Environmental Science and Policy

Jerald Stephen Ault

Professor Emeritus


(305) 421-4884
Jerald S. Ault is a Professor of Environmental Science and Policy at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric and Earth Science. Dr. Ault is an internationally renowned fisheries scientist specializing in population dynamics, predictive analytics, machine learning, sampling design, ecosystem...

Kenneth Broad



(305) 421-4851
Dr. Kenneth Broad is Director of the Leonard and Jayne Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy and Professor in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy at UM's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. Additionally, he holds a joint appointment at Columbia University, where he serves as Co-Director of the Center...

Kelly Jean Cox



Kelly Cox is an environmental attorney and advocate. Since 2017, Cox has been a faculty member at the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Science, where she teaches classes in Environmental Law and Policy. She is a member of the University of Miami's School of Law Environmental Law Program...

Maria Luisa M Estevanez

Senior Lecturer


(305) 421-4012
Ms. Estevanez has been conducting research on marine resource allocation policy. She has done several studies on recreational boating as they relate to environmental issues and marine policy. She uses computer-based geographic information systems in her research.

Rebecca Gruby

Robert K. Johnson Professor of Marine Conservation


Rebecca Gruby (she/her) is the Robert K. Johnson Professor of Marine Conservation in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy, and the Director of the Johnson Center for Marine Conservation. Dr. Gruby is an interdisciplinary social scientist focused on marine conservation and governance – the rules, processes,...

Keene Haywood

Senior Lecturer
MPS Exploration Science Track Coordinator


(305) 284-1781
Citizen science, applications of technology to exploration, video production and multimedia in science communication, and geospatial technologies. Dr. Keene Haywood is directing the Exploration Science program through the Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy. His background is mixture of media production, conservation, geospatial and...

Jennifer Jacquet



Jennifer Jacquet (https://jenniferjacquet.com/) is interested in globalized cooperation dilemmas, such as climate change and the exploitation of wild animals via fishing and the Internet wildlife trade. She is particularly interested in the role of social approval in encouraging cooperation, and is the author of Is Shame...

David Letson



(305) 421-4733
David Letson is Professor of Environmental Science and Policy at the University of Miami, where he has worked since 1995. His research focuses on the economics of extreme weather and climate variations. He is interested in the value of predictions from the geosciences and in how those predictions are interpreted and used.Letson obtained his...

Catherine Macdonald

Research Asst. Professor


(305) 421-4083
Dr. Catherine Macdonald is an interdisciplinary environmental scientist and Research Assistant Professor at the Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Science at the University of Miami. She is the Track Coordinator for the Marine Conservation track of the Masters of Professional Science Program, and teaches courses in...

Katharine Mach

Chair of the Department of Environmental Science and Policy


(305) 421-4741
Katharine Mach is professor and chair of the Department of Environmental Science and Policy at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, & Earth Science. Her research assesses climate change risks and response options to address increased flooding, extreme heat, wildfire, and other hazards. Through innovative...

Renato Molina

Asst. Professor


(305) 421-4055
Renato Molina is an engineer and economist specializing in environmental and resource economics. His work focuses on topics at the intersection between game theory, sustainability, and institutional settings. His current research explores the role of property rights in the economic impact of natural disasters, the use of conservation for...

Jessica Owley

Professor of Law
Faculty Director for the Environmental Law Program


(305) 284-5284
Jessica Owley specializes in Environmental Law and Property Law, with a focus on Climate Change Law and Policy and oversees the Environmental Law Program. She is a leading expert on private land conservation and conservation easements. Her interdisciplinary work explores ways to mitigate and adapt to climate change as well as furthering other...

Manoj Shivlani

Senior Lecturer


(305) 284-8259
Dr. Manoj Shivlani is an environmental scientist and senior lecturer specializing in the social and policy dimensions of coastal and marine resource management. His focus areas include stakeholder theory, socio-ecological systems, fisheries socioeconomics, and international ocean management. His recent research has evaluated the effects of...

Daniel O Suman



(305) 742-8762
My work focuses on management of coastal areas, including mechanisms to increase institutional cooperation, capacity building, development of management plans, and reduction of conflicts between various resource users. Marine and coastal protected areas and adaptation to climate change are additional areas of my work. I dedicate much of my...

Geoffrey Supran

Assoc. Professor


Geoffrey Supran is an Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Science. His research focuses on the history of climate disinformation and propaganda by fossil fuel interests. This work elucidates the historical and...