I am a human geographer and political ecologist with interests in environmental governance, water, climate change, urban sustainability, equity, and justice.
PhD, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, 2010
MA, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, 2005
BA, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, 2003
Research and Creative Works
I utilize training as a social scientist to study the ways communities manage their relationship to nonhuman nature. My primary research project focuses on urban stormwater governance with particular attention to green infrastructure. I also work on an interview-based project that explores the ways farmers perceive and adapt to a changing climate.
ANT 108: Glbl Culture & Lcl Identities
ANT 226: Environmental Anthropology
ENV 110: Nature & Culture: Connections
ENV 172: Intro to World Rgnl Geography
ENV 226: Environmental Anthropology
ENV 380: Intro to Research Methods
ENV 380: Junior Year Research Seminar
ENV 498: Mentoring Seminar
ENV 499: Senior Year Exp/Environmental
Publications and Presentations
Framing Pier 55: negotiated resilience and contested waterfronts
Fink, K. A., Finewood, M. H. & Molnar, L. (2019). Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences. Vol 9 (Issue 3) , pages 364--370.
Professional Contributions and Service
- Hudson River Watershed Alliance [Board]
- Association of Environmental Studies and Sciences [Secretary]
- American Association of Geographers