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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, Faculty Chair
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
Faculty Affiliate, Center for Development Economics and Policy, School of International and Public Affairs

Scott Barrett
Lenfest-Earth Institute Professor of Natural Resource Economics, School 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 of Geology, 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, Department of History, Barnard College
Curriculum Coordinator and Barnard Liaison, Columbia Center for Science & Society

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

Steven A. Cohen, Ex Officio
Executive Director and Chief Operating Advisor
Professor in the Practice of Public Affairs, School of International and Public Affairs
Director, Master of Science in Sustainability Management and Master of Public Administration Program in Environmental Science and Policy
Director, Research Program in Sustainability Policy and Management

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
Robert A.W. and Christine S. Carleton Professor of Civil Engineering
Co-Director, Urban Design Lab

Peter B. deMenocal
Thomas Alva Edison/Con Ed Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Founding Director, Center for Climate and Life
Dean of Science, Faculty of Arts and Sciences

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

Ruth DeFries
University Professor
Denning Family Professor of Sustainable Development
Professor, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology
Co-Director, Undergraduate Program in Sustainable Development

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

Lance Freeman
Professor of Urban Planning, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, & Preservation

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

Pierre Gentine
Associate Professor, Department of 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
Professor, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health
Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Mailman School of Public Health
Director, Trace Metals Core Laboratory, Columbia Center for Environmental Health in Northern Manhattan

Geoffrey M. Heal
Paul Garrett Professor of Public Policy and Business Responsibility, Donald C. Waite III Professor of Social Enterprise, Columbia Business School
Bernstein Faculty Leader, Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics

Peter Keleman, Ex Officio
Chair and Arthur D. Storke Memorial Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

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

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

Upmanu Lall
Alan and Carol Silberstein Professor, 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
Director, Columbia Water Center

Art Lerner-Lam, Ex Officio
Deputy Director and 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
Director of Environmental Law Clinic, Columbia Law School

Brian Mailloux
Associate Professor, Environmental Science, Barnard College
Adjunct Research Scientist, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Vijay Modi
Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science
Director, Quadracci Sustainable Engineering Lab

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

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

Sharyn O’Halloran, Ex Officio
Senior Vice Dean and Chief Academic Officer, School of Professional Studies
George Blumenthal Professor and Professor of International and Public Affairs, School of International and Public Affairs

Kate Orff
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
Director, Urban Design Program

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

Alissa Park
Lenfest Chair in Applied Climate Science, Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering
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 Program
Director, Urban Design Lab

Robert Pollack
Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Director, University Seminar
Director, Research Cluster on Science and Subjectivity, Center for Science and Society

Kenneth Prewitt
Carnegie Professor of Public Affairs, School of International and Public Affairs
Vice-President, Global Centers

Irwin Redlener, Ex Officio
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Professor of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University Medical Center
Director, National Center for Disaster Preparedness
Clinical Professor, Health Policy and Management and Pediatrics, Earth Institute

Jeffrey D. Sachs
University Professor
Professor, Health Policy and Management, Mailman School of Public Health
Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development
Director, Center for Sustainable Development

Wolfram Schlenker
Associate Professor, School of International and Public Affairs

Peter Schlosser
Deputy Director and Director of Research, Earth Institute
Maurice Ewing and J. Lamar Worzel Professor of Geophysics, Vinton Professor of Earth and Environmental Engineering, and Chair, Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering, Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science
Professor, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Professor, Geochemistry Division, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Elliott Sclar
Professor of Urban Planning, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation
Director, Center for Sustainable Urban Development

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

Jeffrey Shaman
Associate Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Mailman School of Public Health
Director, Climate and Health Program, Mailman School of Public Health

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

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

Sean Solomon, Ex Officio
Director, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory
Associate Director, Earth Systems Science
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

Bruce Usher
Co-Director of the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise
Professor of Professional Practice and Elizabeth B. Strickler '86 and Mark T. Gallogly '86 Faculty Director, Columbia Business School

Eric Verhoogen, Ex Officio
Vice Dean, School of International and Public Affairs
Associate Professor of Economics and International Affairs, School of International and Public Affairs
Co-Director, Center for Development Economics and Policies, School of International and Public Affairs

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