Stewarding Our Planet’s Resources Steering Committee

“Penn State will be a leader in creating comprehensive solutions to mitigate the dangers of climate change and address the challenges of providing safe and abundant water, clean and renewable energy sources, and plentiful and nutritious food.”

Jeffrey Brownson, Co-Chair
Associate Professor of Energy & Mineral Engineering

Lara Fowler, Co-Chair
Assistant Director for Outreach and Engagement, Institutes of Energy and the Environment
Senior Lecturer, Penn State Law

Lee Ahern, Member
Associate Professor of Communications, Advertising, and Public Relations

Monty Alger, Member
Director of the Institute for Natural Gas Research
Professor of Chemical Engineering

William Burgos, Member
Associate Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Andy Cole, Member
Associate Director of the Center for Watershed Stewardship
Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture

Robert Cooper, Member
Director for the Energy and Engineering Division, Office of Physical Plant

Lisa Emili, Member
Associate Professor of Physical Geography & Environmental Studies
Sustainability Coordinator, Penn State Altoona

Angela Fishman, Member
Instructor of Mathematics, Penn State Beaver

Heather Gall, Member
Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Michele Halsell, Member
Director of the Sustainable Communities Collaborative

Tommy Hogan, Member
Professor of Practice, Human Resources Management

Gregory Jenkins, Member
Professor of Meteorology

Peter Newman, Member
Department Head and Professor of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Management

James Shortle, Member
Distinguished Professor of Agricultural and Environmental Economics

Pamela Silver, Member
Department Chair and Distinguished Professor of Biology, Penn State Behrend

Erica Smithwick, Member
Associate Professor of Geography

Betty Harper, Resource Member
Office of Planning and Assessment