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FACULTY

The Masters in Sustainability Science program brings the world-class expertise of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory into the classroom. The instructors of the program are distinguished scientists of the Observatory and among the pioneers in the use of technology – underwater vehicles, aircraft, drones, and satellites – to collect critical measurements, samples, and real-time data worldwide.

Learn from the Best Sustainability Scientists​

The faculty comprise some of the world's leading scientists, who are part of Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. In this program, the faculty draw on scientific advancements to teach students the practical applications of science in the field of sustainability.

Faculty advisors are identified by an asterisk (*) after their name.

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Braddock Linsley*
Program Co-Director

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Brendan Buckley*
Program Co-Director

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Thanos Bourtsalas

Lecturer in the Discipline of Sustainable Development and Circular Economy

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James Davis

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Research Professor, Seismology, Geology and Tectonophysics Dept.

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David Goldberg

Paros Lamont Research Professor Director, Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy Deputy Director, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

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Robert (Bob) Newton

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Senior Research Scientist and Oceanographer

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Michael Previdi

Lamont Associate Research Professor, Ocean and Climate Physics

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Alexander Van Geen*

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Research Professor

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Suzana Camargo

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Marie Tharp Research Professor, Ocean and Climate Physics Dept.

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Alex De Sherbinin

Deputy Director at the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)

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Jonathan Hollander

Head of Product at CarbonSig

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Frank Nitsche

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Senior Research Scientist, Marine and Polar Geophysics Dept.

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Ajit Subramaniam

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Research Professor, Biology and Paleo Environment Dept.

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Yutian Wu

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Associate Research Professor, Ocean and Climate Physics Dept.

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Steven Chillrud

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Research Professor, Geochemistry Dept., Adjunct Scientist at the NASA Goddard Institute of Space Studies (GISS)

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Ed Garvey

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Research Professor, Geochemistry Dept., Technical Vice President at WSP, Inc

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Einat Lev

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Research Professor, Seismology, Geology and Tectonophysics Dept.

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Joseph (Gerry) Paul

Investment Research & Strategy, AllianceBernstein

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Marco Tedesco

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Research Professor, Marine Geology and Geophysics Dept., Adjunct Scientist at the NASA Goddard Institute of Space Studies (GISS)

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Beizhan Yan

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Associate Research Professor

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