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Environmental Studies and Sciences

Our Faculty

Meet the individuals who are moving the field forward.

The faculty of the Environmental Studies department have an international reputation for scholarship, as evidenced by the research published, awards granted and fellowships earned by department members. Click on faculty names for more information about each professor’s research, experience and contact information.


Brian T. Wygal
Associate Professor and Program Director
Science Building, Room 302
p – 516.877.4111
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Aaren Freeman
Graduate Coordinator
Biology, Associate Professor

Jenna Weis
Administrative Assistant
Science Building, Room 302
p – 516.877.4170
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Visiting Assistant Professor

Ruth Coffey


Assistant Professor

Susan M. Kilgore



Ryan Ehrhart


Adjunct Faculty

Karlene Beale

Emily A. Fogarty

Aleksandr Gorbenko

Gus Kalogrias

Benjamin Lucas

Salvatore Sciemca

Patricia O’Leary

Contributing Faculty

Anagnostis Agelarakis
Anthropology, Professor

Regina Axelrod
Political Science, Professor

Jonna Coombs
Biology, Associate Professor

Michael D’Emic
Biology, Assistant Professor

John Dooher
Physics, Professor

Matthias Foellmer
Biology, Associate Professor


Martin H. Garrell
Physics, Professor

Ivan D. Hyatt
Chemistry, Assistant Professor

Emily Kang
Education, Associate Professor

Alex Neitzke
Philosophy, Assistant Professor

Mariano Torras
Business, Professor

Andrea Ward
Biology, Associate Professor


For further information, please contact:

Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences
Science Building
p – 516.877.4170

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