Carolina Environmental Faculty


Patrick Davison Patrick Davison
Professor, School of Media and Journalism,
UNC-Chapel Hill
Phone: (919) 962-4073
Email: pdavison(at)
Expertise: Documentary photojournalism; environmental issues and photojournalism

Joseph DeSimone Joseph DeSimone
Chancellor's Eminent Professor of Chemistry, Chemistry,
Director, Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise,
William R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Chemistry,
UNC-Chapel Hill
Phone: (919) 962-2166
Email: desimone(at)
Expertise: Photovoltaics; solar energy; fuel cells; fluoropolymer coatings; smart nanoparticles; biological imaging; PRINT technology

Jillian Dempsey Jillian Dempsey
Assistant Professor, Chemistry,
UNC-Chapel Hill
Phone: 919-962-4167
Email: dempseyj(at)
Expertise: Inorganic spectroscopy and solar energy conversion

Vinayak Deshpande Vinayak Deshpande
Associate Professor, Kenan-Flagler Business School,
UNC-Chapel Hill
Phone: 919-962-1489
Email: vinayak_deshpande(at)
Expertise: Airline industry aviation, supply-chain management, operations, game theory, incentives, inventory, logistics, product, sustainable enterprise, transportation.

Francis DiGiano Francis DiGiano
Professor Emeritus, Environmental Sciences and Engineering,
UNC-Chapel Hill
Phone: (919) 966-2480
Email: digiano(at)
Expertise: Reexamination of infrastructures for water conveyance, water treatment, wastewater collection and wastewater treatment with the aim of fostering water sustainability, particularly through water reclamation systems for nonpotable reuse to lessen fresh water withdrawals.

  Elizabeth Dickinson
Adjunct Faculty, Curriculum for the Environment and Ecology,
Assistant Professor of Communication, Kenan-Flagler Business School,
UNC-Chapel Hill
Email: eadickins(at)
Expertise: Ecocultural/Environmental Communication; Eco-theory and philosophy; environmental education; consumerism; space/place; dialectics; ecofeminism; epistemologies of science, politics, and economics; environmental conflict; sustainability and consumption; parks and forests; environmental justice

Lindsay Dubbs Lindsay Dubbs
Associate Director, Outer Banks Field Site,
Research Assistant Professor, Institute for the Environment,
UNC-Chapel Hill
Phone: (252) 475-3663
Email: dubbs(at)

Richard Ducker Richard Ducker
Associate Professor, School of Government,
UNC-Chapel Hill
Phone: 919-966-4179
Email: ducker(at)
Expertise: Land use zoning, subdivision regulation, and other land-use controls; city and county planning; transportation; building and housing code enforcement

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