Barry Goldstein, PhD

Barry Goldstein is a Professor of Geology and the Director of the Environmental Policy and Decision Making Program at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, where he has been on the faculty since 1984.  Born and raised in New York City, Barry has a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Geology from Queen’s College, CUNY, and received a Master’s and PhD in Geology from the University of Minnesota.  His research interests are in landscape and climate change, focusing on both glaciated and arid regions.  These studies have taken him to Peru, Israel, Canada, and throughout the midwest and western portions of the United States.  Many of these studies involve the origin and evolution of river systems over the past few thousand years, particularly in response to natural changes in climate and other environmental conditions.  As a high school senior, he attended the first Earth Day in 1970, was later a founding member of the Friends of the Earth chapter in Minneapolis, and has been active in local environmental issues since moving to the Puget Sound area.  Barry was on the Board of CELP from 2001-2007, during which time he also served as Board President.