Math, Professor William R. Kenan, Jr. Chair in Mathematics
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.
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. (Science Advisor)
Anne Dalke Term Professor of English
Anne's areas of focus are feminist theories and narrative traditions; revisionary work in the canon of American literatures; the intersections between science and literature. (Humanities Advisor)
Robert Dostal Rufus Jones Professor of Philosophy and Religion; Department Chair
Although he specializes in Kant and contemporary European philosophy, especially phenomenology and hermeneutics, Bob takes a great interest in classical Greek thought. He is also concerned with history and philosophy of science and technology, especially as it relates to ethics and politics.
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.
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)
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. (Social Science Advisor)
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, Assistant Professor
Jonas' research program combines the techniques of inorganic, physical and synthetic chemistry to develop and investigate
novel transition metal complex-based nanostructures.
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.
Yonglin Jiang Associate Profession, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Jiang's research focuses on legal culture in imperial China and ethnicity and law in contemporary China.
Assistant Professor, Biology
Sydne Record uses computational methods to understand the past, present, and future states of the natural world to better understand the services that ecosystems afford to society.
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.
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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