Faculty

Steering Committee


Mark Orrs
Director of Sustainable Development
Professor of Practice
Department of Political Science
College of Arts and Sciences


David Casagrande
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Joint Appointment:  Dept. of Sociology & Anthropology and Environmental Initiative
College of Arts and Sciences

Chairperson & Professor, Department of History
Director of Science, Technology, and Society
College of Arts and Sciences

 
John Gatewood (Co-Chairperson)
Professor of Anthropology
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
College of Arts and Sciences
Gatewood teaches courses on cultural ecology and human adaptation and on sustainability issues in commercial fisheries. His research has focused on commercial fishing in Alaska, New Jersey, and Nova Scotia as well as residents’ perceptions of tourism development in the Turks and Caicos Islands and the policy implications of these "host" attitudes.
 
Kristen Jellison (Co-Chairperson)
Associate Professor
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science
Jellison is a Class of 1961 Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.  She is a co-advisor of Lehigh’s chapter of Engineers without Borders-USA and is actively engaged in research which aims to make household water treatment more effective, affordable, and accessible to people in developing countries.

 
Associate Professor
Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences
Co-Director of Environmental Initiative
College of Arts and Sciences

 
Professor of Economics, Department of Economics
Executive Director, Dexter F. Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation and Microfinance Program
College of Business and Economics

 
Professor of Hydraulic Engineering
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science

 
Associate Professor
Department of Political Science
College of Arts and Sciences  

Core Faculty


Alec Bodzin
Associate Professor, Teaching, Learning, and Technology
College of Education
Bodzin is Associate Professor in the Teaching, Learning, and Technology program and is a core faculty member of the Lehigh Environmental Initiative. He is the Primary Investigator of Environmental Literacy and Inquiry (ELI), an inquiry-based middle school curriculum that uses geospatial technologies including GIS and Google Earth to investigate environmental issues in the areas of energy, climate change, and land use change. Bodzin's research interests involve the design and implementation of inquiry-based environmental science curriculum, visual instructional technologies, and the use of instructional technologies to promote learning. He has published over forty articles in peer-reviewed science, technology, and environmental education journals.  He teaches environmental and sustainable development education, STEM, and curriculum and instructional design courses at Lehigh University.


Benjamin Felzer
Assistant Professor
Department of Earth and Environmental Science
College of Arts and Sciences
Felzer studies carbon and water cycling in terrestrial ecosystems using state-of-the-art climate models.  His research focuses on how disturbances like land use and climate change, atmospheric CO2 concentrations, and pollution affect vegetation productivity and the terrestrial carbon sink.  He explores the regional impacts of different policy scenarios on carbon sequestration and downstream pollutants. 


John Gillroy
Professor
Department of International Relations|
College of Arts and Sciences
Gillroy's research is focused on the reintegration of philosophical argument into the formulation and evaluation of public policy and law, especially in term of understanding the definitions of sustainability that exist in international law and their ability to protect the integrity of the natural environment in the face of the global pressures of population, economic development, and the effort to reduce human poverty.


Bill Hunter
Director of International Outreach
International Services
Office of International Affairs
Hunter manages the partnership between Lehigh University and the United Nations (UN). Within the last year he has facilitated numerous sustainable development related collaborations with the UN. Interactions have included a visit by the Director of the UN's Division of Sustainable Development to campus, hosting the UN's first campus-based Non-Governmental Organization Briefing, "A Global Call to Action for Sustainable Development: Engaging Young People to Solve the Triple-Bottom Line Challenge - Economic Well-Being, Environmental Sustainability and Social Inclusion," and arranged a series of student trips to the UN that included briefings by staff of the UN's Division of Sustainable Development and other UN officials.


Arup SenGupta
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science


Bruce Whitehouse
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
College of Arts and Sciences
Whitehouse teaches a course in Anthropology, Global Studies and Africana Studies entitled "Globalization and Development in Africa," in which students read, discuss, and write about thorny questions like "What do we mean by development? Who should carry it out? Why do so many development projects fail?" He has worked with his colleagues in the Sustainable Development initiative to highlight the historical, social and cultural contexts underlying problems of poverty around the world.

Affiliated Faculty