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Sustainability Studies Faculty

Coordinator: Can B. Aktas, Ph.D. 
Caktas@newhaven.edu 

Contributing Faculty
Can B. Aktas, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh.  Assistant Professor of Mechanical, Civil, and Environmental Engineering.  Dr. Aktas specializes in life cycle assessment, green and net-zero energy buildings, models to predict lifetime of buildings and products.  He has held academic appointment at UNH since 2012.
Course assignments: EAS 300, SE 310, SE 311, SU 398, SU 498, SU 499.
 
Agamemnon Koutsospyros, Ph.D., Polytechnic University of New York. Professor of Mechanical, Civil, and Environmental Engineering. Dr. Koutsospyros specializes in physical/chemical and biological treatment processes for environmental control, contaminant fate and transport, and sustainable remedial processes. He has held academic appointment at UNH since 1992.
Course assignments: EAS107P, EAS 232, SE 310, SE 311, SU 398, SU 498, SU 499.
 
Roman Zajac, Ph.D., The University of Connecticut. Professor of Biology and Environmental Science. Dr Zajac specializes in landscape ecology approaches to sea floor ecology, food web ecosystem models for estuarine systems, effects of salt marsh change on coastal ecology, geographic information systems (GIS) in environmental assessment. Dr. Zajac has held academic appointment at UNH since 1988.
Course assignments: BI 320, EN 370, SU 398, SU 498, SU 499
 
Armando Rodriguez, Ph.D., University of Texas. Associate Professor of Economics and Finance. Dr Rodriguez specializes in international economics, quantitative decision making, risk adjusted economic performance, competition policy performance, and anti-competitive practices. Dr. Rodriguez has been with UNH since 2001.
Course assignments: EC 133, EC 134, EC 200, EC 310, EC 313, SU 398, SU 498, SU 499.
 
Essin Cakan, Ph.D., City University of New York. Assistant Professor of Economics and Finance. Dr. Cakan specializes in financial economics and statistical modeling of economic systems. Dr. Cakan has held academic appointment at UNH since 2008
Course assignments: EC 133, EC 134, EC 240
 
Edmund Todd, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania. Associate Professor of History. Dr. Todd specializes in the history and sociology of science and technology. His research focus is on large-technological systems, especially in Germany. Dr. Todd has held academic appointment at UNH since 1985.
Course assignments: HS 310
 
Joseph Smolinski, M.F.A., University of Connecticut. Lecturer of Visual and Performing Arts. Prof. Smolinski specializes in drawing, 3D Animation, and sculpture that focus on environmental design and social commentary. He has held academic appointment at UNH since 2005.
Course assignments: AT 340 Contemporary Issues of Art and the Environment
 
Nina Flay, Ph.D., Finch University of Health Sciences/Chicago Medical School, Lecturer of of Biology and Environmental Science. Dr. Flay specializes in cellular biology. Dr. Flay has held academic appointment at UNH since 2006.
Course assignments: BI 254
 
Dale Finn, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts. Assistant Professor of Management. Dr. Finn specializes in human resource management, leadership, team building, and multicultural issues in the work place. Dr. Finn has held academic appointment at UNH since 1996
Course assignments: MG 210
 
Abbas Nadim, Ph.D., Wharton School-University of Pennsylvania. Professor of Management. Dr. Nadim specializes in entrepreneurship, new and small business development, and business leadership. Dr. Nadim has held academic appointment at UNH since 1988.
Course assignments: MG 317
 
Tony Carter, Ph.D., Western University. Professor of Management. Dr. Carter specializes in value based management, sales management, leadership team building and negotiation strategies, entrepreneurial selling and consumer behavior. Dr. Carter has held academic appointment at UNH since 2006.
Course assignments: MK 205
 
Jean Nocito-Gobel, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Associate Professor of Mechanical, Civil, and Environmental Engineering. Dr. Nocito-Gobel specializes in surface and groundwater quality, water resources modeling, and engineering education. Dr. Nocito-Gobel has held academic appointment at UNH since 1995.
Course assignments: EAS 120
 
Laurence Davis, Ph.D., University of Rochester. Professor of Environmental Science. Dr. Davis specializes in environmental geology, geology and land use, hydrology, hydrogeology, geomorphology, resource management and energy problems, engineering geology. Dr. Davis has held academic appointment at UNH since 1992.
Course assignments: EN 320
 
Adjunct Faculty
 
Nancy Mendel, Esq., J.D., University of Connecticut School of Law, Adjunct Professor of Mechanical, Civil and Environmental Engineering. Prof. Mendel specializes in environmental law and legislation, real estate and environmental counsel, industrial property transfers, Brownfields redevelopment, and environmental regulatory compliance. She has held academic appointment at UNH since 2001.
Proposed course assignment: LS 405
 
Robert Seale, M.S., Eastern Washington University, Adjunct Professor of Mechanical, Civil and Environmental Engineering. Prof. Seale specializes in urban and regional planning. He has held academic appointment at UNH since 2010.
Proposed course assignment: CE 403