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Core Faculty

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    Rhawn Denniston

    Professor of Geology

    Teaches Climate Change, Climates of the Ice Age, Environmental Geology, Earth Surface Systems, and co-teaches Environmental Perspectives. Conducts research with students on stalagmites and ancient corals to understand prehistoric climate conditions around the world including Portugal, the Australian (sub)tropics, and the Dominican Republic. Ph.D., University of Iowa; M.S., University of New Mexico; B.A., Hamilton College.

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    Ben  Greenstein

    Professor of Geology

    Teaches Modern and Ancient Carbonate Systems of the Bahamas. Researches modern and ice age reef coral community compositions in coastal Western Australia and the Caribbean. Ph.D. and M.S., University of Cincinnati; B.A., University of Rochester.

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Affiliated Faculty

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    Craig Allin

    Professor of Politics

    Teaches Wilderness Politics at the Wilderness Field Station in northern Minnesota. Author of “The Politics of Wilderness Protection.” He also serves as an advisor to environmental studies students. Ph.D. and M.A., Princeton University; B.A., Grinnell College.

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    Marty Condon

    Professor of Biology

    Collaborates with professional and student researchers around the world to study the evolution and ecology of plant-animal relationships in the tropics. Ph.D., University of Texas; B.S. University of Michigan.

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    A'amer Farooqi

    Professor of Economics and Business

    Co-teaches Environmental Perspectives. Research interests include environmental issues as they relate to economic growth in developing countries. Ph.D. and M.A., University of Pittsburgh; M.A., Ohio State University; B.A., Denison University.

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    Glenn Freeman

    Associate Professor of English

    Teaches American Nature Writers at the Wilderness Field Station in northern Minnesota. Ph.D., University of Florida, Gainesville; M.F.A., Vermont College; B.A., Goddard College.

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    Alice Ganzel

    Associate Professor of Psychology

    Teaches Fundamentals of Psychological Science and Research Methods. Ph.D. and M.A. in developmental psychology, University of Nebraska, Lincoln; B.A., University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

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    Leslie Kathleen Hankins

    Professor of English

    Teaches Modern American Literature: Encountering the Wilderness in Literature and the Visual Arts. Ph.D. and M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; B.A., Duke University. Serves as president of the Virginia Woolf Society.

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    Hans Hassell

    Assistant Professor of Politics

    Teaches courses in American Politics. Ph.D., University of California, San Diego; B.A., Pomona College.

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    Andy McCollum

    Professor of Biology

    Co-teaches Environmental Perspectives. Studies endangered turtle species in Iowa and the tropics. Ph.D., Duke University; B.S. North Carolina State University.

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    Tammy Mildenstein

    Assistant Professor of Biology

    Mildenstein is a conservation biologist who works with flying foxes in Guam and the Philippines. M.S. and Ph.D. in wildlife biology, University of Montana, Missoula; B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Iowa State University.

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    Brian Nowak-Thompson

    Associate Professor of Biology and Chemsitry

    Teaches Environmental Chemistry. Ph.D. and M.S., Oregon State University; B.S., Northland College.

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    Mary Olson

    Professor of Sociology

    Conducts research on fishing rights in the Pacific Northwest. Ph.D. and M.S., University of Wisconsin; B.A., University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

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    Craig Teague

    Associate Professor of Chemistry

    Teaches Environmental Chemistry. Conducts research with students to better understand the behavior of polyoxometalates, a class of materials that shows potential for mitigating heavy metals and nuclear waste in the environment. Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; B.S., Missouri State University

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    Emily Walsh

    Associate Professor of Geology

    Teaches linked geology-sociology courses focused on use of natural resources. Conducts research on the mechanisms involved in subduction zones. Ph.D., University of California at Santa Barbara; B.A., Middlebury College.

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    Jim White

    Professor of Philosophy

    Teaches Evolution and Philosophy. Ph.D. and B.A., University of Virginia.

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