CERE Faculty and Staff

The Center for Environmental Research and Education offers courses on a wide variety of subjects, from Public Policy and Environmental Politics to Terrestrial Field Biology. These courses are taught by a combination of instructors. Some courses will be taught by full time faculty members at Duquesne Unviersity, while others are taught by working professionals who have experience from government agencies, consulting firms, law firms, non-profit organizations, and more. Students are able to learn topics from a multitude of perspectives and develop well-rounded skillsets.


Dr. John F. Stolz
Director, Center for Environmental Research and Education
Professor, Environmental Microbiology

332 Fisher Hall
Office Phone: 412.396.4367
Email: stolz@duq.edu


Mary Kate Ranii
Graduate Program Coordinator

333 Fisher Hall
Office Phone: 412.396.4095
Email: raniim@duq.edu

Dorothy Rigby
Undergraduate Academic Advisor

321 Fisher hall
Office Phone: 412.396.4921
Email: rigbyd@duq.edu


Dr. Plaxedes ChitiyoDr. Plaxedes Chitiyo
Assistant Professor

339E Fisher Hall
Office phone: 412.396.4094
Email: chitiyop@duq.edu

Dr. David KahlerDr. David M. Kahler
Assistant Professor

333A Fisher Hall
Office Phone: 412.396.4233
Email: kahlerd@duq.edu

Affiliated Faculty and Adjunct Instructors

Philip Reeder, Ph.D., Dean

Dr. Philip Reeder
Dean, Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

100 Mellon Hall
Email: reederp@duq.edu

Lisa Barreiro

Lisa Barreiro, MS
Adjunct Professor

Email: barreirol@duq.edu

Jessica Bellas

Jessica Bellas, PE, PMP, PMI-ACP
Adjunct Professor

E-mail: bellasj@duq.edu

Elisabeth Dakin

Dr. Elizabeth Dakin
Adjunct Professor

233 Mellon Hall
Office Phone: 412.396.1104
Email: dakine@duq.edu

Dr. Bruce Dickson

Dr. Bruce Dickson
Adjunct Professor

Email: bdickson@redhorseenvironmental.com

Dr. E. Joseph Duckett
Adjunct Professor

Email: joseph.duckett@snclavalin.com

Dr. Frederick W. Fochtman
Director, Forensic Science and Law Master's Program
Adjunct Professor

340 Fisher Hall
Office Phone: 412.396.6373
Email: fochtman@duq.edu

Dr. Kevin Garber
Adjunct Professor

Email: KGarber@babstcalland.com

Bruce Herschlag, Esq.

Bruce M. Herschlag, Esq.
Adjunct Professor

Email: bherschlag@pa.gov

Dr. Jan Janecka

Dr. Jan E. Janecka
Assistant Professor

236 Mellon Hall
Office Phone: 412.396.5640
Email: janeckaj@duq.edu

Dr. Stanley J. Kabala
Adjunct Professor

Office Phone: 412.396.4749 
Email: kabala@duq.edu

Dr. H. M. 'Skip' Kingston

Office Phone: 412.396.5564
Email: kingston@duq.edu

Edward C. Moretti
Adjunct Professor

Email: emoretti@moretticonsulting.com

Dr. Brady Porter 
Associate Professor

Office Phone: 412.396.5786
Email: porterb@duq.edu

Patrick Pruent

Patrick E. Pruent
Adjunct Professor

Email: pepruent@aol.com

John Quinlisk

John Quinlisk
Adjunct Professor

Email: quinliskj@duq.edu

Dr. Michelle Schaper

Dr. Michelle Schaper
Adjunct Professor

Email: mmschaper@comcast.net

Dr. Kyle Selcer

Dr. Kyle Selcer
Associate Professor

Office Phone: 412.396.5967
Email: selcer@duq.edu

Dr. Nancy Trun

Dr. Nancy Trun
Associate Professor

Email: trun@duq.edu

Jack Ubinger

J. W. (Jack) Ubinger, Jr., Esq.
Adjunct Professor

Email: ubinger@duq.edu

Dr. Sarah Woodley
Associate Professor

Office Phone: 412.396.6320
Email:  woodleys@duq.edu