Advisory Board Members

Dr. Amy McFarland

Amy McFarland, PhD

Interim Director and Associate Professor of Environmental and Sustainability Studies 

Research Areas: Social and environmental impacts of food systems, from production to consumption; urban greening

2020-23

Dr. Shannon Biros

Shannon Biros, PhD

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Research Areas: Organic synthesis of multidentate compounds for lanthanide and actinide coordination chemistry, small molecule X-ray crystallography

2018-21

Dr. Amanda Buday

Amanda Buday, PhD

Assistant Professor of Environmental and Sustainability Studies and Sociology

Research Areas: Community-based environmental and anti-fracking activism, municipal water conservation, and regional variation in wind energy development

2019-22

Dr. Brian Deyo

Brian Deyo, PhD 

Associate Professor of English

Research Areas: Environmental humanities, ecocriticism, animal/animality studies, posthumanism, climate fiction

2018-21

Dr. Shirley Fleischmann

Shirley Fleischmann, PhD

Professor of Engineering

Research Areas: Fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, heat transfer, energy

2020-23

Dr. Karen Gipson

Karen Gipson, PhD  (Ex Officio)

Associate Dean of Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies

Professor of Physics

2018-21

Dr. Tara Kneeshaw

Tara Kneeshaw, PhD

Assistant Professor of Geology

Research Areas: Environmental biogeochemistry, water quality, chemicals in natural systems

2018-21

Dr. Elena Lioubimtseva

Elena Lioubimtseva, PhD

Professor of Geography and Sustainable Planning

Research Areas: Climate change, land use and change, human vulnerability and adaptations to climate change and natural disasters, food security, Russia and Central Eurasia

2019-22

Dr. Alexandra Locher

Alexandra Locher, PhD

Associate Professor of Biology

Research Areas: Forest ecosystem management, wildlife-habitat relationships, Geographic Information Systems

2019-22

Dr. Azizur Molla

Azizur R. Molla, PhD

Associate Professor of Public Health

Research Areas: Medical anthropology, community health, environmental health, health education and promotion, and health communication and advocacy

2020-23

Dr. Kelly Parker

Kelly Parker, PhD

Professor of Philosophy, Environmental and Sustainability Studies, and Integrative Studies

Research Areas: Environmental philosophy, sustainability studies, ecohumanities

2020-23

Dr. Beth Peterson

Beth Peterson, PhD

Assistant Professor of Writing

Research Areas: Eco-criticism, environmental writing, creative nonfiction

2020-23

Dr. Michael Scantlebury

Michael Scantlebury, PhD

Associate Professor of Hospitality and Tourism Management

Research Areas: Heritage and cultural tourism, human trafficking, water trails, geo and international tourism, and SoTL (Scholarship of Teaching and Learning)

2018-21

Dr. Laura Schneider

Laura Schneider, PhD

Associate Professor of Political Science

Research Areas: Public policy, environmental policy, women and politics

2019-22

Crystal Scott-Tunstall, M.S.

Crystal Scott-Tunstall, MS

Affiliate Professor of Environmental and Sustainability Studies

Research Areas: Urban forestry and interpretation, community gardening, local food systems

2020-23

Dr. Jennifer Stewart

Jennifer Stewart, PhD

Associate Professor of Sociology

Research Areas: Social stratification, race and ethnicity

2020-23

Dr. Kirsten Strom

Kirsten Strom, PhD

Professor of Art History

Research Areas: Art history, surrealism, art and ethnography, animals in art

2018-21

Dr. Janet Vail

Janet Vail, PhD

Research Scientist, Annis Water Resources Institute

Research Areas: Climate impacts, air quality, Great Lakes water issues, environmental regulations, environmental education

2019-22