Environmental Studies

Our Faculty

    • NAME

      Romi Burks

    • TITLE

      Professor of Biology and Chair

    • Specialty

      Aquatic ecology, wetland science, apple snails, invertebrate biology

    • NAME

      Melissa Johnson

    • TITLE

      Professor of Anthropology and Chair

    • Specialty

      Topical: Nature, the non-human and the human; Race and Racism; Environment; Conservation; Development Social Theory; Environmental History; Tourism; Gender. Area: Belize; Caribbean; U.S.-Mexico Borderlands; Central Texas

    • NAME

      Laura Hobgood

    • TITLE

      Professor of Religion

    • Specialty

      Animals in the history of the Christian tradition; human-dog history; contemporary religious-ethical issues related to other-than-human animals; religion and ecology; environmental studies; Ecofeminism; human-animal studies.

    • NAME

      Joshua Long

    • TITLE

      Associate Professor of Environmental Studies

    • Specialty

      Urban Studies, Environmental Politics and Policy, Sustainable Food and Agriculture, Spatial Theory and Place-Based Studies, Sustainability Discourses

    • NAME

      M. Anwar Sounny-Slitine

    • TITLE

      Instructor of Environmental Studies and GIS Lab Mgr

    • Specialty

      GIScience, Geomorphology, Geomorphometry, LiDAR, Remote Sensing, Ecological Modeling, Hydrology, Water Resources, Sustainability Science, Climate Change, Renewable Energy, Sustainable Development

    • NAME

      Max Taub

    • TITLE

      Professor of Biology

    • Specialty

      I have recently returned to my first academic love of Human Genetics and Evolutionary Biology. Prior to that I spent many years working as a Plant Ecological Physiologist focusing on the responses of plants to environmental change, particularly increasing atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide.

    • NAME

      Michael Bray

    • TITLE

      Associate Professor of Philosophy

    • Specialty

      Political Philosophy; Critical Theory

    • NAME

      Eileen Cleere

    • TITLE

      Professor of English

    • Specialty

      Victorian literature and culture, the novel, film studies, feminist studies.

    • NAME

      Peter Dana

    • TITLE

      Part-Time Asst Professor of Environmental Studies

    • NAME

      Rebecca Edwards

    • TITLE

      Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies

    • NAME

      Jethro Hernandez Berrones

    • TITLE

      Assistant Professor of History

    • Specialty

      Geographic: Mexico, Latin America. Thematic: Medicine, Public Health, and Science

    • NAME

      Joseph Hower

    • TITLE

      Visiting Assistant Professor of History

    • Specialty

      U.S. History, Labor and Politics in Modern America, Social Movements, Urban History, Policy History

    • NAME

      Alison Kafer

    • TITLE

      Professor of Feminist Studies

    • Specialty

      Disability Studies, Feminist and Queer Theory, Activism

    • NAME

      Stephen Marble

    • TITLE

      Associate Professor of Education

    • Specialty

      My specialization is Teacher Education, with an emphasis on Secondary Education. I am certified at secondary school level in Mathematics, Science, Language Arts, and Social Studies and taught in a one room school in rural Alaska for a number of years, an experience which deeply informs my work with pre-service secondary teachers. My research interests focus on deploying tools for effective teacher learning, including Japanese Lesson Study, action research, and peer coaching. I also study the implications on educational practices of Gilles Deleuze, the French philosopher whose wide-ranging thought provides new views of the educational terrain.

    • NAME

      Kenneth Mello

    • TITLE

      Associate Professor of Religion

    • Specialty

      Native American traditions, Folklore, Contemporary Native Identity, Sacred Space, Gender and Sexuality, Myth and Narrative, and other non-textual religious traditions.

    • NAME

      Allison Miller

    • TITLE

      Assistant Professor of Art History

    • Specialty

      East Asian Art History; Art and Archaeology of Early China

    • NAME

      John Ore

    • TITLE

      Professor of Theatre

    • Specialty

      Lighting and Sound Design, Stage Management

    • NAME

      Aaron R Prevots

    • TITLE

      Associate Professor of French

    • Specialty

      All levels of French language, literature and culture. French feminisms; poetry; novels; music; film; translation. Interdisciplinary coursework including through International Studies and the Paideia program.

    • NAME

      Valerie Renegar

    • TITLE

      Associate Professor of Communication Studies

    • Specialty

      Rhetorical theory and criticism, feminist movements, third wave feminism, environmental rhetoric, Kenneth Burke.

    • NAME

      Brenda Sendejo

    • TITLE

      Associate Professor of Anthropology

    • Specialty

      Anthropology of religion, Mexican American spiritualities and indigenous heritage, gender and racialization, and Chicana feminisms. Geographic specialization: U.S. - Mexico Borderlands, Central and South Texas.

    • NAME

      Willis Weigand

    • TITLE

      Director of General Chemistry Labs

    • Specialty

      Dr. Weigand’s research is primarily focused on the chemistry of copper,cobalt and some of the main group elements. He has extensive experience in cement and concrete chemistry and the additives used in those products. Other experience includes reuse and recycling of waste materials and intellectual property issues.