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, Understanding our Environment w/lab, 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, Laboratory, Laboratory

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, 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, Special Topics, 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, Environmental Risk Assessment, Environmental Risk Mgmt, Special Topics, Master's Project, Understanding our Environment w/lab, 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, Special Topics, Master's Project, Envir and Ecosystem Health, Marine Environments

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, Introduction to Environmental Science w/Lab, Laboratory, 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:

General Biology I, General Biology I Lab, Ecology, Ecology, Ecology, Special Topics, Research Methods, Master's Project, 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:

Research for Advanced Undergraduates, Directed Reading, Accelerated Intermediate GIS, Special Topics, Directed Study, 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:

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, Environmental Risk Mgmt, Climate Change Mitigation, Special Topics, Research Methods, Master's Project, Energy and Environment, Climate Change: Science and Policy, Environmental Policy

Elizabeth Sun

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-2547

Elizabeth (Luqin) Sun worked extensively in climate change, sea level rise, model building, geographic information systems (GIS), spatial analysis, remote sensing, LiDAR, data analysis, treatment of eutrophic-lake water, and wastewater treatment.

Education:

PhD, University of Massachusetts Boston

Expertise:

Climate change, Environmental economics, Sea level rise and coastal flooding, Treatment of eutrophic-lake water

Courses:

Accelerated Intro to GIS, Accelerated Intermediate GIS, Special Topics, Understanding our Environment w/lab, Laboratory, Laboratory

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:

Energy Economics and Finance, Energy Ind. Strategy & Policy, Quantitative Methods, Environmental Economics I, Natural Resource Economics, Special Topics, 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