Network Team

The Environmental Sciences Network leadership is based at the Columbus campus in Smith Lab 3138.

Richard Moore

Executive Director Richard Moore
614 292-9338
Richard Moore has been an "interdisciplinary environmental scientist" since long before his official job title included any of those words. Since earning a Ph.D in Anthropology from the University of Texas-Austin, he has taught in diverse departments at Ohio State, including Anthropology, Rural Sociology and most recently the School of Environment and Natural Resources. He has a number of research grants from the USDA, NSF, and EPA that bridge the social and natural sciences. He currently leads the Sugar Creek Project and one of the objectives on a $20 million USDA AFRI grant about corn and climate change. Richard also directs the Environmental Science Graduate Program


Program Manager 


The Environmental Sciences Network and its sister Life Sciences Network are overseen by the Program Council for the Environmental and Life Science Deans. The program council is comprised of college deans with major efforts in the life and environmental sciences as well as the dean of the Graduate School and the Vice President for Research. The Networks were created to facilitate trans-university collaborations to increase the visibility and impact of the environmental sciences at Ohio State.

Administrative structure

The Network also works with a faculty advisory committee consisting of previous Environmental Sciences Task Force members and other environmental sciences faculty from across the university.