Environment, Sustainability, and Policy Staff

Sherburne Abbott


Professor Sherburne "Shere" Abbott

Director, ILM in Environment, Sustainability, and Policy
University Professor, Geography

Office: 121 Eggers Hall
Phone: 315-443-5631
Email: sbabbott@syr.edu

Prior to her current appointment, Abbott served as Vice President for Sustainability Initiatives, creating integrated approaches to sustainability, and advancing the University’s commitment to leadership in sustainability in higher education. Abbott provided oversight of the Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems and directed the Center for Sustainable Community Solutions and its Environmental Finance Center.

Previously, she served as a deputy to President Obama’s Science Advisor in the Senate-confirmed position of Associate Director for Environment and Energy in the Office of Science and Technology Policy; and worked with scientific organizations, including serving as the Chief International Officer of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and as director of the Board on Sustainable Development, the Polar Research Board, and International Organizations and Programs of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.