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Environmental Science Faculty

 

Janis K. Bush

  • Director of ES Academic Programs
  • Associate Professor

 

 

  • Ph.D. Environmental Science and Engineering, UTEP
  • M.S. Biology, UTSA
  • B.S. Biology, UTSA
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  • Courses Taught: Environmental Statistics, Conservation Biology

Stephanie Elliott

  • Lecturer III

 

 

 

 

  • M.S. Biology, UTSA
  • B.S. Biology, UTSA

 

  • Courses Taught: Environmental Ecology, Biology of Flowering Plants, Woody Plants

Afamia El-Nakat

  • Associate Professor of Practice

 

 

 

  • Ph.D. Environmental Science and Engineering, UTEP
  • M.S. Environmental Science, UTSA
  • B.S. Environmental Science, Incarnate Word University

 

  • Courses Taught: Environmental Remediation, Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology

Karen Engates

  • Senior Lecturer

 

 

 

 

  • Ph.D. Environmental Science and Engineering, UTSA
  • M.S. Environmental Science, TCU
  • B.S. Environmental Science, TCU

 

  • Courses Taught: Applied Ecology, Global Change

Jason Gagliardi

  • Lecturer I

 

 

 

 

  • M.S. Environmental Science, UTSA
  • B.S. Biology, UTSA

 

  • Courses Taught: Laboratories (Remediation, Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology, Environmental Ecology, Environmental Systems II)

Michael Laverde

  • Lecturer III

 

 

 

 

  • Ph.D. Biology/Behavioral Genetics, City University of New York
  • M.S. Biology/Biostatistics, City University of New York
  • B.S. Biology, City University of New York

 

  • Courses Taught: Environmental Systems I, Environmental Microbiology, Survey of Environmental Topics

Terri Matiella

  • Co-Director, Core Curriculum and Assessment for ES
  • Lecturer III

 

 

  • Ph.D. Environmental Science and Engineering, UTSA
  • M.S. Environmental Science, UTSA
  • B.S. Biology, UTSA

 

  • Courses Taught: Environmental Systems I

Fernando Martinez

  • Co-Director, Recruitment and Diversity
  • Lecturer III

 

 

  • Ph.D. Environmental Science and Engineering, UTSA
  • M.S. Environmental Science, UTSA
  • B.S. Animal Sciences, Angelo State

 

  • Courses Taught: Environmental Systems I, Conservation Biology, Herpetology, Environmental Assessment, Wildlife Biology

Robert Thompson

  • Senior Lecturer

 

 

 

 

  • J.D. Law
  • M.A. Aerospace Engineering, University of Southern California
  • B.S. Engineering Mechanics, Oklahoma State University

 

  • Courses Taught: Environmental Law, Advanced Environmental Law