Environment Faculty

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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.

email lbanerjee@bennington.edu
Janet Foley
Faculty Emerita

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.

email jfoley@bennington.edu
John Hultgren

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

email johnhultgren@bennington.edu
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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.

email kmontovan@bennington.edu
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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.

email tschroeder@bennington.edu
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Director of the Center for the Advancement of Public Action

Susan Sgorbati is a professional mediator and educator whose creative research has led to collaboration across disciplines and borders as both an artist and a driver of social change.

email sgorbati@bennington.edu
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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.

email dsherefkin@bennington.edu
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Faculty Emerita

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.

email sherman@bennington.edu
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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.

email kwoods@bennington.edu

Visiting Faculty

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Visiting Faculty

David Eisenhauer is a geographer whose research focuses on how climate change and sea level rise are impacting coastal regions. His current project documents how historical patterns of housing and economic discrimination along the New Jersey shore have created uneven landscapes of vulnerability and resilience as well as explores how pathways for adapting to climate change can produce more sustainable and just futures.

email davideisenhauer@bennington.edu