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Visiting Environmental Faculty and Staff
Judith A. Enck
Judith A. Enck is the Inagural Haub Visiting Scholar, joining the Haub Environmental Law Program in the Spring 2017 semester. Ms. Enck previously served as the Regional Administrator of Region 2 of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. As Regional Administrator, Judith's responsibilities were wide-ranging. In cooperation with state and regional authorities in New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and eight federally recognized Indian Nations, Region 2 administers federal programs governing air and water pollution, industrial discharges, toxic substances, pesticides, protection of streams, lakes and the ocean, solid and hazardous wastes, the cleanup of chemical spills and abandoned hazardous waste sites, and much more. In her prior position, as the Deputy Secretary for the Environment in the New York State Governor's Office, she was responsible for policies and operations of New York State’s environmental protection agencies including the Department of Environmental Conservation, Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Adirondack Park Agency, Agriculture and Markets, Department of State and others.
Judith served for eight years as a policy advisor to the New York State Attorney General. Prior to that, she was Senior Environmental Associate with the New York Public Interest Research Group. She also served as the Executive Director of Environmental Advocates of New York, a non-profit government watchdog organization. She is a past President of Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, former Executive Director of the Non-Profit Resource Center and a designer of her town’s recycling program. She worked with the New York State Legislature to pass a number of the state’s most far reaching environmental laws including those addressing acid rain, toxics, pesticides, recycling, and energy conservation.
Her accomplishments in the field of environmental protection have been recognized with professional awards from the Attorney General’s Office, the Sierra Club, Center for Women in Government, Citizen Action, the Long Island Pine Barrens Society, and other public interest groups. Judith was raised in the Catskill Mountains and is a graduate of the College of St. Rose in Albany, which recently recognized her as a Distinguished Alumni. She is married and has a grown son, and splits her time between Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn and rural Rensselaer County, New York.
Paul Greenberg is the James Beard Award-winning author of Four Fish and American Catch. He writes and speaks widely on environmental issues relating to the oceans and food systems. His articles have appeared in the New York Times, National Geographic, Vogue, and more. At the Elisabeth Haub School of Law, Paul lectures to students in Professor Jason Czarnezki's Natural Resources Law course and collaborates with faculty on writing projects examining environmental law and policy in and around New York City. Keep up with Paul on social media: @4fishgreenberg, facebook.com/fourfish.