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Faculty

 
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Alan Rossner is the Director and Advisor of the Environmental Health Sciences and Environmental Science & Policy majors and Associate Director of Education for the Institute of a Sustainable Environment. 
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Michelle Crimi's research is focused in situ remediation of contaminated soil and groundwater, chemical oxidation and degradation of organic contaminants, impacts of in situ remediation on aquifer quality, and human health risk assessment. Prof. Crimi teaches Introduction to Industrial Hygiene, Risk Assessment, Toxicology and Epidemiology, Intro to Environmental Science and Policy, Groundwater Hydrology and Geochemistry, Advanced Topics in EHS, and Methods and Analysis.

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Philip Hopke is the current Director for the Center for the Environment, the Center for Air Resources Engineering and Science, and is a part of the Chemical Engineering and Chemistry departments at Clarkson. His research targets the complexities of air particle monitoring and modeling.

 

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Christopher C. Robinson is an Associate Professor in the Humanities and Social Sciences department. Prof. Robinson is a political theorist by training and focuses much of his work around the philosophies of Ludwig Wittgenstein and democratic paths to a sustainable political economy.  He teaches courses in: Environmental Law; American Politics; American Political Tradition; Environmental Political Theory; Constitutional Law; Human Rights Law and Politics; Law and Bioethics; History of Political Theory and Western Philosophy; and Clarkson Seminar.

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Stephen Bird's research focuses social and organizational connections and their impact on policy networks. He has also written on toxic chemical risk assessment and economic growth and energy security. At Clarkson, Prof. Bird teaches Environmental Policy, Special Topic: Energy Politics and Policy Networks, Clarkson Seminar, and American Politics.

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Andrea Ferro focuses her research on the connection between air contamination and its effects on human health. She is currently working on indoor air quality and pollution assessments. At Clarkson, Prof. Ferro is a member of the Civil and Environmental Engineering programs and teaches the following courses: Atmospheric Chemistry; Human Exposure Analysis; Water Resources/Environmental Senior Design; Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering; Earth Science; Civil and Environmental Engineering Seminar; and Engineering Science Seminar.
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Martin Heintzelman is an Associate Professor of Economics and Financial Studies at Clarkson. Prof. Heintzelman is interested in the value that people have for their environment and environmental economics. He teaches the following courses: Applied Economics and Environmental Economics.
Assistant Professor, Economics and Financial Studies

karis Bill Karis is a member of the Communication and Media faculty at Clarkson. His work covers topics like rhetorical theory, environmental rhetoric, and instructional design. He teaches courses on: Theory of Rhetoric; Introduction to Public Speaking; Professional Communication; Theory and Philosophy of Communication; and Public Debate and the Environment.
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Tom Langen is a conservation biologist with a focus on behavioral ecology. His research focuses on road ecology, wetland restoration ecology, and bird behavior. As an Associate Professor, Prof. Langen teaches the following courses: Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology; Animal Learning & Cognition, General Ecology Lecture and Lab, Conservation Biology, Biological Systems & Global Environmental Change, and courses of the Adirondack Semester and River University. He also does professional development workshops in the US and Latin America on the environmental impacts of roads and other infrastructure.

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Michael Twiss is an Associate Professor in the Biology Department and is the interim Director of the Great Rivers Center. He is a limnologist by trade and studies the interactions of freshwater plankton and trace metal elements. Prof. Twiss teaches courses in Limnology; Microbiology Lecture and Lab; and Great Lakes Science Practicum.



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Sue Powers is the Associate Director for Sustainability for the Institute for a Sustainable Environment. She focuses on teaching the process of engineering problem solving in a real world environment. Dr. Powers research is in the area of multiphase flow and contaminant transport in subsurface systems.
jrogers JoAnn Rogers is a part of the Humanities and Social Sciences faculty at Clarkson. Her scholarly interests include social inequality, gender, and masculinity. She teaches: Clarkson Seminar; Introduction to Gender; Wealth, Health, Inequality and the Environment; and Introduction to Culture and Society.
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Bill Vitek is a professor and the chair of the philosophy department at Clarkson. His published works and interests spotlight environmental ethics and civic philosophy. He teaches courses in Business Ethics; Professional Ethics; Environmental Ethics; Faith and Action: World Religions and Contemporary Issues; Energy and Society; and Clarkson Seminar.