Brian Kateman, Assistant Program Manager
Brian Kateman serves as the Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability’s assistant program manager. He is responsible for supporting the marketing, management and implementation of a number of the center’s programs, including coordination of the Summer Ecosystem Experiences for Undergraduates program, Executive Education Certificate Program in Conservation and Environmental Sustainability for professionals, the Inquire Institute for teachers, and Internship program. He is responsible for managing the center’s website and assortment of social media platforms and uses his background in evolutionary biology and ecology to serve as the main contributor on the Eco Matters Blog — part of the Earth Institute’s State of the Planet Blog. Prior to arriving at the center, Kateman previously worked for Echoing Green and the National Wildlife Refuge Association through The Jeannette K. Watson Fellowship.
Kateman holds a bachelor’s degree in biology and a minor in psychology from The Macaulay Honors College–College of Staten Island. His research interests concern the link between land alterations and changing weather patterns on species dispersal, social dynamics and population decline from both evolutionary and conservation perspectives. Building upon his previous research experiences, which address the influence of environmental uncertainty on the behavior, distribution and survivorship of naked mole rats, snakes, and trees, Kateman completed his honors thesis, entitled “Avian Long Distance Dispersal — An Important Mechanism for Range Expansion.” He enrolls in the M.A. in Conservation Biology Program through the E3B Department at Columbia University in Spring 2013.