Environmental Studies

Our Faculty

    • NAME

      Laura Hobgood

    • TITLE

      Professor of Religion and Chair

    • 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; alternative religious experiences (i.e. cycling as religion)

    • NAME

      Brandee Knight

    • TITLE

      Part-Time Instructor of Environmental Studies

    • NAME

      Joshua Long

    • TITLE

      Professor of Environmental Studies

    • Specialty

      Climate Justice, Urban Studies, Environmental Politics and Policy, Spatial Theory and Place-Based Studies, Sustainability Discourses.

    • NAME

      Romi Lynn Burks

    • TITLE

      Professor of Biology

    • Specialty

      Aquatic ecology, molecular ecology, wetland science, apple snails, invertebrate biology and CHOCOLATE

    • NAME

      Jennie DeMarco

    • TITLE

      Assistant Professor of Biology

    • Specialty

      Ecosystem Ecology, Plants, Soils, Carbon Sequestration, Arctic Ecosystems, Climate Change

    • NAME

      Rebecca McWilliams Evans

    • TITLE

      Assistant Professor of English

    • Specialty

      Twentieth and twenty-first century American literature and culture, African-American and comparative ethnic American literature, the environmental humanities, social and environmental justice, speculative fiction and SF film, American studies, genre theory

    • NAME

      Joseph E. Hower

    • TITLE

      Assistant Professor of History

    • Specialty

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

    • NAME

      Melissa Johnson

    • TITLE

      Professor of Anthropology

    • Specialty

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

    • NAME

      John Ore

    • TITLE

      Professor of Theatre

    • Specialty

      Lighting and Sound Design, Stage Management