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.S., 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.
Insect ecology and sustainable agriculture.

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.  Citizen science, sense of place, animal studies, ethnoecology and ornithology.

Eric Pallant, B.A., Wesleyan University; M.F.S., Yale University; Ph.D., Cornell University.
Sustainable development, food and agriculture, educational innovation, writing creative nonfiction.

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

Scott Wissinger (joint appointment with biology), B.A., Susquehanna University; M.S., Bowling Green State University; Ph.D., Purdue University. Aquatic ecology, climate change, wetlands conservation and stream biomonitoring.


Ruth Dunton, Building Coordinator

Laura Branby, Creek Connections Pittsburgh Area Educator and Camp Director.  B.S., Norths Carolina State University.  Environmental Education, water quality monitoring, meteorology, earth science.

Taylor Hinton, Wellness Programs Coordinator.  B.A., Allegheny College.  Food and agriculture-based education.

Wendy Kedzierski, Creek Connections Project Director.  B.S., Pennsylvania State University; M.S. Virginia Commonwealth University.  Environmental Education, aquatic ecology, water quality monitoring.

Kerstin Martin, Garden Manager.  B.S., Dickinson College.  Director of Community Wellness Initiative.

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. Adjunct Professor, BARCH California College of the Arts, Frederick P. Rose Architectural Fellow 07′.

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 Student Publications and Presentations

Honors, Awards and Grants