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David Kennedy, Donald J. McLachlan Professor, History

Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment & Resources

My interdisciplinary scholarship and writing integrates the fields of history, literature, and economics to analyze the American political system, economy, and culture in the early twentieth century.


Julie Kennedy, Professor (Teaching), EESS; Victoria and Roger Sant Co-Director, Earth Systems Program, Peter E. Haas Faculty Co-Director, Haas Center for Public Service; Landreth Family University Fellow in Undergraduate Education; Senior Fellow, Woods Institute

Department of Environmental Earth System Science

I have specific interest in interdisciplinary teaching and learning, and in the effective communication of complex interdisciplinary problem descriptions, analysis methods, and solutions to expert and non-expert audiences. I advise and work on research projects with undergraduate and master's level students whose interests include ecology, energy, land systems management, ocean science and policy, sustainability, environmental education, and science communication.


Herve Kieffel, Consulting Assistant Professor, Management Science and Engineering

Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment & Resources


Brian Knutson, Associate Professor, Psychology

Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment & Resources

My primary interest is in the neural basis of emotion, specifically understanding the neurochemical and neuroanatomical mechanisms responsible for emotional experience and exploring the implications of these findings for the assessment and treatment of clinical disorders of affect and addiction, as well as economic behavior.


Charles D Kolstad, Senior Fellow in SIEPR and PIE; Professor by courtesy in Economics

Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment & Resources

Charles D. Kolstad is an internationally known economist who once served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ghana and has taught at universities in the U.S, Russia, and Belgium. His research interests are in information, uncertainty and regulation; he does much of his applied work in the area of climate change and energy markets.


Jeffrey Koseff, William Alden Campbell and Martha Campbell Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering; Perry L. McCarty Director, Woods Institute for the Environment

Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment & Resources

My research area is environmental fluid mechanics, focusing on the interaction between physical and biological systems in natural aquatic environments. I study turbulence and internal wave dynamics in stratified flows, transport and mixing in estuarine systems, phytoplankton dynamics in estuarine systems, coral reef and kelp-forest hydrodynamics, chemical sensing in the marine environment, and coastal upwelling processes.


Anthony R. Kovscek, Professor and Chair

Department of Energy Resources Engineering


Eric Lambin, George and Setsuko Ishiyama Provostial Professor; Senior Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment

Department of Environmental Earth System Science

My research is in the area of human-environment interactions in land systems. I develop integrated approaches to study land use change by linking remote sensing, GIS and socio-economic data. I aim at better understanding causes and impacts of changes in tropical forests, drylands, and farming systems. I currently focus on three related themes: land use transitions – i.e., the shift from deforestation (or land degradation) to reforestation (or land sparing for nature), – the influence of globalization on land use decisions, and the interactions between public and private governance aimed at promoting sustainable land use.


Raymond Levitt, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering; Senior Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment

Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment & Resources

My research group has developed new organization theory, methodology, and computer simulation tools to design organizations that can optimally execute complex, fast-track projects and programs, and service/maintenance work processes such as health care delivery and offshore platform maintenance. My current research focuses on the unique governance challenges of private-public partnerships for developing infrastructure in the US and globally.


David Lobell, Associate Professor

Department of Environmental Earth System Science

Food Security, Climate Change, Land use, Remote Sensing, Ecosystem Modeling, Statistics, Geographic Information Systems