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Susan L. Brantley Susan L. 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

 

Whom do I call about:

  • Proposal submissions - Abby Benkiran
  • Coordinator of Research Awards - Abby Benkiran
  • EESI General Budget - Tracy Bernier
  • Director's Calendar - Tracy Bernier
  • HR appointments/visas - Tracy Bernier
  • Seminar Announcements - Beth Tamminga
  • Conference room scheduling - Beth Tamminga
  • ERS travel issues/inquiries - Shelly McCall
  • Purchasing Card Inquiries - Shelly McCall
  • IT Specialist - Patryk Soika
  • EESI website/graphics - Bernd Haupt
  • Marketing and communications - Francisco Tutella

 

EESI Associates (tenure line)

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: 513 Deike Building
Phone: 814-863-6742
E-mail: sxa17@psu.edu
Jennifer Baka (photo) Jennifer Baka
Assistant Professor of Geography

Center/Depart: Geography
Office: 320 Walker Building
Phone: 814-865-9656
E-mail: jeb525@psu.edu
Susan L. Brantley (photo) Susan L. Brantley
Distinguished Professor of Geosciences,
Director of EESI

Center/Depart: EESI
Office: 225b ESS Building
Phone: 814-865-1619
E-mail: sxb7@psu.edu
Guido Cervone (photo) Guido Cervone
Professor of Geography, Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
Associate Director of the Institute for CyberScience

Center/Depart: Geography
Office: 322 Walker Building
Phone: 814-863-0179
E-mail: cervone@psu.edu
Julie Cosmidis (photo) Julie Cosmidis
Assistant Professor

Center/Depart: Geosciences
Office: 408 Deike
Phone: 814-865-7764
E-mail: jxc1158@psu.edu
Ken Davis (photo) Kenneth Davis
Professor of Meteorology and Climate Science

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
Director of Institute for CyberScience
Professor of Meteorology

Center/Depart: Meteorology
Office: 509 Walker Building
Phone: 814-865-3240
E-mail: jle7@psu.edu
Chris Forest (photo) Chris Forest
Professor of Meteorology
Associate Director of CLIMA, SCRiM
Director of ESMAD

Center/Depart: Meteorology
Office: 507 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: 218 EES Building
Phone: 814-865-8802
E-mail: chh10@psu.edu
Sarah Ivory (photo) Sarah Ivory
Assistant Professor of Geosciences

Center/Depart: Geosciences
Office: 511 Deike Building
Phone: 814-863-0633
E-mail: sji15@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
Dean, College of EMS,
Professor of Geosciences

Center/Depart: Geosciences
Office: 116 Deike Building
Phone: 814-865-6546
E-mail: lrk4@psu.edu
Michael Mann (photo) Michael Mann
Distinguished Professor of Meteorology,
Director of ESSC

Center/Depart: Meteorology
Office: 514 Walker Building
Phone: 814-863-4075
E-mail: mann@psu.edu
Erica Smithwick (no photo) Erica Smithwick
E. Williard and Ruby S. Miller Professor of Geography,
Director of CLD
Associate Director of IEE

Center/Depart: Geography
Office: 323 Walker Building
Phone: 814-865-6693
E-mail: smithwick@psu.edu
Alan Taylor (photo) Alan Taylor
Professor of Geography and Ecology,
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: 537 Deike Building
Phone: 814-865-6721
E-mail: pwilf@psu.edu

 

EESI Associates (non-tenure line)

Pamela Braff (photo) Pamela Braff
Coastal Climate Extension Specialist

Center/Depart: Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Office: Davis Hall 207H
Phone: 804-684-7070
E-mail: phbraff@psu.edu
Steve Crawford (photo) Steve Crawford
Assistant Research Professor

Center/Depart: CEI
Office: 317d EES Building
Phone: 814-865-9905
E-mail: src176@psu.edu
Brandon Forsythe (photo) Brandon Forsythe
Researcher

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

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

Center/Depart: EESI
Office: 317c EES Building
Phone: 814-865-8188
E-mail: bjhaupt@psu.edu
Casey Helgeson (photo) Casey Helgeson
Assistant Research Professor

Center/Depart: EESI/SCRiM
Office: 319b EES Building
Phone: 814-867-3830
E-mail: cmh455@psu.edu
Marina Lebedeva (photo) Marina Lebedeva
Research Professor

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

Center/Depart: EESI/Geosciences
Office: 310 Hosler Building
Phone: 814-865-1904
E-mail: ljl8@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
Odette Mina (photo) Odette Mina
Managing Director of EESL

Center/Depart: EESI/IEE
Office: 225c EES Building
Phone: 814-863-8761
E-mail: oom5021@psu.edu
Robert Nicholas (photo) Robert Nicholas
Associate Research Professor,
Assistant Director, EESI

Center/Depart: EESI, SCRiM
Office: 320a EES Building
Phone: 814-865-4484
E-mail: ren10@psu.edu
Xianzeng Niu (photo) Xianzeng Niu
Assistant Research Professor

Center/Depart: EESI
Office: 317f EES Building
Phone: 814-863-9540
E-mail: xxn101@psu.edu
Dave Pollard (photo)David Pollard
Research Professor

Center/Depart: EESI
Office: 226a EES Building
Phone: 814-865-2022
E-mail: dxp21@psu.edu
Dan Shapich (photo) Dan Shapich
Researcher/Data Manager

Center/Depart: EESI, Shale Hills CZO
Office: 221 EES Building
Phone: 814-863-2049
E-mail: dms139@psu.edu
Sarah Sharkey (photo) Sarah Sharkey
Researcher

Center/Depart: EESI
Office: 226d EES Building
Phone: 814-865-0526
E-mail: ses5291@psu.edu
Todd Sowers (photo)Todd Sowers
Research Professor

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

Center/Depart: EESI
Office: 319c EES Building
Phone: 814-865-5007
E-mail: vxs914@psu.edu
Mike Stryker (photo) Mike Stryker
Assistant Research Professor

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

Center/Depart: EESI
Office: 222 EES Building
Phone: 814-865-2213
E-mail: tsw113@psu.edu
David Yoxtheimer (photo) David Yoxtheimer
Assistant Research Professor

Center/Depart: Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research
Office: 217e EES Building
Phone: 814-867-4324
E-mail: day122@psu.edu

 

EESI Postdoctoral Scholars

Salvi Asefi-Dajafabady(photo) Salvi Asefi-Najafabady
Postdoctoral Scholar

Supervisor: Nicholas
Center/Depart: EESI/SCRiM
Office: 319b EES Building
Phone: n/a
E-mail: sva5694@psu.edu
Xin Gu (photo) Xin Gu
Postdoctoral Scholar

Supervisor: Brantley
Center/Depart: EESI
Office: 302 Hosler
Phone: n/a
E-mail: xug102@psu.edu
Tao Wen (photo) Tao Wen
Postdoctoral Scholar

Supervisor: Brantley
Center/Depart: EESI
Office: 217f EES Building
Phone: 734-730-8814
E-mail: tzw138@psu.edu
Mahkameh Zarekarizi (photo) Mahkameh Zarekarizi
Postdoctoral Scholar

Supervisor: Keller
Center/Depart: EESI/SCRiM
Office: 319b EES Building
Phone: n/a
E-mail: mxz414@psu.edu

 

EESI Staff

Tacy BernierTracy Bernier
Admin Support Coord V

Center/Depart: EESI
Office: 225a EES Building
Phone: 814-865-1073
E-mail: txw9@psu.edu
Abby BenkiranAbby Benkiran
Proposal and Award Generalist

Center/Depart: EESI
Office: 226c EES Building
Phone: 814-863-1538
E-mail: alb35@psu.edu
Alison HermanAlison Herman
Research Data Processor

Center/Depart: EESI
Office: 310 Hosler Building
Phone: 814-865-1904
E-mail: aah48@psu.edu
Carol K. High(photo)Carol K. High
PA Space Grant Consortium Grants/Operations Manager

Center/Depart: PSARC, NASA Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium
Office: 218a EES Building
Phone: 814-863-7688
E-mail: ckh5044@psu.edu
Katerina KostadinovaKaterina Kostadinova
Admin Support Assistant 3

Center/Depart: SCRiM
Office: 217 EES Building
Phone: 814-865-5007
E-mail: klk5327@psu.edu
Shelly McCallShelly McCall
Financial Coordinator

Center/Depart: EESI
Office: 217c EES Building
Phone: 814-867-0168
E-mail: maf37@psu.edu
Kelsey RuckertKelsey Ruckert
Research Technologist

Center/Depart: CLIMA
Office: 320c EES Building
Phone: 814-865-4600
E-mail: klr324@psu.edu
Patryk SoikaPatryk Soika
IT Specialist

Center/Depart: EESI
Office: 224 EES Building
Phone: 814-867-2504
E-mail: patryk@psu.edu
Beth TammingaBeth Tamminga
Admin Support Assistant

Center/Depart: EESI
Office: 217 EES Building
Phone: 814-863-7091
E-mail: bub6@psu.edu
Catlin TetiCaitlin Teti
Education Program Coordinator

PA Space Grant Consortium
Office: 218 EES Building
Phone: 814-865-2535
E-mail: crt5160@psu.edu
Francisco TutellaFrancisco Tutella
Marketing and communications

Center/Depart: EESI
Office: 226c EES Building
Phone: 814-865-4504
E-mail: francisco@psu.edu

 

EESI Environmental Scholars (Current Year)

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

Sierra MeltonSierra Melton
Graduate Student
Department of Geosciences

 

EESI Affiliates

Place Holder 1x560pxTodd Bacastow
Professor of Practice for GIS
Center/Depart: Geography
Office: 425 ESS Building
E-mail: bacastow@psu.edu
Place Holder 1x560pxBeth Boyer
Professor of School of Forest Resources
Center/Depart: School of Forest Resources
Office: 304 Forest Resources Building
E-mail: ewb100@psu.edu
Place Holder 1x560pxTimothy Bralower
Professor of Geosciences
Center/Depart: Geosciences
Office: 503 Deike Building
E-mail: tjb26@psu.edu
Place Holder 1x560pxSeth Blumsack
Professor of Energy and Mineral Engineering
Center/Depart: Earth and Mineral Engineering
Office: 115 Hosler Building
E-mail: sab51@psu.edu
Place Holder 1x560pxWilliam Brune
Distinguished Professor of Meteorology
Center/Depart: Meteorology
Office: 504 Walker Building
E-mail: brune@meteo.psu.edu
Place Holder 1x560pxRobert Crane
Professor of Geography
Center/Depart: Geography
Office: 221 Walker Building
E-mail: crane@essc.psu.edu
Place Holder 1x560pxRoger Downs
Professor of Geography
Center/Depart: Geography
Office: 312b Walker Building
E-mail: rd7@psu.edu
Place Holder 1x560pxChris Duffy
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Center/Depart: Civil and Environmental Engineering
Office: 212 Sackett Building
E-mail: cxd11@psu.edu
Place Holder 1x560pxMary Easterling
Associate Director of Analysis and Assessment
Center/Depart: Sustainabilty Institute
Office: 142 Land & Water Research
E-mail: mme2@psu.edu
Place Holder 1x560pxWilliam Easterling
Professor of Geography
Center/Depart: EMS
Office: 116 Deike Building
E-mail: billeasterling@psu.edu
Place Holder 1x560pxMatthew Fantle
Associate Professor
Center/Depart: Geosciences
Office: 212 Deike Building
E-mail: msf17@psu.edu
Place Holder 1x560pxMaureen Feineman
Associate Research Professor, Assoc. Head for Undergraduate Program
Center/Depart: Geosciences
Office: 308 Deike Building
E-mail: mdf12@psu.edu
Place Holder 1x560pxKaren Fisher-Vanden
Professor of Environmental and Resource Economics
Center/Depart: Ag Economics, Sociology, & Education
Office: 113 Armsby Building
E-mail: kaf26@psu.edu
Place Holder 1x560pxKate Freeman
Professor of Geosciences
Center/Depart: Geosciences
Office: 242 Deike Building
E-mail: khf4@psu.edu
Place Holder 1x560pxJose Fuentes
Professor of Meteorology
Center/Depart: Meteorology
Office: 508 Walker Building
E-mail: jdfuentes@psu.edu
Place Holder 1x560pxJeremy Gernand
Assistant Professor of Industrial Health and Safety
Center/Depart: Energy and Mineral Engineering
Office: 121 Hosler Building
E-mail: jmg64@psu.edu
Place Holder 1x560pxMuriel Go-Maro
Coordinator for EnvironMentors
Center/Depart: Meteorology
Office: 318A EES Building
E-mail: mvg5315@psu.edu
Place Holder 1x560pxLarry Gorenflo
Professor of Landscape Architecture
Center/Depart: Arts and Architecture
Office: 122 Stuckeman Family Building
E-mail: ljg11@psu.edu
Place Holder 1x560pxJerry Harrington
Professor of Meteorology
Center/Depart: Meteorology
Office: 517 Walker Building
E-mail: harrington@meteo.psu.edu
Place Holder 1x560pxElizabeth Hajek
Associate Professor of Geosciences
Center/Depart: Geosciences
Office: 534 Deike Building
E-mail: hajek@psu.edu
Place Holder 1x560pxPeter Heaney
Professor of Geosciences
Center/Depart: Geosciences
Office: 309 Deike Building
E-mail: pjh14@psu.edu
Place Holder 1x560pxGregory S. Jenkins
Professor of Meteorology and Director of AESEDA
Center/Depart: Meteorology
Office: 510 Walker Building
E-mail: gsj1@psu.edu
Place Holder 1x560pxArmen Kemanian
Associate Professor of Production Systems and Modeling
Office: 116 ASI Building
E-mail: kxa15@psu.edu
Place Holder 1x560pxBrian King
Professor of Geography
Center/Depart: Geography
Office: 312a Walker Building
E-mail: king@psu.edu
Place Holder 1x560pxAndrew Kleit
Professor of Energy and Mineral Engineering
Center/Depart: EME
Office: 213 Hosler Building
E-mail: ank1@psu.edu
Place Holder 1x560pxSukyoung Lee
Professor of Meteorology
Center/Depart: Meteorology
Office: 524 Walker Building
E-mail: sl@meteo.psu.edu
Place Holder 1x560pxLi Li
Associate Professor of Engineering
Center/Depart: Civil Engineering
Office: 154 Hosler Building
E-mail: lili@eng.psu.edu
Place Holder 1x560pxJenn Macalady
Associate Professor of Geosciences
Center/Depart: Geosciences
Office: 210 Deike Building
E-mail: jlm80@psu.edu
Place Holder 1x560pxJonathan Mathews
Professor of Energy and Mineral Engineering
Center/Depart: Energy and Mineral Engineering
Office: 126 Hosler Building
E-mail: jpm10@psu.edu
Place Holder 1x560pxThomas 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
Place Holder 1x560pxRay Najjar
Professor of Oceanography
Center/Depart: Meteorology
Office: 522 Walker Building
E-mail: najjar@meteo.psu.edu
Place Holder 1x560pxAndy Nyblade
Professor of Geosciences
Center/Depart: Geosciences
Office: 441 Deike Building
E-mail: aan2@psu.edu
Place Holder 1x560pxKwadwo 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
Place Holder 1x560pxByron Parizek
Professor of Geosciences
Center/Depart: Penn State Dubois
Office: Smeal Building, Room 181
E-mail: mailto:brp106@psu.edu
Place Holder 1x560pxThomas Richard
Director of IEE
Center/Depart: IEE
Office: 225 Ag Engineering Building
E-mail: tlr20@psu.edu
Place Holder 1x560pxDenice Wardrop
Research Professor
Center/Depart: Sustanibility Institute
Office: 101 Land & Water Research
E-mail: dhw110@psu.edu
Place Holder 1x560pxKarl Zimmerer
Professor of Geography
Center/Depart: Geography
Office: 309 Walker Building
E-mail: ksz2@psu.edu

 

Center/Initiative Directors

 

Adjunct Appointments