Colin Polsky

Director of the Center for Environmental Studies; Professor
Department of Geosciences

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Professor Polsky is an environmental social scientist whose research and teaching examine how people create, perceive, and respond to environmental challenges. His inter-disciplinary training is in mathematics, humanities, French, geography, and Science & International Affairs (from U. Texas, Penn State, and Harvard). As a Center Director and Professor, he helps build and lead teams to advance knowledge of U.S. climate vulnerabilities, in both methodological and applied terms. His responsibilities include program-building, both within and across university departments; fund-raising from public and private foundations; staffing diverse and multi-generational teams; and communicating with varied audiences, for both persuasive and reporting purposes.

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