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Courses are taught by an expert faculty, including renowned practitioners in fields ranging from environmental law to alternative energy financing and researchers who are leaders in the fields of earth science, engineering and environmental management. The program utilizes environmental and sustainable development research and practitioner experience to provide practical training in sustainability management to a new generation of professionals who will address critical interdisciplinary issues.

Faculty advisors are identified by an asterisk (*) after their name.

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Steve Cohen, Ph.D.*
Program Director


Satyajit Bose*
Associate Director

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Dong Guo*
Professor of Practice


Lynnette Widder*
Professor of Practice

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Du'Bois A'Keen

ESG & DEiB Director


Laia Andreu-Hayles

Research Associate Professor, Tree-Ring Lab, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

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Sonay Aykan

Associate Director, Sustainability and ESG, Colgate-Palmolive Company


Paul Barker

Partner, Kirkland & Ellis

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Susan Blaustein

Founder/Director, WomenStrong International

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Chanda Burrage

Lecturer at CUNY Medgar Evers College (Social & Behavioral Science); Executive Director at World Rhythm Academy

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Peter Clarke

Managing Director, Energy, Sustainability, CBRE


Robert Cook

Program Director for Environment & Science, The Zegar Family Foundation Senior Science Advisor, The Mayday Fund


Susanne DesRoches

Sustainable Design Manager, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey


Scott Fisher

Senior VP, EV Business Development and Sales, Voltera


Noa Gafni

Executive Director, Rutgers Institute for Corporate Social Innovation

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Sara Goddard

Lecturer in Professional Studies, Sustainability Management

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Maria Gray

Director of Curriculum Affairs & Administration, Graduate Programs in Sustainability Management & Science, Academic Affairs, Columbia Climate School

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Rhiannon Gulick

Senior Global Practice Specialist DAI

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Alex Heil*

Senior Economist, The Conference Board


Richard Horsch

Lecturer in Professional Studies, Sustainability Management


Jeffrey Irvine

Assistant Vice President, Sustainability, Energy and Climate Change, WSP USA

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Koichi Kanaoka

Consultant at World Bank Group

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Vlada Kenniff

President, New York City Public Housing Preservation Trust

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Adriana Kliegman

Design Engineer and Founding Partner, AKA Imagine

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Kenyetta Lovings

Director of Energy Policy, Compliance and Programs at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority


Dan Mathis

Policy Fellow at Next100


Christoph Meinrenken

IKNS Program Director; PI, Climate School; Affiliate, Data Science Institute


Bhakti Mirchandani

Managing Director, Responsible Investing at Trinity Church Wall Street

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Carl Otto

Corporate Sustainability & ESG Manager at American Express

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Chandler Precht

Director of External Affairs & Communications, Graduate Programs in Sustainability Management & Science, Academic Affairs, Columbia Climate School

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Katrina Prutzman

Lecturer in Professional Studies, Sustainability Management


Julie Reiss

Independent Art Historian and Critic


Leslie Rich

Sr. Consultant, DOE Loan Programs Office

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Thomas Sahagian

Lecturer in Professional Studies, Sustainability Management


Brad Schwartz*

Chief Financial Officer, Encourage Capital


Diana Trushell

Lecturer in Professional Studies, Sustainability Management

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Antoinette Wannebo

Staff Associate II at the Center for International Earth Science Information Network


Thomas Abdallah

Deputy Vice President and Chief Environmental Engineer, MTA New York City Transit

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Luke Apicella

Lecturer in Professional Studies, Sustainability Management


Danielle Azoulay

Vice President of Sustainability and CSR, L’Oréal USA

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Tavis Barr

Lecturer in Professional Studies, Sustainability Management

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Travis Bradford

Founder and President, Prometheus Institute for Sustainable Development


Kizzy Charles-Guzman

Chief Executive Officer of the Center for Environmental Health


Elizabeth Cline

Author, The Conscious Closet and Overdressed


Nicole Davi

Adjunct Senior Research Scientist, Biology and Paleo Environment, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO), Columbia Climate School


Jonathan Dickinson

Practice Leader, Sustainability and Energy, WSP USA


Adam Freed

Principal, Sustainability Practice, Bloomberg Associates


Daniel Giuffrida

CEO Plankton Energy

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Adela Gondek*

Lecturer in the Faculty of Climate


Jennye Greene

Lecturer in Professional Studies, Sustainability Management

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Brooke Guven

Managing Director and Head of ESG and Sustainability, Cerberus Capital Management

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Diana Hernandez

Associate Professor of Sociomedical Sciences


Shaun Hoyte*

Section Manager, Clean Energy Networks, Con Edison

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Angela Jhanji

Managing Director EQT

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Amy Karpati*

Senior Science Advisor, Teatown Lake Reservation

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Seth Kerschner

Partner White & Case LLP


Philip LaRocco

Lecturer in Professional Studies, Sustainability Management

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Peter Marcotullio

Director and Professor, CUNY

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Kim Matsoukas

Director, Sustainability Coach

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Teri Mendelsohn

Executive Coach at Mendelsohn Consulting

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Amin Mohseni

Macroeconomist, Atlantic Council’s GeoEconomics Center


Indrani Pal*

Research Scientist, NOAA Center for Earth System Science and Remote Sensing Technologies

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Jason Prince

Cofounder and CEO of Giraffe Financial

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Taylor Pullins

Partner and Head of ESG & Sustainability Specialty Practice, White & Case LLP

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Danielle Reyes

Partner at Goodwin Procter


Adam Roy Gordon

Executive Director, Global Compact Network USA

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Ralph Schmidt

Lecturer in Professional Studies, Sustainability Management

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Carter Strickland

Chief Sustainability Officer and Executive Director of Climate Action, The State University of New York


Haralambos Vasiliadis

Lecturer in Professional Studies, Sustainability Management


John Williams*

Director of Student Affairs & DEI, Columbia Climate School

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Carolyn Allwin

US Head of ESG at CAPCO and Venture Partner at Clearstone


Howard Apsan*

University Director of Environmental, Health, Safety, and Risk Management (EHSRM), The City University of New York

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Jitendra Bajpai

Lecturer in Professional Studies, Sustainability Management


Ammar Belal*

Founding Partner ONE432


Allison Bridges

Lecturer in Professional Studies, Sustainability Management

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Clara Cibrario Assereto

Senior Associate - Sustainability, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP


Benjamin Cook

Adjunct Research Scientist, The Earth Institute’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

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Anne (Nancy) Degnan

Associate Research Scientist, Columbia Water Center, The Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering, The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science Adjunct Associate Professor, The School of International and Public Affairs

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Claudia Dreifus

Contributor to The New York Times Science Section

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Franco Fubini

Founder & CEO Natoora


Donna Givens-Davidson

President and CEO, Eastside Community Network

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Henry Gordon-Smith

Founder & CEO Agritecture

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Anthony Guerrero

Vice President Workplace Experience and Sustainability at Earthjustice


Wendy Hapgood*

Cofounder and COO, Wild Tomorrow Fund

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Jonathan Hollander

Head of Product CarbonSig

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Sophia Huda

Lecturer in Professional Studies, Sustainability Management


Bruce Kahn

Senior Portfolio Manager, Shelton Sustainable Equity Fund


Brian Kavanagh

New York State Senator

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Suzanne Klatt

Vice President ESG & Sustainability, American Express

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Jenna Lawrence*

Instructor, Center for Environmental Research and Conservation

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Shannon Marquez

Dean of Global Engagement, Columbia University

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Ryan Meinke

Senior Project Director of Sustainability, Energy and Climate Change at WSP USA

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Vance Merolla

Senior Vice President, Global Sustainability, Colgate-Palmolive Company

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Fernando Ortiz

Upper Manhattan & Bronx Borough Director


Laura Popa

Lecturer in Professional Studies, Sustainability Management


Curtis Probst

CEO, New York City Energy Efficiency Corporation


Michael Puma*

Director and Research Scientist, Center for Climate Systems Research, The Earth Institute


Lucius Riccio

Executive Vice President and Partner, Gedeon GRC Consulting

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Celine Ruben-Salama*



Alix Schroder

Associate Director, Academic Initiatives, Academic Affairs, Columbia Climate School


Jessica Thurston

Vice President, ESG Strategy, Paramount Global

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Jessica Wasser

Manager, Sustainability & ESG, Tapestry, Inc.

Gregory Yetman

Gregory Yetman

Associate Director for Geospatial Applications, Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)

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