Sustainability Experts

Northern Arizona University has a number of experts and professional staff leading the way in sustainability.

Thomas Acker, PhD
Director, Institute for Sustainable Energy Solutions
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

James A. Allen, PhD
Executive Director, School of Forestry

Paul Beier, PhD
Regents’ Professor of Conservation Biology
College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

Ann Marie Chischilly
Executive Director, Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP)

W. Wallace Covington, PhD
Regents' Professor; Director of Ecological Restoration Institute
College of Engineering, Forestry and Natural Sciences

Levi Esquerra
Director, The Center of American Indian Economic Development
The W. A. Franke College of Business

Luis Fernandez, PhD
Director, MA Program on Sustainable Communities
Associate Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Peter Z. Fule, PhD
Professor of Forestry
College of Engineering, Forestry and Natural Sciences

George "Wolf" Gumerman
Professor of Anthropology
Director of NAU's University Honors Program
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Laura Huenneke, PhD
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Bruce Hungate, PhD
Director, Center for Ecosystem Science and Society
Director, Colorado Plateau Analytical Laboratory
Professor, Biological Sciences
College of Engineering, Forestry and Natural Sciences

Jani Ingram, PhD
Professor of Analytical Chemistry
College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

Darrell Kaufman, PhD
Regents’ Professor of Geology
College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

Julie Mueller
Assistant Professor of Economics
The W. A. Franke College of Business

Roderic Parnell
Professor of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability
Coordinator, Academic Sustainability Programs

Thomas Sisk, PhD
Professor of Ecology
College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

Abe Springer, PhD
Professor, School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability 

Diane Vosick
Director of Policy and Partnerships
Ecological Restoration Institute

Karin Wadsack
Project Director, Institute for Sustainable Energy Solutions and Tribal Clean Energy Resource Center
Institute for Sustainable Energy Solutions

Thomas G. Whitham, PhD
Regents’ Professor of Biological Sciences
College of Engineering, Forestry and Natural Sciences