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.

Associate Professor of Cognitive Science
BA, Bard College; MA, PhD, University of Pennsylvania
Visiting Assistant Professor of Education
BA, Ithaca College; MDiv, Union Theological Seminary; MED, Western Washington University; PhD, Columbia University in the City of New York
Professor of Sociology
BA, University of Missouri-Kansas City; MA, PhD, The University of Texas at Austin
Professor of Anthropology
BA, Rutgers University-New Brunswick; MA, PhD, SUNY at Binghamton
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
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Geography
BS, Cornell University; MA, Clark University; MS, Rutgers University-New Brunswick; PhD, Clark University
Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies
BA, University of California-Irvine; MA, PhD, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Professor of Music on the George Sherman Dickinson Chair
BA, University of Chicago; MM, Butler University; PhD, University of Chicago
Professor of Biology
BS, University of Winnipeg; MS, PhD, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Associate Professor of Anthropology
BA, BS, Loyola University Chicago; MA, PhD, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Associate Professor of Biology
BS, Clemson University; MA, Brown University; MPH, Harvard University; PhD, Brown University
Professor of Geography
BA, Carleton College; MA, University of Oregon; PhD, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Professor of Political Science
BA, Lafayette College; MA, University of Delaware; 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
Professor of Art
BS, Yale University; MA, PhD, New York University
Visiting Assistant Professor of Geography
BA, MA, San Francisco State University; PhD, University of California-Berkeley
Associate Professor of Biology
BS, University of Calgary; PhD, Saint Louis University-Main Campus
Assistant Professor of English
BA, Queens University; MA, McGill University; PhD, Columbia University in the City of New York
Professor of Geography and Director of Urban Studies
BA, Pomona College; MA, PhD, University of California-Berkeley
Assistant Professor of Earth Science on the Mary Clark Rockefeller Chair
BA, Pomona College; MA, MPhil, PhD, Columbia University in the City of New York
Professor of Political Science on the F. Thompson Chair and Director of International Studies
BA, Duke University; MIA, PhD, Columbia University in the City of New York
Professor of Economics
BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; MA, Stanford University; MES, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; PhD, Stanford University
Assistant Professor of Biology on the Mary Clark Rockefeller Chair
BS, Loyola University New Orleans; PhD, Boston University
Assistant Professor of Film
BA, Brown University; MFA, Columbia University in the City of New York
Professor of English
BA, Indiana University-Bloomington; MA, Stanford University; PhD, University of Virginia
Associate Professor and Chair of Chemistry
BA, Wesleyan University; MPhil, Columbia University in the City of New York; MS, Yale University; PhD, Columbia University in the City of New York
Assistant Professor of Earth Science and Environmental Studies
BS, University of Delaware; MS, PhD, Ohio State University-Main Campus
Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology
BA, Stony Brook University; MS, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; PhD, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Professor of Physics
BA, University of Maryland-College Park; BS, Delaware State University; MA, PhD, Temple University
Blegen Fellow in Greek and Roman Studies
BA, University of South Carolina-Columbia; MPhil, PhD, New York University
Professor of Earth Science and Director of Environmental Studies 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 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 Political Science and Africana Studies and Chair of Political Science
BA, Moi University; MA, Keele University; PhD, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Associate Professor of Psychological Science
BS, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus; 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 and Chair of French and Francophone Studies
BA, Cornell University; MA, PhD, Columbia University in the City of New York
Assistant Professor of Biology
BS, University of New Mexico-Main Campus; PhD, University of California-San Diego
Associate Professor of Physics and Science, Technology and Society and the Pauline Newman Director of Science, Technology, and Society
BS, MA, PhD, University of Rochester
Assistant Professor of History
BA, Dartmouth College; PhD, Harvard University
Assistant Professor of Political Science
BA, MA, Université de Rennes 1; PhD, University of Massachusetts
Associate Professor of Biology
BA, Oberlin College; BA, MS, University of California-Santa Cruz; PhD, Oregon State University
Associate Professor of Philosophy
DPhil, BA, University of Oxford; BA, St Johns College; BPhil, University of Oxford
Assistant Professor of History
BA, University of California-Berkeley; MA, MPhil, PhD, Yale University
Professor of Biology on the J. P. Giraud, Jr. Chair
BS, College of William and Mary; MS, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
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 and Chair of Earth Science and Geography
BS, MS, Peking University (北京大学); PhD, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities