EESI Administration, Faculty, Staff, and Affiliates

Strategic and Budgetary Management

 

  • Susan Brantley (photo)

    Susan Brantley – Director

    Overall Vision
    Associate reviews
    Staff reviews

    Office: 225b EES Building
    Phone: 814-865-1619
    Phone: 814-863-4823 (Hosler Office)
    E-mail: sxb7@psu.edu

     

    Message from Director

  • Tacy Bernier (photo)

    Tracy Bernier – Administrative Assistant

    Director's calendar
    Office Manager
    Appointments/ Human Resources functions for EESI
    General and Gift Funds

    Office: 225a EES Building
    Phone: 814-865-1073
    E-mail: txw9@psu.edu

IT Management

 

  • Patryk Soika (photo)

    Patryk Soika – IT Specialist

    IT Support

    Office: 224 EES Building
    Phone: 814-867-2504
    E-mail: patryk@psu.edu
  • Greg O'Toole (photo) Greg O'Toole – Cyber Specialist
    Website management, drupal, and GIS applications

    Office: 304 IST Building
    Phone: 814-380-4961
    E-mail: gto1@psu.edu

Proposal and Grant Management

 

  • Abby Benkiran (photo)

    Abby Benkiran – Budget Assistant

    Travel reimbursements (ERS)
    Purchases on general and research funds
    Purchasing Card Reconciler
    Wage payroll appointments and timesheet processing

    Office: 226c EES Building
    Phone: 814-867-0168
    E-mail: alb35@psu.edu
  • Brad King (photo)

    Brad King – Administrative Assistant

    Proposal preparation
    Coordinator of Research Awards
    Faculty salary schedules

    Office: 226b EES Building
    Phone: 814-863-1538
    E-mail: btk5004@psu.edu

Office Management

 

  • Debbie Lambert (photo)

    Debbie Lambert – Administrative Office Assistant

    Office Support to EESI Centers
    Graphics and Web Support
    Receptionist/Room Reservations

    Office: 217 EES Building
    Phone: 814-863-7091
    E-mail: dql6@psu.edu

Special Project Management

 

  • Matt Carroll (photo)

    Matt Carroll – Marketing and communications

    Science Writer
    Public relations

    Office: 226c EES Building
    Phone: 814-865-4504
    E-mail: mjc48@psu.edu
  • Katerina Kostadinova (photo)

    Katerina Kostadinova – Administrative Assistant

    Network for Sustainable Climate Risk Management (SCRiM)

    Office: 217 EES Building
    Phone: 814-865-5007
    E-mail: klk5327@psu.edu

     

  • Jaclyn Stimely (photo) Jaclyn Stimely
    PSARC
    NASA Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium
    Space Grant Contact

    Office: 218a EES Building
    Phone: 814-863-7688
    E-mail: juc52@psu.edu
  • Suzanne Sunday (photo)

    Suzanne Sunday – Program Coordinator

    PA Space Grant Consortium

    Office: 218 EES Building
    Phone: 814-865-2535
    E-mail: syq1@psu.edu

     

Whom do I call about:

  • Proposal submissions - Brad King
  • Research award spending - Brad King
  • EESI General Budget - Tracy Bernier
  • Director's Calendar - Tracy Bernier
  • HR appointments/visas - Tracy Bernier
  • Seminar Announcements - Debbie Lambert
  • Conference room scheduling - Debbie Lambert
  • ERS travel issues/inquiries- Abby Benkiran
  • Purchasing Card Inquiries - Abby Benkiran
  • IT Specialist - Patryk Soika
  • EESI website/graphics - Debbie Lambert or Bernd Haupt

 

 

  • Richard Alley (photo) Richard Alley
    Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences,
    Director of PSICE

    Center/Depart: Geosciences, PSICE
    Office: 517 Deike Building
    Phone: 814-863-1700
    E-mail: rba6@psu.edu
  • Sridhar Anandakrishnan (photo) Sridhar Anandakrishnan
    Professor of Geosciences,
    Director of PSICE

    Center/Depart: Geosciences, PSICE
    Office: 442 Deike Building
    Phone: 814-863-6742
    E-mail: sxa17@psu.edu
  • Mike Arthur (photo) Mike Arthur
    Professor of Geosciences, Director of Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research

    Center/Depart: Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research
    Office: 538 Deike Building
    Phone: 814-863-6054
    E-mail: maa6@psu.edu
  • Jennifer Baka (photo) Jennifer Baka
    Assistant Professor of Geography

    Center/Depart: Geography
    Office: 302 Walker Building
    Phone: 814-865-3433
    E-mail: jeb525@psu.edu
  • Susan Brantley (photo) Susan Brantley
    Distinguished Professor of Geosciences,
    Director of EESI

    Center/Depart: EESI
    Office: 225b ESS Building
    Phone: 814-865-1619
    E-mail: sxb7@psu.edu
  • Robert Brook (photo) Robert Brooks
    Professor of Wildlife and Wetlands,
    Director of Riparia

    Center/Depart: Geography
    Office: 216 Walker Building
    Phone: 814-863-1596
    E-mail: rpb2@psu.edu
  • Ken Davis (photo) Kenneth Davis
    Professor of Meteorology,

    Center/Depart: Meteorology
    Office: 512 Walker Building
    Phone: 814-863-8601
    E-mail: kjd10@meteo.psu.edu
  • Roman DiBiase (photo) Roman DiBiase
    Assistant Professor of Geosciences,

    Center/Depart: Geosciences
    Office: 306 Deike Building
    Phone: 814-865-7388
    E-mail: rad22@psu.edu
  • Jenni Evans (photo) Jenni Evans
    Professor of Meteorology

    Center/Depart: Meteorology
    Office: 509 Walker Building
    Phone: 814-865-3240
    E-mail: jle7@psu.edu
  • Matt Fantle (photo) Matt Fantle
    Associate Professor of Geosciences

    Center/Depart: Geosciences
    Office: 308 Deike Building
    Phone: 814-863-9968
    E-mail: msf17@psu.edu
  • Chris Forest (photo) Chris Forest
    Associate Professor of Meteorology

    Center/Depart: Meteorology
    Office: 519 Walker Building
    Phone: 814-865-0710
    E-mail: cef13@psu.edu
  • Chris House (photo) Chris House
    Professor of Geosciences,
    Director of PA Space Grant Consortium, PSARC

    Center/Depart: Geosciences
    Office: 208 Deike Building
    Phone: 814-865-8802
    E-mail: chh10@psu.edu
  • Jim Kasting (photo) Jim Kasting
    Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences

    Center/Depart: Geosciences
    Office: 443 Deike Building
    Phone: 814-865-3207
    E-mail: jfk4@psu.edu
  • Klaus Keller (photo) Klaus Keller
    Professor of Geosciences,
    Director of CLIMA, SCRiM

    Center/Depart: Geosciences
    Office: 436 Deike Building
    Phone: 814-865-6718
    E-mail: kzk10@psu.edu
  • Lee Kump (photo) Lee Kump
    Professor of Geosciences,
    Department Head of Geosciences

    Center/Depart: Geosciences
    Office: 503a Deike Building
    Phone: 814-863-1274
    E-mail: lrk4@psu.edu
  • Michael Mann (photo) Michael Mann
    Distinguished Professor of Meteorology,
    Director of ESSC

    Center/Depart: Meteorology
    Office: 523 Walker Building
    Phone: 814-863-4075
    E-mail: mann@psu.edu
  • Tess Russo (photo) Tess Russo
    Assistant Professor of Geosciences

    Center/Depart: Geosciences
    Office: 310 Deike Building
    Phone: 814-865-7389
    E-mail: russo@psu.edu
  • Erica Smithwick (no photo) Erica Smithwick
    Associate Professor of Geography,
    Director of LEAPS

    Center/Depart: Geography
    Office: 318 Walker Building
    Phone: 814-865-6693
    E-mail: smithwick@psu.edu
  • Alan Taylor (photo) Alan Taylor
    E. Willard Miller Professor of Geography
    Director of Vegetation Dynamics Lab

    Center/Depart: Geography
    Office: 309 Walker Building
    Phone: 814-865-1509
    E-mail: aht1@psu.edu
  • Peter Wilf (photo) Peter Wilf
    Professor of Geosciences

    Center/Depart: Geosciences
    Office: 509 Deike Building
    Phone: 814-865-6721
    E-mail: pwilf@psu.edu

 

 

  • Victor Balashov (photo) Victor Balashov
    Research Associate

    Center/Depart: EESI
    Office: 217d EES Building
    Phone: 814-863-1478
    E-mail: vnb1@psu.edu
  • Steve Crawford (photo) Steve Crawford
    Research Assistant

    Center/Depart: CEI
    Office: 317d EES Building
    Phone: 814-865-9905
    E-mail: src176@psu.edu
  • Scott Dane (photo) Scott Dane
    Research Assistant

    Center/Depart: CEI
    Office: 319a EES Building
    Phone: 814-865-9913
    E-mail: sbd3@psu.edu
  • Barry Evans (photo) Barry Evans
    Senior Research Associate

    Center/Depart: EESI
    Office:
    Phone: 814-380-4779
    E-mail: bme1@psu.edu
  • Brandon Forsythe (photo) Brandon Forsythe
    Research Assistant

    Center/Depart: EESI, Shale Hills CZO
    317e EES Building
    Phone: 814-865-0294
    E-mail: brf11@psu.edu
  • Matthew Gonzales (photo) Matthew Gonzales
    Research Assistant

    Center/Depart: EESI
    Office:317 Hosler Building
    Phone: 814-865-3385
    E-mail: msg5223@psu.edu
  • Bernd Haupt (photo) Bernd Haupt
    Senior Research Associate,
    Lecturer (2012 Altoona College Outstanding Lecturer)

    Center/Depart: EESI
    Office: 317c EES Building
    Phone: 814-865-8188
    E-mail: bjhaupt@psu.edu
  • Jim Ladlee (photo) Jim Ladlee
    Associate Director MCOR,
    Director of Special Initiatives, Shale Training and Education Center

    Office: 363 Agricultural Administration Building
    Phone: 814-470-3459
    E-mail: jrl11@psu.edu
  • Marina Lebedeva (photo) Marina Lebedeva
    Senior Research Associate

    Center/Depart: EESI
    Office: 217d EES Building
    Phone: 814-863-1478
    E-mail: lebedeva@psu.edu
  • Laura Liermann (photo) Laura Liermann
    Senior Research Assistant

    Center/Depart: EESI/Geosciences
    Office: 310 Hosler Building
    Phone: 814-865-1904
    E-mail: ljl8@psu.edu
  • Ken Mankoff (photo) Ken Mankoff
    Research Associate

    Center/Depart: Geosciences
    Office: 317b EES Building
    Phone: 814-865-3561
    E-mail: kdm25@psu.edu
  • Nooreen Meghani (photo) Nooreen Meghani
    Research Assistant

    Center/Depart: CEI
    Office: 318b EES Building
    Phone: 814-863-0525
    E-mail: nam243@psu.edu
  • Doug Miller (photo) Douglas Miller
    Professor of Geography

    Center/Depart: Geography
    Office: 317g EES Building
    Phone: 814-863-7207
    E-mail: dam8@psu.edu
  • Randy Miller (photo) Randy Miller
    Scientific Programmer

    Center/Depart: SCRiM
    Office: 319b EES Building
    Phone: 814-867-4600
    E-mail: rsm5139@psu.edu
  • Robert Nicholas (photo) Robert Nicholas
    Research Associate

    Center/Depart: EESI, SCRiM
    217c EES Building
    Phone: 814-865-4484
    E-mail: ren10@psu.edu
  • Xianzeng Niu (photo) Xianzeng Niu
    Research Associate

    Center/Depart: EESI
    317f EES Building
    Phone: 814-863-9540
    E-mail: xxn101@psu.edu
  • Terry Noll (photo) Terry Noll
    MCOR Research Assistant

    320 EES Building
    Phone: 814-865-6598
    E-mail: tmg3@psu.edu
  • Greg O'Toole (photo) Greg O'Toole
    Lecturer/Sr. Web UI Engineer

    Center/Depart: EMS/EESI/PSIEE/IST
    Office: 304 IST Building
    Phone: 814-380-4961
    E-mail: gto1@psu.edu
  • Dave Pollard (photo) David Pollard
    Senior Scientist

    Center/Depart: EESI
    Office: 226a EES Building
    Phone: 814-865-2022
    E-mail: dxp2@psu.edu
  • Kelsey Ruckert (photo) Kelsey Ruckert
    Scientific Programmer

    Center/Depart: SCRIM
    Office: 319b EES Building
    Phone: 814-865-4600
    E-mail: klr324@psu.edu
  • Dan Shapich (photo) Dan Shapich
    Data Manager

    Center/Depart: EESI, Shale Hills CZO
    Office: 226d EES Building
    Phone: TBD
    E-mail: dms139@psu.edu
  • Sarah Sharkey (photo) Sarah Sharkey
    Research Assistant

    Center/Depart: EESI
    Office: 225c EES Building
    Phone: 814-863-8761
    E-mail: ses5291@psu.edu
  • Todd Sowers (photo) Todd Sowers
    Senior Scientist of Geosciences

    Center/Depart: Geosciences
    Office: 317a EES Building
    Phone: 814-865-1921
    E-mail: tas11@psu.edu
  • Mike Stryker (photo) Mike Stryker
    Research Assistant

    Center/Depart: CEI
    Office: 319a EES Building
    Phone: 814-865-3595
    E-mail: mzs114@psu.edu
  • Tim White (photo) Timothy White
    Senior Scientist

    Center/Depart: EESI
    Office: 222 EES Building
    Phone: 814-865-2213
    E-mail: tsw113@psu.edu
  • Jennifer Williams (photo) Jennifer Williams
    Senior Research Assistant

    Center/Depart: EESI
    Office: 226d EES Building
    Phone: 814-865-9910
    E-mail: jzw126@psu.edu
  • David Yoxtheimer (photo) David Yoxtheimer
    Research Assistant

    Center/Depart: Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research
    Office: 320c EES Building
    Phone: 814-867-4324
    E-mail: day122@psu.edu

 

 

  • Hyojin Kim (photo) Hyojin Kim
    Post Doctoral Scholar

    Supervisor: Brantley
    Center/Depart: EESI
    Office: 315 Hosler Building
    Phone: n/a
    E-mail: hxk31@psu.edu
  • Jared Oyler Jared Oyler
    Post Doctoral Scholar

    Supervisor: Tuana/Mayer
    Center/Depart: EESI/SCRiM
    Office: 217f EES Building
    Phone: 734-649-9226
    E-mail: jared.oyler@psu.edu
  •  Caitlin Spence (photo) Caitlin Spence
    Post Doctoral Scholar

    Supervisor: Keller
    Center/Depart: EESI/SCRiM
    Office: 217f EES Building
    Phone: 814-865-9912
    E-mail: cms793@psu.edu
  • Anna Wendt (photo) Anna Wendt
    Post Doctoral Scholar

    Supervisor: Brantley
    Center/Depart: EESI
    Office: 221 EES Building
    Phone: 814-863-0525
    E-mail: akw5134@psu.edu
  • Anthony Wong(photo) Anthony Wong
    Post Doctoral Scholar

    Supervisor: Keller
    Center/Depart: EESI/SCRiM
    Office: 217f EES Building
    Phone: 814-865-9912
    E-mail: axw322@psu.edu

 

 

  • Tacy Bernier (photo) Tracy Bernier
    Administrative Assistant

    Center/Depart: EESI
    Office: 225a EES Building
    Phone: 814-865-1073
    E-mail: txw9@psu.edu
  • Matt Carroll (photo) Matt Carroll
    Marketing and communications

    Center/Depart: EESI
    Office: 226c EES Building
    Phone: 814-865-4504
    E-mail: mjc48@psu.edu
  • Abby Benkiran (photo) Abby Benkiran
    Administrative Assistant

    Center/Depart: EESI
    Office: 226c EES Building
    Phone: 814-867-0168
    E-mail: alb35@psu.edu
  • Brad King (photo) Brad King
    Administrative Assistant

    Center/Depart: EESI
    Office: 226b EES Building
    Phone: 814-863-1538
    E-mail: btk5004@psu.edu
  • Katerina Kostadinova (photo) Katerina Kostadinova
    Administrative Assistant

    Center/Depart: SCRiM
    Office: 217 EES Building
    Phone: 814-865-5007
    E-mail: klk5327@psu.edu
  • Debbie Lambert (photo) Debbie Lambert
    Administrative Office Assistant

    Center/Depart: EESI
    Office: 217 EES Building
    Phone: 814-863-7091
    E-mail: dql6@psu.edu
  • Patryk Soika (photo) Patryk Soika
    IT Specialist

    Center/Depart: EESI
    Office: 224 EES Building
    Phone: 814-867-2504
    E-mail: patryk@psu.edu
  • Jaclyn Stimely (photo) Jaclyn Stimely
    Administrative Manager

    Center/Depart: PSARC, NASA Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium
    Office: 218a EES Building
    Phone: 814-863-7688
    E-mail: juc52@psu.edu
  • Suzanne Sunday (photo)

    Suzanne Sunday
    Program Coordinator

    PA Space Grant Consortium
    Office: 218 EES Building
    Phone: 814-865-2535
    E-mail: syq1@psu.edu

     

A complete list of EESI's past and present Environmental Scholars and how to apply for funding can be found under Research/Funding.

 

  • Kelly Nunez Ocasio (photo) Kelly Nunez Ocasio
    Graduate Student
    Department of Meteorology
  • Natalie Pawlikowski (photo) Natalie Pawlikowski
    Graduate Student
    Department of Geography

 

  • Todd Bacastow
    Professor of Practice for GIS
    Center/Depart: Geography
    Office: 425 ESS Building
    E-mail: bacastow@psu.edu
  • Beth Boyer
    Associate Professor of School of Forest Resources
    Center/Depart: School of Forest Resources
    Office: 304 Forest Resources Building
    E-mail: ewb100@psu.edu
  • Timothy Bralower
    Professor of Geosciences
    Center/Depart: Geosciences
    Office: 503 Deike Building
    E-mail: tjb26@psu.edu
  • Seth Blumsack
    Associate Professor of Energy and Mineral Engineering
    Center/Depart: Earth and Mineral Engeneering
    Office: 124 Hosler Building
    E-mail: sab51@psu.edu
  • William Brune
    Distinguished Professor of Meteorology
    Center/Depart: Meteorology
    Office: 504 Walker Building
    E-mail: brune@meteo.psu.edu
  • Robert Crane
    Professor of Geography
    Center/Depart: Geography
    Office: 221 Walker Building
    E-mail: crane@essc.psu.edu
  • Kevin Dressler
    Strategic Proposal Development, SIRO
    Center/Depart: Research Support Offices
    Office: 105 Land and Water Research Building
    E-mail: kxd13@psu.edu
  • Roger Downs
    Professor of Geography
    Center/Depart: Geography
    Office: 312b Walker Building
    E-mail: rd7@psu.edu
  • Chris Duffy
    Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Center/Depart: Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Office: 212 Sackett Building
    E-mail: cxd11@psu.edu
  • Mary Easterling
    Associate Director of Analysis and Assessment
    Center/Depart: Sustainabilty Institute
    Office: 142 Land & Water Research
    E-mail: mme2@psu.edu
  • William Easterling
    Dean, College of EMS
    Professor of Geography
    Center/Depart: EMS
    Office: 116 Deike Building
    E-mail: billeasterling@psu.edu
  • Turgay Ertekin
    Head, John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering
    Center/Depart: Energy and Mineral Engineering
    Office: 118 Hosler Building
    E-mail: eur@psu.edu
  • Maureen Feineman
    Assistant Professor of Geosciences, Assoc. Head for Undergraduate Program
    Center/Depart: Geosciences
    Office: 308 Deike Building
    E-mail: mdf12@psu.edu
  • Kate Freeman
    Professor of Geosciences
    Center/Depart: Geosciences
    Office: 242 Deike Building
    E-mail: khf4@psu.edu
  • Jose Fuentes
    Professor of Meteorology
    Center/Depart: Meteorology
    Office: 508 Walker Building
    E-mail: jdfuentes@psu.edu
  • Jeremy Gernand
    Assistant Professor of Industrial Health and Safety
    Center/Depart: Energy and Mineral Engineering
    Office: 121 Hosler Building
    E-mail: jmg64@psu.edu
  • Larry Gorenflo
    Professor of Landscape Architecture
    Center/Depart: Arts and Architecture
    Office: 122 Stuckeman Family Building
    E-mail: ljg11@psu.edu
  • Russ Graham
    Professor of Geosciences,
    Director of the EMS Museum
    Center/Depart: EMS Museum
    Office: 116 Deike Building
    E-mail: rwg12@psu.edu
  • Jerry Harrington
    Professor of Meteorology
    Center/Depart: Meteorology
    Office: 517 Walker Building
    E-mail: harrington@meteo.psu.edu
  • Elizabeth Hajek
    Assistant Professor of Geosciences
    Center/Depart: Geosciences
    Office: 511 Deike Building
    E-mail: hajek@psu.edu
  • Peter Heaney
    Professor of Geosciences
    Center/Depart: Geosciences
    Office: 309 Deike Building
    E-mail: pjh14@psu.edu
  • Armen Kemanian
    Associate Professor of Production Systems and Modeling
    Office: 116 ASI Building
    E-mail: kxa15@psu.edu
  • Brian King
    Associate Professor of Geography
    Center/Depart: Geography
    Office: 312a Walker Building
    E-mail: king@psu.edu
  • Andrew Kleit
    Professor of Energy and Mineral Engineering
    Center/Depart: EME
    Office: 213 Hosler Building
    E-mail: ank1@psu.edu
  • Sukyoung Lee
    Professor of Meteorology
    Center/Depart: Meteorology
    Office: 524 Walker Building
    E-mail: sl@meteo.psu.edu
  • Li Li
    Associate Professor of Engineering
    Center/Depart: Civil Engineering
    Office: 154 Hosler Building
    E-mail: lili@eng.psu.edu
  • Jenn Macalady
    Associate Professor of Geosciences
    Center/Depart: Geosciences
    Office: 210 Deike Building
    E-mail: jlm80@psu.edu
  • Jonathan Mathews
    Associate Professor of Energy and Mineral Engineering
    Center/Depart: Energy and Mineral Engineering
    Office: 126 Hosler Building
    E-mail: jpm10@psu.edu
  • Karl Mueller
    Professor of Chemistry,
    Center/Depart: CECG
    Office: 2 Chemistry Building
    E-mail: ktm2@psu.edu
  • Thomas Murphy
    Associate Ext. Educator, Agricultural Sciences
    Director of Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research
    Center/Depart: Marcellus Center
    Office: 320b EES Building
    E-mail: tbm1@psu.edu
  • Ray Najjar
    Professor of Oceanography
    Center/Depart: Meteorology
    Office: 522 Walker Building
    E-mail: najjar@meteo.psu.edu
  • Andy Nyblade
    Professor of Geosciences
    Center/Depart: Geosciences
    Office: 441 Deike Building
    E-mail: aan2@psu.edu
  • Kwadwo Osseo-Assare
    Distinguished Professor of Metallurgy and Energy and Geo-environmental Engineering
    Center/Depart: Mat. Sci & Eng.
    Office: 208 Steidle Building
    E-mail: asare@matse.psu.edu
  • Carlo Pantano
    Professor of Material Science and Engineering
    Center/Depart: Mat. Sci & Eng.
    Office: 407 Steidle Building
    E-mail: cgp1@psu.edu
  • Thomas Richard
    Director of PSIEE
    Center/Depart: PSIEE
    Office: 225 Ag Engineering Building
    E-mail: tlr20@psu.edu
  • Denice Wardrop
    Senior Scientist
    Center/Depart: Sustanibility Institute
    Office: 101 Land & Water Research
    E-mail: dwh110@psu.edu
  • Lakshman Yapa
    Professor of Geography
    Center/Depart: Geography
    Office: 321 Walker Building
    E-mail: lxy3@psu.edu
  • Brent Yarnal
    Professor of Geography
    Center/Depart: Geography
    Office: 311 Walker Building
    E-mail: alibar@psu.edu
  • Karl Zimmerer
    Professor of Geography
    Center/Depart: Geography
    Office: 309 Walker Building
    E-mail: ksz2@psu.edu