Environmental Studies

Barbara Majchrzak, Holland Hall 327
507-786-3167

wp.stolaf.edu/environmental-studies

Environmental studies explores the relationships between the earth's natural and physical systems, human political, economic, and social systems, and human understanding of the environment as informed by ethics, philosophy, art, history, religion, and literature. The Department of Environmental Studies seeks to create a diverse and inclusive teaching and learning community that promotes an integrated understanding of humankind's relationship to the environment.  It does this by encouraging rigorous study of the biological and physical processes that characterize the physical environment and those ways in which human activity can promote or compromise the environment's overall health; critical examination of the political, economic, and social institutions that frame human interaction with the environment; and scholarly engagement with those philosophical, spiritual, literary, and artistic traditions that inform and reflect our understanding of the environment and our relationship to it.

Overview of the Major

Interdisciplinary inquiry and creative practice coupled to disciplinary work in contributing departments enable both broad and focused perspectives on environmental issues, problems, and possible solutions. This program offers a major with three areas of emphasis through which students choose to focus their work: the natural sciences, the social sciences, and the arts and humanities. In many cases work in these areas of emphasis overlaps with traditional departmental curricula, and students choose to complete a second major there. Recognizing the global and local dimensions of numerous environmental challenges and the need for learning outside of the classroom, the program provides a number of opportunities for studies abroad and in the field.

All students majoring in environmental studies take twelve required courses.  Three of those courses emphasize interdisciplinary approaches, including an introductory course that explores the interdisciplinary nature of environmental questions and lays the groundwork for the major, an intermediate level course attending to the nature of environmental inquiry and how to integrate and apply one’s knowledge and skills for personal, civic and work-related roles, and a senior seminar course that challenges students to reflect on what they have learned throughout their studies and to generate a project proposal for future work.  The department strongly encourages students to consider how participation in off-campus study experiences, internships, research, creative practice, and learning communities will contribute to knowledge of environmental systems, the relationships between humans and the environment, and to personal/professional growth.

The department offers a concentration in environmental studies for students wishing to complement another major with a suite of courses focused on the environment.

Distinction

See Academic Honors

Special Programs

A number of semester long off-campus programs include an internship or independent study component in which students may elect to focus on environmental issues. Students must consult with the environmental studies chair in planning their programs and must receive approval before counting work from off-campus programs toward an environmental studies major or concentration. The programs listed below have a substantial focus in environmental studies and will generally contribute to the satisfaction of environmental studies major requirements:

  • Environmental Science in Australia and New Zealand (faculty-led semester St. Olaf College)

  • CAPA Global Cities Internship Program (Sydney, Australia) 

  • CAPA Program at University of Technology Sydney (Sydney, Australia)

  • DIS Study Abroad in Scandinavia (Copenhagen, Denmark)

  • Environmental Sustainability: Ecology, Policy and Social Transformation (HECUA in Minneapolis/St. Paul)

  • Washington Semester (American University)

  • Wilderness Field Station (Coe College)

Environmental Studies Major

Requirements for the Major

ENVST 137Introduction to Environmental Studies1.00
ENVST 237Integration and Application in Environmental Studies1.00
ENVST 399Seminar in Environmental Studies1.00
Nine courses in areas of emphasis:9.00
Select six additional courses specific to the area of emphasis chosen (natural science, social science, or arts and humanities) and three additional courses from outside the selected area of emphasis. Unless permission is granted by the chair, a course may not count for more than one requirement in the major.
Total Credits12

Areas of Emphasis in the Environmental Studies Major

Natural Science

The natural science area of emphasis seeks to give students a broad exposure to the range of problems encountered by scientists working in environmental fields and the investigative tools they use, while providing a solid foundation for further study in one of the contributing disciplines. Students planning careers in environmental science are strongly urged to consider an additional major in biology or chemistry. Nine courses are required in addition to the introductory, integration/application, and capstone courses specified above:

Three courses from outside your area of emphasis.
Select one or two social sciences courses from the following:1.50
Topics in Global Environmental Politics
Environmental Policy and Regulation
Sustainable Development
Environmental Politics
Environmental Sustainability in Japan (abroad)
Topics in Environmental Studies (when taught with social science focus and approved by the chair)
Advanced Research Topics in Environmental Studies
Environmental Economics
Human Geography of the Middle East
PSCI 221 Environmental Policy (Environmental Science in Australia and New Zealand)
Environmental Psychology at Rocky Mountain National Park (off-campus)
SOAN 222 Cultural Anthropology (Environmental Science in Australia and New Zealand)
SOAN 247 Disasters
SOAN 297 Topics (when taught as Environmental Anthropology)
Select one or two arts and humanities courses from the following:1.50
The Culture of Nature
Topics in Environmental Studies (when taught with arts and humanities focus and approved by the chair)
Advanced Research Topics in Environmental Studies
Media and the Environment (abroad)
Green Germany
Environmental History of Latin America
Environmental History
NORW 224 Contemporary Nordic Literature (when taught with ENVST focus)
Environmental Ethics
Literature and the Environment
Select one statistics modeling and mapping course from the following:1.00
Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems
Statistics for the Sciences
Statistical Modeling
Select one intermediate chemistry course from the following:1.00
Organic Chemistry II
and Synthesis Laboratory II (0.25)
Analytical Chemistry
and Analytical Laboratory (0.25)
Select one intermediate ecology course from the following:1.00
Ecological Principles
BIO 226 Terrestrial Ecology (Environmental Science in Australia and New Zealand)
Select two environmental science courses from the following: 12.00
Geophysics: Perspectives on the Dynamic Earth
Conservation Biology
Environmental Health
Global Climate Change
Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems
Topics in Environmental Studies (when taught with natural science focus and approved by the chair)
Tropical Ecology and Sustainable Land Use in Costa Rica (abroad)
Advanced Research Topics in Environmental Studies (when taught with environmental science focus and approved by the chair)
Directed Undergraduate Research
BIO 224 Marine Ecology (Environmental Science in Australia and New Zealand)
Any course from those listed in level III.
Select one level III course in environmental science:1.00
Limnology
Field Ecology
Selected Topics (when taught with environmental studies focus and approved by the chair)
Selected Topics in Chemistry (when taught with environmental science focus and approved by the chair)
Advanced Research Topics in Environmental Studies (when taught with natural science focus and approved by the chair)
Total Credits9
 
Social Science

The social science area of emphasis seeks to provide students with a broad exposure to the methods and models employed by social scientists working in the environmental field. In addition to the introductory, integrative/application and capstone courses (specified above), students select nine additional courses from the following groups:

Select three courses from outside your area of emphasis. 1
Select one or two natural science courses of the following:1.50
Geophysics: Perspectives on the Dynamic Earth
Global Climate Change
Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems
Topics in Environmental Studies (when taught with natural science focus and approved by the chair)
Advanced Research Topics in Environmental Studies (when taught with natural science focus and approved by the chair)
Conservation Biology
Environmental Health
Tropical Ecology and Sustainable Land Use in Costa Rica (abroad)
BIO 224 Marine Biology (Environmental Science in Australia and New Zealand)
BIO 226 Terrestrial Ecology (Environmental Science in Australia and New Zealand) 2
Ecological Principles 2
A Matter of the Environment with Lab
Analytical Chemistry
and Analytical Laboratory (0.25)
Selected Topics (when taught with environmental science focus and approved by the chair)
Selected Topics in Chemistry (when taught with environmental science focus and approved by the chair)
Select one or two arts and humanities courses of the following:1.50
The Culture of Nature
Topics in Environmental Studies (when taught with arts and humanities focus and approved by chair)
Advanced Research Topics in Environmental Studies (when taught with arts and humanities focus and approved by chair)
Media and the Environment (abroad)
Green Germany
Environmental History of Latin America
Environmental History
Topics in Contemporary Nordic Literature: A Window on Society (when taught with environmental science focus)
Environmental Ethics
Literature and the Environment
Select one methodological analysis course of the following:1.00
Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems
Principles of Statistics
Statistics for the Sciences
Statistical Modeling
Introductory Econometrics
Foundations of Social Science Research: Quantitative Methods
Research Methods in Psychology
Analyzing Politics and Policies
Economic analysis courses:
ECON 121Principles of Economics (or ECON 110-ECON 120)1.00
ECON 242Environmental Economics1.00
Select one environmental political policy and institutions course of the following:1.00
Environmental Policy and Regulation
Topics in Global Environmental Politics
Environmental Politics
Select two social science electives of the following:2.00
Topics in Global Environmental Politics
Environmental Policy and Regulation
Sustainable Development
Environmental Politics
Topics in Environmental Studies (if taught with social science emphasis and approved by the chair)
Advanced Research Topics in Environmental Studies (if taught with social science emphasis and approved by the chair)
Directed Undergraduate Research (when taught with social science focus and approved by the chair)
Economic Development
Environmental Psychology at Rocky Mountain National Park (off-campus)
SOAN 247 Disasters
SOAN 297 Topics when taught as Environmental Anthropology
PSCI 221 Environmental Policy (Environmental Science in Australia and New Zealand)
SOAN 222 Cultural Anthropology (Environmental Science in Australia and New Zealand)
Human Geography of the Middle East
Environmental Sustainability in Japan (abroad)
Total Credits9
 
Arts and the Humanities

The arts and humanities area of emphasis examines the ways human cultures and artistic expression interconnect with one's surroundings. In particular it explores the notion of nature as a cultural construct. This area of emphasis requires nine courses in addition to the introductory, integrative/application, and capstone courses.

Select three courses from outside your area of emphasis. 1
Select one or two natural science courses of the following:1.50
Geophysics: Perspectives on the Dynamic Earth
Global Climate Change
Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems
Topics in Environmental Studies (when taught with Natural Science focus and approved by the chair)
Advanced Research Topics in Environmental Studies (when taught with Natural Science focus and approved by the chair)
Conservation Biology
Environmental Health
Tropical Ecology and Sustainable Land Use in Costa Rica (abroad)
BIO 224 Marine Biology (Environmental Science in Australia and New Zealand)
BIO 226 Terrestrial Ecology (Environmental Science in Australia and New Zealand) 2
Ecological Principles 2
A Matter of the Environment with Lab
Analytical Chemistry
and Analytical Laboratory (0.25)
Selected Topics (when taught with environmental science focus and approved by the chair)
Selected Topics in Chemistry (when taught with environmental science focus and approved by the chair)
Select one or two social science courses of the following:1.50
Environmental Policy and Regulation
Sustainable Development
Topics in Environmental Studies (when taught with social science focus and approved by the chair)
Advanced Research Topics in Environmental Studies (when taught with social science focus and approved by the chair)
Topics in Global Environmental Politics
Environmental Politics
Environmental Economics
PSCI 221 Environmental Policy (Environmental Science in Australia and New Zealand)
Environmental Psychology at Rocky Mountain National Park (off-campus)
SOAN 222 Cultural Anthropology (Environmental Science in Australia and New Zealand)
SOAN 247 Disasters
Environmental Sustainability in Japan (abroad)
Select up to five level II courses in the arts and humanities of the following:5.00
Ecocriticism and Renaissance Literature
The Culture of Nature
Topics in Environmental Studies (when taught with arts and humanities focus and approved by the chair)
Advanced Research Topics in Environmental Studies (when taught with arts and humanities focus and approved by the chair)
Media and the Environment (abroad)
Green Germany
Environmental History of Latin America
Environmental History
NORW 224 Topics in Contemporary Nordic Literature (when taught with and ENVST focus)
Environmental Ethics
Literature and the Environment
Select at least one level III topics course in arts and humanities of the following:1.00
Advanced Research Topics in Environmental Studies
Level III course in another department if taught with an environmental studies arts and humanities focus and approved by the chair
FMS 360
Total Credits9

Environmental Studies Concentration

Requirements for the Concentration

The environmental studies concentration balances an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to the environment with the disciplinary strengths of a traditional major represented by the areas of study: natural science, social science, arts and humanities. Students may utilize environmental studies-related upper-level courses within their own discipline to complete requirements of the concentration if the courses have a significant component that addresses environmental concerns. Unless permission is granted by the chair, a course may not count for more than one requirement in the concentration. Successful completion of at least 6 courses with a grade of C or better is required.

ENVST 137Introduction to Environmental Studies1.00
ENVST 237Integration and Application in Environmental Studies1.00
Select one natural science course of the following:1.00
Geophysics: Perspectives on the Dynamic Earth
Global Climate Change
Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems
Topics in Environmental Studies (when taught with natural science focus and approved by the chair)
Advanced Research Topics in Environmental Studies (when taught with natural science focus and approved by the chair)
Conservation Biology
Environmental Health
Tropical Ecology and Sustainable Land Use in Costa Rica (abroad)
BIO 224 Marine Biology (Environmental Science in Australia)
BIO 226 Terrestrial Ecology (Environmental Science in Australia) 1
Ecological Principles 1
A Matter of the Environment with Lab
Analytical Chemistry
and Analytical Laboratory (0.25)
Selected Topics (when taught with environmental science focus and approved by chair)
Selected Topics in Chemistry (when taught with environmental science focus and approved by the chair)
Select one social science course of the following:1.00
Environmental Policy and Regulation
Sustainable Development
Topics in Environmental Studies (when taught with social science focus and approved by the chair)
Advanced Research Topics in Environmental Studies (when taught with social science focus and approved by the chair)
Topics in Global Environmental Politics
Environmental Politics
Environmental Economics
PSCI 221 Environmental Policy (Environmental Science in Australia)
Environmental Psychology at Rocky Mountain National Park (off-campus)
SOAN 222 Cultural Anthropology (Environmental Science in Australia)
Disasters
SOAN 297 Topics when taught as Environmental Anthropology
Select one arts and humanities course of the following:1.00
The Culture of Nature
Topics in Environmental Studies (when taught with arts and humanities focus and approved by the chair)
Advanced Research Topics in Environmental Studies (when taught with arts and humanities focus and approved by the chair)
Literature and the Environment
Media and the Environment (abroad)
Green Germany
Environmental History of Latin America
Environmental History
Topics in Contemporary Nordic Literature: A Window on Society (when taught with environmental science focus)
Environmental Ethics
Electives: Students choose one additional environmental studies course from among those listed above for the major. This may (but need not) include the senior seminar. Elective courses from other departments must have a significant component that addresses environmental concerns, but they need not have environmental issues as their exclusive focus. For some electives, students may be required to negotiate specific assignments with the instructor and the chair to receive credit toward the concentration.1.00
Total Credits6
 
 

Because of their interdisciplinary character, environmental studies courses are quite appropriate for students seeking to fulfill general education requirements. The introductory course, ENVST 137, serves many students in the IST area, and other environmental studies courses generally fulfill one or more of the general education requirements.  Some students use the ENVST concentration to create an environmental focus to their general education experience.

Courses

ENVST 123: Geophysics: Perspectives on the Dynamic Earth

This course considers a variety of topics in earth and environmental science. Beginning with the origin of the earth and planetary system, the course examines crustal evolution and plate tectonics, geologic resources and hazards, and the relationship of these surface phenomena to processes occurring in the earth's interior. It concludes with a study of the oceans, the atmosphere, the earth's climate system, and environmental change. Offered annually.
Prerequisite: proficiency in algebra and geometry.

ENVST 137: Introduction to Environmental Studies

This interdisciplinary course uses basic concepts of environmental science to explore global environmental issues. Topics are drawn from recent texts and current periodic literature, and participants will recognize many of the themes from coverage in the media. Because most environmental problems involve issues beyond the sciences, the class examines the economic, political, and ethical dimensions of environmental questions and environmental decision-making. Offered each semester.

ES/PS 201: Topics in Global Environmental Politics

Population growth, industrialization, and the consumption of fossil fuels have increased global environmental problems. The course examines the ways in which nation-states and/or international institutions have addressed these environmental concerns. Depending on the instructor, the focus of the course is either the environmental problems of a particular area (e.g., Latin America, Russia or Asia) or a broader global arena (e.g., international institutions and the environment). Offered alternate years.

ENVST 202: The Culture of Nature

This interdisciplinary course focuses on how the human species creatively apprehends the rest of nature and our environments and has brought our values to bear on environments for good or for ill. The course samples a variety of arts and humanities disciplines structured around a set of nature-oriented and environmental questions and themes. Students sharpen their ability to perceive the world around them in environmentally sound ways through insights offered by various art forms and thinking generated within environmental history, philosophy, religion, and cultural studies. Students undertake work that a) helps them better retain and articulate their multivalent knowledge of culture and nature; and b) challenges them to share such knowledge in a world increasingly needful of healthier connections between people, cultures and the environment. Offered annually.

BI/ES 226: Conservation Biology

Conservation biology focuses on the study of biological diversity. Students examine why people should be concerned about the number and types of species on earth, what factors threaten the survival of species, and how people can conserve them. Using principles of ecology and evolution, with input from other disciplines, students gain a better understanding of the impact of humans on biodiversity and the importance of responsible environmental decision-making. Offered annually.
Prerequisite: one natural science course.

BI/ES 228: Environmental Health

Human health is affected by the biological environment, a teeming world of parasites and diseases, and the physical environment -- the water, air, and landscapes that we inhabit. Human interactions with the environment have changed rapidly, as human populations grow, travel increases, and ecosystems are altered. This course touches upon traditional environmental topics such as air and water quality, and integrates newer public health challenges such as emerging diseases and food-borne illnesses. Offered periodically. Also counts toward management studies concentration.
Prerequisite: an introductory science course.

ENVST 232: Environmental Policy and Regulation

This course analyzes environmental regulation in the United States with respect to its historical evolution, its ability to achieve environmental targets, its efficiency or cost-effectiveness, its distributional impact on jobs, people, and industries across the country, and its international ramifications. Offered annually. Also counts toward management studies concentration.

ENVST 235: Sustainable Development

In this course, students examine the ethical underpinnings of the sustainable development concept; explore the interdependence of society and environment in a variety of contexts (primarily but not exclusively in "developing" countries); learn about the social factors that have led economic growth to be particularly unsustainable, especially with respect to the environment. Offered annually in the spring semester.
Prerequisite: ENVST 137, and BTS-T or permission of the instructor.

ENVST 237: Integration and Application in Environmental Studies

Framed by a focus on a contemporary environmental topic, the course attends to the nature of environmental inquiry, one's perspectives and values, and how to use one's knowledge and skills for personal, civic and work-related roles. Individual and team projects connected to community needs teach students how to think and work across the department's three areas of emphasis in an experiential learning framework. Offered each semester.
Prerequisite: ENVST 137, at least one course in two of the three areas of emphasis, and a declared environmental studies major or concentration.

ENVST 245: Global Climate Change

This course is an interdisciplinary seminar on climate throughout the earth's history, including recent changes caused by humankind. It examines the climate system in the larger framework of planetary evolution and explores evidence from the geologic record for climates of the past. Using current scientific literature, students investigate causes of climate change and consider scenarios for future climate based on models incorporating alternative global development strategies. Offered annually.
Prerequisites: sophomore standing; one level I biology, chemistry, or physics course or ENVST 137 strongly encouraged.

ENVST 255: Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems

Remote sensing and GIS are increasingly used to address basic and applied questions in the environmental sciences and a host of other disciplines. Students survey available remote sensing image types and learn to process (ground-truthing, GPS, scanning, digitizing) and interpret remotely sensed images. They also learn theory and practice of geographic information systems (basic cartography and spatial statistics). Students attend lectures plus one three-hour laboratory per week. Offered annually.
Prerequisites: ENVST 137 or a level I course in biology, chemistry, or physics.

ES/PS 276: Environmental Politics

Analysis of environmental policy includes the politics of agenda setting, policy selection and program implementation, and the effects of policy outcomes. Offered annually. Also counts toward management studies concentration.

AS/ES 277: Environmental Sustainability in Japan (abroad)

Students investigate community-based approaches to environmental sustainability during this Interim course taught at the Asian Rural Institute (ARI) in northern Japan. Students explore how ARI builds on local Japanese resources to support its mission of training rural leaders from developing countries in organic agricultural practices. Activities include field trips, discussions, and symposia with Japanese students, as well as hands-on participation in the daily food life at ARI. Offered periodically during Interim. Apply through International and Off-Campus Studies. Counts toward Asian studies, Japanese, and environmental studies majors and Asian studies and environmental studies concentrations.
Prerequisites: preference given to students with prior coursework in either Asian studies or environmental studies.

ENVST 281: Topics in Environmental Studies

Students study topics related to the environment. Topics vary from year to year at the discretion of the instructor. Topics may include Environment and Theology, Environmental Justice, Ecotourism, and Literature of the Poles. Class is largely discussion-based but may include a lab/fieldwork component depending on the topic. May be repeated if topic is different. Offered annually.

BI/ES 286: Tropical Ecology and Sustainable Land Use in Costa Rica (abroad)

This course offers students the opportunity to study first-hand the most diverse ecosystems on earth. In this intensive field-oriented course students explore lowland rainforest, montane forest, dry forest, and coastal and agricultural ecosystems through projects and field trips. Students read and discuss texts and primary literature specific to ecology, evolution, conservation, and agricultural practices of each area, and keep reflective journals. Offered during Interim in alternate years. Apply through International and Off-Campus Studies.
Prerequisite: one science course.

ENVST 294: Academic Internship

ENVST 298: Independent Study

ENVST 381: Advanced Research Topics in Environmental Studies

Students study topics related to the environment. Topics vary from year to year at the discretion of the instructor. Recent topics offered include Ecosystem Research, Landscape Art, Imaging Environmentalism, and Landscape and Regional Change in the Arctic.

ENVST 394: Academic Internship

ENVST 396: Directed Undergraduate Research

This course provides a comprehensive research opportunity, including an introduction to relevant background material, technical instruction, identification of a meaningful project, and data collection. The topic is determined by the faculty member in charge of the course and may relate to his/her research interests. Offered based on department decision. May be offered as a 1.00 credit course or .50 credit course.
Prerequisite: determined by individual instructor.

ENVST 398: Independent Research

ENVST 399: Seminar in Environmental Studies

A capstone seminar for seniors in the major, this course involves intensive study of special topics through reflective writing, student generated research projects, presentations, and a grant proposal. Topics relate to local or regional environmental issues of interest to the students, and it provides participants with opportunities to interact with alumni, government and regulatory agencies, and community groups. The work culminates in a grant proposal where students rely on the expertise gained from their environmental studies courses and work in other majors as applicable. Offered fall semester.
Prerequisites: ENVST 137, ENVST 237, and senior status, or permission of the environmental studies chair and instructor.

Environmental Studies Courses in Other Departments

Natural Sciences

BIO 224  Marine Biology (Environmental Science in Australia and New Zealand)

BIO 226 Terrestrial Ecology (Environmental Science in Australia and New Zealand)

BIO 253 Water in Morocco: Precious, Precarious, and Problematic (abroad)

BIO 261 Ecological Principles

BIO 363 Limnology

BIO 371 Field Ecology

BIO 391 Selected Topics (when taught with environmental focus)

CHEM 124 A Matter of the Environment with Lab

CHEM 248 Organic Chemistry II

CHEM 254 Synthesis Laboratory II (0.25)

CHEM 255 Analytical Chemistry

CHEM 256 Analytical Laboratory (0.25)

CHEM 391 Selected Topics in Chemistry (when taught as Environmental Chemistry)

STAT 110 Principles of Statistics

STAT 212 Statistics for the Sciences

STAT 272 Statistical Modeling

Social Sciences

ECON 121 Principles of Economics

ECON 242 Environmental Economics

ECON 243 Economic Development

ECON 263 Statistics for Economics

ID 234 Human Geography of the Middle East

PSCI 220 Analyzing Politics and Policies

PSCI 221 Environmental Policy (Environmental Science in Australia & New Zealand)

PSYCH 227 Environmental Psychology at Rocky Mountain National Park (off-campus)

PSYCH 230 Research Methods in Psychology

SOAN 222 Cultural Anthropology (Environmental Science in Australia & New Zealand)

SOAN 247 Disasters

SOAN 297 Topics in Sociology and Anthropology (when taught as Environmental Anthropology)

SOAN 371 Foundations of Social Science Research: Quantitative Methods

Arts and the Humanities

ENGL 222 Ecocriticism and Renaissance Literature

ENGL 276 Literature and the Environment

GERM 276 Green Germany

HIST 245 Environmental History of Latin America

HIST 275 Environmental History

FMS 360 Topics in Media (when taught with environmental focus)

NORW 224 Topics in Contemporary Nordic Literature: A Window on Society (when taught with environmental focus)

PHIL 257 Environmental Ethics

Chair, 2020-2021

Daniel J.B. Hofrenning

Professor of Political Science

American politics; religion and politics; parties and elections; public policy

Diane K. Angell

Associate Professor of Practice in Biology

conservation biology; ecology; evolutionary biology

Seth I. Binder

Associate Professor of Economics and Environmental Studies

environmental and natural resource economics and policy; development economics; applied microeconomics; environmental economics

Jenna M. Coughlin

Visiting Assistant Professor

Anne M. Gothmann

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies and Physics

Paul T. Jackson

Associate Professor of Chemistry and Environmental Studies

green chemistry; environmental chemistry; water quality; sustainability

Kiara Jorgenson

Assistant Professor of Religion and Environmental Studies

Rebecca P. Judge

Professor of Economics, Associate Dean of Social Sciences

environmental economics; public policy

Kathleen L. Shea

Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies, Curator of Natural Lands

plant ecology and evolution; restoration ecology; agroecology

Charles E. Umbanhowar

Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies

prairie ecology; botany; paleoecology; fire ecology; biogeochemistry