The goal of the Center for Geological and Environmental Sciences at Touro College is to identify the critical environmental and geological problems that face the world today, glean as much knowledge and information about them as possible and teach our students how to become professionals in these areas and how to find the solutions to these problems. The Center will realize this goal by focusing its attention on the timely and relevant scientific issues that have emerged as priorities on a national and global level and by concentrating its resources on these issues, so that our students will be immersed in the most current information and technology concerning these issues.
In addition to his work as a Wealth Management Advisor, Associate Director, and Senior Vice President at Merrill Lynch, Epstein is an expert geologist. He has served as an Associate Research Scientist at the Steinitz Marine Biology Laboratory Eilat, Israel and as a Senior Petroleum Geologist for Occidental Petroleum and Chevron.Howard R. Feldman, Ph.D.
Howard R. Feldman, Ph.D., is a professor in the Biology Department of the Lander College for Women, a division of Touro College and a Research Associate in the Division of Paleontology (Invertebrates) at the American Museum of Natural History, specializing in the morphology, taxonomy and paleoecology of brachiopods. Dr. Feldman is a Visiting Scientist at the Geological Survey of Israel in Jerusalem, where he conducts research on the geology and paleontology of the Negev. Dr. Feldman has also done extensive research on the Devonian brachiopod faunas of the Hudson Valley and is currently studying the environmental issues, geochemistry and ecology of Ordovician fossils on the Shawangunk Ridge near New Paltz, New York.Donald Clark, Ph.D.
Donald Clark is a geologist with over 25 years of experience including two years as the Assistant Science Curator at the Staten Island Museum, Staten Island, New York, 11 years teaching geology at the College of Staten Island, CUNY, as a geological consultant and as the Secretary of the Northeastern Science Foundation, Troy, NY. Dr. Clark's research interests include environmental geology, alternative and conventional energy resources and carbonate geology. Dr. Clark is particularly interested in naturally fractured hydrocarbon reservoirs, the hydrocarbon potential of the Beekmantown Group carbonates of eastern New York State, the hydrocarbon potential of the Bahamas and the hydrocarbon potential of the outer continental shelf of eastern North America.