Current Instructors


Bipasha Chatterjee

Environmental Economist, Hunter College
Board of Directors, Energy Vision 

Research Areas: Environmental policy and regulation, Agricultural economics, Environmental economics



Peter Daszak

President, EcoHealth Alliance; Adjunct Senior Research Scientist, EICES

Research Areas: Links between anthropogenic environmental change, wildlife diseases, public health, and conservation; emerging diseases, their ecology, and the factors that drive emergence.


Lisa Dokken

Senior sustainability professional with broad experience in developing and managing innovative sustainable development programming across the globe; over 10 years experience working for the UN Development programme implementing sustainable development programming in over 30 countries.


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President of Reducetarian Foundation and Innovation Manager at The Good Food Institute.


Urvashi Kaul

Assistant Vice President for Economic Research and Analysis, New York City Economic Development Corporation; Adjunct Associate Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

Research Areas: Evaluating the economic and fiscal impact development projects and events; analyzing policies and proposals related to city infrastructure investments and taxation.



Jenna Lawrence

Lecturer, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology (E3B), Columbia University; Program Director, Summer Programs, EICES

Research Areas: Male and female reproductive interests in brown titi monkeys.


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Executive Director, Brighter Green

Research Areas: Sustainable development, women’s rights, reproductive health, conservation, animal rights.




Sergios-Orestis Kolokotronis

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the School of Public Health at SUNY Downstate Medical Center located in Brooklyn. He maintains secondary affiliations at the American Museum of Natural History, NYU, and the NY Botanical Garden.

Research Areas: molecular evolution of biological diversity; infectious diseases; pathogen vectors; polluted environments and their microbial communities.



Shahid Naeem

Professor, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology (E3B), Columbia University; Director, EICES

Research Areas: How changes in the distribution and abundance of organisms affect ecosystem functions; the impacts of biodiversity loss.


Kaitlin Noyes
Assistant Director, Science Education Programs, Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences

Research Areas: Scientist and educator engagement best practices; Inquiry and experiential based learning in high school/secondary education.



Matthew Palmer

Lecturer, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology (E3B), Columbia University

Research Areas: Community ecology; plant conservation biology; local controls on plant diversity.


Jeffrey Potent

Jeffrey Potent, Adjunct Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University.


 Richard WeiheRichard Weihe

Managing Director, Karbone

Research Areas: Environmental Markets