Clare Ryan

Clare M. Ryan

Director and Professor

phone: (206) 221-0743
office: 015D Wallace Hall

Clare is the Director of the Program on the Environment, and also a Professor of Environmental and Natural Resource Policy at the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences.  She has adjunct faculty appointments in the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs, the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs, and the School of Law. Her research and teaching focuses on applications of policy formation and implementation, collaborative governance, and urban ecology theories to the field of natural resource management. Recently, she completed research projects and publications examining best practices in National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) implementation; use of best available science in regulation development; and institutional analyses of collaborative watershed planning groups. Prior to joining the University of Washington, Dr. Ryan worked as an environmental scientist and regulatory specialist for state (Washington Department of Ecology) and federal (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) resource management agencies.

Ann Corboy

Ann Corboy


phone: (206) 221-4895
office: 015H Wallace Hall

Ann has a degree in Biology and began her career in the Plant Department (now Network Services) with the (pre-divestiture) local telephone company Pacific Northwest Bell. Following 18 years of long hours and much travel, with her children in their final years of high school, she resigned to have the stay-at-home mom experience. She returned to work in a new career – administrative work at the University of Washington – ideal because of the wealth of unique and diverse experiences available in the academic world AND the short commute from her home in Ravenna. Ann has worked in several departments – Forestry, the Law School, the Information School – and is delighted to now be a part of the PoE community.

Ana Wieman


phone: (206) 616-2461
office: 12E Wallace Hall

Ana works directly with students in the Environmental Studies B.A. degree program and the graduate level Environmental Management Certificate. As the program advisor, Ana helps students create an academic program that prepares them for a professional career addressing today’s most pressing environmental questions. Ana brings to her position a passion for student development, multicultural education, accessibility, and community. When she’s not working with students she’s busy being a competitive veganic vegetable grower. Go ahead. Ask.

**The mailing address for all staff is: Program on the Environment, 3737 Brooklyn Ave NE, Box 355679, Seattle, WA 98195**