I currently serve as Dean of the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University.  This is my personal blog site, and not an official product of Duke.  It includes a mix of commentary on environmental science issues, our group’s research and, more recently, information on a rare tumor called a craniopharyngioma that was discovered in my daughter’s brain in the fall of 2013.  If you are seeking to contact me in any official capacity, or get more information on my research or other work activities, please email as below or visit the Nicholas School page.   If you are looking to reach out around craniopharyngioma issues, the same email will work.

For the blog itself, go here:  State Factors Blog

Contact Information:
Email: alan dot townsend (at) duke dot edu
Twitter: @alan_townsend