Faculty / Staff
Shaunna Barnhart, B.A., Carleton College; M.S., University of Illinois; Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University.
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.
Kate Darby, B.S., The Pennsylvania State University; M.S., University of Oregon; Ph.D., Arizona State University. Environmental justice, urban environmental issues, food systems, environmental governance.
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.
Mike Maniates (joint appointment with political science), B.S., M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley. Environmental policy, over-consumption, international energy futures.
Mark Neff, B.S, Whitman College; M.S. University of Oregon; Ph.D. Arizona State University. Science and decision-making, science and environmental controversies, sociology of science, and research policy.
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.
Jim Palmer (joint appointment with biology), B.A., University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D., University of Texas. Pesticide resistance, insect ecology and genetics, endocrine disruptors, environmental education.
Caryl Waggett, B.A., Brown University; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley. Environmental health, landscape ecology.
Gordon Whitney, B.A., Denison University; M.F.S., M.S., Ph.D., Yale University. Plant, historical and landscape ecology; forest structure and development.
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.
Jack Meeder, B.S. University of Miami; M.S. University of Florida; Ph.D.University of Miami Rosenstial School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. Restoration ecology, freshwater and marine swamps, marshes and estuaries, global climate change and sea level rise, and geological processes in ecosystems.
Ruth Dunton, Building Coordinator
Sam Reese, Lab Technician
Chris Shaffer, GIS Manager. B.S., Clarion University. Geographic information systems, global positioning systems, remote sensing, cartography.
Lin Sutley, Web Support
Steve Utz, Internship Coordinator
Publishers of Recent Faculty Research
- Local Environment
- 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