Dean of the School of Natural and Health Sciences, Moravian College
Diane Husic has a B.S. and Ph.D. in Biochemistry (from Northern Michigan University and Michigan State University, respectively). Before becoming dean of the School of Natural and Health Sciences at Moravian College, she served as chair of Biological Sciences. She teaches courses on biochemistry, environmental science, conservation biology, nutrition, sustainability, and climate change. Her research focuses on a contaminated site (the Palmerton Superfund site) examining heavy metal impacts on plants and the effectiveness of ecological restoration work. She monitors habitat for climate change impacts along a portion of the Appalachian Mountains, and serves as the coordinator of the Eastern Pennsylvania Phenology Project.
She is an author on over 50 publications and has contributed to several reports – including a 200 page ecological assessment for a Superfund site and the 2011 PA Climate Change Adaptation report. She was also a contributor to the NGO CSW outcome document for the North America and European region for CSW 58: “Challenges and Achievements in the Implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for Women and Girls”
She has attended the international meetings as a credentialed observer for the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change since 2009. She serves as a member of the steering committee for the Research and Independent NGOs constituency group, and has worked with the Women’s Major Group on the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals.