Leonard Peters Faculty Fellowships in Sustainability
Dr. Danielle Andrews Brown received her PhD (Soil Science) in 2011
at The Pennsylvania State University. She remained at Penn State as
post-doctoral scholar and research associate. Dr. Andrews came to the
University of Pittsburgh in 2017 as a lecturer and the advisor and coordinator
of the Environmental Studies program.
For over 14 years, she has conducted lab and field scale research as it
pertains to water and soil quality.
Presently, her research is focused on carbon, nitrogen and emerging contaminants
mainly estrogens and antibiotics. She
has conducted research at two nationally known research sites – The Susquehanna
Shale Hill Critical Zone Observatory and The Living Filter. More recently, research interests are also
centered on informal and formal science education. Dr. Andrews-Brown is a member of the
University Faculty Sustainability Task Force and leads the committee aimed at incorporating sustainability
education more broadly into the Pitt curriculum.