Faculty and Staff

The ENVS Program has three dedicated faculty appointments: Jim Proctor, a geographer; Liz Safran, a geologist and disasters researcher and Program Director; and Jessica Kleiss, an oceanographer and climate scientist. ENVS also involves a range of participating faculty specializing in biology, chemistry, economics, history, international affairs, philosophy, sociology, and other fields.

Contributing Faculty

Elizabeth Safran

Associate Professor of Geological Science, Director of Environmental Studies Program, and Director of Earth System Science Minor
Olin Center
503-768-7690
Office Hours:

Office hour calendar

Jessica Kleiss

Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Olin Center
503-768-7368
Office Hours:

Office hour calendar

James D. Proctor

Professor of Environmental Studies
J.R. Howard Hall
503-768-7707
Office Hours:

Office hour calendar

Jay Odenbaugh

Professor of Philosophy
John R. Howard Hall
503-768-7377

Barbara Balko

Associate Professor and Chair of Chemistry
Olin 225
503-768-7534

Elizabeth A. Bennett

Joseph M. Ha Associate Professor of International Affairs and Program Director of Political Economy
International political economy, Sustainability certifications, Fair trade (and anti-sweatshop movement), Living wages in global supply chains, Socially sustainable cannabis
Howard Hall
503-768-7632

Andrew Bernstein

Associate Professor of History
Japanese history, Environmental history
Miller Center
503-768-7453

Paulette Bierzychudek

William Swindells, Sr. Professor of Natural Sciences
Biology-Psychology
503-768-7522

Greta Binford

Professor of Biology
Biology-Psychology
503-768-7653

Moriah B. Bostian

Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr. Associate Professor of Economics and Chair of Economics
Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, Econometrics, Productivity Analysis
J.R. Howard Hall
503-768-7626

Maryann Bylander

Associate Professor of Sociology
Migration, Development, Debt/Indebtedness, Microfinance
JR Howard
503-768-7617
Office Hours:

On Sabbatical - FA22

Kenneth Clifton

Professor of Biology
Biology-Psychology
503-768-7508

Julio de Paula

Professor of Chemistry and Department Chair of BCMB
Olin Center
503-768-7705

Brian Detweiler-Bedell

Professor of Psychology
Biology-Psychology
503-768-7651

Kurt Fosso

Professor of English
Miller
503-768-7415

Susan Glosser

Associate Professor of History
China, Asian American History, Food History
Miller Center
503-768-7488

Reiko Hillyer

Assistant Professor of History
Miller Center
503-768-7407

Robert Kugler

Paul S. Wright Professor of Christian Studies
Jewish and Christian origins, Dead Sea Scrolls, early Jewish literature, papyrology, Jews in Hellenistic Egypt
John R. Howard Hall
503-768-7452
Office Hours:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:45 - 3:00 PM, or by appt

Bob Mandel

Professor of International Affairs, Chair of International Affairs, and Marc Messina Chair
Global Security and Strategic Studies, Conflict and Warfare, Global Resource Issues, and Psychological Aspects of International Relations
Howard Hall
503-768-7633

Margaret Metz

Associate Professor of Biology
BioPsych
503-768-7684

Susanna Morrill

Department Chair; Associate Professor of Religious Studies
John R. Howard Hall
503-768-7481
Office Hours:

On zoom by appointment

Bruce Podobnik

Associate Professor of Sociology
JR Howard
503-768-7664
Office Hours:

Wednesday and Thursday, 3-4pm. Students should sign up on my online calendar, which can be found by running an internet search on Bruce Podobnik homepage.

Karen Russell

Adjunct Legal Faculty

Ellen Seljan

Associate Professor of Political Science
John R. Howard Hall
503-768-7709
Office Hours:

In person Mondays 10:30 am - 11:30 am and Tuesdays 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Zoom Wednesdays 1:00 pm -2:00 pm and Thursdays 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Janice Weis

Associate Dean and Director, Environmental, Natural Resources and Energy Law Program


Staff

Laura Mundt

Administrative Specialist
503-768-7790