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.

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

Belinda Archibong
Assistant Professor of Economics, Barnard College

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, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Professor of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science

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

Deborah Coen
Professor of History, Barnard College

Joel E. Cohen
Director, Laboratory of Populations
Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Columbia University
Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of Populations, The Rockefeller University

Steven A. Cohen, Ex Officio
Executive Director and Chief Operating Advisor 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 in Sustainability Management, School of Professional Studies and The Earth Institute

Peter Coleman
Executive Director, Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4), The Earth Institute
Director, Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution, Teachers College
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
University Professor
Denning Family Chair of Sustainable Development
Professor, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology
Co-Director, Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development, The Earth Institute

Peter B. deMenocal
Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Director, Center for Climate and Life

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

Lance Freeman
Associate Professor, Urban Planning, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

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

Pierre Gentine
Assistant Professor, Earth and Environmental Engineering

Lisa Goddard, Ex Officio
Director, International Research Institute for Climate and Society
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

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

Geoffrey M. Heal
Paul Garrett Professor of Public Policy and Business Responsibility, Columbia Business School
Research Scholar, The Earth Institute

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

David H. Krantz
Professor, Department of Psychology
Director, Center for Research on Environmental Decisions, The Earth Institute

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

Upmanu Lall
Alan and Carol Silberstein Professor of Engineering, Departments of Earth and Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science
Senior Research Scientist, International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Earth Institute
Director, Columbia Water Center, The Earth Institute

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
Associate Professor, Environmental Science, Barnard College

Vijay Modi
Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

John C. Mutter
Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Director, PhD in Sustainable Development, School of International and Public Affairs

Shahid Naeem
Professor and Chair, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology
Director, Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability, The Earth Institute

Ben Orlove
Senior Research Scientist, International Research Institute for Climate and Society, The Earth Institute
Professor of International and Public Affairs, School of International and Public Affairs
Director, Masters Program in Climate and Society, The Earth Institute
Co-Director, Center for Research on Environmental Decisions

Alissa Park
Lenfest Professor in Applied Climate Science
Director, Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy

Stephanie L. Pfirman
Hirschorn Professor and Chair, Department of Environmental Science, Barnard College
Adjunct Senior Research Scientist, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

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, The Earth Institute
Professor of Health Policy and Management, and Professor of Pediatrics, Columbia University Medical Center

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

Pedro Sanchez, Ex Officio
Director, Agriculture and Food Security Center, The Earth Institute
Senior Research Scholar

Wolfram Schlenker
Associate Professor, School of International and Public Affairs

Peter Schlosser
Deputy 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

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
Palisades Geophysical Institute/Lamont Research Professor, Ocean and Climate Physics Division, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Jeffrey Shaman, Junior Faculty Fellow
Associate Professor and Co-Director of Climate and Health Program, Environmental Health Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, International Research Institute for Climate and Society, The Earth Institute

Donna Shillington
Lamont Assistant Research Professor, Marine Geology and Geophysics Division, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Lecturer, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Jason Smerdon
Lamont Associate Research Professor, Ocean and Climate Physics Division, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Co-Director, Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development
Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of International and Public Affairs
Lecturer, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Sean Solomon, Ex Officio
Director, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory
Associate Director of Earth Systems, The Earth Institute
William B. Ransford Professor of Earth and Planetary Science, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

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