Earth Institute Profiles

The Earth Institute is affiliated with more than two dozen education programs, hundreds of faculty members and researchers, and even more students. This page provides a closer look at some of the programs and people that comprise the Earth Institute's dynamic community. Check back for more glimpses of academic and research life at the Earth Institute as we continue to post new profiles over the coming months.

Faculty

Students

Programs

Faculty


Judy Sandford

Professor, M.S. in Sustainability Management


Jeffrey Shaman

Assistant Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health


Donna Shillington

Marine Geology and Geophysics, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory


Richard Seager

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


Richard Plunz

Director, Urban Design Lab; Professor of Architecture; Director, Urban Design Program, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation


Robin Bell

Palisades Geophysical Institute/Lamont Research Professor, Marine Geology and Geophysics, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory


Scott Barrett

Lenfest-Earth Institute Professor of Natural Resource Economics; Department of International and Public Affairs


Pedro A. Sanchez

Director, Tropical Agriculture and the Rural Environment Program


Peter Coleman

Director, International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution; Associate Professor of Psychology and Education


Vijay Modi

Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Director, Infrastructure Programs, Millennium Villages Project


Upmanu Lall

Director, Columbia Water Center


Patricia Culligan

Vice Dean of Academic Affairs, School of Engineering and Applied Science; Professor of Civil Engineering


Allen Zweben

Associate Dean, Research and Academic Affairs, School of Social Work; Professor of Social Work


Robert Pollack

Director, Center for the Study of Science and Religion; Professor of Biological Sciences; Lecturer, Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research


Stephen E. Zebiak

Director of the Climate Services Initiative, International Research Institute for Climate and Society


Peter deMenocal

Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences


Robert Lieberman

Professor of Political Science and Public Affairs; Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA)


Joel Cohen

Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences


G. Michael Purdy

Director of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory


Shahid Naeem

Director of Science, Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability (EICES)


Peter Schlosser

Deputy Director and Director of Research at the Earth Institute


Steve Cohen

Executive Director, The Earth Institute


Michael Gerrard

Director of the Center for Climate Change Law; Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice, Columbia Law School


Klaus S. Lackner

Director of the Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy


Robert S. Chen

Director and Senior Research Scientist, Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)


Edward Lloyd

Evan M. Frankel Clinical Professor of Environmental Law; Director, Environmental Law Clinic


Ruth DeFries

Denning Professor of Sustainable Development; Professor of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology


Kenneth Prewitt

Carnegie Professor of Public Affairs


Joseph Graziano

Associate Dean of Research, Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, Professor of Pharmacology


Mark Cane

G. Unger Vetlesen Professor of Earth and Climate Sciences


John Mutter

Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences and Department of International and Public Affairs


Patrick Kinney

Associate Professor, Mailman School of Public Health


Elke Weber

Jerome A. Chazen Professor of International Business; Professor of Psychology


Wallace S. Broecker

Newberry Professor of Geology


Richard Deckelbaum

Robert R. Williams Professor of Nutrition; Professor of Pediatrics; Professor of Epidemiology