Director of Environmental Studies
Growth and Structure of Cities Associate Professor
Johanna Alderfer Harris and William H. Harris M.D. Chair in Environmental Studies
Ellen Stroud is an environmental historian whose research and teaching focus on human interactions with the natural world over the course of U.S. history. She is particularly interested in resource issues, and in issues of environmental justice within American cities.
Geology Associate Professor
Harold Alderfer Chair in Environmental Studies
A marine sedimentologist, Don Barber focuses on coastal geomorphology and Quaternary climate change.
Peter Briggs works on American and English literature, specializing in 18th century British literature. Of special interest to the ES concentration, he has written about American landscapes and offers a course on Nature Writing and Environmental Concerns.
A Paleolithic Archeologist, Richard Davis conducts fieldwork in Asia and the Aleutian Islands. He studies human adaptations to the changing environments of the Pleistocene and Holocene, as well as the development of technology in a social context.
Victor Donnay studies chaotic properties of dynamical systems, and is interested in mathematical modeling. He also is working to improve K-12 math and science pedagogy, and to bring mathematics to a wider audience.
Chemistry Assistant Professor
Jonas Goldsmith combines the techniques of inorganic, physical and synthetic chemistry to develop and investigate novel transition metal complex-based nanostructures
Biology Professor and Chair
Karen Greif studies neural development, and also maintains an active interest in science policy-making. Her policy course, Biology and Public Policy, includes environmental issues.
Political Science Professor (on leave Fall 2012)
Carol Hager specializes in comparative politics. While her focus is on Germany, she also studies environmental politics and environmental policies in an international perspective.
Growth & Structure of Cities Visiting Assistant Professor (Swarthmore College)
Megan Heckert is an urban geographer focusing on the use of geographic information systems and spatial analysis to explore social issues. She is particularly interested in urban sustainability and how sustainability initiatives complement and/or conflict with urban revitalization efforts.
Michael Rock specializes in economic development, and is an authority on the interaction of development and pollution-control policy in Asia. He has taught in the US, Thailand and Vietnam.
Economics Associate Professor
David Ross researches industrial organization and public policies regarding imperfectly competitive markets. He also studies the environmental impacts of industries, reflected in his Environmental Economics course.
English Associate Professor (on leave 2012-2013)
Bethany Schneider works on 19th century US literature, focusing on the literature surrounding Indian Removal policies of the 1830s and 40s. She studies the shifting cultural and legal understandings that radically changed both Native and white senses of belonging and responsibility to the land.
Sociology Assistant Professor
Nathan Wright's teaching and research interests include sociology of religion, public opinion, sociology of culture and research methods.
Jonathon Wilson, Biology
Affiliated Faculty at Haverford College:
Nikhil Anand, Anthropology (on leave 2012-13)
Kim Benston, English (and Provost of the College)
Craig Borowiak, Political Science
Kaye Edwards, Independent College Programs
Steve Finley, English
Andrew Friedman, History
Jerry Gollub, Physics
Karl Johnson, Biology
Iruka Okeke, Biology
Rob Scarrow, Chemistry
Helen White, Chemistry (on leave 2012-13)
Peter Collings, Physics and Astronomy
Affiliated Faculty at Swarthmore College:
Elizabeth Bolton, English
Timothy Burke, History
Erich Carr Everbach, Engineering
Megan Heckert, Tri-Co Visiting Assistant Professor of GIS
Alison Holliday, Chemistry
Eric Jensen, Physics and Astronomy
José-Luis Machado, Biology
Art McGarity, Engineering
Rachel Merz, Biology
Carol Nackenoff, Political Science
Hans Oberdiek, Philosophy
Christine Schuetze, Sociology and Antrhopology
Mark Wallace, Religion