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John Hultgren’s Border Walls Gone Green was a finalist for the first-annual Clay Morgan Award for the Best Book in Environmental Political Theory.

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Kerry Woods is an ecologist whose recent work includes long-term studies of old-growth forests, landscape ecology of the Taconic Mountains, and collaborative biogeographic analyses of global temperate forests. His work has been supported by NASA, NSF, US Forest Service, and the Mellon Foundation.

Elizabeth Sherman

Faculty

Elizabeth Sherman is known for her work on amphibians and, more recently, on coral reefs and climate change; she collaborates with student researchers in her study of how animals work — both individually and as part of larger ecosystems.

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Faculty

Donald Sherefkin is an architect whose projects range from urban loft renovations to rural retreats to sacred spaces, extending from the heart of New York City to New England.

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Faculty

Susan Sgorbati, the director of the Center for the Advancement of Public Action, is a professional mediator and educator whose creative research has led to collaboration across disciplines ranging from dance improvisation to biology to visual arts, as both an artist and a driver of social change.

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Faculty

Robert Ransick draws inspiration from the social and political world we live in, history, and the potential for a future that is better.

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Faculty

Kathryn Montovan uses mathematical modeling and analysis to understand complex ecosystem interactions and to discover the potential evolutionary causes of insect and animal behaviors. Her teaching is based on active learning techniques and is focused on engaging students of all levels in authentic mathematical inquiry.

John Hultgren

Faculty

John Hultgren's work explores the theoretical and ideological foundations of environmental political struggles.

Janet Foley

Faculty

Janet Foley applies her expertise in inorganic chemistry to study the effects of pollutants in Vermont groundwater, to understand the effects of ocean acidification on coral reefs, and to explore the photochemistry and medicinal applications of gold compounds.

Chelsea Corr

Faculty

As an atmospheric scientist, Chelsea Corr studies atmospheric particles, ranging from very small pollution aerosols to cloud droplets, and the role these particles play in air quality and climate.

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Faculty

When natural disaster strikes, its effects are not experienced outside of history: Lopamudra Banerjee’s work brings together issues of the environment and development to explore how the poor experience such events in disproportionate ways.

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David Bond teaches on the environment and public action. Trained as an anthropologist, Bond studies oil spills and their imprint on environmental science and governance. His work shows how toxic disruptions can fix vital relations with new forms of knowledge and care.

Forest Abbott-Lum

Alumni

Awarded Princeton-in-Asia fellowship to work on legal reform and energy issues in the fight against climate change with the Natural Resources Defense Council in Beijing. She now works for the NYC Compost Project 

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Nejem Rahemm '94, an Associate Professor at Emerson College, is the recipient of a 2017 Judy and Bob Huret Faculty Excellence Award. 

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The Atlantic quoted faculty member John Hultgren in an article on Trump's solar powered border wall, "Trump's Solar-Powered Border Wall Is More Than a Troll." 

Prazak

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Prazak teaches anthropology and African studies, specializing in economic development and cultural change in East Africa, using multidisciplinary research strategies to address globalization, inequality, culturally-based ways of knowing, gender-based violence, and politics of the body.

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Faculty member Kerry Woods co-authored a paper that has been published in Bioscience.

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The Oyster War by Summer Brennan '01 was named as a finalist for the Orion Book Award.

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The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation held a meeting of community member and local legislators from Vermont on September 28 in at Bennington College to answer questions from the community, and communicate further information about PFOA as it unfolds. 

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Ecology faculty member Kerry Woods contributed to a study finding that forests with dense canopies create a microclimate that protects a variety of vulnerable plant species from warming air temperatures. The study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, was picked up by several media outlets, including BBC News.

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Bennington College biology faculty member Betsy Sherman took 14 students to the Cayman Islands for Field Work Term, in conjunction with her class Field Course in Coral Reef Biology. Students became certified scuba divers and gained first-hand experience studying coral reef fish biodiversity, collecting valuable data to be used for research studies and governmental policy.

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David Bond, associate director of the Center for the Advancement of Public Action, spoke with Vermont Public Radio about a course being taught at Bennington College about PFOA. 

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Tim Schroeder applies physical and chemical principles to understand interactions between deep-Earth and shallow-Earth systems. His courses are based on the idea that geology begins as an observational science, but that understanding Earth observations requires a physical sciences context.

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The National Science Foundation has awarded Bennington a $200,000 grant in support of a three-year curricular project aimed at exploring sustainable futures for former mill towns in New England.

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Alumni

Award-winning journalist, United Nations communications consultant, and author of The Oyster War 

Photograph © Patrick O'Connor

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Alumni

Leader in the development of sustainable business models, brands, and social movements

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Alumni

Professor of ecology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and director of the award-winning North Carolina Botanical Garden

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Alumni

Professor of environmental conservation at UMass Amherst and senior investigator at Harvard Forest who studies plants’ response to climate change, invasive species, and other ecological threats

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Alumni

Environmental artist and Guggenheim winner whose work combines art, ecology, landscaping, and infrastructure

Jason Fridley

Alumni

Named an “exceptional young scientist” for his work on the effect of climate change on invasive plant species