About Us

Faculty and Staff

*faculty steering committee

Executive Director

Clay Henderson

Faculty Director

Jason Evans*
Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Studies

Program Manager

Shelley Wilson Gentile

Affiliated Faculty

Faculty members from various departments contribute to the interdisciplinary nature of the Institute. Their research, together with their students’ undergraduate research, will contribute to the Institute.

Anthony Abbott
Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Studies

Wendy Anderson*
Professor and Chair of Environmental Science and Studies

Chris De Bodisco*
Assistant Professor of Economics

Su Young Choi
Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Studies

Michelle DeMoss*
Dennis C. McNamara Sr. Professor of Marketing

Danielle Devoney
Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Dennis Dickerson
Adjunct Professor of Environmental Science

Jane Durocher
Visiting Professor of Environmental Science and Studies

Royal Gardner*
Professor of Law and Director, Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy

Melissa Gibbs*
Professor of Biology
Director of Aquatic and Marine Biology

W. Tandy Grubbs*
Professor and Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

David Hill*
Associate Professor and Chair of Political Science

Kelli McGee
Visiting Professor of Environmental Science and Studies

Mary Pollock*
Nell Carlton Professor of English

Robert Sitler*
Professor of World Languages and Cultures
Director of Latin American and Latino Studies Program

Benjamin Tanner
Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Studies

John Tichenor
Chair and Associate Professor of Management

Chaz Underriner
Assistant Professor of Digital Arts

Terri Witek
Professor of English and Sullivan Chair in Creative Writing

Nathan Wolek
Chair of Creative Arts; Associate Professor of Digital Arts and Music Technology

Kirsten Work*
Professor of Biology