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Faculty Affiliates

Center for Energy, Environment & Sustainability

Interdisciplinary thinking is vital as we adapt to a changing world and CEES continues to both formally and informally encourage cross-pollination among its affiliates. CEES affiliates gain access to information on funding, events, CEES developments, and, most importantly, each other. Contact us if you would like more information on becoming a CEES affiliate.

Nicholas Albertson

Nicholas Albertson

Assistant Professor of Japanese

Participated in the Magnolias CurriculumMagnolias Curriculum Project

T. Michael Anderson

T. Michael Anderson

T. Michael Anderson

Fred Bahnson

Fred Bahnson

Director of the Food, Health, and Ecological Well-being Program School of Divinity

Participated in the Magnolias CurriculumMagnolias Curriculum Project

Adrian Bardon

Adrian Bardon

Associate Professor Philosophy

Doug Beets

Doug Beets

Professor of Accountancy, School of Business

Lisa Blee

Lisa Blee

Assistant Professor of History

Participated in the Magnolias CurriculumMagnolias Curriculum Project

Keith Bonin

Keith Bonin

Professor and Chair of Physics

Lynn Book

Lynn Book

Senior Lecturer in Theatre and Dance, Associate Director of Creativity for the Program in Entrepreneurship and Liberal Arts

Erin Branch

Erin Branch

Assistant Teaching Professor in English

Participated in the Magnolias CurriculumMagnolias Curriculum Project

Saylor Breckenridge

Saylor Breckenridge

Associate Professor, Sociology

Participated in the Magnolias CurriculumMagnolias Curriculum Project

Robert Browne

Robert Browne

Professor of Biology

Brian Calhoun

Brian Calhoun

Assistant Professor of the Practice, Department of Education

Participated in the Magnolias CurriculumMagnolias Curriculum Project

David Carroll

David Carroll

Associate Professor of Physics, Director Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials

Justin Catanoso

Justin Catanoso

Professor of the Practice

Daniel Cañas

Daniel Cañas

Associate Professor of Computer Science

Frederick Chen

Frederick Chen

Associate Professor of Economics

Participated in the Magnolias CurriculumMagnolias Curriculum Project

Elizabeth Clendinning

Elizabeth Clendinning

Assistant Professor of Music

Participated in the Magnolias CurriculumMagnolias Curriculum Project

Benjamin Coates

Benjamin Coates

Assistant Professor of History

Participated in the Magnolias CurriculumMagnolias Curriculum Project

Bill Conner

Bill Conner

Professor of Biology

Jill Crainshaw

Jill Crainshaw

Blackburn Professor of Worship and Liturgical Theology

Participated in the Magnolias CurriculumMagnolias Curriculum Project

Ann Cunningham

Ann Cunningham

Associate Professor of Education

Participated in the Magnolias CurriculumMagnolias Curriculum Project

James F. Curran

James F. Curran

Professor of Biology

William Davis

William Davis

Professor of the Practice of Management, School of Business

Participated in the Magnolias CurriculumMagnolias Curriculum Project

Dedee DeLongpré Johnston

Dedee DeLongpré Johnston

Chief Sustainability Officer

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Dedee DeLongpré Johnston is the Chief Sustainability Officer at Wake Forest University. She has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Southern California with a concentration in entrepreneurial studies and a master’s of business administration with an emphasis in sustainable management from the Presidio Graduate School in San Francisco.  She has over 20 years of experience in nonprofit management, primarily in the areas of education, sustainability, and the environment. Her past appointments include director of the University of Florida’s Office of Sustainability, where she was awarded the President’s Medallion, executive director of the non-profit organization Sustainable Alachua County, and US program director for Fauna and Flora International.   DeLongpré Johnston served on the founding board of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education and now serves on the association’s advisory and editorial boards. She also currently serves on the board of directors for the Piedmont Environmental Alliance.

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Jan Detter

Jan Detter

Professor of Practice in Creativity, Innovation & Social Enterprise

Participated in the Magnolias CurriculumMagnolias Curriculum Project

Sandy Dickson

Sandy Dickson

Director of the Documentary Film Program

Jack Dostal

Jack Dostal

Lecturer in Physics

Participated in the Magnolias CurriculumMagnolias Curriculum Project

Adam Dovico

Adam Dovico

Clinical Instructor, Department of Education

Participated in the Magnolias CurriculumMagnolias Curriculum Project

Jonathan Duchac

Jonathan Duchac

Academic Director of Full-time MBA Program

Rob Erhardt

Rob Erhardt

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Gerald Esch

Gerald Esch

Charles M. Allen Professor of Biology

Meredith Farmer

Meredith Farmer

Assistant Teaching Professor, Department of English

Participated in the Magnolias CurriculumMagnolias Curriculum Project

Sarah Fick

Sarah Fick

Assistant Professor, Department of Education

Participated in the Magnolias CurriculumMagnolias Curriculum Project

David Finn

David Finn

Professor of Art

Participated in the Magnolias CurriculumMagnolias Curriculum Project

Dan Fogel

Dan Fogel

Director, Masters in Sustainability program

Participated in the Magnolias CurriculumMagnolias Curriculum Project

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Dr. Fogel is an Executive Professor of Strategy. He specializes in strategic management, especially innovation processes in firms, including those located in emerging and transition economies and in emerging industries.  His research and teaching interest are on sustainability practices and principles, international business and strategy development, and innovation for large organizations.  He has worked extensively as a consultant nationally and internationally for diverse organizations, such General Electric, Motorola (Brazil), Lockheed Martin, Lucent (Brazil), TESS (Brazil), AT&T and Bank of America.  His awards include research grants, several teacher of the year awards, a Fulbright Scholarship to Brazil, the 1988 Winner of the Yoder-Heneman Award, and several times the Distinguished Professor Awards. Dan Fogel has served and is serving on Boards of Directors or Advisory Boards within the United States and abroad.

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Steve Folmar

Steve Folmar

Assistant Professor, Cultural/Applied Anthropology

Participated in the Magnolias CurriculumMagnolias Curriculum Project

Amanda Foster

Amanda Foster

Associate Teaching Librarian

Participated in the Magnolias CurriculumMagnolias Curriculum Project

Dean Franco

Dean Franco

Associate Professor, English

Tom Frank

Tom Frank

Professor of History

Participated in the Magnolias CurriculumMagnolias Curriculum Project

Karin Friederic

Karin Friederic

Assistant Professor Cultural and Applied Anthropology

Adam Friedman

Adam Friedman

Professor of Education

Andrius Galisanka

Andrius Galisanka

Assistant Professor, Department of Politics and International Affairs

Participated in the Magnolias CurriculumMagnolias Curriculum Project

T.H.M. Gellar-Goad

T.H.M. Gellar-Goad

Teacher/Scholar/Post Doctoral Fellow of Classical Languages

Participated in the Magnolias CurriculumMagnolias Curriculum Project

Amanda Gengler

Amanda Gengler

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Participated in the Magnolias CurriculumMagnolias Curriculum Project

Jennifer Gentry

Jennifer Gentry

Associate Teaching Professor, Department of Art

Participated in the Magnolias CurriculumMagnolias Curriculum Project

Stravroula Glezakos

Stravroula Glezakos

Associate Professor of Philosophy

Participated in the Magnolias CurriculumMagnolias Curriculum Project

Justin Green

Justin Green

Assistant Professor of Practice/Head Debate Coach

Participated in the Magnolias CurriculumMagnolias Curriculum Project

Michael Gross

Michael Gross

Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry

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Dr. Gross an Assistant Professor of Chemistry. His teaching expertise includes Inorganic Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, Chemistry and Physics of Solid State Materials, and Green Technologies. His research projects focus on studies of solid state materials, particularly mixed metal oxides, for electrochemical energy conversion applications. He has a MS and PhD in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr Gross is the recipient of the 2015 Wake Forest University Teaching in Innovation Award.

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Andrew Gurstelle

Andrew Gurstelle

Assistant Teaching Professor, Department of Anthropology

Participated in the Magnolias CurriculumMagnolias Curriculum Project

David Hagy

David Hagy

Orchestra Director

Catherine Harnois

Catherine Harnois

Associate Professor and McCulloch Family Faculty Fellow, Sociology

Robert Hellyer

Robert Hellyer

Associate Professor of History

Participated in the Magnolias CurriculumMagnolias Curriculum Project

Maria Henson

Maria Henson

Associate Vice President and Editor-at-Large, Wake Forest Magazine

Staci Hepler

Staci Hepler

Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics

Willie Hinze

Willie Hinze

Professor of Chemistry

Natalie Holzworth

Natalie Holzworth

Professor of Physics

Eranda Jayawickreme

Eranda Jayawickreme

Assistant Teaching Professor, Department of Psychology

Participated in the Magnolias CurriculumMagnolias Curriculum Project

Oana Jurchescu

Oana Jurchescu

Assistant Professor of Physics

Lucas Johnston

Lucas Johnston

Assistant Professor of Religion and Environmental Studies

Participated in the Magnolias CurriculumMagnolias Curriculum Project

Brad Jones

Brad Jones

Professor of Chemistry

Eric Jones

Eric Jones

Assistant Professor of Archaeology

Lisa Kiang

Lisa Kiang

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Participated in the Magnolias CurriculumMagnolias Curriculum Project

Bruce King

Bruce King

Professor of Chemistry, Associate Provost for Research

Angela King

Angela King

Senior Lecturer of Chemistry

Participated in the Magnolias CurriculumMagnolias Curriculum Project

Rowena Kirby-Straker

Rowena Kirby-Straker

Assistant Teaching Professor, Department of Communication

Participated in the Magnolias CurriculumMagnolias Curriculum Project

John Knox

John Knox

Henry C. Lauerman Professor of International Law

Kathleen Kron

Professor of Biology

Abdessadek Lachgar

Abdessadek Lachgar

Professor of Chemistry and the Bell Faculty Fellow

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Dr. Lachgar a Professor of Chemistry and the Bell Faculty Fellow. His teaching expertise is in the general area of inorganic materials chemistry and nanomaterials. His research projects focus on the development and characterization of materials for potential applications in the field of energy storage and environmental remediation. Three main projects are underway in his laboratory, the first focus on the use of the molecular building block approach to the design and preparation of novel cluster based hybrid inorganic porganic materials for hydrogen storage and CO2 sequestration, the second is the synthesis and structural characterization of materials for use as high capacity cathodes in rechargeable lithium ion batteries, and the third project has the objective of developing solid acid base catalysts for the production of biodiesel from inexpensive feedstock such as brown and black grease.  Lachgar has authored over 90 papers and has received over $2,000,000 in grants since he joined the university in August 1991.

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Amanda Lanier

Amanda Lanier

Curator of Education, Reynolda Gardens of Wake Forest University

Participated in the Magnolias CurriculumMagnolias Curriculum Project

Dennis Lemly

Dennis Lemly

Research Associate Professor and US Forest Service Cooperator

John Llewellyn

John Llewellyn

Associate Professor of Communications

Participated in the Magnolias CurriculumMagnolias Curriculum Project

Judith Madera

Judith Madera

Associate Professor of English

Participated in the Magnolias CurriculumMagnolias Curriculum Project

Sarah Mason

Sarah Mason

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Participated in the Magnolias CurriculumMagnolias Curriculum Project

Stan Meiburg

Stan Meiburg

Director of the Sustainability Graduate Program

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Meiburg served as Acting Deputy Administrator for the EPA from 2014 to 2017, capping a 39-year career with the agency. He is known for leading efforts to protect the nation’s air and water, clean up hazardous and toxic waste sites, build collaborative relationships with state and tribal environmental programs, and promote sound management in EPA.

At Wake Forest, Stan leads the master of arts in sustainability program and associated dual degree and certificate programs. He works with the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the Center for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability (CEES).

Meiburg joined the EPA in 1977 in Washington, D.C., and later served as deputy regional director of the EPA’s Atlanta office and as the deputy regional administrator in Dallas, Texas. He was only the second person in the agency’s history to serve as deputy regional administrator in more than one region. From 1985 to 1990, he served with the EPA’s Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards in Research Triangle Park.

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Christian Miller

Christian Miller

Associate Professor of Philosophy

Gloria Muday

Gloria Muday

Professor of Biology

Donal Mulcahy

Donal Mulcahy

Assistant Professor of Education

Participated in the Magnolias CurriculumMagnolias Curriculum Project

Ron Noftle

Ron Noftle

Professor of Chemistry

James Norris

James Norris

Professor of Mathematics

Participated in the Magnolias CurriculumMagnolias Curriculum Project

Monique O’Connell

Monique O’Connell

Associate Professor of History

Participated in the Magnolias CurriculumMagnolias Curriculum Project

Gail O’Day

Gail O’Day

Dean and Professor of New Testament and Preaching

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Gail O’Day is Dean and Professor of New Testament and Preaching at the Wake Forest University School of Divinity.  A graduate of Brown University, O’Day earned a Master of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School and a doctorate in New Testament from Emory. She is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ.   O’Day’s scholarly research focuses on the Gospel of John, the Bible and preaching, and the history of biblical interpretation.

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A.Z. Obiedat

A.Z. Obiedat

Assistant Professor of Arabic

Participated in the Magnolias CurriculumMagnolias Curriculum Project

John Oksanish

John Oksanish

Assistant Professor of Classical Languages

Participated in the Magnolias CurriculumMagnolias Curriculum Project

Alan Palmiter

Alan Palmiter

Professor of Law

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Professor Palmiter is a Professor of Law.  He has a national and international reputation as a scholar-teacher on corporate/securities law.   He has authored leading textbooks on Corporations and Securities Regulation.  His primary research interests lie in “corporate democracy,” focusing on the role of institutional investors.  His articles have been selected (and republished) six times as among the best corporate/securities law articles of the year.  He has also organized conferences on the corporation in society, including most recently one on “the sustainable corporation.” Before joining the Wake Forest faculty in 1986, he practiced law with Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton-Washington. He was born in India and grew up in Bolivia and Toledo, Ohio.

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Jason Parsley

Jason Parsley

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Participated in the Magnolias CurriculumMagnolias Curriculum Project

Paúl Pauca

Paúl Pauca

Associate Professor of Computer Science

James Pease

James Pease

Assistant Professor of Biology

David Phillips

David Phillips

Associate Professor of Humanities

Participated in the Magnolias CurriculumMagnolias Curriculum Project

Robert Plemmons

Robert Plemmons

Z. Smith Reynolds Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics

Natascha Romeo

Natascha Romeo

Lecturer, Health and Exercise Science

Jim Ross

Jim Ross

Lecturer, Health and Exercise Science

Megan Rudock

Megan Rudock

Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry

Participated in the Magnolias CurriculumMagnolias Curriculum Project

Dick Schneider

Dick Schneider

Associate Dean for International Affairs, Professor of Law

Sidney Shapiro

Sidney Shapiro

Distinguished Chair in Law

John Shenette

John Shenette

Associate VP of Facilities & Campus Services

Miles R. Silman

Miles R. Silman

Andrew Sabin Family Foundation Presidential Chair in Conservation Biology, Director of CEES, Professor of Biology

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Dr. Silman is a Professor of Biology. His work centers on understanding biodiversity distribution and the response of forests ecosystems to past and future climate and land use changes.  His current projects also addresses Andean and Amazonian carbon cycles and biodiversity controls for use in innovative, private- and public-sector, ecosystem services projects that change land use by generating revenue for conservation and creating economic and social value for local participants. He has 20 years of experience in the Andes and Amazon and is coordinator and founding member of the Andes Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research Group.

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Bill Smith

Bill Smith

Charles H. Babcock Chaired Professor in Botany

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Dr. Smith is the Charles H. Babcock Chaired Professor in Botany (Biology) at Wake Forest University.  His research focuses on the adaptations of plants living in harsh and extreme environments, with a current focus on global change impacts.  Current projects include studies of the global occurrence of the alpine treelines and the impacts of episodic, extreme events (e.g. hurricanes) on barrier island ecosystems.  Based on the adaptive characteristics of individual species, projections about future survival are being evaluated.  Over the past 26 years Smith has authored  approximately 200 refereed publications, received more than 40 NSF grants totally over $8 M, and currently leads the NSF-funded Coastal Barrier Island Network composed of a broad multidisciplinary group of scientists with expertise in ecology, geology, economics, and cultural and political sciences.

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Christina Soriano

Christina Soriano

Associate Professor, Theater and Dance

Participated in the Magnolias CurriculumMagnolias Curriculum Project

Eric Stottlemyer

Eric Stottlemyer

Assistant Teaching Professor of English

Participated in the Magnolias CurriculumMagnolias Curriculum Project

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Eric Stottlemyer is an Assistant Teaching Professor in Wake Forest University’s Writing Program where he pursues his life-long passions for writing and the environment by helping students to think critically about and reflect meaningfully on their relationships to the natural world. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Nevada, Reno where he studied in the Literature and the Environment program, a multi-disciplinary field of inquiry that closely examines human connections to the earth and its complex ecosystems. An avid proponent of wilderness preservation and wilderness experiences, his work (and home) is as much on the trail as it is in the classroom, where he likes to meditate on Ecocritical theory, contemplative pedagogy, rhetoric and writing studies, and the relationships between nature and Zen philosophy. Regarding the latter, his current research projects center on the role of Zen in some of the works of early twentieth-century nature writers, especially in the American West. Fascinated by all aspects of the natural world, he has written on mountain lions in the Pacific Northwest, extinction level events, ritual circumambulation, and spatial perception in Western landscapes.

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Lynn Sutton

Lynn Sutton

Dean of ZSR Library, Vice Provost

Paul Thacker

Paul Thacker

Department Chair, Anthropology, Associate Professor, Archaeology

Ron Thompson

Ron Thompson

Professor of Management, School of Business

Timo Thonhauser

Timo Thonhauser

Associate Professor of Physics

Silvia Tiboni-Craft

Silvia Tiboni-Craft

Assistant Teaching Professor of Italian

Participated in the Magnolias CurriculumMagnolias Curriculum Project

Steve Virgil

Steve Virgil

Director of the Community Law and Business Clinic, Associate Clinical Professor of Law

Alessandra Von Burg

Alessandra Von Burg

Assistant Professor, Communications

Participated in the Magnolias CurriculumMagnolias Curriculum Project

Ron Von Burg

Ron Von Burg

Assistant Professor of Communication

Participated in the Magnolias CurriculumMagnolias Curriculum Project

Michelle Voss Roberts

Michelle Voss Roberts

Associate Professor of Theology

Ana-María González Wahl

Ana-María González Wahl

Associate Professor, Sociology

Neal Walls

Neal Walls

Associate Professor of Old Testament Interpretation

Participated in the Magnolias CurriculumMagnolias Curriculum Project

Peter Weigl

Peter Weigl

Professor of Biology

Mark Welker

Mark Welker

William L. Poteat Professor of Chemistry

Robert Whaples

Robert Whaples

Professor and Chair of Economics

Participated in the Magnolias CurriculumMagnolias Curriculum Project

Richard Williams

Richard Williams

Reynolds Professor of Physics

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Dr. Williams is a Reynolds Professor of Physics.  His work centers on interaction of light with materials, excitons, photocarrier transport, and ultrafast measurements of electronic recombination phenomena.  His current projects use this research to understand and improve scintillator detectors of radiation, but many of the materials and techniques are directly applicable to energy research issues or can be redirected to them.  He has 35 years of experience in excitonic phenomena in condensed matter and co-authored the book Self-Trapped Excitons (Springer-Verlag, 1993 & 1996, 1st & 2nd editions).  Williams has authored 158 papers, holds 10 patents, and has received 22 grants totaling $3 million.

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Sunggu Yang

Sunggu Yang

Postdoctoral Fellow in Preaching and Worship

Participated in the Magnolias CurriculumMagnolias Curriculum Project

Qianona Yu

Qianona Yu

Assistant Professor of Chinese

Participated in the Magnolias CurriculumMagnolias Curriculum Project

Vanessa Zboreak

Vanessa Zboreak

Professor of the Practice, School of Law

Participated in the Magnolias CurriculumMagnolias Curriculum Project