Members

The following is a list of members of the Earth Institute faculty, all of whom are from the Columbia University community. Clicking on a member's name takes you to a short curriculum vitae. To view the members of the standing subcommittees of the Earth Institute faculty, click here.

Peter Schlosser, Chair
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

Michael Gerrard, Associate Chair
Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice, Columbia Law School
Director, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School

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, Ex Officio
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, Ex Officio
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

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
Professor and Chair, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Glenn Denning, Ex Officio
Professor of Professional Practice, School of International and Public Affairs
Director, MPA in Development Practice Program
Director, Center on Globalization and Sustainable Development

Alexander van Geen
Lamont Research Professor, Division of Geochemistry, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Pierre Gentine
Assistant Professor, Earth and Environmental Engineering

Lisa Goddard, Ex Officio
Director, International Research Institute for Climate and Society

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

Tomás Guilarte, Ex Officio
Leon Hess Professor and Chair of Environmental Health Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health

Geoffrey M. Heal
Paul Garrett Professor of Public Policy and Business Responsibility, Columbia Business School

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

David H. Krantz
Professor, Department of Psychology
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, Ex Officio
Deputy Director; Lamont –Doherty Earth Observatory
Lamont Research Professor; Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Adjunct Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Science

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

Brian Mailloux
Assistant Professor, Environmental Science, Barnard College

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

Irwin Redlener, Ex Officio
Director, National Center for Disaster Preparedness
Clinical Professor of Health Policy and Management and Pediatrics

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

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

Wolfram Schlenker
Associate Professor, School of International and Public Affairs

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

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

Donna Shillington
Lamont Assistant Research Professor, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory

Jason Smerdon
Lamont Associate Research Professor, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory
Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of International and Public Affairs

Sean Solomon, Ex Officio
Director, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory

Maria Uriarte
Professor, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology

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

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