Math Professor, Environmental Studies Director
Victor Donnay studies chaotic properties of dynamical systems, and is interested in mathematical modeling. He also is working to improve K-12 math and science pedagogy, and to bring mathematics to a wider audience. (On Leave Fall 2015)
Geology Associate Professor
Harold Alderfer Chair in Environmental Studies
Don Barber is a marine sedimentologist who studies the response of coastal environments to sea level change, storms and human perturbations. (Acting Director for Fall 2015)
Peter Briggs works on American and English literature, specializing in 18th century British literature. Of special interest to the ES concentration, he has written about American landscapes and offers a course on Nature Writing and Environmental Concerns.
Chemistry Associate Professor
Jonas Goldsmith combines the techniques of inorganic, physical and synthetic chemistry to develop and investigate novel transition metal complexes for solar energy conversion.
Karen Greif studies neural development, and also maintains an active interest in science policy-making. Her policy course, Biology and Public Policy, includes environmental issues.
Political Science Associate Professor and Chair
Carol Hager specializes in comparative politics. While her focus is on Germany, she also studies environmental politics and environmental policies in an international perspective.
Thomas J. Mozdzer
Biology Assistant Professor
Thomas Mozdzer is an ecosystem ecologist and studies how multiple
interacting global change factors including rising atmospheric carbon
dioxide concentrations, nitrogen pollution, sea level rise and invasive
species affect coastal wetlands.(On Leave 2015-16)
Michael Rock specializes in economic development, and is an authority on the interaction of development and pollution-control policy in Asia. He has taught in the US, Thailand and Vietnam.
Economics Associate Professor and Chair
David Ross’s teaching and research interests include the
economics of imperfectly competitive markets and of local environmental
programs. He serves on the Planning
Commission for West Nottingham Township and is active with the Friends of the
State Line Serpentine Barrens. (On Leave 2015-16)
Growth and Structure of Cities Associate Professor
Johanna Alderfer Harris and William H. Harris M.D. Chair in Environmental Studies.
Ellen Stroud is an environmental historian whose research and teaching focus on human interactions with the natural world over the course of U.S. history. She is particularly interested in resource issues, and in issues of environmental justice within American cities.
Sociology Associate Professor
Nathan Wright's teaching and research interests include sociology of religion, public opinion, sociology of culture and research methods.
Jon Wilson, Biology
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