PHOTO: Elisabeth ConradElisabeth Conrad, Ph.D., Program Director - Malta

Dr. Conrad is a Senior Lecturer with the Division of Environmental Management and Planning within the Institute of Earth Systems. She is a geographer and environmental management specialist by training and has worked professionally in these fields in both public and private sectors. She also has experience in various international research and outreach initiatives, in subject areas including landscape management, biodiversity conservation, and sustainability and is author/co-author of several publications in these fields. Dr. Conrad is also an Associate Member of the Institute for Environmental Management and Assessment (UK) and a Member of the World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA). 

PHOTO: Maria PapadakisMaria Papadakis, Ph.D., Program Director - JMU

Dr. Papadakis 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.


Instructional Faculty


Areas of General Specialization

Attard, Everaldo

Rural sciences and food systems, herb science

Attard, Maria

GIS, transport geography, human and environmental geography

Benzing, Tom

Stream/river water quality, nutrient management, soil and water chemistry

Camilleri, Liberato

Applied statistical modeling, research methods

Cassar, Louis

Landscape ecology, entomology, ecosystem management

Conrad Elisabeth 

Landscape conservation, biodiversity and protected area management

Deaton, Mike

Systems thinking and modeling, data visualization, spatial analysis, experimental design, statistical modeling, data analysis

Fabri, Simon

Systems theory, automatic control systems, bioengineering

Frysinger, Steve

Industrial ecology, environmental information systems 

Ghirlando, Robert

Renewable energy technology, environmental engineering

Kolvoord, Bob

Applied GIS, K-12 education in science and technology, geospatial tools, data visualization and modeling

Miles, Jonathan

Renewable energy systems, wind energy, energy instrumentation

Papadakis, Maria

Energy economics, complex socio-ecological systems, environmental policy

Radziwill, Nicole

Big data, total quality processes, data science, meteorology, statistics and machine learning 

Sacco, Anthony

Rural sciences, and food systems, soil science, sustainable agriculture

Teel, Wayne

Agroforestry, permaculture, water quality and scarcity

Vella, Alfred

Environmental chemistry, environmental monitoring

Administrative Coordinators

Mr. Mario Cassar, University of Malta

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