Environmental sustainability is one of today's most crucial issues. Our ability to maintain the ecosystems that provide food and energy resources across the globe will continue to impact local and global economies, the health and well-being of our global populations and future generations. Georgetown University is engaged in a variety of academic, operational and community initiatives designed to foster a deeper understanding of sustainability. Georgetown faculty are available to comment on sustainability related issues such as agriculture, farming, food safety and public health.
For more information on Georgetown's sustainability efforts, visit our sustainability page.
To arrange interviews with these or other experts, contact the Office of Communications.
Faculty Experts include:
Timothy Beach, professor of geography and geoscience, is an expert on issues involving soil and agricultural systems, environmental change and geoarchaeology. He has been widely quoted in the media discussing the cause and effect of natural disasters around the world, and most recently provided insights on the impact of earthquakes in Haiti and Chile. Dr. Beach also teaches courses in environmental science and physical geography (climatology, hydrology, geomorphology, and environmental management) and how these relate to international management and policy.
Laura Anderko, RN, holds the Robert and Kathleen Scanlon Endowed Chair in Values Based Health Care at Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies. She is a scholar and educator in the fields of epidemiology, public health and environmental health. She can discuss sustainability issues in relation to food safety, public health, and climate change. Anderko is a member of the Environmental Protection Agency's federal advisory committee and the Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee (CHPAC).