We are very pleased to introduce our new faculty hire in Sustainable Development: Assistant Professor Elizabeth Cook is an urban ecosystem scientist with interdisciplinary expertise in social and natural sciences, including ecology, cultural geography, and sustainability sciences whose research focuses on future urban sustainability and human-environment feedbacks. She seeks to advance a broader understanding of cities through the integration of trans-disciplinary frameworks, mixed methods, and a comparative approach with examples from cities in Latin and North America. She will be teaching Data Analysis and Senior Seminar this Fall. Dr. Cook earned her PhD at Arizona State University where she was an NSF-funded Fellow in the Interdisciplinary Graduate Education and Research Training (IGERT) program. She was previously awarded a Chilean National Commission on Science and Technology (CONICYT) Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia.
We are very pleased to announce the Department of Environmental Science new hires:
We are also very pleased to announce our new faculty hire in Environmental Science: Assistant Professor Logan Brenner received her BA in Geosciences from Skidmore College where she studied the composition of stalagmites to construct a history of climate in Yucatan, Mexico and received her Masters and PhD in Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University. She is engaged in study of the geochemical composition of corals to understand past ocean conditions as a Post Doc at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and has projects in the Great Barrier Reef and along the Pacific Coast of Panama developing histories of sea surface temperature and hydroclimate. Logan will be teaching the Workshop class and Senior Seminar in the fall.
The new Program Manager in Environmental Science Department, Eleanor Ludkey, received her undergraduate degree in hydrology from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point. Since then she has been working for the Department of the Interior in a variety of different roles including interning as an assistant hydrologist at Saguaro National Park and as a biological science technician for the fisheries program at Grand Canyon National Park. Most recently she was working at the United States Geological Survey in Long Island as a hydrologic technician monitoring surface and groundwater.