Faculty and Staff

Spring 2018 Faculty Office Hours & Schedules

Department Contacts

Director: George Vrtis, (507) 222-5410

Administrative Assistant: Lisa Falconer, (507) 222-5248

2017-2018 Student Departmental Advisors:  Amy Roach, Bex Klafter


George Vrtis
George Vrtis Profile
Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and History
Director of Environmental Studies
Tsegaye Nega
Tsegaye Nega Profile
Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Off Campus: Fall 2018 through Spring 2019
Prof. Kim Smith
Kimberly Smith Profile
Professor of Environmental Studies and Political Science
Off Campus: Fall 2018 through Winter 2019
Aaron Swoboda - Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies and Economics
Aaron Swoboda ’01 Profile
Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and Economics

Emeriti Faculty

Norman Vig
Norman Vig ’61 Profile
Winifred and Atherton Bean Professor of Science, Technology, and Society,Emeritus

Previous director of Environmental Studies.

Gary Wagenbach
Gary Wagenbach Profile
Winifred and Atherton Bean Professor of Biology, Science, Technology, and Society, Emeritus

Dr. Wagenbach is trained as an invertebrate zoologist and parasitologist, is examining the population biology of freshwater mussels in regional rivers. The general goal of his research is to better understand the conservation of rare and endangered species. He taught Biology of the Invertebrate Animals, Marine Biology, Aquatic Biology, environmental studies courses, and a seminar on parasitism. He served as Director of Environmental and Technology Studies.


Wei-Hsin Fu
Wei-Hsin Fu
GIS Specialist, Environmental Studies
Lisa Falconer
Lisa Falconer
Administrative Assistant in American Studies
Administrative Assistant in Environmental Studies
Administrative Assistant in Linguistics
Papia Rozario
Papia Rozario Profile
Temporary GIS Specialist
Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental and Technology Studies

Other Faculty Involved in Environmental Studies

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Daniel Bruggeman Profile
Senior Lecturer in Art
Cam Davidson
Cameron Davidson Profile
Chair of Geology
Director of Carleton's Interdisciplinary Science and Math Initiative
Professor of Geology
Melissa Eblen-Zayas
Melissa Eblen-Zayas Profile
Associate Professor of Physics
Director, Perlman Center for Learning and Teaching
Humphrey Doermann Professor of Liberal Learning
Trish Ferrett
Trish Ferrett Profile
Professor of Chemistry
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Deborah Gross Profile
Professor of Chemistry
Bereket Haileab
Bereket Haileab Profile
Professor of Geology
Dan Hernandez
Daniel Hernandez Profile
Associate Professor of Biology
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Will Hollingsworth Profile
Professor of Chemistry
Off Campus: Fall 2018, Spring 2019
David Hougen-Eitzman
David Hougen-Eitzman Profile
Senior Lecturer in Biology
Sarah Jansen
Sarah Jansen Profile
Mark Kanazawa
Mark Kanazawa Profile
Wadsworth A. Williams Professor of Economics

Director of the Environmental Studies Program from 2008-2011.

Michael Kowalewski Profile
Lloyd McBride Professor of English and Environmental Studies
P.E.A.R. Announcer for Football
David Lefkowitz ’85
David Lefkowitz ’85 Profile
Chair of Art & Art History
Professor of Art
Jay Levi
Jay Levi Profile
Professor of Anthropology
Michael McNally
Michael McNally ’85 Profile
John M. and Elizabeth W. Musser Professor of Religious Studies
Tun Myint
Tun Myint Profile
Associate Professor of Political Science
Off Campus: Fall 2018 through Winter 2019
Beverly Nagel
Beverly Nagel ’75 Profile
Dean of the College
Winifred and Atherton Bean Professor of Sociology, Science, Technology, and Society
Constanza Ocampo-Raeder
Constanza Ocampo-Raeder Profile
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Arjendu Pattanayak
Arjendu Pattanayak Profile
Chair of Physics and Astronomy
Professor of Physics
Linda Rossi
Linda Rossi Profile
Professor of Art
Off Campus: Fall 2018
Mary Savina
Mary Savina ’72 Profile
Charles L. Denison Professor of Geology
Off Campus: Spring 2019
Joel Weisberg
Joel Weisberg Profile
Herman and Gertrude Mosier Stark Professor of Physics and Astronomy and the Natural Sciences
Off Campus: Winter 2019 through Spring 2019