Environmental Studies

Environmental Studies
Multidisciplinary Program

This program invites students to explore environmental issues through a wide range of perspectives in the social and natural sciences, as well as the humanities and the arts. Students combine work in a particular field of their choice with multidisciplinary courses, often team-taught, in the program. The major involves field experience undertaken in regional settings (such as Vassar’s 416-acre ecological preserve and urban ecology projects in New York City) and through international programs. Introductory and senior seminars frame the major, which also includes a senior project or thesis of the student’s own design.

Professor of Sociology
BA, University of Missouri-Kansas City; MA, PhD, The University of Texas at Austin
Associate Professor and Chair of Anthropology
BA, Rutgers University; MA, PhD, Binghamton University
Associate Professor of Chemistry
BS, University of California-Riverside; PhD, University of California-Santa Barbara
Professor of Education on the Dexter M. Ferry, Jr. Chair & Coordinator of Teacher Education
BA, MA, Wesleyan University; PhD, Stanford University
Professor of Music
BA, University of Chicago; MM, Butler University; PhD, University of Chicago
Associate Professor of Biology
BS, University of Winnipeg; MS, PhD, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Assistant Professor of Anthropology on the Mary Clark Rockefeller Chair
BA, BS, Loyola University Chicago; MA, PhD, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Professor of Psychological Science
BA, University of Florida; MS, PhD, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Professor of Geography and Director of Environmental Studies
BA, Carleton College; MA, University of Oregon; PhD, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Professor of History on the Eloise Ellery Chair
BA, College of William and Mary; MA, PhD, University of Virginia
Associate Professor of Art
BS, Yale University; MA, PhD, New York University
Visiting Assistant Professor of Geography
BA, University of Washington; MA, Columbia University; PhD, University of California-Los Angeles
Assistant Professor of English
BA, Queens University; MA, McGill University; PhD, Columbia University
Professor of Geography and Chair of Earth Science and Geography
BA, Pomona College; MA, PhD, University of California-Berkeley
Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies
BA, University of Florida; MA, University of California-Irvine; PhD, University of Pennsylvania
Associate Professor of Economics
BS, MES, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; MA, PhD, Stanford University
Assistant Professor of Biology
BS, Loyola University New Orleans; PhD, Boston University
Associate Professor of Religion
BA, MA, MPhil, PhD, Columbia University
Professor of English
BA, Yale University; MA, University of Melbourne; MA, MPhil, PhD, Yale University
Professor of Anthropology
BA, Bryn Mawr College; MA, PhD, University of Chicago
Associate Professor and Chair of Chemistry
BA, Wesleyan University; MS, Yale University; MPhil, PhD, Columbia University
Associate Professor of Philosophy
BA, Carleton University; PhD, Boston University
Professor of Biology and Cognitive Science on the John Guy Vassar Chair
BA, College of the Atlantic; PhD, Duke University
Professor of Physics and Chair of Physics and Astronomy
BA, University of Maryland-College Park; BS, Delaware State University; MA, PhD, Temple University
Associate Professor and Chair of Education
BFA, Pratt Institute; MS, Long Island University; PhD, SUNY at Albany
Associate Professor of English and Director of American Studies
BA, University of San Diego; MFA, Mills College; PhD, University of California-Davis
Professor of Earth Science on the Althea Ward Clark Chair
BA, Occidental College; PhD, University of California-Santa Cruz
Professor of Political Science on the Betty Goff Cook Cartwright Chair
BA, Osmania University; MA, Jawaharlal Nehru University; PhD, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
BA, Trinity College; MA, PhD, Emory University
Professor and Chair of Sociology
BA, University of California-Los Angeles; MA, PhD, University of California-Santa Barbara
Professor of Geography
BA, Middlebury College; MA, PhD, University of California-Los Angeles
Associate Professor of Psychological Science
BS, Pennsylvania State University; PhD, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Professor of Hispanic Studies on the Randolph Distinguished Professor Chair
BA, Universidad de Puerto Rico; MA, MPhil, PhD, New York University
Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies
BA, MA, PhD, Columbia University
Professor of Economics
BA, University of Toronto; PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Assistant Professor of Political Science
BA, MA, Université de Rennes 1; PhD, University of Massachusetts
Professor of Biology
BA, Colorado College; MS, PhD, University of Washington
Associate Professor of Biology
BA, Oberlin College; BA, MS, University of California-Santa Cruz; PhD, Oregon State University
Associate Professor of Philosophy
BA, St Johns College; BA, BPhil, DPhil, University of Oxford
Associate Professor of Biology
BS, Willamette University; PhD, Boston University
Professor of Earth Science
BS, Western Washington University; MA, PhD, Dartmouth College
Professor of Geography
BS, MS, Peking University (北京大学); PhD, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities