Our Members

The Environmental Consortium of Colleges & Universities is an intercollegiate collaboration established to more fully engage its members in the regional environment. Using interdisciplinary study as its guiding principle and priority, the Consortium encourages a diverse membership.
Individual Members

The Consortium currently has approximately 480 individual members. To facilitate resource sharing and foster collaborations, Consortium members exchange information through this website, a listserv, an annual meeting, and other Consortium sponsored programs throughout the year.

Who are our individual members?
  • faculty, staff, administrators and students affiliated with a two-year or four-year accredited college or university in the Hudson-Mohawk River Watershed;
  • faculty and staff from two-year or four-year accredited college or university outside of the Hudson-Mohawk River Watershed, but connected to it through research or educational activities;
  • K-12 faculty, and
  • individuals affiliated with a non-profit educational or research organizations that align with the Consortium’s mission.
How to join.

Institutional Members

There are currently 63 Institutional Members in the Consortium. The institutions of higher education within the Environmental Consortium have a collective student, faculty, and staff community comparable to cities with populations over 220,000 people. How to join.

Member Institution Liaison to the Environmental Consortium
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Bard College Michele Dominy
Director, Environmental and Urban Studies
Barnard College Terryanne Maenza-Gmelch
Senior Lecturer, Environmental Science
Bennington College

Berkshire Community College Charles Kaminski
Dean, Business, Science, Mathematics & Technology Division
Clarkson University Shane Rogers
Associate Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Colgate University  
Columbia University Kytt MacManus
Geographic Information Specialist, CEISIN - Earth Institute
The Culinary Institute of America

CUNY Brooklyn College Rebecca Boger
Associate Professor, Director of Urban Sustainability
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
CUNY City College of New York Vasil Diyamandoglu
Professor, Civil Engineering, Grove School of Engineering
CUNY LaGuardia Community College Holly Porter-Morgan
Director, Environmental Science Program
CUNY Lehman College Yuri Gorokhovich
Assistant Professor and Chairperson, Department of Environmental Geographic and Geological Sciences
CUNY Queens College William Blanford
Assistant Professor, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Dominican College Madeline Mignone
Assistant Professor, Biology Department
Excelsior College Brian Hagenbuch
Program Director-Natural Sciences, School of Liberal Arts
Fordham University Roger Panetta
Visting Professor, History Department
Hamilton College Todd Rayne
Professor of Environmental Studies, Department of Geosciences
Hudson Valley Community College Peter A. Schaefer
Department Chair, Biology, Chemsitry and Physics
Iona College Fredrica Rudell
Chair, Department of Marketing and International Business
Manhattan College Kevin J. Farley
Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Manhattanville College Wendy McFarlane
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology
Maria College  
Marist College Martin Shaffer
Associate Professor, Dean Political Science, Liberal Arts
Marymount Manhattan College Alessandra Leri
Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Environmental Science, Natural Science Department
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Monica Joslin
Dean of Academic Affairs
Mercy College William J. Ehmann
Office of the Provost
Monroe College

Mount Saint Mary College Douglas Robinson
Associate Professor of Biology, Division of Natural Sciences
College of Mount Saint Vincent Patricia Grove
Professor, Biology Department
The College of New Rochelle Faith Kostel-Hughes
Director, Environmental Studies Program
The New School

New York University Dianne Anderson
Manager of Sustainable Resources, Sustainability Office
Pace University Michelle D. Land
Clinical Associate Professor, Environmental Studies and Science
Director, Master of Arts in Environmental Policy
Director of Programming, Dyson College Institute for Sustainability and the Environment
Director, Environmental Consortium of Colleges & Universities
Polytechnic Institute of New York University

Ramapo College of New Jersey Howard Horowitz
Professor of Geography, Theoretical and Applied Science
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute  
The Sage Colleges  
The College of Saint Rose Paul Benzing
Science Department
Saint Thomas Aquinas College Bianca M. Wentzell
Assistant Professor of Biology
Sarah Lawrence College Ryan Palmer
Director, Center for the Urban River
Siena College Jean C. Mangun
Professor & Chair, Department of Environmental Studies
Skidmore College Karen A. Kellogg
Director, Environmental Studies
Stevens Institute of Technology Alan F. Blumberg
Deputy Director, Center for Maritime Systems,Department of Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering
SUNY University at Albany Gary Kleppel
Director, Biodiversity, Conservation & Policy Program
SUNY Cobleskill Andrew Gascho Landis
Assistant Professor, Fisheries & Wildlife Department
SUNY Columbia-Greene Community College Rebecca Pinder
Assistant Professor, Division of Science
SUNY Dutchess Community College Susan Conrad
Instructor, Math, Physical, and Computer Sciences Department
SUNY Empire State College Sadie Ross
Director of Environmental Sustainability, Office of the President
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry Karin E. Limburg
Assistant Professor, Environmental and Forest Biology
Stacy McNulty
Associate Director and Research Associate, Adirondack Ecological Center
SUNY Maritime College Walter Nadolny
Assistant Professor, Marine Transportation Department
SUNY New Paltz Carol S. Rietsma
Associate Professor, Biology Department
SUNY North Country Community College

SUNY Orange County Community College Frank Traeger
Chair, Biology Department
Jennifer Merriam
Instructor of Biology, Biology Department
SUNY Purchase College George P. Kraemer
Associate Professor, Division of Natural Sciences
SUNY Rockland Community College Susan Brydon Golz
Coordinator of Science Science Department
SUNY Schenectady County Community College  
SUNY Stony Brook University Darcy J. Lonsdale
Professor, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences
SUNY Sullivan County Community College Kathryn Scullion
Instructional Assistant, Division of Natural Sciences, Mathematics, Physical Education and Nursing
SUNY Ulster County Community College Karen L. Helgers
Instructor, Geology and Earth Sciences
SUNY Westchester Community College Michael Priano
Associate Professor, Biology Department
Union College

Vassar College Lucy Johnson
Professor Emerita, Anthropology Department

Affiliate Members

There are currently 19 Affiliate Members in the Consortium. Two-year and four-year accredited colleges and universities not situated in the Hudson-Mohawk River watershed, and non-profit educational or research organizations are eligible for affiliate membership.

The following organizations and institutions of higher education have officially endorsed the mission of the Environmental Consortium of Colleges & Universities. How to join.
Affiliate Institutions Liaison to the Environmental Consortium
Green Mountain College James Harding
Dean of the Faculty
Hartwick College Michael Tannenbaum
Chief Academic Officer
Affiliate Non-Profits  
Black Rock Forest Consortium  
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies  
Catskill Environmental Research & Monitoring (CERM) Network  
Hudson Basin River Watch  
Hudson River Environmental Society  
Hudson River Sloop Clearwater  
Huyck Preserve and Biological Research Station  
Mohonk Preserve  
Mount Beacon Incline Railway Restoration Society  
The New York State Outdoor Education Association  
The Olana Partnership  
Orange County Water Authority  
Sustainable Hudson Valley  
Teatown Lake Reservation  
Theodore Gordon Flyfishers  
Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park