Edison, PSE&G, and NYSERDA.  Before that, he spent 11 years with in NY City government; the last five of which as energy director of New York City Housing Authority, rolling out energy efficiency initiatives at thousands of publicly-operated multifamily housing buildings. Mr. Kass is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia University, instructing graduate students in public administration and environmental policy.

 

COURSES

 Fall

ENVP U9230 Workshop in Applied Earth Systems Management II

 


Kytt MacManus

Adjunct Professor

School of International and Public Affairs

Senior Research Associate/Geographic Information Specialist

Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 204 Geoscience

Palisades, NY

Tel: 845-365-8939

Fax: 845-365-8922

E-mail: kmacmanu@ciesin.columbia.edu

 

Profile

BA in Political Science, Northeastern University, 2006; MS in Environmental Policy, Bard Center for Environmental Policy, 2008. The Australian National Internship Program, 2005. Expert in Geographic Information Systems. Substantial experience with global dataset development for the NASA Socio-economic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC). Experienced web-GIS application developer. Python programmer. His research interests include the development of data driven web applications for decision support; the use of global population and housing census; and the use of Python for Scientific Computing.

Courses

Spring

ENVP U6224 Environmental Data Analysis

Summer

ENVP U9229 Workshops in Geographic Information Systems

Media Expertise

Kytt MacManus welcomes media inquiries on the following subjects:

Geographic  Information Systems

 

Research

Selected Publications

DeSherbinin, A., Levy, M.,Adamo, S., MacManus, K., Mara, V., & Razafindrazay L.. 2012. Estimating Global Net Migration By Ecosystem and By Decade: 1970- 2010. Conference Proceedings of the American Assoiciation of Geographers.

Becker, M., and MacManus, K.. 2009. Mastering the Hudson: A Web-based GIS Approach to Spatial       Education. Geographic Information Systems Technology News: The Newsletter of the New York State GIS  Coordination Program. Winter 2009-2010.

Levy, M.A., B. Anderson, M, Brickman, K, MacManus, et al. 2008. Assessment of Select Climate Change   Impacts on U.S. National Security. Working Paper. CIESIN, Palisades, New York.

 

 


 

 

Michael P. Musso

Adjunct Professor

School of International and Public Affairs
Environmental Health Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health

Tel: 212-305-3464
E-mail: mpm36@columbia.edu

You may contact faculty directly or, if you need assistance, contact Sarah Tweedie at st2745@columbia.edu or at 212-854-3142.

PROFILE

BS, Civil Engineering, Villanova University, 1991; M.S., Environmental Engineering Rutgers University, New Brunswick, 1996; M.P.H., Environmental Health Science, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, 2007; Lecturer, Mailman School of Public Health (Risk Assessment); Lecturer for Topic's Course at MSPH: Arsenic's cost-benefit of treatment and risk reduction (2001, 2002, 2009); Licensed Professional Engineer, State of New York; Senior Project Engineer, HDR Engineering, Inc. 1999 to present; Intern - NYCDOH (Lead Poisoning and Prevention, 1997; Disease Surveillance, 1998); Environmental Engineer, Dresdner Robin Environmental Management, Inc. 1994-1997; Engineering Associate, Environ Corporation, 1991 - 1994.

 

COURSES

Summer

ENVP U6221 Environmental Toxicology 

Fall

EHSC P8325 Risk Assessment, Communication, and Management 

 

RESEARCH
Selected Publication Citations

Professional Presentations

NYWEA: Persistent, Bioaccumulative, and Toxic (PBTs). December 12, 2001.

NYWEA/AWWA: Human Health Aspects of Pathogenic Protozoans Emphasizing Cryptosporidium.  February 28, 2001.

Rockland County Municipal Planning Federation.  Cell Tower symposium.  November 26, 2007

USEPA / Army Corps of Engineers Design and Construction Issues at Hazardous Waste Sites: Overcoming

Project Cost Uncertainties through Risk Analysis and Management Tools.  April 2009.

 


 

Suresh Naidu

Assistant Professor

School of International and Public Affairs

 

PROFILE

Ph.D., University of Berkeley, Economics; MA, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Economics, 2004; B. Math (With Distinction), University of Waterloo, 2001.

Suresh has had work published in the Journal of Labor Economics, Science, the Review of Economics and Statistics, and the Industrial and Labor Relations Review. He was awarded the Harvard Academy Scholar Post-Doctoral Fellowship for 2008-2010, and has received numerous other awards such as the Journal of Development Economics Award, UC Berkeley Dean’s Normative Time Fellowship, and the University of Massachusetts-Amherst Graduate Fellowship. Suresh focuses primarily on the fields of political economy, economic history, and development economics, and has presented his research at colleges and conferences nationwide.  Suresh has designed and taught his own course on political economy of the 20th century at UC Berkeley in 2008.

 

COURSES

Fall

ENVP U8213 Microeconomics and Policy Analysis I

Spring

ENVP U8216 Microeconomics and Policy Analysis II

 

RESEARCH
Selected Publication Citations

Recent Journal Articles and Reports

Naidu, Suresh. Recruitment Restrictions and Labor Markets: Evidence from the Post-Bellum U.S. South, accepted subject to minor revisions at the Journal of Labor Economics.

Mulder, M.; Bowles, S.; Hertz, T.; Bell, A.; Beise, J.; Clark, G.; Fazzio, Ila; Gurven, M.; Hill, K.; Hooper, P.; Irons, W.; Kaplan, H.; Leonetti, D.; Low, B.; Marlowe, F.; McElreath, R.; Naidu, S.; Nolin, D.; Piraino, P.; Quinlan, R.; Schniter, E.; Sear, R.; Shenk, M.; Alden Smith, M.; von Rueden, C.; Wiessner, P 2009. Intergenerational Wealth Transmission and the Dynamics of Inequality in Small-Scale Societies. Forthcoming in Science.

Naidu, S.; Hidalgo, D.; Nichter, S.; and Richardson, N. Occupational Choices: The Economic Determinants of Land Invasions. Forthcoming in the Review of Economics and Statistics.

Naidu, S.; Dube, A.; and Reich, M., July 2007. The Economic Impacts of a Citywide Minimum Wage in Industrial and Labor Relations Review Vol. 60, No. 4, pp. 522-543.


 

Irene Nielson

Lecturer

School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

International Affairs Building, 13th Floor

E-Mail: ib2121@columbia.edu

You may contact faculty directly or, if you need assistance, contact Sarah Tweedie at st2745@columbia.edu or at 212-854-3142.

PROFILE

BUEP, University of Virginia; MPA in Environmental Science and Policy, SIPA, Columbia University. Innovations Coordinator, Environmental Protection Agency Region 2 (current); Program Analyst, Environmental Protection Agency Region 2 (2005-2008); Presidential Management Fellow, US EPA Office of the CFO (May 2006); Presidential Management Fellow, US EPA Pacific Islands Office (2006-2007);  Deputy Manager, Clean Power Act Policy Analysis (2004); Assistant Planner, Albemarle County Planning & Community Development (2002-2003).

 

COURSES

 

Summer

ENVP U9229 Workshop in Applied Earth Systems Management I

Fall

ENVP U9230 Workshop in Applied Earth Systems Management II

RESEARCH

Selected Publication Citations

 

Books

Boland, I. and Kellogg, V., Wind the World Over, Bright Sky Press, 2007.

Cevasco, G., Harmond, R., Mendelsohn, E., Boland, I. (contributor), Modern American Environmentalists: A Biographical Encyclopedia, The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009.

 


 

Matthew I. Palmer


Adjunct Assistant Professor

School of International and Public Affairs

Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology

Schermerhorn Ext. - Room 1010
Tel: 212-854-4767
E-mail: mp2434@columbia.edu

You may contact faculty directly or, if you need assistance, contact Sarah Tweedie at st2745@columbia.edu or at 212-854-3142.

PROFILE

BS, Cornell University 1996; PhD Rutgers University 2005
In addition to teaching, research, and advising at Columbia, Dr. Palmer advises the US Fish and Wildlife Service, NYC Parks, NY State DEC, NJ DEP, and several NGOs on conservation, restoration, and ecological management issues. His research interests are primarily in plant community ecology, with emphases on conservation, restoration, and ecosystem function.

 

COURSES

Summer

ENVP U9229 Workshop in Applied Earth Systems Management I

ENVP U6111 Principles of Ecology

ENVP U6112 Urban Ecology

Fall

ENVP U9230 Workshop in Applied Earth Systems Management II

EEEB W4100 Forest Ecology

 

RESEARCH
Selected Publication Citations

Recent Journal Articles and Reports

Palmer, M.I., P.T. McPhearson, R. Karty, J. Lu, M. Feller, T. Wenskus and A. Felson. 2010. Reforestation targets for New York City and the effects of plant species composition on the development of urban forests.  MillionTreesNYC, Green Infrastructure and Urban Ecology: A Research Symposium.

Palmer, M.I., L. Dickinson, S. Gaffin, and P. Mott. 2008. Northeastern grassland communities on urban rooftops. Proceedings of the Northeast Natural History Conference.

Palmer, M.I., E.C. Craig, and S. Elbin. 2007. The plant ecology of New York Harbor islands: Impacts of colonial waterbirds and restoration targets. Proceedings of the New York/New Jersey Harbor Colonial Waterbirds Working Group.

Palmer, M.I. and J.G. Ehrenfeld. 200X. Hydrology and the effects of microtopography on the soil environment and plant performance in New Jersey Pine Barrens fens. Accepted pending revisions. Wetlands.

 


 

Michael Puma

Associate Research Scientist, Columbia University Center for Climate Systems Research, The Earth Institute

Armstrong Hall, Room 246

Tel: 212-678-5667

E-mail: mjp38@columbia.edu

You may contact faculty directly or, if you need assistance, contact Sarah Tweedie at st2745@columbia.edu or at 212-854-3142.

 

PROFILE

BS in Civil Engineering, Columbia University, 1998; MIA, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, 1999; MA in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University, 2003; Ph.D in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University, 2006. Dr. Michael Puma is a hydrologist studying the interactions of the hydrologic cycle with climate, terrestrial ecosystems, and society. He is currently working at the Columbia University Center for Climate Systems Research, which is associated with the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS). His research efforts are focused on improving the water and land dynamics of the GISS climate model. Dr. Puma is also advising the United Nation Development Programme on development of regional future climate scenarios. Dr. Puma's previous experience includes work and research in numerous institutions. Dr. Puma was an intern at the UNSO Office to Combat Desertification and Drought (now the Drylands Development Centre) in the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and later at the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs. He also has application-related experience through work at two environmental consulting companies, URS Corporation and Dvirka and Bartilucci Consulting Engineers.

COURSES

Summer

ENVP U6116 Hydrology

RESEARCH
Selected Publication Citations

 

Puma, M.J., and S. Gold, 2011: Formulating Climate Change Scenarios to Inform Climate-Resilient Development Strategies: A Guidebook for Practitioners. United Nations Development Programme.


Krakauer, N.Y., B.I. Cook, and M.J. Puma, 2010: Contribution of soil moisture feedback to hydroclimatic variability. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 14, 505-520.

Puma, M.J., and B.I. Cook, 2010: Effects of irrigation on global climate during the 20th century. J. Geophys. Res., 115, D16120, doi:10.1029/2010JD014122.

Koster, R.D., Z. Guo, P.A. Dirmeyer, R. Yang, K. Mitchell, and M.J. Puma, 2009: On the nature of soil moisture in land surface models. J. Climate, 22, 4322-4335, doi:10.1175/2009JCLI2832.1.

 

 


 

Jeffrey D. Sachs


Director, The Earth Institute at Columbia University
Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development
Professor of Health Policy and Management
School of International and Public Affairs

Low Library, Room 314
Tel: 212-854-8704
Fax: 212-854-8702
E-mail: sachs@columbia.edu
http://www.earth.columbia.edu/about/director/index.html (Personal Website)

You may contact faculty directly or, if you need assistance, contact Sarah Tweedie at st2745@columbia.edu or at 212-854-3142.

PROFILE

BA, Harvard, 1976; MA, 1978; PhD, 1980. Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research: Economic Adviser, governments in Latin America, Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, Asia, and Africa; Special Adviser to Secretary General Kofi Annan on the Millennium Development Goals; Cochairman, Advisory Board of The Global Competitiveness Report Consultant: the IMF, World Bank, OECD, United Nations Development Program; Formerly, Director of the Center for International Development (CID) and Harvard Institute for International Development (HIID), and the Galen L. Stone Professor of International Trade at Harvard University; Chairman, Commission on Macroeconomics and Health of the World Health Organization, 2000-2001; member, International Financial Institutions Advisory Commission established by the U.S. Congress, September 1999 -March 2000.

 

COURSES

Fall

INAF U6043 Integrated Development Practice

SDEV U9240 Human Ecology and Sustainable Development

Spring

SDEV U9240 Human Ecology and Sustainable Development

 

MEDIA EXPERTISE

Jeffrey D. Sachs welcomes media inquiries on the following subjects:

Health and Development
Economic Geography
Globalization
Transition to market economies in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union
International Financial Markets
International Macroeconomic Policy Coordination
Emerging Markets
Economic Development and Growth
Global Competitiveness
Macroeconomic Policies in Developing and Developed Countries

 

RESEARCH
Selected Publication Citations

Books

Sachs, Jeffrey D.  Commonwealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet. Penguin Group, 2008.

Sachs, Jeffrey D. The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time. Penguin Group, 2005.

Sachs, Jeffrey D. Russia and the Market Economy, (in Russian). BBC/MPM Ltd., 1994.

Sachs, Jeffrey D. Poland's Jump to the Market Economy. MIT Press, 1993.

Sachs, Jeffrey D., and Felipe B. Larrain. Macroeconomics in the Global Economy. Prentice Hall, 1993.

Paredes, Carlos E., and Jeffrey D. Sachs. Peru's Path to Recovery. Brookings Institution, 1991.

McKibbin, Warwick J., and Jeffrey D. Sachs. Global Linkages: Macroeconomic Interdependence and Cooperation in the World Economy. Brookings Institution, 1991.

Bruno, Michael, and Jeffrey D. Sachs. Economics of Worldwide Stagflation. Harvard University Press, 1985.

Edited Volumes

Sachs, Jeffrey D., and Katharina Pistor, eds. The Rule of Law and Economic Reform in Russia. Westview Press, 1997.

Blanchard, Olivier Jean, Kenneth A. Froot, and Jeffrey D. Sachs, eds. The Transition in Eastern Europe. University of Chicago Press, 1994.

 


 

Jason E. Smerdon

Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of International and Public Affairs

Storke-Doherty Lecturer, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Doherty Associate Research Scientist, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 205D Oceanography

Tel: 845-365-8493
E-mail: jsmerdon@ldeo.columbia.edu

You may contact faculty directly or, if you need assistance, contact Sarah Tweedie at st2745@columbia.edu or at 212-854-3142.

PROFILE

BA Physics, Gustavus Adolphus College, 1998; MS Physics, University of Michigan, 2000; PhD Applied Physics, University of Michigan, 2004; Lamont-Doherty Postdoctoral Fellow, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO), Columbia University, 2005-2007; Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Barnard College, 2007-2008; Storke-Doherty Lecturer, LDEO and the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Columbia University, 2008-present; Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, 2008-present. His research focuses on reconstructing the climate of the Common Era and understanding the dynamics of climate variability during that time period. His specific areas of study focus on refining the statistical methods used to perform global and hemispheric reconstructions of past climate fields, dynamical analyses of climate model simulations that span the last millennium, geothermal and tree-ring proxy reconstruction methods, and modeling the connections between climate and proxy systems.

 

COURSES

Summer

ENVP U6115 Climatology

 

RESEARCH
Selected Publication Citations

Books

Smerdon, J.E., Student Companion to Climate Change: The Science of Global Warming and Our Energy Future by E.A. Mathez, Columbia University Press, New York, NY, 2009.

Recent Journal Articles

Smerdon, J.E., A. Kaplan, E. Zorita, J.F. González-Rouco, and M.N. Evans, Spatial Performance of Four Climate Field Reconstruction Methods Targeting the Common Era, Geophysical Research Letters, in review.

Osborn, T.J., E.R. Cook, R. Villalba, J.E. Smerdon, S.F.B. Tett and K.R. Briffa, Decadal-to-centennial temperature variations in the Southern Hemisphere: A data-model comparison, Climate Dynamics, in revision.

Beltrami, H., J.E. Smerdon, G. Matharoo, and N. Nickerson (2011), Impact of maximum borehole depths on inverted temperature histories in borehole paleoclimatology, Climate of the Past Discussions, 7, 715-748, doi:10.5194/cpd-7-715-2011.

Smerdon, J.E., A. Kaplan, and D.E. Amrhein (2011), Reply to comment by Rutherford et al. on "Erroneous Model Field Representations in Multiple Pseudoproxy Studies: Corrections and Implications," Journal of Climate, in review.

D’Arrigo, D., R. Seager, J.E. Smerdon, A.N. LeGrande, and E.R. Cook (2011), The anomalous winter of 1783-1784: Was the Laki eruption or an analog of the 2009-2010 winter to blame? Geophysical Research Letters, 38.

Smerdon, J.E. (2011), Discussion of: A Statistical Analysis of Multiple Temperature Proxies: Are Reconstructions of Surface Temperatures Over the Last 1000 Years Reliable?, Annals of Applied Statistics, 5(1), 76-79.

Lesperance, M., J.E. Smerdon and H. Beltrami (2010), Propagation of linear surface air temperature trends into the terrestrial subsurface, Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres, 115.

Smerdon, J.E., A. Kaplan, and D.E. Amrhein (2010), Erroneous Model Field Representations in Multiple Pseudoproxy Studies: Corrections and Implications, Journal of Climate, 23, 5548-5554.

Smerdon, J.E., A. Kaplan, D. Chang, and M.N. Evans (2010), A pseudoproxy evaluation of the CCA and RegEM methods for reconstructing climate fields of the last millennium, Journal of Climate, 23, 4856-4880.

Smerdon, J.E., H. Beltrami, C. Creelman, and M.B. Stevens (2009), Characterizing land-surface processes: A quantitative analysis using air-ground thermal orbits, Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres, 114.

Smerdon, J.E., A. Kaplan, and D. Chang (2008), On the origin of the standardization sensitivity in RegEM climate field reconstructions, Journal of Climate, 21(24), 6710-6723.

D'Arrigo, R., R. Allan, R. Wilson, J. Palmer, J. Sakulich, J.E. Smerdon, S. Bijaksana and L. Ode Ngkoimani (2008), Pacific and Indian Ocean climate signals in a tree-ring record of Java monsoon drought. International Journal of Climatology, 28: 1889-1901.

Smerdon, J.E., J.F. González-Rouco, and E. Zorita (2008), Comment on "Robustness of proxy-based climate field reconstruction methods" By Michael E. Mann et al., Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres, 113.

D'Arrigo, R., and J.E. Smerdon (2008), Tropical climate influences on drought variability over Java, Indonesia, Geophysical Research Letters, 35.

 


 Martha Stark

Adjunct Professor
School of International and Public Affairs

E-mail: ms4476@columbia.edu

You may contact faculty directly or, if you need assistance, contact Sarah Tweedie at st2745@columbia.edu or at 212-854-3142.

PROFILE

Martha Stark earned her J.D. and B.A. from New York University. After that, she served as an Associate at the Brooklyn-based law firm Cullen and Dykman. Driven by her passion for government service and dedication to her New York City home, she served as Special Counsel and Assistant Commissioner at the New York City Department of Finance in the administration of Mayor David Dinkins.

Martha served as a White House Fellow in the United States Department of State during the administration of President Bill Clinton.

From 2002 until 2009 she returned to the New York City Department of Finance as the first African American woman to serve as Commissioner. During her tenure the agency developed a reputation as customer-friendly and innovative implementing programs to benefit taxpayers and to make it easier to access government services.

Martha also serves as a Distinguished Lecturer at the City University, Baruch College School of Public Affairs.

Publications
This I Believe—NPR Radio Series, Aired in May 2007 “I Believe in Numbers


Reducing the Cost of Construction in New York City”, NYU Press (1998)


"Homeward Bound: An Affordable Housing Agenda for the 21st Century," co-authored Chapter with Douglas Turetsky

 

 

COURSES

Spring

ENVP u8201 Financial Management

 

 


 

Sara Tjossem


Associate Director for MPA-ESP Curriculum
Senior Lecturer in Discipline,
School of International and Public Affairs

International Affairs Building, Room 1316
Tel: 212-854-0424
E-mail: sft2101@columbia.edu

You may contact faculty directly or, if you need assistance, contact Louise Rosen at lar46@columbia.edu or at 212-854-3142.

PROFILE

BA Biology, Swarthmore College, 1983; MS Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, 1990; PhD History of Science, Cornell University, 1994. Lecturer & Researcher, Columbia University DIPA and the Earth Institute, 2003-present; Lecturer, University of Washington, 1998-2003; Assistant Director, Institute for Social, Economic, and Ecological Sustainability, University of Minnesota, 1996-1998; Lecture, University of Minnesota, 1995-1998. Tjossem's teaching and research interests are on the intersection of science and society, the history of biology, particularly 20th century; history of ecology and agriculture; marine science, and development of environmental movements.

 

COURSES

Summer

ENVP U6241 Earth Systems and Environmental Politics, Policy, and Management

Fall

ENVP U6320 Political Context of Public and Private Management

Spring

ENVP U9232 Workshop in Applied Earth Systems Policy Analysis

 

MEDIA EXPERTISE

Sara Tjossem welcomes media inquiries on the following subjects:

History of 20th Century Biology
History of Ecology and Agriculture
Marine Science
Development of Environmental Movements

 

RESEARCH
Selected Publication Citations

Journal Articles and Reports

Tjossem, Sara. The Journey of PICES: Scientific Cooperation in the North Pacific. Alaska Sea Grant, University of Alaska Fairbanks. 2005.

Warren S. Wooster, Sara F. Tjossem, "Scientific Cooperation in the North Pacific: The PICES Project" (in press). San Diego International Law Journal. 2004.

Warren S Wooster, Sara F. Tjossem, "Multilateralism and International Ocean-Resources Law: Chapter 5. Scientific Cooperation in the North Pacific: The PICES Project" (February 21, 2003). Law of the Sea Institute. Conference Proceedings. Paper 2003f.

Tjossem, Sara. Biography of Rachel Fuller Brown. Notable American Women, vol. 5. Harvard Univ. Press, 2004.

Reviews

Tjossem, Sara. Review of Vaclav Smil, "Energies: An Illustrated Guide to the Biosphere and Civilization." Isis 90: 796-797.

Tjossem, Sara. Review of Robert Croker: "Stephen Forbes and the Rise of American Ecology" Quart. Rev. Biol. 77 (4) 440.