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The faculty and staff at the School of Environmental Sustainability are passionate about being part of the solution to today’s environmental crisis. Our team includes social scientists, theologians, historians, public health experts, economists, lawyers, and business management professionals who collaborate to guide students in exploring complex and interconnected environmental and societal issues.


Meet our team

The collective passion of the SES team brings our mission to life

Administrative Team

Name Title Office Phone and Email
Nancy Tuchman, PhD Founding Dean, School of Environmental Sustainability BVM Hall 307 773.508.2475
Aaron N. Durnbaugh, MS Director of Sustainability BVM Hall 209 773.508.7558
Sarah Hokenmaier, MPA Director of Strategy & Planning BVM Hall 308 773.508.8953
Linda Kurtos, JD and MS Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs BVM 210 773.508.2843
Rachel Leamon, MA Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Studies BVM 315 773.508.8934
Christopher G. Peterson, PhD Associate Dean of Academics, School of Environmental Sustainability
Professor, Department of Biology
BVM Hall 316 773.508.2950
Enikö Rácz, MBA Assistant Director, Finance and Academic Business Operations BVM Hall 309 773.508.2142

Faculty

Name Title Office Phone and Email
Sasha Adkins, PhD and MPH Lecturer BVM 214 773-508-8922
Laura Brentner, PhD Lecturer BVM 215 773.508.3289
Andy Casper, PhD Lecturer BVM 406
Lopa Chakraborti, PhD Assistant Professor
JoBeth D'Agostino, PhD Faculty Emeritus Burrowes 209 773.508.7063
Mary Dinsmore, PhD Lecturer
Ray Dybzinski, PhD Assistant Professor BVM Hall 312 773.508.2486
Ping Jing, PhD Associate Professor,
Graduate Program Director
BVM Hall 423 773.508.7560
Benjamin Johnson, PhD Professor
Environmental Historian
Crown Center 544 773.508.3082
Reuben P. Keller, PhD Associate Professor BVM Hall 401 773.508.2952
Roberta Lammers-Campbell, PhD Senior Lecturer Emerita LSB 241 773.508.3651 (LSC); 815.338.1032 (LUREC)
Richard (Max) Melstrom, PhD Endowed Associate Professor of Ecological Economics BVM Hall 424 773.508.2948
Gilbert Michaud, PhD Assistant Professor of Environmental Policy BVM Hall 415
Rev. Stephen Mitten, S.J., MS Senior Lecturer, Director of Undergraduate Research at LUREC BVM Hall 313; LUREC 773.508.8241
Timothy O’Brien, PhD Professor
Environmental Statistician
BVM Hall 413 773.508.2129
Brian Ohsowski, PhD Assistant Professor BVM 211 773.508.8920
Gregory Palmer, PhD Lecturer BVM 213 773-508-8254
Michael Schuck, PhD Professor, Department of Theology and School of Environmental Sustainability BVM 405 773.508.3817
Tania M. Schusler, PhD Assistant Professor
Solutions to Environmental Problems (STEP) Coordinator
BVM Hall 425 773.508.8954
Federico Sinche, PhD Lecturer BVM 410 773-508-3023
Yanning Wei, PhD Lecturer
GIS Lab Director
Bo Zhang, PhD Lecturer

Part Time Faculty

Name Title Office Phone and Email
Jennifer Burke, JD Instructor & Attorney WTC
Brendan Dailey, J.D. Instructor WTC
Richard DiMaio, MS Instructor BVM Hall 224 773.508.2842
Ann Erhardt, MM, ISSP-CSP Faculty Remote (616) 889-5977
Christine Hill, MEd Instructor, HS Dual Credit Highland Park High School
Howard Hill, MS Instructor, HS Dual Credit Highland Park High School 224.765.2269
Anuradha (Anu) Krishnaswamy, MLA Instructor BVM 422 773.508.8980
Drew Monks, MS Research Associate
Instructor
SES 219 773.508.2122
Beth Peterson, MSSE/ME Instructor, HS Dual Credit Highland Park High School G107 224.765.2275
Michael Ribant, PhD Instructor BVM 226 773.508.8254
David Sargent, JD Faculty 773.234.3001
Maureen Stroud, MBA and MS Faculty
Sr. Manager Ecolabels and Manufacturers Resources – Green Electronics Council Principal - Shinka Sustainability Consultants

Staff Members

Name Title Office Phone and Email
Megan Conway, MS Sustainability Coordinator BVM Hall 225 773.508.8255
Kevin Erickson Urban Agriculture Manager BVM Hall 222 773.508.8925
Jory Kleemann Graduate Program Manager
Shane Lishawa, MS Research Associate 872.202.3029
Zach Waickman, MBA Senior Project Manager SES 109 773.508.8852
Christine Wolff IJEP Coordinator
Rachel Elfant Healing Earth and THEA Project Manager Remote
Allison Fabino Carr Analytical Lab Manager & SES Safety Officer IES 317 773.508.2056
Stephanie Folk Marketing Communications Manager BVM 212 773.508.8334

Affiliated Faculty

Name Title Office Phone and Email
Dan Amick, PhD Associate Dean Emeritus
Martin B. Berg, PhD Professor, Biology 773.508.8853
James M. Calcagno, PhD Professor, Anthropology
Director, Loyola Fellowship Office
BVM Hall 701 773.508.3472
Domenic Castignetti, PhD Professor, Biology 773.508.3638
M. Paul Chiarelli, PhD Professor, Chemistry 773.508.3106
Elizabeth Coffman, PhD Associate Professor of Communications, Documentary Studies, Environmental Advocacy, Media Outreach 312.915.6716
Alanah Fitch, PhD Professor, Chemistry 773.508.3119
Connie Fletcher, PhD Associate Professor, School of Communication SOC 210 312.915.6819
William C. French, PhD Associate Professor, Theology 773.508.2356
John P. Frendreis, PhD Professor, Political Science 773.508.3054
Timothy Hoellein, PhD Assistant Professor, Biology 773.508.8859
Theodore Karamanski, PhD Professor, History
Public History Graduate Director
Crown Center 517 773.508.2684
John J. Kelly, PhD Professor, Biology 773.508.7097
Konstantin Läufer, PhD Professor and Chairperson of Computer Science LT-531A 312.915.7983
Mark A. Pollock, PhD Associate Professor, School of Communication
Program Director, Communication Studies
Lewis Towers 907 312.915.6912
Martina Schmeling, PhD Associate Professor, Chemistry
Graduate Program Director
Flanner Hall 408 773.508.3124

The faculty and staff at the School of Environmental Sustainability are passionate about being part of the solution to today’s environmental crisis. Our team includes social scientists, theologians, historians, public health experts, economists, lawyers, and business management professionals who collaborate to guide students in exploring complex and interconnected environmental and societal issues.


Meet our team

The collective passion of the SES team brings our mission to life