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Faculty

Ed Brands

  • Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
  • Ph.D., University of Iowa
  • M.A., University of Iowa
  • B.A., Grinnell College

Ed Brands

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expertise

  • Environmental monitoring
  • Environmental policy
  • Water resources



Sheri Breen

  • Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • B.A., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • Alumni Association Teaching Award

Sheryl Breen

Contact

expertise

  • Political theories of nature
  • Sustainable agriculture and stewardship
  • Ecological reformulation of property theory



Donna Chollett

  • Professor
    LAAS Coordinator
  • Ph.D., Michigan State University
  • M.A., Iowa State University
  • B.S., Iowa State University

Donna Chollett

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expertise

  • Political Economy of Agrarian Systems, Anthropology of Food
  • Rural Communities and Sociocultural Change in Latin America
  • Social Movements, Social Justice, Human Rights

Interdisciplinary Contributions

  • Anthropology/Sociology
  • Latin American Area Studies
  • Environmental Studies
  • Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies



Chris Cole

  • Professor
  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • M.S., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • B.A., Brown University
  • Alumni Association Teaching Award

Chris Cole

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expertise

  • Conservation Genetics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Conservation Biology



Carol Cook

  • Professor
  • Global Student Teaching Director
  • Ed.D., University of North Dakota
  • M.Ed., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • B.S., St. Cloud State University

Carol Cook

Contact

expertise

  • Teacher preparation with focus on Multicultural, Rural/Urban, and Preprimary Education.
  • Environmental Educational Programs
  • Place-Based Educational Programs

Reporting Units




Rebecca Dean

  • Associate Professor
  • Ph.D., University of Arizona
  • M.A., University of Arizona
  • B.A., University of Michigan

Rebecca Dean

Contact

expertise

  • Agricultural societies in southern Arizona and the Mediterranean
  • Spread and development of farming
  • Impact of agricultural societies on the landscape and animals



Vicki Graham

  • Professor
  • Ph.D. University of California
  • M.A., University of California
  • B.A., San Francisco State University

Vicki Graham

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expertise

  • Poetry and poetics
  • 20th Century British and American poetry
  • Nature poetry
  • Eco-criticism
  • Creative writing



Stephen Gross

  • Associate Professor, Archivist
  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • B.A., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Stephen Gross

Contact

expertise

  • American Social History
  • History of American Immigration
  • Rural History
  • History of Religion in America
  • Minnesota History

Services

  • Archives
  • West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center

Interdisciplinary Contributions

  • Social Sciences
  • Environmental Studies
  • Intellectual Community



Arne Kildegaard

  • Professor, Center for Small Towns Director
  • Ph.D., University of Texas
  • M.A., University of Chicago
  • B.A., Gustavus Adolphus College

Arne Kildegaard

Contact

expertise

  • Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
  • Economics of Renewable Energy Systems
  • Economic Development



Athena Kildegaard

  • Teaching Specialist
  • M.A.T., University of Chicago
  • B.A., Gustavus Adolphus College

Athena Kildegaard

Contact

expertise

  • Poetry
  • Creative writing about the natural world



Margaret Kuchenreuther

  • Associate Professor
  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin
  • B.A., University of Northern Iowa

Margaret Kuchenreuther

Contact

expertise

  • Plant Population Ecology
  • Conservation Biology
  • Prairie Ecology and Management



Clement Loo

  • Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D., University of Cincinnati
  • M.A., University of Calgary
  • B.A., University of Calgary

Clement Loo

Contact

expertise

  • Environmental Philosophy
  • Food Justice
  • Environmental Assessment



Roger Rose

  • Associate Professor
  • Ph.D., University of California, Davis

Roger Rose

Contact

expertise

  • American Government
  • Congress
  • The Presidency
  • State and Local Government
  • Research Methods
  • Policy Making
  • Human Rights



Pete Wyckoff

  • Professor
  • Single semester leave, Fall 2014
  • Ph.D., Duke University
  • B.A., Drew University

Pete Wyckoff

Contact

expertise

  • Community and Ecosystem Ecology
  • Impacts of Climate Change on Forests