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Victor Donnay, ES Director
Department of Mathematics
Park 330, 101 North Merion Avenue
Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr PA, 19010

Bryn Mawr Faculty and Staff



Victor Donnay
Math Professor, William R. Kenan,  Jr. Chair      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)

Don Barber

Don Barber
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
English Professor

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.


Jonas Goldsmith
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
Biology Professor

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.



Carol Hager
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.


Ganapathy Narayanaraj                               Tri-Co Environmental Studies Visiting Assistant Professor


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Ganapathy Narayanaraj's research interests currently focus on using geospatial techniques to map and model the spatial and temporal patterns of devil's gardens in the Amazon, created by ant plants inhabited by Myrmelachista schumanni.  He is also continuing his research on the lightning- and human-caused wildfire regimes at multiple scales using satellite remote sensing and Geographical Information Systems.


Mozdzer-1  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
Economics Professor

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.


David Ross

David Ross
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)


Bethany Schneider
English Associate Professor

Bethany Schneider works on 19th century US literature, focusing on the literature surrounding Indian Removal policies of the 1830s and 40s. She studies the shifting cultural and legal understandings that radically changed both Native and white senses of belonging and responsibility to the land.

Ellen Stroud  Ellen Stroud
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.


Nathan Wright


Nathan Wright
Sociology Associate Professor

Nathan Wright's teaching and research interests include sociology of religion, public opinion, sociology of culture and research methods.



Bonnie Hallam
Administrative Assistant

Haverford Faculty

Haverford Director:
Helen White, Chemistry

Affiliated Faculty at Haverford College:

  • Kim Benston, English
  • Radika Bhaskar, Biology (Visitng 2014-16)
  • Craig Borowiak, Political Science
  • Thomas Donahue, Political Science (Visiting 2014-16)
  • Kay Edwards, Interdisciplinary College Programs
  • Steve Finley, English
  • Andrew Friedman, History
  • Darin Hayton, History
  • Karl Johnson, Biology
  • Joshua Moses, Anthropology
  • Ganapathy Narayanaraj, Visiting Tri-Co Environmental Studies
  • Rob Scarrow, Chemistry
  • Steven Smith, Economics
  • Johnathan Wilson, Biology

Swarthmore Faculty         

Swarthmore Coordinator:
Elizabeth Bolton, English Literature

Affiliated Faculty at Swarthmore College:

  • Timothy Burke, History                                       
  • Peter Collings, Physics and Astronomy
  • Giovanna DiChiro, Political Science
  • Erich Carr Everbach, Engineering
  • Eric Jensen, Physics &  Astronomy
  • José-Luis Machado, Biology
  • Arthur McGarity, Engineering
  • Rachel Merz, Biology
  • Carol Nackenoff, Political Science
  • Ganapathy Narayanraj, Visiting Tri-Co Environmental Studies
  • Jennifer Peck, Economics, Environmental Studies
  • Christine Schuetze, Sociology & Anthropology
  • Mark Wallace, Religion