Faculty & Staff

  • Frost Professor in Environmental Science; Professor of Geosciences

    B.S., M.A., Binghamton University; Ph.D., Brown University

    Research interests: GeoHealth, biogeochemistry, environmental geochemistry, research and collaborative project-based learning to support inclusive excellence in STEM education

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  • Lecturer in Geosciences & Environmental Studies

    B.A., Williams College; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University

    Research Interests: Earth Surface Processes, Paleoclimate, Ice Sheet History, Sedimentary Provenance Studies

    More about Elizabeth Pierce Davis

  • Camilla Chandler Frost Professor of Environmental Studies

    B.A., Oberlin College; Ph.D., Harvard University

    Focuses on environmental politics, international environmental law, ocean and atmospheric issues, and protection of the global commons.

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  • Associate Professor of Environmental Studies

    B.A., Wesleyan University; Ph.D., University of California (Santa Cruz)

    Ecologist focusing on invasive plant population dynamics and environmental influences.

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  • Program Coordinator

    B.Sc. McGill University, M.A. in Environmental Studies, Brown University

    Facilitates internship and job opportunities for students and coordinates curricular and extracurricular events and activities across campus and beyond.

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  • Director, Wellesley College Botanic Gardens; Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

    B.S., Stanford University; Ph.D., University of California

    Ecologist with a dual Wellesley role: Director of the Botanic Gardens and faculty member in Biology and Environmental Studies.

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  • Associate Professor of Philosophy; Director, The Camilla Chandler Frost ’47 Center for the Environment

    B.A., Yale University; Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)

    Researches and teaches the ethics, politics, and aesthetics of cultural heritage, art, and the environment.

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  • Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

    A.B., Harvard University; Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)

    Ecologist investigating ecosystem disturbances, including insect and pathogen outbreaks and climate change.

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  • Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

    A.B., Bowdoin College ; Ph.D., University of California (Santa Barbara)

    Marine ecologist seeking to understand past, present, and future changes to marine ecosystems and the human communities that rely on them.

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  • Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Environmental Studies

    B.A., University of California (Berkeley); M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

    I am an environmental historian studying race, settler colonialism, and the environmental sciences in the twentieth-century Pacific and American West.

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  • Associate Professor of Chemistry

    B.S., Ph.D, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Research on inorganic environmental chemistry, especially gas tracers and climate change. Teaching  includes inorganic, introductory, and aquatic chemistry.

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  • Professor of Environmental Studies

    B.S., Washington and Lee University; A.M., Brown University; Ph.D., Princeton University

    Researcher on the recent history of U.S. environmental politics and policy, including public lands, climate change, and science and technology.

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