Teaching Faculty

Programme Directors

Elisabeth Conrad, PhD is presently a lecturer with the Division of Environmental Management and Planning within the Institute of Earth Systems, having previously served as a visiting teaching and research member of staff for several years. She is a geographer and environmental management specialist by training, holding a Ph.D. from the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences at the University of Wales, Abersytwyth, an M.Sc. in Environmental Management from Imperial College, University of London and a B.A. (Hons) degree in Geography from the University of Malta. She was previously engaged as an environmental management consultant, and in this regard was responsible for the compilation of several environmental impact assessments and protected area management plans. She has also been involved in various international research and outreach initiatives, in subject areas including coastal management, sustainability, ecosystem management, conservation, landscape management and biodiversity conservation. Dr. Conrad is also an Associate Member of the Institute for Environmental Management and Assessment (UK).

Maria Papadakis, PhD is Professor of Integrated Science and Technology at James Madison University. A political economist by training, she has experience in government and academia, both in the US and abroad. Her current teaching and research focuses on complex socio-ecological systems, specifically with respect to energy management and carbon mitigation and land use planning and ecosystem conservation. Dr. Papadakis is a Certified Energy ManagerTM and co-author (with Bradley Striebig and Adebayo Ogundipe) of Engineering Applications in Sustainable Design and Development.

Teaching Faculty and their Areas of General Specialisation

Attard, Everaldo Dr. (Rural sciences and food systems, herb science)

Attard, Maria Dr. (GIS, transport geography, human and environmental geography)

Benzing, Tom Dr. (Stream/river water quality, nutrient management, soil and water chemistry)

Camilleri, Liberato Dr. (Applied statistical modeling, research methods)

Cassar, Louis F.- Dr. (Landscape ecology, entomology, ecosystem management)

Conrad Elisabeth Dr. (Landscape conservation, biodiversity and protected area management)

Deaton, Mike Dr. (Systems thinking and modeling, data visualization, spatial analysis)

Fabri, Simon Dr. (Systems theory, automatic control systems, bioengineering)

Ferenbaugh, Joy Dr. (Marine biology, population dynamics, community ecology) 

Frysinger, Steve Dr. (Industrial ecology, environmental information systems)  

Ghirlando, Robert Dr. (Renewable energy technology, environmental engineering) 

Kolvoord, Bob Dr. (Applied GIS, K-12 education in science and technology, geospatial tools) 

Miles, Jonathan Dr. (Renewable energy systems, wind energy, energy instrumentation) 

Papadakis, Maria Dr. (Energy economics, complex socio-ecological systems, environmental policy) 

Radziwill, Nicole Dr. (Big data, total quality processes, meterology) 

Sacco, Anthony Dr. (Rural sciences and food systems, soil science, sustainable agriculture) 

Teel, Wayne Dr. (Agroforestry, permaculture, water quality and scarcity) 

Vella, Alfred J. Dr.  (Environmental chemistry, environmental monitoring)


Administrative Coordinators

Mr. Mario Cassar, University of Malta
Email: info.imp@um.edu.mt
Office: +356 2340 7501/2 
Ms. Rebecca Lipscomb, James Madison University
Email: mems-malta@jmu.edu
Office: 001-540-568-2799 

University of Malta, Valletta Campus
St Paul Street VLT 1216
Tel: +356 2340 7501/2
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