Faculty / Staff

Full-Time Faculty

Terry Bensel, B.A., University of Northern Colorado; M.A., Ph.D., University of New Hampshire. Ecological economics, climate change, sustainable development.

Rich Bowden, B.A., Northland College; M.S., Michigan Technological University; Ph.D., Yale University. Global environmental change, forest ecology and management, ecotourism.

Casey Bradshaw-Wilson, B.S., Pennsylvania State University; M.Ss, Marshall University, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University.  Freshwater ecology and conservation biology.

Ian Carbone, B.A., Wesleyan University; M.S., University of California, Ph.D., University of California.  Sustainability and renewable energy technologies.

Beth ChoateB.S., Centre College; M.S., University of Kentucky; Ph.D., University of Maine.

Brittany Davis, A.B., Princeton University; M.A., University of Georgia; Ph.D., University of Arizona.

Thomas Eatmon, B.S., North Carolina State University; M.Ed., University of St. Thomas; Ph.D., Southern University. Sustainable development, industrial ecology, integrated agriculture/ aquaculture, environmental education.

Benjamin HaywoodB.A., Pfeiffer University; M.P.A., University of South Carolina; Ph.D., University of South Carolina.  Environmental geography, sense of place, citizen science, ethnoornithology.

Elizabeth Olson, H.B.A., University of Utah; M.A., Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University. Ethnobotany; community-based development; political ecology; environmental anthropology; international health; medical anthropology; indigenous people; Mexico; ethnomedical systems.

Eric Pallant, B.A., Wesleyan University; M.F.S., Yale University; Ph.D., Cornell University. Soils and the environment, sustainable agriculture, sustainable development, educational innovation.

Caryl Waggett, B.A., Brown University; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley. Environmental health, landscape ecology.

Scott Wissinger (joint appointment with biology), A.B., Susquehanna University; M.S., Bowling Green State University; Ph.D., Purdue University. Aquatic ecology, acid rain, wetlands.

Scholar In Residence

Gordon Whitney, B.A., Denison University; M.F.S., M.S., Ph.D., Yale University. Plant, historical and landscape ecology; forest structure and development.

Staff

Ruth Dunton, Building Coordinator

Kerstin Martin, Garden Manager.

Sam Reese, Lab Technician

Chris Shaffer, GIS Manager. B.S., Clarion University. Geographic information systems, global positioning systems, remote sensing, cartography.

Steve Utz, Internship Coordinator

Publishers of Recent Faculty Research

  • BioScience
  • Local Environment
  • Ecology
  • MIT Press
  • Soil Biology and Biochemistry
  • Journal of Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Ecological Applications
  • Journal of Environmental Quality
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Human Organization
  • Proceedings of the International Long-term Ecological Research Workshop
  • Journal of College Science Teaching
  • Council on Undergraduate Research Quarterly
  • The Declaration: Association of University Leaders for a Sustainable Future
  • Evolutionary Ecology
  • Freshwater Biology

Faculty Awards and Leadership