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USC Price School faculty research the effects of climate change as well as the economic impacts of – and the increased risks to – vulnerable populations. They study alternative energy and efficiency strategies, develop green ratings systems, and explore possibilities for collaboration across government and industry.

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Environment Faculty

Explore USC Price faculty and their cross-disciplinary scholarship

NamePositionExpertise
Antonio M. BentoProfessor of Public Policy and EconomicsEnvironmental and energy economics, urban economics, public economics, transportation policy, climate policy, environmental regulation
Marlon BoarnetMarlon BoarnetProfessor
Director, METRANS Transportation Center
Transportation, travel behavior, urban growth patterns, regional science, urban economics
Wändi Bruine de BruinWändi Bruine de BruinProvost Professor of Public Policy, Psychology, and Behavioral Science
Director, USC Behavioral Science and Well Being Policy Initiative
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  • Psychology of risk perception and communication
  • Health behavior and patient decision making
  • Public perceptions of climate change and sustainability
  • Economic expectations and financial decision making
  • Behavior change interventions
  • Social science of science communication
  • Age differences in decision making and well-being
Santina Contreras - HeadshotSantina ContrerasAssistant ProfessorEnvironmental Planning, Natural Hazards, Community Engagement, International Development, Engineering for Development
Eric HeikkilaProfessorUrban development, economic development, East Asian cities, urban economics, urban information systems
William LeachProfessor (Teaching)Collaborative governance, planning, social policy, environmental policy, health policy, marine aquaculture
Mark PisanoProfessor of the Practice of Public AdministrationRegional planning, transportation, housing, development, environmental policy, enterprise financing, institutional design
Peter Robertson headshot 2019Peter J. RobertsonAssociate ProfessorOrganizational theory and behavior, organizational change, ecological governance, collaborative organizing, interorganizational networks
Adam Rose new headshotAdam RoseProfessor (Research)
Director of the Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE)
Energy and environmental economics, public policy, natural hazards and terrorism, regional science, applied general equilibrium modeling
Lisa SchweitzerProfessorEnvironmental justice, Sustainable transportation, Hazardous materials in urban environments, Community environmental quality
Shui Yan TangProfessor
Frances R. and John J. Duggan Professor in Public Administration
Chair, Department of Public Policy and Management
Institutional Analysis and Design; Collaborative Governance; Local and Community-based Governance; Common-Pool Resource Governance; Environmental Politics and Policy; Microfinance
Detlof von WinterfeldtProfessor of Industrial & Systems Engineering and Policy, Planning, and Development
J.A. Tiberti Chair in Ethics and Decision Making; Executive Director, USC Center for Sustainability Solutions
Decision analysis, risk analysis, environmental policy, behavioral decision research, homeland security
Dan Wei headshotDan WeiAssociate Professor (Research)Energy and Climate Policy, Energy and Environmental Economics, Economics of Natural and Man-made Disasters