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The CEP lies at the center of an intellectual community, both on the Carolina campus and outside, involved in all aspects of environmental education, research and outreach. This community includes faculty, students and staff from the College of Arts and Sciences, the Kenan-Flagler Business School, the School of Law, the School of Medicine, the School of Public Health, the School of Government and the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. This community considers all aspects of the study of the environment, including the processes controlling environmental systems, the values of society, and the ways in which we respond to specific environmental challenges through personal action and corporate or public decisions. The CEP is the one door you need for entering this vibrant community. Various aspects of the Carolina Environmental Community are discussed below.


The Carolina Environmental Program's mandate is breathtakingly broad. Its mission, as stated when the University established it in 1998, is coordinating resources of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the areas of environmental education, research and service, and leveraging those resources in expanded programs that benefit the University, State, and Nation. Our approach is built upon the belief that environmental protection, social justice and economic prosperity go hand-in-hand in an enlightened society, and that the University offers a unique place for studying the relationship between society and the environment at the deepest intellectual levels.

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CEP Goals

The CEP has four overarching goals for its service to the University, state and nation:

  • Educating the next generation of environmental scholars and leaders by creating innovative learning opportunities for Carolina students as well as citizens in the communities we serve.
  • Creating intellectual communities of scholars to examine how the environment works, how society values the environment, how we express those values in the ways we lead our lives, and how effective environmental policies may be designed and implemented.
  • Bringing together multidisciplinary teams of scholars to pursue innovative research focusing on the way the environment functions, the way society interacts with the environment, and workable solutions to the strategic environmental challenges facing our communities and our world.
  • Helping communities understand and address local and regional environmental issues by reaching out to citizens, environmental organizations, schools, government officials and businesses throughout North Carolina and beyond.

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As testament to the multidisciplinary nature of the Carolina Environmental Program, and to the strength of support it receives at UNC-Chapel Hill, the program's Board of Directors includes UNC-Chapel Hill's provost and the deans of Arts and Sciences, Business, Law, Medicine and Public Health. The CEP also is advised by a Faculty Advisory Committee drawn from across the university, and by a Board of Visitors composed of distinguished Carolina alumni and friends with extensive environmental experience.

The director of the Carolina Environmental Program, Douglas Crawford-Brown, reports to the Board of Directors of the program. Dr. Crawford-Brown oversees the work of five associate directors who manage the CEP’s research, education, public service and outreach, advancement, and learning technology programs. Dr. David N. McNelis, deputy director and associate director of research, is executive associate director and acts for the program in the absence of the director. Go to the CEP Faculty and Staff for information on how to contact any of the above personnel.

Board of Directors

Faculty Advisory Committee

Board of Visitors

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CEP Faculty and Staff  

Pete Andrews
Professor, CEP, Environmental Science and Engineering, and Public Policy
(919) 843-5011

Pat Bigelow
Administrative Assistant
(919) 966-9642

Douglas Crawford-Brown
Director, Carolina Environmental Program
(919) 966-6026


Michelle Fox
Program Assistant
(919) 966-9922
Ken Galluppi
Senior Scientist and Project Manager
(919) 966-9926
Greg Gangi
Manager, Student Affairs
(919) 962-9805
Bill Glaze
Director emeritus, Carolina Environmental Program
(919) 966-9921
Kathleen Gray
Public Service and Outreach Coordinator, Albemarle Ecological Field Site
Associate Director, Environmental Resource Program
(919) 966-9799
Rich Kamens
Director, Thailand Field Site
Professor, Environmental Sciences and Engineering
(919) 966-5452
Hillel Koren
Research Professor
(919) 966-9171
Frances Lynn
Associate Director, Outreach and Public Service
(919) 966-3335
David McNelis
Deputy Director and Associate Director for Research Programs
(919) 966-9923
Brian Naess
Assistant to Director, Albemarle Ecological Field Site
(919) 966-9925
Rachel Noble
Director, Morehead City Field Site
Assistant Professor, Institute of Marine Sciences (Morehead City, NC)
(252) 726-6841
Tony Reevy
Associate Director of Advancement
(919) 966-9927

Darby Sadler
Accounting Clerk

(919) 966-9917

Tom Shay
Research Professor
(919) 966-9924


William Stott
Research Assistant Professor and Director, Albemarle Ecological Field Site
(919) 966-9926

Andreas Teske
Associate Professor, CEP and Marine Sciences
(joining Carolina July 2002)

Alyssa Wittenborn
Public Service and Outreach Coordinator, Highlands Field Site
Research Associate, Environmental Research Program
(919) 966-2463
Robert Wyatt
Director, Highlands Field Site
Executive Director, Highlands Biological Station (Highlands, NC)

Carolina Environmental Program
CB# 1105, 100 Miller Hall, UNC- Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-1105
Phone: 919-966-9922 | Fax: 919-966-9920 | E-mail: cep@unc.edu