Robert Askins Professor of Biology: An animal ecologist and ornithologist whose research focuses on ecology and conservation of migratory birds in both their temperate-zone breeding areas and their tropical wintering areas.

Robert Baldwin Associate Professor of Art History: special interests in the social history of Renaissance and Baroque art (1400-1700) exploring the intersection of class and gender with political, social, moral and aesthetic values.

Anne Bernhard Associate Professor of Biology: A biologist who is interested in the role of microbes in marine and estuarine ecosystems, and their interactions with other organisms as well as with their environment.

MaryAnne Borrelli Professor of Government with special interests in environmental policy and politics in the United States.

Beverly Chomiak Senior Lecturer in Physics, Astronomy, Geophysics and Environmental Studies with special interests in high-grade metamorphic rocks and metamorphosed ore deposits, particularly stratabound and volcanogenic massive sulfide deposits.

Jeffrey Cole Professor of Anthropology: explores the movement of people and products, with a geographical focus on Europe, specializing in migration, race and ethnicity, food and agriculture and work

Maria Cruz-Saco Professor of Economics: an economist specializing in open macro and development economics, social protection systems in Latin America, as well as migration and remittances

Robert Darst Visiting Fellow, Associate Professor of Political Science, UMASS Dartmouth

Andrew N. Davis Ph.D., is a partner at Shipman & Goodwin, in the firm's Real Estate, Environmental and Land Use Practice Group.  He counsels clients in transactional, permitting, compliance and enforcement matters under federal and state health and safety, hazardous waste, air and water pollution, site development and property transfer laws.

Jane Dawson Professor of Government: A political scientist who is currently examining how environmentalism may be linked to a variety of subgroup identities across a broad spectrum of political settings and the implications of this linkage for the achievement of domestic and international environmental policy objectives.

Ann S. Devlin Professor of Psychology with expertise in environmental psychology, particularly in the creation of more humanistic environments in housing for the elderly and psychiatric hospitals.

James Downs Associate Professor of History: A historian of the United States with special interest in the medical dimensions of emancipation and how the federal government responded to the subsequent outbreak of sickness and destitution.

Glenn Dreyer Director of the Arboretum: A botanist who has interests in the interface between ecology and horticulture.

William Frasure Professor of Government: A political scientist interested in the political behavior of public and private interest groups, businesses and government agencies as they interact on environmental issues.

Anthony Graesch Associate Professor of Anthropology: a four-field-trained anthropologist whose research and teaching focus on the archeology of North America, including the study of aboriginal and colonizing societies in both past and present settings.

Pam Hine Senior Lecturer in Botany with special interests in environmental education, Hine has research experience in pollination ecology and tidal marsh ecology.

Chad Jones Associate Professor of Botany with special interests in plant ecology, plant succession, invasive species, GIS and ecological modeling.

Richard King, Professor of Literature at The Maritime Studies Program of Williams College and Mystic Seaport, who focuses on sea voyage narratives and natural history.

Ralph Lewis, Professor of Physics (adjunct) and Connecticut State Geologist Emeritus

Manuel Lizarralde Associate Professor of Ethnobiology: An ethnobotanist whose research focuses on indigenous peoples knowledge and use of rainforest plants, indigenous rights and live histories.

Karina Mrakovcich, United States Coast Guard Academy, Marine Science Section Chief, whose current research interests are the areas of fisheries and ecosystem management, fishing vessel safety, ocean literacy, and scholarship of teaching and learning.

Stephen H. Loomis Professor of Biology, who includes students in research projects ranging from the ecology of freeze tolerance to molecular biology and biochemistry.

Michelle Neely, Assistant Professor of English with research and teaching focuses on questions of nature, culture and democracy in American literature before 1900.

Peter Siver Professor of Botany: A limnologist/phycologist who studies the current and historic ecology of lakes and ponds using techniques from electron microscopy to geographic information systems.

Rachel Spicer
Assistant Professor of Botany with special interest in the biology of trees, shrubs and lianas – anything with a large woody stem – and includes projects on how woody stems develop, age, and transport water to the leaves.

Douglas Thompson Professor of Physics: A geologist whose special interests are geomorphology, hydrology and natural hazards.

Derek Turner Associate Professor of Philosophy: A philosopher whose research interests lie in philosophy of biology, especially in natural history, evolutionary biology, systematics, and biological teleology.

Gerald Visgilio Professor of Economics: An economist concerned with the applications of economic theory to environmental problems and natural resource use.

Marc Zimmer Professor of Chemistry: A computational/inorganic chemist who is studying the molecular basis of bacterial methane production and fertilizer breakdown by nitrogen volitization.

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