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Affiliated Faculty

Jennifer Adams, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Communication and Theatre

Prof. Adams teaches a course on Environmental Communication that explores the communication and conflict surrounding “the environment,” with a focus on the social construction of nature and critical/cultural approaches to environmental discourse. 

Rebecca Alexander, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Education Studies

Salil Benegal, Ph.D. 

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Prof. Benegal's research focuses on the politicization of climate change within the US, and the impacts of elite communication and partisan polarization on climate change denial. He has previously published work on trends in environmental public opinion, and how these are impacted by economic recessions. He offers courses on democratic institutions, environmental policy, and political psychology.

Mona Bhan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Anthropology

At DePauw, Prof. Bhan teaches a variety of courses, including Human Cultures, Anthropology of Development, Ethnography of Gender in South Asia, Cultures and Climate, Wars and Militarism, Globalization, and History of Anthropology. She is the author of Counterinsurgency, Democracy, and the Politics of Identity in India: From Warfare to Welfare? and the co-author of Climate without Nature: A Critical History of the Anthropocene, forthcoming with Cambridge University Press. Prof. Bhan's ongoing work in the border provinces of Kashmir analyzes the relationship between dams, environmental and ecological imaginaries, and India’s counterinsurgency politics.

Meredith Brickell, MFA

Associate Professor of Art and Art History

Prof. Brickell teaches courses including Introduction to Ceramics, Handmade and Homegrown: The Relationship Between Ceramics and Food and Community-Based Art Projects.

Rich Cameron, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Philosophy

Prof. Cameron regularly teaches a first-year seminar titled Climate Change and Philosophy.

Dana Dudle, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology

Prof. Dudle offers courses on Plant Evolutionary Ecology, Conservation Biology, and Science Writing.

Justin Glessner, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

Leigh-Anne Goins, Ph.D.

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Tim Good, Ph.D.

Professor of Communication and Theatre

Wade Hazel, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology

Prof. Hazel regularly teaches a course on Ecological and Evolutionary Genetics.

Christy Holmes, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Women's Studies

Prof. Holmes' research focuses on the intersections between the cultural production and direct action work of Chicana artists, activists and scholars and ecofeminist theory. Her teaching interests include transnational and Chicana/Latina feminisms, ecofeminism and environmental justice, gender and development, feminist methodology and qualitative research methods.

Danielle Kane, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Prof. Kane teaches a variety of courses, including Gender and Society, Environmental Sociology, and Sociological Theory. Her research focuses on gender in the transition to adulthood, social networks, culture, historical sociology, and Asia.

Glen Kuecker, Ph.D.

Professor of History

Prof. Kuecker's interests focus on contemporary history, especially the problem of how humanity will weather the perfect storm of multiple, large-scale, global, and concomitant crises, including climate change, thermodynamics (energy), food insecurity, demographic transformations (population growth and aging, and rapid urbanization) environmental/ecological degradation, and economic stress.

Sarah Lee, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biology

During the summer of 2016, Prof. Lee led a research project with students titled, "Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning in Indiana Streams." She regularly teaches courses, Evolution, Organisms and Ecology, Aquatic Ecology, and Marine Climate Change.

Lydia Marshall, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Lori Miles, MFA

Associate Professor of Art and Art History

Prof. Miles teaches a course titled Sculpture: Sustainable Art Practices.

Jim Mills, Ph.D.

Professor of Geosciences

Keith Nightenhelser, AB

Coordinator of Convocations and Part-time Instructor of Classical Studies

Cindy O'Dell, MFA

Professor of Art

Prof. O'Dell teaches a course titled Landscape Photography and Environmental Activism.

Matthew Oware, Ph.D.

Lester Martin Jones Professor of Sociology

Howard Pollack-Milgate, Ph.D.

Professor of Modern Languages (German)

Prof. Pollack-Milgate teaches a course titled Grünes Deutschland:  Mensch und Natur in der deutschen Kultur.

Clark Sage, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Fred Soster, Ph. D.

Professor of Geosciences

Prof. Soster's current research involves studying soil contaminations by uranium mining and milling activities in the Moab, Utah area.  He is collecting soil cores in and around Moab, Utah and analyzing the soils for radionuclide contamination using CP mass spectroscopy and gamma spectroscopy. 

Steve Timm, MFA

Professor of Communication and Theatre

James Wells, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Classical Studies

Prof. Wells is teaching a first-year seminar in the fall of 2018 titled Dig In!  Foodways, Sustainable Agriculture, and Justice.

Scott Wilkerson, Ph.D.

Ernest R. Smith Professor of Geosciences