Faculty


John Lendvay

Department Chair
(415) 422-5730

John M. (Jack) Lendvay received his MSE and Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Michigan and is a licensed Civil Engineer with...

Education:

PhD, University of Michigan

Courses:

Research for Advanced Undergraduates, Laboratory, Laboratory, FYS: First Year Seminar, FYS: First Year Seminar, Air and Water w/Lab, Laboratory, UG Special Topics, Methods of Environmental Monitoring w/Lab, Laboratory, Advanced Undergraduate Research

Tracy Benning

Associate Professor
(415) 422-5445

Professor Benning received her PhD from the University of Colorado, Boulder in Environmental, Population and Organismic Biology. Her research...

Education:

PhD, University of Colorado

Courses:

Accelerated Intro to GIS, Master's Project, Understanding our Environment w/lab, Laboratory, Intro to Geospat. Tech. w/lab, Laboratory, UG Special Topics w/Lab, Laboratory, Methods of Environmental Monitoring w/Lab, Laboratory, Advanced Undergraduate Research

John Callaway

Professor
(415) 422-5702

John Callaway received his PhD in Oceanography and Coastal Sciences from Louisiana State University in 1994. Prior to his position at USF, John was...

Education:

PhD, Louisiana State University, 1994

Expertise:

Wetland restoration, Wetland plant ecology and sediment dynamics

Courses:

Ecology, Restoration Ecology, Wetland Ecology, Research Methods, Directed Study, Master's Project, Ecology-Human Impact w/Lab

Gretchen Coffman

Associate Professor
(415) 422-4712

Dr. Coffman's current research focuses on scientific questions with high relevance to management problems, mainly related to riparian plant ecology,...

Courses:

Tropical Restoration Ecology, California Ecosystems, Wetland Delineation I, Wetland Delineation II, Special Topics, Directed Study, Master's Project, Understanding our Environment w/lab, Laboratory, Laboratory, California Ecosystems w/Lab, Laboratory, UG Special Topics w/Lab, Laboratory

Stephen Friesen

Adjunct Professor

Courses:

Environmental Justice, Research for Advanced Undergraduates, Great Philosophical Questions, Philosophy of Science, Ethics, Environmental Ethics

Deneb Karentz

Professor
(415) 422-2831

Dr. Karentz's research focuses on the ultraviolet photobiology of marine organisms: identifying strategies for protection from UV exposure and...

Education:

PhD, University of Rhode Island | MS, Oregon State University

Courses:

Expedition USF, Oceanography, Oceanography Lab, Readings for Advanced Undergraduates, Evolution, Research for Advanced Undergraduates, Thesis Research for Biology Honors Program, Thesis Writing for Biology Honors Program, Climate Change, Master's Project

William Karney

Professor
(415) 422-5842

William Karney received his PhD in Organic Chemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1994. Prior to his position at USF he did...

Education:

PhD, University of California, Los Angeles

Courses:

Organic Chemistry I, Organic Chemistry II, Organic Chemistry Laboratory II, Environmental Chemistry, Advanced Organic Chemistry Lab, Research Methods & Practice, Directed Study, Environmental Chemistry, Air and Water w/Lab, Laboratory, Environmental Chemistry

Amalia Kokkinaki

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-4117

Amalia Kokkinaki, PhD, is a hydrogeologist, with research interests in numerical modeling of contaminants in the subsurface, multiphase flow, and...

Courses:

Quant Skills for Env Studies, Environmental Chemistry, Env Eng II: Contam Trans Water, Environmental Risk Assessment, Environmental Risk Mgmt, Special Topics, Master's Project, Laboratory, Environmental Data Analysis, UG Special Topics

Allison Luengen

Associate Professor
(415) 422-4332

Allison Luengen received her MS in Marine Sciences from the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC). She then completed her PhD in Environmental...

Education:

PhD, Environmental Toxicology, University of California, Santa Cruz | MS, Marine Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz

Courses:

Environmental Health, Environmental Toxicology, Master's Project, Laboratory, Envir and Ecosystem Health

Thomas MacDonald

Associate Professor
(415) 422-5895

Tom MacDonald received his PhD from Stanford University. Professor MacDonald's research focuses on designing computer simulations of problems of...

Education:

PhD, Stanford University

Courses:

Quant Skills for Env Studies, Environmental Engineering I, Env Eng II: Contam Trans Water, Hazardous Waste Engineering, Master's Project, Introduction to Environmental Science w/Lab, Environmental Data Analysis, Environmental Engineering

April Randle

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-6619

April M. Randle’s research is broadly focused on how ecological factors shape the behavioral and morphological traits of species and influence...

Courses:

Ecology, Special Topics, Research Methods, Understanding our Environment w/lab, Introduction to Environmental Science w/Lab, Laboratory, Ecology-Human Impact w/Lab, Laboratory

David Saah

Associate Professor and Director of Geospatial Analysis Lab
(415) 422-4316

Dr. Saah has been broadly trained as an environmental scientist with expertise in a number of areas including: landscape ecology, ecosystem ecology,...

Expertise:

Ecosystem ecology, Landscape ecology, Hydrology, Geomorphology, Ecosystem modeling, Natural hazard modeling, Remote sensing, Geographic information systems (GIS) , Geospatial analysis

Courses:

Accelerated Intermediate GIS, Special Topics, Directed Study, Methods of Environmental Monitoring w/Lab, Laboratory, Advanced Undergraduate Research, Special Topics in Analytics

Calla Schmidt

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-4460

Calla Schmidt received a PhD in Earth Science from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her research spans physical hydrology and...

Education:

PhD, Earth Science, University of California, Santa Cruz

Courses:

Special Topics, Laboratory, Introduction to Environmental Science w/Lab, Laboratory, Hydrology, Hydrology Lab, UG Special Topics w/Lab, Laboratory, UG Seminar in Env. Science

Stephanie Siehr

Professor
(415) 422-5986

Professor Siehr works on energy–based solutions to multiple environmental problems–from local air pollution to global climate change–combining...

Education:

PhD, MS, Environmental Engineering and Policy, Stanford University SB, Chemical Engineering, MIT

Courses:

Environmental Policy: Design and Implementation, Special Topics, Research Methods, Directed Study, Master's Project, Climate Change: Science and Policy, Environmental Policy

Maggie Winslow

Associate Professor
(415) 422-5987

Professor Maggie Winslow is the Director of the Master of Science in Energy Systems Management. She received her PhD from the Energy and Resources...

Education:

PhD, Energy and Resources, University of California, Berkeley | MS, Natural Resources, University of Michigan | BA, Political Science, Williams College

Expertise:

Ecological Economics , Energy Management, Democracy and Environmental Quality, Valuing Ecosystem Services

Courses:

Renewable Energy Economics, Energy Ind. Strategy & Policy, Energy Internship, Quantitative Methods, Environmental Economics I, Natural Resource Economics, Research Methods, Directed Study, Master's Project

Contact Info

Department of Environmental Science

Mon-Fri, 8:30a.m. - 5p.m.

Harney Science Center 426 (415) 422-6553 (415) 422-6387