Land Use and Environmental Law Faculty
Professor Jamison Colburn is a scholar of environmental law and policy. Prior to teaching, Professor Colburn was an enforcement litigator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and a collaborating researcher with the Project on Public Problem Solving at Columbia University, which studied the collaborative roles played by local and regional grassroots organizations.
Professor John A. Kelmelis is a scholar of national and international geography who joined Penn State after a thirty-year career of distinguished government service and leadership. He has provided scientific advice on U.S. foreign policy, regional resource management, disaster response, and information infrastructure to the highest levels of U.S. government.
Professor Ross Pifer’s research focuses on shale gas development and the interface between agricultural and residential development. He has been an attorney with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of General Counsel, and he has advised military personnel and commands in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Great Britain, and Germany while on active duty with the U.S. Army JAG Corps at the Netherlands Law Center.