Institute at Brown for Environment and SocietyIBES

People

The IBES Council of Fellows comprises recognized leaders from across Brown and across career stages, with an outstanding record of achievement and ability in diverse areas of natural and social sciences of the environment. These University faculty develop the direction of the interdisciplinary research conducted at IBES. As a group, they exemplify the innovative, cooperative, and interdisciplinary foundations of IBES research and teaching.

Leadership

Amanda Lynch

Director of IBES
Sloan Lindemann and George Lindemann, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies
Professor of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences

Polar climate modeling, Indigenous environmental knowledge, Climate policy analysis

[email protected]
401-863-5153
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Amanda_Lynch2

Dov Sax

Deputy Director of IBES
Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Conservation biology, Species' responses to climate change, Species invasions

[email protected]
401-863-9676
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Dov_Sax

Dawn King

Director of Undergraduate Studies, IBES
Senior Lecturer in Environment and Society

Local food policy and politics, US energy policy and politics, Climate change and agriculture

[email protected]

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/M_Dawn_King

Institute Fellows

Bathsheba Demuth

Assistant Professor of History

Environmental history, Russian & North American Arctic, Climate, Energy

[email protected]
401-863-2131
http://www.brdemuth.com

Scott Frickel

Professor of Sociology

Environment-society interactions, Experts and knowledge/ignorance, Social movements, Social theory, Risk and disaster, Urbanization

[email protected]
401-863-2139
https://vivo.brown.edu/display/sfrickel

Meredith Hastings

Associate Professor of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences

Atmospheric chemistry, Nitrogen biogeochemistry, Stable isotopes

[email protected]
401-863-3658
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Meredith_Hastings

Tyler Kartzinel

Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology & Environment and Society

Conservation biology, molecular ecology, and the evolution of species interactions

[email protected]

http://www.kartzinellab.com/

James Kellner

Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Structure and dynamics of tropical forests, Environmental remote sensing

[email protected]
401-863-5768
http://kellnerlab.org/

Brian Lander

Assistant Professor of History and Environment and Society

Environmental history and archaeology of China, Human impact on the biosphere

[email protected]

https://vivo.brown.edu/display/blander

Myles Lennon

Dean's Assistant Professor of Environment and Society and Anthropology

[email protected]

Stephen Porder

Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Assistant Provost for Sustainability

Landscape-scale biogeochemistry in tropical forests, Tropical agriculture

[email protected]
401-863-6356
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Stephen_Porder

J. Timmons Roberts

Ittleson Professor of Environmental Studies
Professor of Sociology
Climate and Development Lab 

Climate change policy, Environmental social science, UNFCCC, Climate justice

J_Timmons_[email protected]
401-863-5152
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/J_Roberts5

Laurence C. Smith

John Atwater and Diana Nelson University Professor of Environmental Studies
Professor of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences

Arctic, remote sensing, river hydrology

[email protected]

http://www.geog.ucla.edu/smith

Leah VanWey

Professor of Sociology
Associate Provost for Academic Space 

Climate and agriculture, Land use change, Human migration and environment

[email protected]
401-863-3184
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Leah_Vanwey

Rachel Wetts

Acacia Assistant Professor of Environment and Society and Sociology

[email protected]

Teaching Fellows

Dawn King

Director of Undergraduate Studies, IBES
Senior Lecturer in Environment and Society

Local food policy and politics, US energy policy and politics, Climate change and agriculture

[email protected]

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/M_Dawn_King

Samiah Moustafa

Visiting Assistant Professor of Environment and Society

Cryosphere, hydrology, climatology, remote sensing, and surface albedo

[email protected]
401-863-5327

H. Curtis Spalding

Professor of the Practice of Environment and Society

Environmental protection advocacy, policy, and administration

[email protected]

Kurt Teichert

Senior Lecturer in Environmental Studies

Sustainable design and environmental stewardship

[email protected]

https://vivo.brown.edu/display/kteicher

Elected Fellows

Anna Aizer

Professor of Economics

Medicaid, Child health, Child support, Domestic violence, Poverty, Welfare

[email protected]
401-863-9529
https://vivo.brown.edu/display/anaizer

Joseph Braun

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology

Children's environmental health, Endocrine disrupting chemicals, Neurodevelopment, Obesity

[email protected]
401-863-5397
https://vivo.brown.edu/display/jb93

Andrew Foster

Professor of Economics
Director of the Population Studies and Training Center

Voluntary certification, Scale economies, Intergenerational economic mobility

[email protected]
401-863-2537
https://vivo.brown.edu/display/afoster

Baylor Fox-Kemper

Associate Professor of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences

Climate, Oceans, Modeling, Turbulence, Waves

[email protected]
401-863-3979
http://www.geo.brown.edu/research/Fox-Kemper/

Timothy Herbert

Henry L. Doherty Professor of Oceanography
Professor of Environmental Studies
Professor of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences

El Niño climate cycle, Ocean temperature change, Ocean carbon cycle, Natural climate variability

[email protected]
401-863-1207
https://vivo.brown.edu/display/therbert

Yongsong Huang

Professor of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences

Analytical organic geochemistry, Astrobiology, Biogeochemistry, Organic geochemistry, Paleoclimatology, Paleoenvironment

[email protected]
401-863-3822
https://vivo.brown.edu/display/yohuang

Robert Hurt

Professor of Engineering

Carbon materials, Environmental nanotechnology, Graphene, Materials in energy systems, Mesogenic materials, Nanotoxicology

[email protected]
401-863-2685
https://vivo.brown.edu/display/rhurt

Nancy Jacobs

Professor of History

Colonial African history, Southern African history, Animal history, Environmental history, History of science

[email protected]
401-863-9342
https://vivo.brown.edu/display/njacobs

Agnes Kane

Professor of Medical Science

Environmental and human health impacts of nanoparticles, Environmental exposures and lung disease, Models for assessing toxicity of environmental pollutants

[email protected]
401-863-1110
https://vivo.brown.edu/display/akane

Karl Kelsey

Professor of Epidemiology
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Director of Center for Environmental Health and Technology

Molecular epidemiology, Biomarkers, Epigenetics

[email protected]
401-863-6420
https://vivo.brown.edu/display/ktkelsey

Jung-Eun Lee

Assistant Professor of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences

Chlorophyll fluorescence, Climate, Climate modeling, Crop yield and climate, Disease outbreaks and climate, Global water cycle, Mountains and climate, Paleoclimate, Plants and climate, Remote sensing, Stable isotopes

[email protected]
401-863-6465
https://vivo.brown.edu/display/jl322

John Logan

Professor of Sociology

Disaster, Urban sustainability, Population

[email protected]
401-863-2267
https://vivo.brown.edu/display/jlogan

John Bradley Marston

Professor of Physics

Climate modeling, Condensed matter theory, Fluid dynamics, Many-body physics, Nonequilibrium physics, Strong correlations

[email protected]
401-863-2061
https://vivo.brown.edu/display/jmarston

John Mustard

Professor of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences
Professor of Environmental Studies

Earth, environmental and planetary processes, How the Earth is changing due to natural and human forces, Remote sensing, Spatial and temporal analysis of change

[email protected]
401-863-1264
http://www.geo.brown.edu/research/Mustard/

James Russell

Associate Professor of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences

Climate, Paleoclimate, Limnology, Tropics

[email protected]
401-863-6330
https://vivo.brown.edu/display/jarussel

Neil Safier

Associate Professor of History
Director of John Carter Brown Library

18th-century European colonialism, Brazil, South America

[email protected]
401-863-2725
https://vivo.brown.edu/display/nsafier

Eric Suuberg

C.V. Starr Professor of Technology Entrepreneurship
Professor of Engineering

[email protected]
401-863-1420
https://vivo.brown.edu/display/esuuberg

Peter van Dommelen

Joukowsky Family Professor of Archaeology and Professor of Anthropology
Director of the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World

Archaeology, Ancient agriculture, Mediterranean, Soils

[email protected]
401-863-2008
https://vivo.brown.edu/display/pvandomm

Parker VanValkenburgh

Assistant Professor of Anthropology

GIS and Spatial Analysis, Political Ecology, Environmental Archaeology

[email protected]
401-863-3251
https://vivo.brown.edu/display/pvanvalk

Gregory Wellenius

Associate Professor of Epidemiology

Air pollution, Climate change, Epidemiology, Public health

[email protected]
401-863-9649
https://vivo.brown.edu/display/gwelleni

Visiting Fellows

Robert Brulle

Visiting Professor of Environment and Society

[email protected]

Katherine Brunson

Visiting Assistant Professor in Biomolecular Archaeology

[email protected]

Brigt Dale

Honorary Professor of Environment and Society

[email protected]

Elizabeth Fussell

Associate Professor of Population Studies (Research) and Environment and Society

Human migration and environment, weather-related disasters, Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans, social inequality

[email protected]
401-863-5790

Michael Goldstein

Honorary Professor of Environment and Society

Structure of markets, Climate change, Arctic economy



Daniel Ibarra

Visiting Assistant Professor of Environment and Society

Water cycle, Paleoclimate, Carbon cycle, Isotope geochemistry, Modeling, Climate change, Critical Zone, Weathering



Alexandria Johnson

Assistant Professor (Research) of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences

[email protected]

Lenore Manderson

Honorary Professor of Environment and Society

Medical anthropology, Environmental changes on infectious disease, Social determinants, Social aspects of biodiversity

[email protected]

https://vivo.brown.edu/display/lhmander

Siri Veland

Honorary Professor of Environment and Society

Global environmental change, Indigenous issues, Risk perception, and Climate change policy

[email protected]

Affiliate Fellows

Steven Clemens

Associate Professor of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences (Research)

Global climate change, Monsoon variability, Paleoclimate, Paleoceanography

[email protected]

Jeff Colgan

Richard Holbrooke Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies
Associate Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs

[email protected]

Justine Hastings

Professor of International and Public Affairs
Professor of Economics
Director of Rhode Island Innovative Policy Lab

Industrial organization, Energy markets, Environmental and public policy design

[email protected]
401-863-2691
http://www.justinehastings.com/

Richard Locke

Provost
Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs

Globalization and labor standards, Sustainability, Global supply chains

[email protected].edu
401-863-2706
https://vivo.brown.edu/display/rmlocke

G. Tayhas R. Palmore

Professor of Engineering
Professor of Chemistry

Batteries, Bioelectronics, Biomaterials, Capacitors, Electrochemisty, Energy, Enzymes, Fuel cells, Laccase, Materials

[email protected]
401-863-2856
https://vivo.brown.edu/display/trpalmor

Elizabeth Rush

Visiting Lecturer in English

Climate change, Sea level rise, Front-line communities, Wetlands, Creative nonfiction, Environmental journalism, Community engaged learning

[email protected]
401-863-2393
http://elizabethrush.net/

David Savitz

Professor of Epidemiology
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Environmental influences on pregnancy, Children's environmental health, Health effects of nonionizing radiation

[email protected]
401-863-6090
https://vivo.brown.edu/display/dsavitz

Andrew Scherer

Associate Professor of Anthropology
Associate Professor of Archaeology and the Ancient World

Bioarchaeology, Landscape archaeology, Ancient subsistence, War and violence, Mexico, Guatemala

[email protected]

Katherine Smith

Associate Dean of Biology Undergraduate Education
Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (Research)

Biogeography, Conservation medicine, Ecology, Environmental change, Global health, Infectious disease, Invasive species

[email protected]
401-863-5957
https://vivo.brown.edu/display/ks18

Daniel Spade

Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Mechanisms of reproductive toxicity, Male reproductive system development, Phthalates

[email protected]

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