Lecturer Emeritus

Dr. Schuyler passed away in 2011


Energy policy.

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


It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of Dr. Barry Schuyler on April 28, 2011.  A tribute page in Barry's honor has been set up at

Download and read "In Memoriam: Arent H. "Barry" Schuyler 1923-2011, Reflections On a Remarkable Man" by Robert Wilkinson (.pdf format)

A distinguished UC Santa Barbara lecturer emeritus in Environmental Studies.

Retired after twenty years at UCSB, Arent H. “Barry” Schuyler, Jr., was one of the faculty who helped found the environmental studies program in 1970 and was chairman of the program for four years. Before coming to UCSB he taught high school science and math.

Dr. Schuyler received a B.A. in chemistry from Caltech, an M.S. in biology from UCSB, and a Ph.D. in environmental studies and engineering from UCLA. His research interests are the hazards and risks of oil and marine operations in the Santa Barbara Channel. He was an advisor to State Senator Gary Hart on these matters.

Dr. Schuyler has been president of the trustees of the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and is currently chairman of the board of the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum. He and his wife, Jean, live in Santa Barbara and are members of the Chancellor’s Council and the Lancaster Society. They endowed a chair in environmental studies at UCSB.

Sailing is an important part of Dr. Schuyler’s life and he has made over a hundred trips to the Santa Barbara Channel Islands, especially to San Miguel Island. He became a trustee of The UCSB Foundation in 2000.

About the Schuyler Lecturer Fund:

Lecturers have always been central to the Environmental Studies Program, bringing "real world" expertise and different perspectives to the curriculum. The Schuyler Lecturer Fund is targeted at ensuring that this tradition continues and is enhanced. We plan to honor Barry with a major effort to develop the Schuyler Lecturer Fund Endowment to make sure that future generations of students are able to participate in similarly enriching experiences enjoyed by Environmental Studies graduates and current students.

Early in its history, Barry emerged as a leader and has continued as a beacon of wisdom and support to ES. It is because of his love and dedication to the students and the ES Program that this fund is created in his name.


For more info or to contribute to this fund visit the our give page

Beth Ptalis Hough: 805-893-5198
Development Services Manager
Engineering and the Sciences Development
UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-6035