Environmental studies is an interdisciplinary program that combines natural science and social science and examines local, regional, national and international environmental problems in a holistic manner.

There are two tracks to the major: the natural science sequence and the social science sequence.

Advisers for the ES Social Science Track MAJOR
Dawson, Flagg, Frasure, Graesch, Lizarralde, Neely, Turner, Zhang

Advisers for the ES Natural Science Track MAJOR
Bernhard, Chomiak, Hine, Jones, Lizarralde, McMahon, Rosa, Siver, Thompson, Vukicevich, Zimmer,  

Advisers for the ES MINOR
Bernhard, Chomiak, Dawson, Flagg, Frasure, Graesch, Hine, Jones, Lizarralde, McMahon, Neely, Rosa, Siver, Thompson, Turner, Vukicevich, Zhang, Zimmer

Faculty

Beverly A. Chomiak, Senior Lecturer in Geology, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Studies

Beverly A. Chomiak

Senior Lecturer in Geology, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Studies

Economic geology and geochemistry • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)


Andrew Davis, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies

Andrew Davis

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies

Environmental studies • Environmental law and policy • Marine pollution


Jane Dawson, Virginia Eason Weinmann '51 Professor of Government and Environmental Studies

Jane Dawson

Virginia Eason Weinmann '51 Professor of Government and Environmental Studies

International environmental justice • International environmental politics • Comparative environmental activism and politics


Julia A. Flagg, Lenore Tingle Howard '42 Assistant Professor of Sociology and Environmental Studies

Julia A. Flagg

Lenore Tingle Howard '42 Assistant Professor of Sociology and Environmental Studies

Environmental sociology • Climate change • Costa Rica • Disasters • Human ecology


Chad Jones, Associate Professor of Botany and Environmental Studies

Chad Jones

Associate Professor of Botany and Environmental Studies

Plant ecology • Plant succession • Invasive species • GIS and ecological modeling


Manuel Lizarralde, Professor of Botany and Environmental Studies

Manuel Lizarralde

Professor of Botany and Environmental Studies

Ethnobotany • Environmental anthropology


Peter Siver, Charles and Sarah P. Becker '27 Professor of Botany and Environmental Studies

Peter Siver

Charles and Sarah P. Becker '27 Professor of Botany and Environmental Studies

Limnology • Phycology • Impacts of environmental stress on lakes • Reconstructing ancient environments


Douglas M. Thompson, Rosemary Park Professor of Geoscience and Environmental Studies , Suzi Oppenheimer '56 Faculty Director of the Office of Sustainability

Douglas M. Thompson

Rosemary Park Professor of Geoscience and Environmental Studies , Suzi Oppenheimer '56 Faculty Director of the Office of Sustainability

Geomorphology • Hydrology • Hazards • Geology • Geography • Civil engineering



Staff

Liz Smith

Academic Department Assistant

Associated Faculty

Anne Bernhard, Katharine Blunt Professor of Biology

Anne Bernhard

Katharine Blunt Professor of Biology

Microbial ecology of estuaries and salt marshes • Community ecology and population dynamics of ammonia-oxidizing bacteria


Pierce Donovan, Assistant Professor of Economics

Pierce Donovan

Assistant Professor of Economics

Bioeconomics • Endangered Species Conservation • Land Use • Mathematical Modeling • Dynamic Optimization • Causal Inference



Michelle Neely, Associate Professor of English,, Director of American Studies

Michelle Neely

Associate Professor of English,, Director of American Studies

American literature to 1900 • American Studies • African American Literature • Environmental Humanities • Food Studies • Animal Studies • Feminist Theory


David Patton, Joanne Toor Cummings '50 Professor of Government and International Relations

David Patton

Joanne Toor Cummings '50 Professor of Government and International Relations

Comparative politics • European politics • European Union • Federal Republic of Germany


Maria Rosa, George & Carol Milne Assistant Professor of Biology

Maria Rosa

George & Carol Milne Assistant Professor of Biology

Marine Biology & Ecology • Oceanography • Marine Sciences