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.

Matthew Bethurem, B.A., Missouri State University; MPPA University of Missouri-St. Louis; MPH University of Missouri-Columbia; PhD SUNY ESF.  Climate change, environmental policy, environmental justice, sustainability and food systems.

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.

Delia Byrnes, BA, Simon Fraser University; MA & PhD, The University of Texas at Austin.

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.

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.

Kelly Pearce, B.S., Juniata College; M.S., Frostburg State University; Ph.D. University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science.

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

Jesse Swann-Quinn, B.A., Colgate University; M.A., University of Arizona; Ph.D., Syracuse University.

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, Academic Building Coordinator.

Kelly Boulton, Sustainability Coordinator.  B.S., Allegheny College.  Climate neutrality, operational efficiency, institutional sustainability, community resiliency.

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

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

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

Sam Reese, Lab Technician