EUS Faculty

Eli Dueker

Eli Dueker

EUS Program Director
Environmental Science

Office: RKC 214
Phone: 845-758-2338

Assistant Professor of Environmental and Urban Studies
Academic Program Affiliation(s): Biology, Environmental and Urban Studies

Dueker Lab Website

Professor Eli Dueker joined Bard in 2014 as the Assistant Professor of Environmental and Urban Studies. With a B.A. from Rhodes College, an M.A., M.Phil.,and Ph.D., from Columbia University, he completed his postdoctoral research at Queens College, City University of New York, and Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University. Additionally, he studied at Columbia University’s Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology postbaccalaureate program. He is the recipient of grants and awards from the Hudson River Foundation, Janet Holden Adams Fund, and the DEC's Hudson River Estuary Program among others. His work has been published in Environmental Science & Technology, Biogeosciences, and Science of the Total Environment. Before entering academia, he worked for 14 years in the nonprofit world,  including 10 years as an organizational development consultant addressing issues of race, class, gender, and sexuality in institutional structures, serving as the former director of Project Underground, an international environmental and human rights organization, and as a board member of Sylvia Rivera Law Project, a transgender law collective in NYC. He is the founder and Interim Leadership Team member of the Saw Kill Watershed Community, which protects the Saw Kill watershed and its ecological, recreational, and historic resources through hands-on science, education, and advocacy. His teaching interests include water quality, air quality, oceanography, urban ecology, environmental microbiology, and the role of science in addressing environmental justice issues.