Faculty

List of Participating Faculty

  • Rob Badger, Geology. How does the earth’s crust shape human behavior and vice versa? “Environmental Geology,” “Geology of National Parks”
  • William Brown, Environmental Studies
  • Larry Brehm, Physics. How can science help us to understand the “energy crisis” and its possible solutions? “Energy and the Environment”
  • Martha Campbell, Economics. How effectively does the market model and cost-benefit analysis permit us to deal with our ecological challenges? “The Economy and the Environment”
  • David Curry, Philosophy.
  • Caroline Downing, Art. How do artists react to nature and how can we develop that in ourselves? “Landscape Art”
  • Libbie Freed, History. How have Africans shaped their environment and how has it shaped their history and cultures? "African Environmental History"
  • James German, History. What were the human/nature relationships in the American past and how do we discover them? “Nature in American History”
  • Glenn Johnson, Biology. What principles allow us to understand the operation of a natural system, with or without humans? “Ecology”
  • Chris Kelsen, Geology. How shall we understand formation and change in the earth’s crust? “Physical Geology”
  • Jack McGuire, Politics. How do politics in democracies shape or respond to their environmental problems? “Politics and the Environment”
  • Don McNutt, English and Communications. How does the artist approach nature? “Nature and Literature”
  • Timothy Messner, Anthropology.
  • Jennifer Mitchell, English and Communications. What types of writing are needed to communicate effectively about environmental issues? “Technical Writing”
  • Tony Molinero, Chemistry. How does a laboratory scientist explain and assess an environment’s safety or durability? “Introduction to Environmental Science”
  • Bill Romey, Biology. What distinctive ecosystems and species may be found in this region? “Adirondack Ecology and Natural History”
  • Stacy Rosenberg, Politics and coordinator of first-year Adirondack Environmental Studies program. What are the policies that got us into environmental difficulties and what are the policies that will help us to deal with them? “Global Climate Change,” “Natural Resource Policy,” “Introduction to Environmental Studies"
  • Michael Rygel, Geology. What patterns can  computerized mapping of geographic data about humans and natural  resources reveal to us for scientific and planning purposes?   “Geographic Information Systems”
  • Mark Simon, Wilderness Education. How does one organize a group to encounter wild nature? “Outdoor Education”
  • Heather Sullivan-Catlin, Sociology. How do social structures, ideas, and behavior interact with our environment? “Environment and Society”
  • Kristen Van Hooreweghe
  • Martin Walker, Chemistry. How can we produce goods with fewer polluting byproducts? “Sustainable Manufacturing”
  • Adam Wheeler, Wilderness Education.  What is leave-no-trace camping? “Backpacking II”