Meet Our Faculty
Take a few moments to learn more about our latest accomplishments in the field of environmental policy.
Over the past year, we have conducted ground-breaking research in: sustainable agriculture, China's energy future, public-private partnerships for sustainable development, carbon markets, ocean policy, mining policy, and much more. Read through our faculty bios to learn more.
Office: 214 McCone
Biodiversity conservation, environmental conflict management, international environmental policy, protected natural areas, research methods, project design, program evaluation, social entrepreneurship, adaptive management, conservation leadership, sustainable development
Office: K23 Craig
Environmental & Natural Resource Economics, Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, Behavioral Economics, International Economics & Development
Office: McGowan 320B
Sustainable development, business and sustainability, foreign direct investment and the environment, collaborative governance, development economics, global environmental governance.
Charles Wahle, Conservation Instructor
Dr. Charlie Wahle is a marine ecologist with extensive experience working at the interface between science and policy of marine conservation and protected areas. Currently, he is the Senior Scientist at the National Marine Protected Areas Center. Prior to joining the National Marine Protected Areas Center, he served as NOAA's liaison to three key interagency marine conservation initiatives: the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force, the Invasive Species Council, and the national MPA initiative.
From 1993 to 1999, Charlie led the national programs for science, education, and conservation policy for the National Marine Sanctuaries Program and the National Estuarine Research Reserves Systems at NOAA headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland. Prior to joining NOAA, Dr. Wahle developed and managed a marine research and teaching laboratory on the New Jersey coast for Lehigh University. He has conducted extensive field research on Caribbean coral reefs and mid-Atlantic coastal ecosystems.