Environmental Assessment Online Faculty and Staff

Linda Taylor

Program Coordinator

Linda Taylor is a Lecturer in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources. She teaches undergraduate courses in Environmental Technology and Management and is the faculty Graduate coordinator for the Master of Environmental Assessment Program. Ms. Taylor’s background and research interests focus on the intersection between science and policy. She is interested in the citizen science movement and how new environmental technologies are used in data collection and policy making.

Email: lr_taylor@ncsu.edu | Phone: 919.513.3972


Stephen Graham

Stephen Graham is a Physical Scientist with the United States Environmental Protection Agency and Lecturer in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources at NC State. Graham holds a B.S in Marine Science from Southampton College and a Ph.D. in Environmental Toxicology from North Carolina State University. He has worked for nearly two decades in environmental assessment, performing field sampling, chemical analysis, computational modeling, and statistical analysis, as well as conducting extensive human health risk and exposure assessments. Graham has been associated with NC State since 2003, developing both traditional and distance education courses with the university.

Email: sgraham@ncsu.edu | Phone: 919.541.4344


Barry Goldfarb

Goldfarb is a Professor of the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources at NC State. His research interests include: Molecular and genetic control of root systems in forest trees, vegetative propagation of forest trees, clonal forestry, forest regeneration. He works with students of all subject areas to refine their professional project plans.

Email: barry_goldfarb@ncsu.edu | Phone: 919.515.4471


Waverly Kallestad

Waverly Kallestad is a Teaching Assistant Professor in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources. She currently teaches EA 502 – Environmental Risk Assessment, EA503 – Environmental Exposure Assessment, EA505 – Environmental Assessment Law & Policy and advises students for the Masters of Environmental Assessment degree. Dr. Kallestad has 14+ years of experience in the environmental chemistry and toxicology field. As an environmental chemist/toxicologist, she has expertise in the fate, transport, bioavailability, and biodegradation of hydrophobic organic contaminants, particularly polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Dr. Kallestad was involved in field sampling efforts for the Exxon Valdez oil spill (long-term effects) and field sampling and data review for the BP Macondo well blowout, among other offshore research projects. She has experience working in both laboratory and field settings as well as supporting expert litigation and specializes in the fate and effects of contaminants in the environment, and the potential for human exposure and health effects. She has previously taught undergraduate chemistry, biology and environmental science courses at Colby-Sawyer College in New Hampshire and Olympic College in Washington State as well as worked as an environmental consultant.

Email: waverly_kallestad@ncsu.edu |


Lada Kochtcheeva

Lada Kochtcheeva is an Associate Professor of Political Science in the School of Public and International Affairs. Kochtcheeva holds a Ph.D in Political Science from the University of Oregon. Her current research interests focus on environmental regulatory policy issues from comparative historical and institutionalist perspectives. She conducted research and published reports while at the UNEP and state departments on environment in the US and Russia. Her projects, including a recent book, draw on and speak to the theories of governance, institutional development, government-society relations and public policy.

Email: Lada_Kochtcheeva@ncsu.edu | Phone: 919.515.5528


Catherine LePrevost

Catherine LePrevost is a Teaching Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Ecology. Her research interests include informal science education for rural and agricultural audiences, as well as community engagement and curriculum development related to pesticide and environmental toxicology. LePrevost’s recent research has examined the communication of pesticide risks by informal science educators and the teaching beliefs and practices of these pesticide educators in the instruction of farmworkers. She coordinated the development of the Pesticides and Farmworker Health Toolkit, a crop-specific pesticide safety curriculum for Latino farmworkers, and facilitates train-the-trainer workshops for pesticide educators across the state.

Email: celeprev@ncsu.edu | Phone: 919.515.2276 | Faculty Profile


Elizabeth Nichols

Elizabeth Nichols is a Professor in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources. Dr. Nichols’ current research interests focus on contaminant fate in managed and natural forest systems, specifically on how trees can be used to mitigate pollutant release from sources and how they might serve as a monitoring tool for pollutant transport. Dr. Nichols obtained her Ph.D from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She teaches EA 504, Environmental Monitoring and Analysis.

Email: elizabeth_nichols@ncsu.edu | Phone: 919.513.4832 | Faculty Website


Tamara Pandolfo

Tamara Pandolfo is a Teaching Assistant Professor in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources. She teaches Environmental Stressors and Water Quality for the Environmental Assessment Program. Her research interests include environmental toxicology, water quality, and the impacts of rising temperatures on aquatic systems. Pandolfo’s research has largely focused on species of conservation concern, particularly freshwater mussels.

Email: tjpandol@ncsu.edu


Jen Richmond-Bryant

Jen Richmond-Bryant is a Teaching Assistant Professor in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in air quality. Richmond-Bryant’s research focuses on human exposure to air pollutants, transport and dispersion of air pollutants and disparities in pollution exposure. Additionally, she works for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with a team of scientists who synthesize the state of the science of air pollution health and ecological effects of air pollution for consideration during review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards. Richmond-Bryant previously taught at the City University of New York where she collaborated on community-based participatory research on air pollutant exposures.

Email: jrbryan3@ncsu.edu


Sarah Slover

Sarah Slover is the Graduate Program Coordinator for the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources. She handles administrative matters for all of the graduate degree programs, from prospective student to admissions to paperwork required for graduation. Students contact Sarah for assistance with questions about leaves of absence, Plan of Work, transfer credits, and general questions about registration or paying student bills. Sarah also coordinates our jobs board.

Email: sjslover@ncsu.edu | Phone: 919.515.7563