Our core faculty are dedicated to teaching Environmental Studies at the master’s level. Our adjunct faculty are working professionals in the field. Together, they give you individual attention with a balance of theory and practice.

Faculty Research and Publications

Our faculty have diverse interests, a testament to which can be seen in their publications. A great way to learn more about our faculty members is through their professional work.

Shangrila Joshi, PhD

Dinesh Paudel, Brandon Derman, Galen Murton, Costanza Rampini & Shangrila Joshi. (2024). Climate Change Justice and Global Resource Commons: Local and Global Postcolonial Political Ecologies, The AAG Review of Books, 12(2), 31-42, DOI:10.1080/2325548X.2024.2315334

Osborne, Tracey, Patrick Bond, Zoltan Grossman, Jennifer Rice, Shangrila Joshi, & Brandon Derman. (2024). Struggles for Climate Justice: Uneven Geographies and the Politics of Connection, The AAG Review of Books, 12(2), 17–30. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/2325548X.2024.2315332

Joshi, Shangrila, (2023). Climate Justice. In Climate, Science, and Society: A Primer, edited by Zeke Baker, Tamar Law, Mark Vardy, and Stephen Zehr, Routledge.

Joshi, Shangrila. 2022  North-South Relations: Colonialism, Empire and International Order. In Handbook of Global Environmental Politics, 2nd ed, edited by Paul Harris, Routledge.

Joshi, Shangrila. 2021. Climate Change Justice and Global Resource Commons: Local and Global Postcolonial Political Ecologies, Routledge.

Francis, Kevin, Martha Henderson, Erin Martin, Kathleen Saul, and Shangrila Joshi. 2018. Collaborative Teaching and Interdisciplinary Learning in Graduate Environmental Studies. Journal of Environmental Studies and Science, 8 (3), 343-350.

Joshi, Shangrila. 2015. Postcoloniality and the North-South Binary Revisited: The Case of India’s Climate Politics. In Handbook of Political Ecology, edited by Raymond Bryant, Edward Elgar.

Joshi, Shangrila. 2014. Environmental Justice Discourses in Indian Climate Politics. In GeoJournal, 79 (6): 677-691 ‘Socio-Cultural Dimensions of Climate Change’ Special Issue

Joshi, Shangrila. 2013. Understanding India’s Representation of North-South Climate Politics. In Global Environmental Politics, 13 (2): 128-147

John Kirkpatrick, PhD

Kirkpatrick, John B., Walsh, E.A., D’Hondt, S., (2019) Microbial Selection and Survival in Subseafloor Sediment. Frontiers in Microbiology, 10, 946.

Uhlig, C., Kirkpatrick, John B., D’Hondt, S., Loose, B., (2018) Methane-oxidizing Seawater Microbial Communities from an Arctic Shelf. Biogeosciences (in press version available online).

Kirkpatrick, John B., Walsh, E.A., D’Hondt, S., (2016) Fossil DNA Persistence and Decay in Marine Sediment Over Hundred-Thousand-Year to Million-Year Time Scales. GeoScienceWorld, 44(8), 615-618.

Walsh, E.A., Kirkpatrick, John B., Pockalny, R., Sauvage, J., Spivack, A.J., Murray, R.W., Sogin, M.L., D’Hondt, S., (2016) Relationship of Bacterial Richness to Organic Degradation Rate and Sediment Age in Subseafloor Sediment. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 82(16), 4994-4999.

Walsh, E., Kirkpatrick, John B., Rutherford, S., (2015) Bacterial Diversity and Community Composition from Seasurface to Subseafloor. TheISME Journal,10, 979–989.

John Kirkpatrick Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=hJQ8l2kAAAAJ

Carri J. LeRoy, PhD

*Scheuerell, R.P., and C.J. LeRoy. (2023) Plant sex influences on riparian communities and ecosystems. Ecology & Evolution, 13, 7, e10308.


LeRoy, C.J., S.M. Claeson, I.J. Garthwaite*, M.A. Thompson*, L.J. Thompson*, B. Kamakawiwo’ole*, A.M. Froedin-Morgensen*, V. McConathy*, J.M. Ramstack Hobbs, R. Stancheva, C.M. Albano, and D.S. Finn. (2023) Canopy development influences early successional stream ecosystem function but not biotic assemblages. Aquatic Sciences, 85, 77.


Minsavage-Davis, C.D., I.J. Garthwaite*, M.D. Fisher*, A. Leigh*, J.M. Ramstack Hobbs, S.M. Claeson, G.M. Wimp, and C.J. LeRoy. (2023) Spatial habitat structure assembles willow-dependent communities across the primary successional watersheds of Mount St. Helens, USA. Forests, 14, 322.


Ferreira, V., R. Albariño, A. Larrañaga, C.J. LeRoy, F.O. Masese, and M.S. Moretti. (2023). Ecosystem services provided by small streams: An overview. Hydrobiologia, 850, 2501-2535.


Ramstack Hobbs, J.M., I.J. Garthwaite*, L. Lancaster*, J.A. Moffett-Dobbs*, K. Johnson*, N. Criss*, V. McConathy*, C.A. James, A. Gipe, S.M. Claeson, and C.J. LeRoy. (2022) The influence of weevil herbivory on leaf litter chemistry in dioecious willows. Ecology & Evolution, 12, e9626.


*Kamakawiwo’ole, B.K., G.D. Weppler*, and C.J. LeRoy. (2022). Specimen records of benthic macroinvertebrate samples collected by Norman H. Anderson in the vicinity of Mount St. Helens, 1980-1990. Catalog of the Oregon State Arthropod Collection, 6(2), 1-6.


Kathleen Saul, PhD

Perkins, J.H., Kopytko, N., Saul, Kathleen M., (2019) Energy Field Trips: Chernobyl and the Catastrophe with Nuclear Power. Case Studies in the Environment, 3(1), 1-13.

Francis, K., Henderson, M., Martin, E., Saul, Kathleen M., Shangrila, J., (2018) Collaborative Teaching and Interdisciplinary Learning in Graduate Environmental Studies. Journal of Environmental Studies and Science, 8, 343-350.

Saul, Kathleen M., (2017) The Process Model of Displacement: A Case Study Analysis of Three Nuclear Technology Projects. University of Delaware(in press version available online).

Perkins, J.H., Middlecamp, C., Blockstein, D., Rivers Cole, J., Knapp, R.H., Saul, Kathleen M., Vincent, S., (2014) Energy Education and the Dilemma of Mitigating Climate Change. Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences, 4, 354-359.

John Withey, PhD

Yukiko, H., Withey, John C., Lewis, D.J., Newman, T., Kline, J.D., (2020) Anticipating Changes in Wildlife Habitat Induced by Private Forest Owners’ Adaptation of Climate Change and Carbon Policy. PLOS ONE (in press version available online).

Runge, C.A., Withey, John C., Naugle, D.E., Farigone, J.E., Helmstedt, K.J., Larsen, A.E., Martinuzzi, S., Tack, J.D., (2019) Single Species Conservation as an Umbrella for Management of Landscape Threats. PLOS ONE (in press version available online).

Mayor, S.J., Guralnick, R.P., Tingley, M.W., Otegui, J., Withey, John C., Elemdorf, S.C., Andrew, M.E., Leyk, S., Pearse, I.S., Schneider, D.C., (2017)Increasing Phenological Asynchrony Between Spring Green-up and Arrival of Migratory Birds.Science Reports, 7(1902), 1-10.

Martinuzzi, S., Withey, John C., Pidgeon, A.M., Plantinga, A.J., McKerrow, A.J., Williams, S.G., Helmers, D.P. and Radeloff, V.C., (2015) Future Land‐use Scenarios and the Loss of Wildlife Habitats in the Southeastern United States. Ecological Applications, 25, 160-171.

Lawler, J.J., Lewis, D.J., Nelson, E., Plantinga, A.J., Polasky, S., Withey, John C., Helmers, D.P., Martinuzzi, S., Pennington, D., Radeloff, V.C., (2014) Projected Land-use Change Impacts on Ecosystem Services in the United States. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111(20), 7492-7497.

Withey, John C., Lawler, J.J., Polasky, S., Plantinga, A.J., Nelson, E.J., Kareiva, P., Wilsey, C.B., Schloss, C.A., Nogeire, T.M., Ruesch, A., Ramos JR, J., Reid, W., (2012) Maximizing Return on Conservation Investment in the Conterminous USA. Ecology Letters, 15, 1249-1256.

John Withey Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=KnPFVhgAAAAJ