Paul Bartlett

Paul Bartlett

Paul Bartlett at National Ice Core Laboratory, Colorado.
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Room number: 
9.63.23 (mail) 9.63.24 (office)


Saint Peter's University, Ed.D Candidate. Jersey City, NJ. Coursework investigations: Sustainability in higher education. Research: Epistemic cognition of ecosystem science in communities of practice and the ethic of care.
Barry Commoner Center for Health & the Environment, (formerly Center for the Biology of Natural Systems, CBNS), Queens College, CUNY, NY.  Modeling. Applied Environmental Science, Economics & Policy. Service to contaminated communities. Barry Commoner, Director.
New School for Social Research, M.A. New York, NY. Economics with Anthropology Minor: Political Economy, Labor, Urban Regional, Public Finance, Econometrics. Thesis Advisors: David M. Gordon and Janet Abu-Lughod. Influences: Heinz Kurz, Anwar Shaikh, Edward Nell, Willi Semmler, Duncan Foley, Ross Thompsen, Gita Sen, Joel Kovel, William Roseberry, Stanley Diamond.
Graduate Center, CUNY. (Non-matriculated PhD courses). Econometrics and financial engineering, Salih Neftçi, professor. 
University of Minnesota, B.E.S. Twin Cities, MN. Chemistry, Economics, Business & Anthropology. Influences: Edward Leete, Organic Chemistry; Walter Heller, Macroeconomics; Thomas R. Sargent, Empirical Applied Economics, Econometrics; Mischa Penn, Philosophical Anthropology and Philosophy of Science.


American Meteorological Society, Education Department, Washington, DC. Climate Studies (Washington DC) and Ice Core Science (National Ice Core Laboratory, Denver, Colorado) in Higher Education. Competitive grants funded by NOAA, NASA, NSF, Second Nature, & Lockheed Martin.


Environmental Justice & Sustainability Program
John Jay College

Recent & Upcoming Talks and Presentations (August-November 2018). 

John Ruppert (Saint Peter's University) and Paul Bartlett. (2018). Using socially acute questions focused on 'care' to enhance epistemic thinking about ecosystem services and sustainability.  American Society for Ecology (ASE) Conference. New Orleans. August 7th 1:30pm-5:00pm

Paul Bartlett. (2018). Chemicals of Emerging Concern: Challenges & opportunities / Contaminantes Emergentes: Retos y oportunidades. Congress of the International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE): Ecological Economics and Socio-ecological Movements:
Science, policy, and challenges to global processes in a troubled world
. Puebla, Mexico. September 10th, 9am.

Paul Bartlett, Milena Popov and John Ruppert (Saint Peter's University). (2018). Integrating Core Sustainability Meta-Competencies and SDGs Across the Silos in Curriculum and Professional Development in workshop “Breaking Down Silos in Universities: Imaginative Interdisciplinary Approaches to Sustainable Development Research, Education, and Practice.” Chaired by Julio Lumbreras (Technical University of Madrid & Harvard Kenndy School) and Lillian Diaz (Université Laval). International Conference on Sustainable Development (IC-SD), United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN). September 26, Albert Lerner Hall, Columbia University, New York
Register (Free for students.) September 26-28.

Paul Bartlett, John Ruppert (Saint Peter's University), Lindsey Kaymen, & Theres Konrad (Leughana University of Lüneburg). (2018).  Sustainability Competencies, SDGs & Metacognition: Implementation and Assessment. Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) Conference. Pittsburgh, PA. Oral Presentation. October 4th,  8:30 - 9:00 am.

Lindsey Kaymen & Paul Bartlett. (2018).  Mobilizing Colleges with Earth Integrity Training Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) Conference. Pittsburgh, PA. Poster Session. October 4th, 2:30 - 4:30pm.

Mark Hermanson and Paul Bartlett. (2018). 'New' unintentionally produced PCB in the Arctic, in "Chemicals of Emerging Arctic Concerned." Chaired by Robert Lechter. Society for Eco-Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) of North America Conference. Sacramento, CA. November 6th.

Research Collaborations, Capacity Building, Consultancies Experience (selected)

  • Arctic Monitoring Assessment Program (AMAP), Norway, Arctic Council Working Group.
  • New York Environmental Law & Justice, New York City.
  • Instituto Nacional de Ecología y Cambio Climático (INECC), Mexico, D.F.
  • North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC), Montreal, Canada.
  • Task Force on the Hemispheric Transport of Air Pollutants (HTAP) & Task Force of Modeling & Measurement (TFMM), United Nations Economic Commision for Europe (UNECE), Convention of Long Range Transport of Air Pollutants (LRTAP).
  • European Commission, Brussels, Belgium.
  • United States Department of Justice (USDOJ).
  • United States Environmental Projection Agency (USEPA).
  • Eastern Research Group (ERG), Inc.
  • SRA International.
  • Dominican Institute, City College, CUNY.
  • Institute for Health & the Environment, School of Public Health, SUNY, Albany.
  • Center for the Biology of Natural Systems (Presently the Barry Commoner Center for the Health & the Environment), Queens College, CUNY.
  • Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College, CUNY.


Teaching Experience

  • Fordham University, Adjunct, Natural Sciences & Economics Dept. Lincoln Center, Jesuit University of New York.
  • Saint Peter's University, Lecturer, FT Contingent, Jersey City. Jesuit University of New Jersey.
  • University Centre at Svalbard (UNIS), Guest Lecturer, Department of Arctic Technology, Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway.
  • LaGuardia Community College, Lecturer, CUNY, New York.


Government Experience

  • Scientific Advisory Panels, FIFRA, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Urban Planning, Manhattan Office, Department of City Planning, New York City.
  • Trade & Competitiveness Commission, New York State.
  • Consulting.


Community Service & the Arts. (selected)

  • Vangeline Theater & NY Butoh Institute, Advisory Board, NY, NY. (current).
  • Adirondack Mountain Club, New York Chapter, NY. (current member).
  • La Plaza Cultural community garden, East Village, NY, NY. (current member).
  • Social Justice Program, Saint Peter's University, Jersey City, NJ.
  • Art & Culture Task Force, Chair, Community Board 3M (Lower East Side, East Village, & Chinatown), Manhattan, NY.
  • Con Edison Environmental Settlement Fund, Chair, Community Board 3M, NY.
  • Environmental Subcommittee, Chair, Community Board 3M, NY.
  • Expert Advisory Committee, Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR), SRA International consultant to USEPA.  Review of USEPA’s draft proposed sampling program to determine the extent of World Trade Center toxic impacts to the indoor environment.
  • Technical Working Group, Beyond 911, Environmental and Public Health. Established by Senator Clinton & USEPA at the request of environmental, labor, health, and community organizations.
  • North Star Community Funding Board, NY, NY.
  • American Youth Hostels, NY Metro. Leader, instructor, trainer.


Professional Affiliations.

American Educational Research Association (AERA, Higher Education Division and Environmental Education SIG), American Meteorological Association (AMS, Education Department), Assessment Network of New York (ANNY), American Society for Ecology (ASE), Association for Institutional Research (AIR), Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), Eastern Economic Association (EEA), National Association for Research of Science Teaching (NARST), New Jersey Assessment Consortium (NJAC), New Jersey Association for Institutional Research (NJAIR), New Jersey Partnership for Sustainability in Higher Education (NJPSHE), North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE), Society for Ecological Toxicity and Chemistry (SETAC), International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE), Candian Society for Ecological Economics (CANSEE), U.S. Society for Ecological Economics (USSEE).


Publications (Selected, see also research reports in section "Research")

Bartlett, Paul, Milena Povov, John Ruppert, Lindsey Kaymam. (2019). Integrating Core Sustainability Meta-Competencies and SDGs Across the Silos in Curriculum and Professional Development (chapter) in The SDGs and Institutions of Higher Education: Concepts, cases and good practices, ed. by Godwell Nhamo, Willem Fourie, Vuyo Mjimba. Springer. [Book Proposal arising out of presentations at the International Conference on Sustainable Develpment (IC-SD), United Nations Sustainability Solutions Network (UN SDSN). Planned April, 2019.]

Bartlett, Paul, Mark Hermanson, Derek Muir and Stephanie. (2019 forthcoming). Unintentional “New” PCB in the Arctic. Special Issue Chemicals of Emerging Arctic Concern, Emerging Contaminants. (Journal.) (Invited article.)

Bartlett, Paul. ed. (2019-2020 forthcoming). Environmental Uncertainty: Case Studies, co-editor and co-author. An international anthology of case studies of policy and planning under environmental uncertainty. Identifies ways that uncertainty can be best handled by project management, collaborative research and policy. Topics include environmental disaster, global pollution, climate change and the connection between science, economics, culture, geopolitics and policy. Scientist-journalist co-authors. Case studies include the environmental research in the U.S., Europe, Canada, China, Russia, Mexico and the Arctic.

Bartlett Paul and Mark Hermanson. (2017). Unintentionally produced “new” PCB. Chapter 2.15 in  Assessment of Chemicals of Emerging Arctic Concern (CEAC). Expert Working Group. Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program (AMAP), Norway.  (Lead author, peer reviewed, submitted and approved by Arctic Council.) December. [Summary for policy makers released April 2017].

Intercontinental transport of persistent organic pollutants:  A review of key findings and recommendations of the task force on hemispheric transport of air pollutants and directions for future research. (2012). Alexey Gusev, Matthew MacLeod and Paul Bartlett. Atmospheric Pollution Research, Vol 3, Issue 4, Pages 463-465,

Hemispheric Transport of Air Pollution 2010, Part C: Persistent Organic Pollutants. (2011). Air Pollution Studies No. 19, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UN ECE), Geneva, UN Convention on Long Range Transport of Air Pollutants (LRTAP), Task Force on the Hemispheric Transport of Air Pollutants. Co-Editors: Andre Zuber (EC) and Terry Keating (US EPA). (Co-author, two chapters, introduction overview and modeling.) 

Saint Peter's College Climate Action Plan. (2010). American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment. May 15. Contributor.

Captured: The History of Lower East Side Film and Video. (2005). Patterson, C., Bartlett, P. and Mylonas, U., eds.,  Seven Stories Press, NY. Book.

Gold standard for lower Manhattan cleanup. (2004). Neuman, D., Bartlett, P., Clarke, M., Kotelchuck, D., Rossol, M., Vozick, M.: New Solutions: A Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy, Vol. 14, No. 3, pp. 119-217. Journal.

POP Model Intercomparison Study. Stage I. Comparison of Descriptions of Main Processes Determining POP Behaviour in Various Environmental Compartments. (2004). Shatalov, V.,  Mantseva, E., Baart, A., Bartlett, P.,  Breivik, K., Christensen, J., Dutchak, S., Kallweit, D.,  Farret, R., Fedyunin, M.,  Gong, S., Hansen, K.M., Holoubek, I., Huang, P., Jones, K., Matthies, M., Petersen, G., Prevedouros, K., Pudykiewicz, J., Roemer, M., Salzman, M., Scheringer, M., Stocker, J., Strukov, B., Suzuki, N., Sweetman, A., van de Meent, D., Wegmann, F.: , MSC-E Technical Report 1/2004, Meteorological Synthesizing Centre – East, Moscow, Russia, UN Economic Commission of Europe (UNECE).

The Deposition of airborne dioxin emitted by North American sources on ecologically vulnerable receptors in Nunavut, in Northern Lights Against POPs: Toxic Threats in the Arctic, edited by Terry Fenge and David Downie. (2003). Commoner, B., Bartlett, P.W., Eisl, H., Couchot, K.:  McGill-Queen's University Press, published for the Inuit Circumpolar Conference (Canada).  Feb. Book Chapter.

Modeling the atmospheric transport and deposition of PCDD/F to the Great Lakes. (2002). Cohen, M.D., Draxler, R.R. and Artz, R. (NOAA Air Resources Laboratory); Barry Commoner, B., Bartlett, P., Cooney, P., Couchot, K., Dicker, A., Eisl, H., Hill, C., Quigley, J., and Rosenthal,J., (CBNS, Queens College); Niemi, D., Ratte, D., and Deslauriers, M., (Pollution Data Branch, Environment Canada),; Laurin, R., (Ontario Ministry of the Environment); Mathewson-Brake, L., (Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources); McDonald, J., (International Joint Commission),  Environmental Science & Technology Vol.34 No.22, pp 4831–4845. Nov. [Outstanding Scientific Paper Award, OAR, NOAA]. Journal.

Modeling source-to-receptor atmospheric transport: atrazine, PCBs and dioxin In North America. (2000). Bartlett, P.W., Commoner, B., Couchot, K., Eisl, H., Cooney, P., (CBNS); Bush, B. (SUNY School of Public Health), , Presented at Dioxin 2000, Monterey, California, Aug.; Organohalogen Compounds Vol.45 2000. Journal.

Long-range air transport of dioxin from North American sources to ecologically vulnerable receptors in Nunavut, Arctic Canada.(2000). Commoner, B., Bartlett, P.W., Eisl, H., Couchot, K. Final report to North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation, April. Peer Reviewed.

Conclusions and recommendations, Working group on POPs modeling. (1999). Wania, Frank, et al. WMO/EMEP/UNEP Workshop on modelling of atmospheric transport and deposition of persistent organic pollutants and heavy metals. No. 136 Vol.1, EMEP/MSC-E Report 1/2000; WMO/TD No. 1008. World Meteorological Organisation, Geneva, Switzerland. Nov. 16-19.



  • An epistemic cognition approach to engagement with ecosystem science and economicsCollaboration with John Ruppert, Biology Department, Saint Peter's University. Cognitive behavioral ecological science and economics. Communities of practice. Learning and teaching. Assessment.
  • Chemicals of Emerging Concern (CECs) / Emerging Contaminants / Contaminantes  Emergentes.  Next steps: emissions, modeling & policy.
  • Sustainability, environmental justice, SDGs, and climate studies across the curriculum.  Faculty development and curriculum assessment proposals.
  • Sustainability. Communication and education, consulting.
  • Outdoor ecological & arts education. Program evaluation, research and design.


Grant Supported Research  (Selected with report titles, to be updated. Research publications, see above.)

The ecological domain of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) emissions from the Hudson River. (2003). Bartlett, P.W., Commoner, B., Couchot, K., (CBNS); O’Hehir, D., (SUNY School of Public Health):  Final report to the New York Community Trust. April.

The deposition and accumulation of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in New York watersheds. (2002). Bartlett, P.W., Commoner, B., Couchot, K., (CBNS), O’Hehir, D., (SUNY School of Public Health). Report to the New York Community Trust. April.

Long-range air transport of dioxin from North American sources to ecologically vulnerable receptors in Nunavut, Arctic Canada.(2000). Commoner, B., Bartlett, P.W., Eisl, H., Couchot, K. Final report to North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation, April. Peer Reviewed.

The exposure of the New York City watershed to PCBs emitted from the Hudson River. (1999). Commoner, B., Bush, B., Bartlett, P., Couchot, K.   Final report to the New York Community Trust, Oct.

The economic impact on the recycling system on New York City. (1999). Bartlett, Paul. Ch.V in Eisl, H., et al., Development and implementation of an integrated recycling system for the collection, processing, and the use in manufacturing of New York City municipal solid waste.   Final report to the Pew Charitable Trusts. April.

The routes and biomarker evidence of exposure of wildlife populations to atrazine, an endocrine disrupter. (1998). Bartlett, P., Commoner, B., Eisl, H., Cooney, P., Couchot, K. Final report to W. Alton Jones Foundation, Nov.

Dioxin sources, air transport and contamination in dairy feed crops and milk. (1998). Commoner, B., et al.:  Final report to Joyce Foundation, J.B. Cox Charitable Trust and J. Merck Fund, Sept.

How to save trees by recycling paper. (1997). Commoner, B., Bartlett, P.W., Eisl, H. Foundation workshop guide. Final report to Turner Foundation.

Exposure of endocrine disrupters from long-range air transport of pesticides. (1997) Cohen, M., et al. Final report to W. Alton Jones Foundation, Nov.

Iron sintering. Ch. 6 in Commoner, B., et al., Zeroing out dioxin in the Great Lakes: Within our reach. (1996). Eisl, H and Bartlett, P.  Final report to the Joyce Foundation, June.

Pulp and paper. Ch. 5 in Commoner, B., et al., Zeroing out dioxin in the Great Lakes: Within our reach. (1996). Bartlett, P., and Rosenthal, J.:  Final report to the Joyce Foundation, June.

Dioxin fallout in the Great Lakes: Where it comes from; how to prevent it; at what cost. (1996). Commoner, B., et al. Summary report to the Joyce Foundation, June.

Quantitative estimation of the entry of dioxins, furans and hexachlorobenzene into the Great Lakes from airborne and waterborne sources. (1995). Cohen, M., et al. Final report to the Joyce Foundation, May.


Research interest

Sustainability in Higher Education; Ecological Economics; Environmental Science, Economics, and Policy; Sustainable Development; Arctic; Environmental Toxics; Clean Technology; Zero Waste Closed Loop Technology; Pollution Prevention; Resilience; Localization; International Trade;  Urban & Regional Economics & Planning; Communities of Practice; Learning Societies; Behavioral Economics; Cognitive Psychology of Science & Economics; Quantitative Methods; Qualitative Methods, Mixed Methods; Dynamic Systems Modeling, Computer Simulation Modeling; Software Development.


Modeling (statistical, econometrics, dynamic systems, software development): physical-chemical processes, atmospheric, environmental compartments, transport of toxics, exposure, ecological, economic (regional impact, I-O, econometrics). HYSPLIT-SV softwre development and implimentation.
Assessment: ecosystem services, environmental and economic impact; state of scientific knowledge; knowledge gaps and research priorities;  higher education.
Expert testimony and communication: environmental justice, environmental science, toxic exposure, economic impact, statistical inference, etc.

Course taught

  • John Jay College, CUNY. SUS/ESJ 200, Sustainability; Eco 260 Environmental Economics; Eco 333 Sustainability; Eco 231 Development (Sustainable). Online, hybrid & ePortfolio.
  • Fordham University. Physical Science (Climate Science),  Statistics.
  • Saint Peter's University. Peace & Justice, Poverty & Inequality, Economic Development (Sustainable), Macroeconomics (Ecological Economics) MBA, Statistics, Econometrics.


News and Media

Interviews/Quotes: WCBS, WABC, CNN, MSNBC, The Guardian UK, Village Voice, The Villager, etc.
Research Studies: NY Times, NPR, AP, Daily News, etc.