Haub Visiting Scholars

Pace Environmental Law at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University is seeking letters of interest and nominations for its 2019 Haub Environmental Visiting Scholar. The Scholar will be a professional with a proven track record in environmental law, governance, policy, economics and/or science, who has worked in government, academia and/or the nonprofit sector. The appointment is designed to provide time for reflection and productive work, as well as opportunities to engage with Pace Law students, faculty and staff. Pace Environmental Law at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law is internationally recognized and ranked in the top four environmental law programs in the nation. Pace Law provides a dynamic, personalized and multifaceted learning experience for its environmental law students from around the world, as well as a collegial and stimulating work environment for its faculty and staff. Our dedicated faculty have been pioneers in developing and implementing environmental law, and serve as national and global leaders in the field. The scholar will be provided a substantial stipend, housing and transportation for a month-long or semester residency. The Scholar will conduct his or her residency in the spring of 2019, with exact dates subject to negotiation. During the residency, the Scholar will present at a major public event, give guest lectures in his or her area of expertise, and generate a publication related to his or her work in affiliation with Pace Law. The Scholar will also be expected to meet with our environmental law students and attend program events, including an alumni reception. Letters of interest and nominations must be received by October 1, 2018. Please send letters of interest, nominations and related inquiries to Jessica Steinberg Albin, Associate Director of Environmental Law Programs, at jalbin@law.pace.edu. Applications are especially encouraged from people of color, individuals of varied sexual and affectational orientations, individuals who are differently-abled, veterans of the armed forces or national service, and anyone whose background and experience will contribute to the diversity of our faculty. Pace University is committed to achieving completely equal opportunity in all aspects of University life.


Delcianna Winders - 2018

Delcianna J. Winders is the 2018 Haub Visiting Scholar. She currently also serves as the Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for the PETA Foundation’s Captive Animal Law Enforcement division.  She recently completed an Academic Fellowship at Harvard Law School. Her scholarship focuses on animal law, and specifically, the Animal Welfare Act and the Endangered Species Act. Winders received her B.A. in Legal Studies with highest honors from the University California at Santa Cruz, where she was named a Regents’ Scholar and received the Dean’s Award for outstanding achievement in Social Sciences, and her J.D. from N.Y.U. School of Law, where she was awarded the Vanderbilt Medal for outstanding contributions to the law school, named as a Robert McKay Scholar, and served as the Senior Notes Editor of the NYU Law Review. Following law school, Winders clerked for the Hon. Martha Craig Daughtrey on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and practiced animal law in a variety of settings. Winders, who will teach Animal Law during the spring 2018 semester, has previously taught it at Tulane University School of Law and Loyola University New Orleans College of Law.

Dr. Michael Puma - 2018


Michael Puma is the Director of the Center for Climate Systems Research, part of Columbia University’s Earth Institute and the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. His research is focused on global food security, specifically exploring how susceptible the global network of food trade is to natural and manmade disturbances.  Dr. Puma’s work on global food security lies at the interface of science, economics, policy and governance. He is currently working on building collaborations with the World Food Program and USAID through a new “Columbia World Project” on climate and food systems. Dr. Puma received his doctorate in civil and environmental engineering from Princeton University, his Master of International Affairs in Environmental Policy Studies from Columbia University, and his a Bachelor of Science in Civil Environmental Engineering and Water Resources from Columbia University.

Dr. Steven Lord - 2017

We welcome Dr. Steven Lord as the latest Haub Visiting Scholar.  Steven is a Researcher with the Environmental Change Institute at Oxford. He kicked off his visit with an event  about climate modeling on Climate Facts and Climate Litigation in the Anthropogenic Age, or Post - Normal Science Meets the Law. Professors Jason Czarnezki and Margot Pollans have already begun collaboration with Steven to develop protocols for modeling the environmental impact of food production.

Judith A. Enck - 2017

Judith 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. 


Environmental Scholar in Residence


Author Paul Greenberg - 2016

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: @4fishgreenbergfacebook.com/fourfish.