Thomas Leschine, Ph.D.


Ben Rabinowitz Professor of the Human Dimensions of the Environment

Adjunct Professor, School of Aquatic and Fisheries Sciences

Research areas

Tom Leschine is the former Director of the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs and has expertise in marine policy, risk management and policy, and coastal environmental restoration. Leschine has a distinguished record of public service, notably as a member of numerous advisory boards and committees, including a longtime affiliation with the National Research Council for which he served as chair of the Marine Board and on the Transportation Research Board’s Subcommittee on Planning and Policy Review. He is currently Ben Rabinowitz Professor of Human Dimensions of the Environment within the UW College of the Environment. Dr. Leschine received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Leschine teaches:

  • SMEA 500: Introduction to the Human Dimensions of the Environment
  • SMEA 501: Decision Making and Action Taking in Marine Affairs
  • SMEA 517: Marine Transportation
  • SMEA 514: Marine Pollution Management