People

Paul M. Relis
  • Former Lecturer in Environmental Studies

Integrated Waste Management, Recycling and Waste Services

  • Assistant Professor

Environmental politics, Waste, Urban Infrastructure, Racialization, Labor, Energy, Socialism/postsocialism, European Union, Bulgaria

Faculty in Anthropology

  • 805-893-2820
  • HSSB 2084
  • Program Assistant
  • PhD Emphasis Coordinator
  • PhD Emphasis coordinator 
  • ES Newsletter/Publishing coordinator
  • Gateway Department Buyer
  • ESCi coordinator
  • DSP coordinator 
  • Textbook coordinator 
  • Program Space coordinator & Room reservations 
  • Website Updates 
  • Event coordinator 
  • Recruitment Coordinator 
  • Supplies and Inventory 
  • Equipment Administrator
  • (805) 893-2968 (Direct line)
  • (805) 893-8686 (fax)
  • Bren Hall, Room 4312, Floor 4 "L"
Josh Schimel, Professor, Member of PhD Emphasis Affiliate (IEES)
  • Associate Dean of MLPS
  • Professor

Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology, Microbial Ecology, and Organismal Ecology

Faculty in Environmental Studies and EEMB Departments

  • (805) 893-7688
  • Noble Hall 1108
  • Noble Hall 1245 (Lab)
  • Professor of Ecology
  • Evolution and Marine Biology

Population and Community Ecology, Applied Ecology, Consumer-resource Interactions, Marine Invertebrates and Reef Fishes

Faculty in Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology (EEMB) Department

  • Lecturer Emeritus

Energy policy.

• Ph.D., University of California, Los Angles

  • Dr. Schuyler passed away in 2011
  • Professor Emeritus

Ethical issues and the relationships between humans and other animal species

David Sherman, Professor, Member of PhD Emphasis Affiliate (IEES)
  • Professor

Social Psychology, Psychology of Self-Defense, and Perceived Intergroup Polarization

Faculty in Psychology and Brain Sciences Department

  • (805) 893-3149
  • Building 251, Room 3809
Tess Shewry, Affiliated Assistant Professor, PhD Emphasis Affiliate (IEES)
  • Assistant Professor

Literature and the Environment, and Twentieth Century Anglophone Literature

Faculty in English Department

Eric RAN Smith, Affiliated Professor, Member of PhD Emphasis Affiliate (IEES)
  • Professor

Environmental Politics, Energy Issues, Public Opinion and Voting Behavior, Congress, and Political Parties

Faculty in Political Science, affiliated with the Environmental Studies and Bren School of Environmental Management

  • (805) 893-6160
  • Ellison 3711
Lecturer, Daniela Soleri, Environmental Studies
  • Lecturer in Environmental Studies

Food Crop Diversity and Management, Crop Genetics, Systems of Knowledge, Citizen Science/Participatory Research, and Food Gardens

Lecturer in Environmental Studies Program; Associate Research Scientist in Geography Department

Dr. Leah Stokes
  • Affiliated Assistant Professor

American Politics, Energy and Environmental Politics, Public Policy, Methodology

Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015

  • 805-893-3432
  • Ellison 3716
  • Assistant Professor

American Politics, Energy and Environmental Politics, Public Policy, Methodology

Faculty in Political Science

David F. Stone, Lecturer in Environmental Studies
  • Sr. Continuing Lecturer in Environmental Studies

Urban and Environmental Planning, Environmental Impact Statements, NEPA, and CEQA

Lecturer in Environmental Studies

  • Bren Hall 4021 (Fall Quarter only)
  • Professor - Retired in 2014

Ecological anthropology and third world environmental problems.

• Faculty in Environmental Studies and Anthropology Depts.

• Ph.D., University of Kentucky

  • Financial Analyst

Payroll & Kronos Administrator
(All Staff, Faculty, TAs, Continuing/Temporary Lecturers)

Financial Area of Responsibility

  • ES General Funds
  • All Research Accounts
  • All Endowment Funds
  • Various Donor Funds
  • Temporary Sub-0 Funds
  • URCA/FRAP/TSRA Funds

Gateway Purchasing Administrator/Approver
Flexcard Allocator
UC Path Approver/Initiator
GL Reconciliation & Budgeting Administrator
Visa Coordinator 

  • (805) 893-4383 (Direct line)
  • (805) 893-8686 (FAX)
  • 4312 Bren Hall, Floor 4 "L" (Lab wing)
Lisa Stratton
  • Lecturer in Environmental Studies

Ecological Restoration, Plant Physiology, Water Quality and Ecosystem Management

Director of Ecosystem Management for the Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration

  • (805) 893-4158
  • Harder South 1005
  • Affiliated Associate Professor

Anthropology, Linguistics, and Comparative Literature

Jennifer Thorsch
  • Lecturer in Environmental Studies

Plant Anatomy, Plant Curation and Natural History Collections

Plant Anatomy Curator for the Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration

  • (805) 893-2401
  • Harder South 1101
Claudia Tyler, Lecturer in Environmental Studies
  • Lecturer in Environmental Studies

Plant Ecology, Ecological Disturbance, and Grassland and Shrublands

Lecturer for the College of Creative Studies at UCSB

  • Ellison 6807
Paul W. Wack, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Studies
  • Senior Lecturer in Environmental Studies

Planning, Agricultural Land Preservation, Environmental Assessment, and Sustainable Communities

Professor Emeritus, City and Regional Planning at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

  • Professor
 

Documentary Film and Media, Film Historiography, Feminism and Film Theory, Trauma and Memory, and Media and the Environment

Faculty in Film and Media Studies

Casey Walsh, IEES
  • Affiliated Professor of Anthropology
  • IEES Affiliate

Sociocultural Antropology, Political Economy, Mexico-United States Borderlines, Water, Commodities, History and Materialism

Faculty in Anthropology Department

Director of Latin American and Iberian Studies

  • (805) 893-2339
  • HSSB 2081
Robert Wilkinson, Professor, Member of PhD Emphasis Affiliate (IEES)
  • Emeritus Professor
  • IEES Affiliate

Environmental Policy, Water and Watershed Policy, Energy, Climate Change, and Urban Environment

Faculty in Bren School of Environmental Science and Management

  • (805) 569-2590
  • Bren Hall 4011
  • Bren Hall 4426
Eric Zimmerman, Lecturer, ES, Staff
  • Student Affairs Officer and Internship Director

• Internship Program Coordinator
• Advising for all ES Majors
• Course Scheduling
• Alumni and Community Relations
• Peer Advisor Supervisor
• Curriculum Plan Coordinator
• Liaison with Development, Registrar, College of Letters & Science
• Curriculum Committee Advisor

  • (805) 893-3185
  • Bren Hall, Room 4312, Floor 4"L"

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