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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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    Glenn Freeman

    Associate Professor of English

    Teaches American Nature Writers at the Wilderness Field Station in northern Minnesota.

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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.

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    Alice Ganzel

    Associate Professor of Psychology

    Teaches Fundamentals of Psychological Science and Research Methods.

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    Leslie Kathleen Hankins

    Professor of English

    Teaches Modern American Literature: Encountering the Wilderness in Literature and the Visual Arts.

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    Hans Hassell

    Assistant Professor of Politics

    Teaches courses in American Politics.

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    Andy McCollum

    Professor of Biology

    Co-teaches Environmental Perspectives. Studies endangered turtle species in Iowa and the tropics.

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    Brian Nowak-Thompson

    Associate Professor of Biology and Chemsitry

    Teaches Environmental Chemistry.

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    Mary Olson

    Professor of Sociology

    Conducts research on fishing rights in the Pacific Northwest.

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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.

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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.

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    Jim White

    Professor of Philosophy

    Teaches Evolution and Philosophy.

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