Department of Earth, Environment and Equity (E3)

Joseph L. Wilkins, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

E3 is more than an academic department; it is a catalyst for change, addressing the urgent need for equity in environmental discourse. As we embark on this path, we are guided by the principles of inclusivity, sustainability, and a profound commitment to environmental justice.

-Quote Featured In the International peer-reviewed journal,Nature.

Mission & Vision

E3's mission is to support the development of innovative environmental researchers who engage in globally impactful scholarship and promote community engagement that supports sustainable planetary health, with foundations built on data-driven science and environmental justice. 

In the spirit of Howard University's legacy of excellence, innovation, and social justice, along with its unique presence as an HBCU, the Department of Earth, Environment, and Equity (E3) stands as a pioneering force committed to shaping the future of environmental studies, science, and justice.


Madison Winfield

Undergraduate Student

 The Department of Earth, Environment and Equity means that I don’t have to worry about the next generation of black environmentalists.

They will now always have a place where they can learn about the climate and climate injustices in a way that doesn’t ignore how those things disproportionately affect them."