Affiliated Faculty & Staff

List of People
 NameTitleDepartment
Marina AstithaMarina AstithaAssistant Professor
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering | Expertise: predictability of extreme weather events, anthropogenic activities on climate, numerical modeling of atmospheric processes (weather and air quality)
Peter AusterPeter AusterResearch Professor Emeritus
National Undersea Research Center | Expertise: population and community ecology, conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity
Juliana BarrettJuliana BarrettAssociate Extension Educator
Connecticut Sea Grant, Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR), Extension | Expertise: conservation, restoration coastal areas, community outreach
Frank BohlenFrank BohlenEmeritus Professor
Department of Marine Sciences | Expertise: numerical modeling, dynamics/transport of fine-grained sediments in coastal and estuarine waters
Kara BonsackKara BonsackGraphic and Website Developer
Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR), Extension | Expertise: graphic design, websites, publications
Laura CisnerosVisiting Assistant Professor | Program Coordinator for Natural Resources Conservation Academy
Natural Resources Conservation Academy | Dept. of Natural Resources and the Environment | Expertise: community outreach, citizen science, human - ecological communities, landscapes
Todd FakeTodd FakeIT/Research Support
Department of Marine Sciences | Expertise: oceanographic analysis, database management, statistical applications, geographic information systems
William FitzgeraldWilliam FitzgeraldDistinguished Emeritus Professor
Department of Marine Sciences | Expertise: marine biogeochemistry, chemical oceanography, atmospheric and marine chemistry
Bruce HydeBruce HydeLand Use Academy Director
Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR), Extension | Expertise: technical assistance to communities, land use, community outreach, planning
Kevin JoyKevin JoyTechnical Director NURTEC
Northeast Underwater Research, Technology & Education Center (NURTEC) | Expertise: underwater research, technology and education, geographic information systems
Christine KirchoffChristine KirchhoffAssistant Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering | Expertise: water policy and management, climate science for decision making, adaptive capacity, wastewater and drinking water systems
Carolyn LinCarolyn LinProfessor
Department of Communication | Expertise: environmental risk communication, digital marketing, social media advertising, multicultural marketing communication
Matthew McKenzieMatthew McKenzieAssociate Professor
Department of History | Expertise: marine environmental history, maritime history, history of tourism and working waterfronts
Peter MiniuttiAssociate Professor, Administrative Coordinator for LA @ UConn, Director of Community Research and Design Collaborative
Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture | Expertise: land use planning, service learning, participatory community design, transdisciplinary design
James O'DonnellCIRCA Executive Director, Professor
Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation | Department of Marine Sciences | Expertise: physical oceanography, numerical modeling, fluid dynamics, coastal ocean observations, surge and sea level rise
Jennifer O'DonnellJennifer O’DonnellAssociate Research Professor
Department of Marine Sciences | Expertise: sediment transport and beach erosion, physical oceanography, currents, forecasting
Jason ParentJason ParentAssistant Research Professor
Department of Natural Resources and the Environment | Expertise: remote sensing and geospatial technologies, natural resources, monitoring and managing vegetation along power lines
Nalini RavishankerNalini RavishankerProfessor and Undergraduate Program Director
Department of Statistics | Expertise: statistics, time series analysis, times-to-events analysis, bayesian dynamic modeling, signal processing, predictive inference
Tracy RomanoTracy RomanoProfessor
Department of Marine Sciences | Expertise: environmental stressors, impacts on aquatic animal and human health, marine mammals as indicators of climate change
Miriah KellyMiriah Russo KellyAssistant Extension Educator
Extension in the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources | Expertise: extension educator, evaluation specialist, climate change communication research
Paula SchenckPaula SchenckDirector Indoor Environments and Health Programs
Clinical Instructor Community Medicine and Health Care, University of Connecticut Health Center | Expertise: climate change and public health, green/sustainable building, environmental health problem-solving
Anji SethAnji SethCIRCA Director of Applied Research, Associate Professor
Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation | Department of Geography | Expertise: regional climate evolution in the larger setting of human initiated global warming
Farhed ShahFarhed ShahAssociate Professor
Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics | Expertise: environmental and development economics
Mikhael ShorMike ShorAssociate Professor
Department of Economics | Expertise: industrial organization, experimental economics, decision making and choice overload
Sandra ShumwaySandra ShumwayResearch Professor
Department of Marine Sciences | Expertise: marine invertebrate ecology, shellfish biology, aquaculture and impacts of harmful algal species on shellfish and aquaculture
Scott StephensonScott StephensonAssistant Professor
Department of Geography | Expertise: human causes of and responses to climate change in the Arctic, international negotiations on climate mitigation, adaptation, vulnerability
James StuartJames StuartProfessor
Department of Chemistry, Center for Environmental Sciences and Engineering (CESE) | Expertise: environmental chemistry and hazardous chemical response, alternate energy and its effects on the environment
Jamie VaudreyJamie VaudreyAssistant Research Professor
Department of Marine Sciences | Expertise: effect of land-use on the coastal environment, human activities and eutrophication in coastal embayments, seagrass as indicators of water quality
Guiling WangGuiling WangProfessor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering | Expertise: regional and global climate modeling, climate impact assessment, hydroclimatology, bioshphere-atmosphere interactions, land use modeling and prediction
Evan WardEvan WardProfessor
Department of Marine Sciences | Expertise: interactions between marine animals and their environment, behavior and physiology of benthic invertebrates, particularly commercially important bivalves
Michael WhitneyMichael WhitneyAssociate Professor
Department of Marine Sciences | Expertise: physical dynamics of estuarine and coastal systems, hydrodynamic modeling, currents and density field response to winds, surface heat flux, tides, and buoyant river inputs
Emily WilsonEmily WilsonGeospatial Educator
Center For Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR), Extension | Expertise: GIS and remote sensing
Wei ZhangWei ZhangAssistant Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering | Expertise: structural dynamics, fluid mechanics, development of resilient and sustainable infrastructural systems, coastal hazards, damage analysis, resiliency and decision making
Rebecca FrenchDirector of Community Engagement
Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation | Expertise: earth science, adaptation, resilience, decision making, science policy, community engagement, environmental chemistry, environmental policy and planning
Katie LundKatie LundProject Coordinator
Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation | Expertise: marine policy and planning, climate adaptation and resilience
Joseph MacDougaldCIRCA Director of Applied Research | Professor-in-Residence
School of Law | Expertise: environmental law and policy, land use regulations and policy
Emmanouil AnagnostouCIRCA Director of Applied Research, Professor
Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation | Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering | Expertise: prediction of hydro-meteorological extremes, sustainable water resources, precipitation and floods, remote sensing
Stephen SwallowStephen SwallowCIRCA Applied Research Director, Professor
Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation | Department of Agriculture and Resource Economics | Expertise: natural resource and environmental economics, ecosystem services, land-use policy