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Department of Earth Environmental and Geospatial Sciences

Hari Pant



  • 1998  Dalhousie University Halifax, N.S., Canada Ph.D., Environmental Biology
  • 1993  University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK M.Sc., Analytical Chemistry
  • 1986  Amrit Science Campus, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal  B.Sc., Biology

Professional Experience

  • 2004-present Assistant Professor (tenured) of Environmental Science, Department of Earth, Environmental and Geospatial Sciences, Lehman College, the City University of New York (CUNY).
  • Director of Interdisciplinary Environmental Science Program (2009-present).
  • Department Chair, Department of Earth, Environmental and Geospatial Sciences (September 2012-June 2014).
  • Co-chair of the Department of Earth, Environmental and Geospatial Sciences (September 2009-June 2010).
  • June 2002-August 2004 Visiting Assistant Professor (working title)
    Environmental Soil and Water Studies, University of Florida, IFAS Research and Education Center, Ona, Florida. 
    Duties include: conducting research pertaining to phosphorus and nitrogen dynamics in agricultural catchments and their relations to water quality.
  • Fall 2003-Spring 2004 Adjunct Faculty
    Natural Science Department, Manatee Community College, Bradenton, Florida. 
    Duty: teaching (taught Biology: Basis of Life, which included ecology to evolution; total 15 credits, 20 class hours).
  • February 1998-May 2002 Postdoctoral Associate
    Soil and Water Science Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
    Duty: conducting research on phosphorus dynamics in wetland and aquatic processes.
  • Initiatives: Developed and taught Advanced Biogeochemistry (a graduate level course; 2 credits) at University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida in spring 2002); Developed and taught Advances in Biogeochemistry (a graduate level course; 1 credit) at University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida in fall 2000.
  • August 1994-July 1995 Program Officer 
    The King Mahendra Trust for Nature Conservation, Head Office, Kathmandu, Nepal. Duties include: Development of projects and programs; media relations.

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