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Faculty and Staff

Eric Baack
Associate Professor of Biology
Office: Sampson Hoffland Lab 190A
Phone: 563-387-1087

Education: Ph.D., Population Biology, UC Davis; M.A., Secondary Science Education, Lewis and Clark College; B.A., Philosophy, Carleton College

Environmental Studies course taught:  BIO 140, BIO 151, BIO 240, BIO 256, BIO 354

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Richard Bernatz
Professor of Mathematics
Office: Olin 308
Phone: 563-387-1175

Education:  Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, University of Iowa; M.S., Meteorology, University of Iowa; B.A., Mathematics and Physics, Luther College

Environmental Studies courses taught:  SCI 123

Colin Betts
Professor of Anthropology
Office: Koren 316
Phone: 563-387-1284

Education: Ph.D., University of Illinois; A.M., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; B.A., Luther College

Environmental Studies courses taught:  ANTH 102, ANTH 104, ANTH 302

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Anita Carrasco
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Office: Koren 308
Phone: 563-387-1158

Education: Ph.D., University of Arizona; M.A., University of Arizona; B.A., Universidad Academia de Humanismo Cristiano

Environmental Studies courses taught:  ANTH 101, ANTH 203

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Brian Caton
Associate Professor of History
Office: Koren 201
Phone: 563-387-2119

Education: Ph.D., History, University of Pennsylvania; M.A., with distinction, South Asia Regional Studies, University of Pennsylvania; B.A., Honors in Government, College of William and Mary

Environmental Studies courses taught:  HIST 291

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Bradley Chamberlain
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Office: Sampson Hoffland Lab 390A
Phone: 563-387-1627

Education: Ph.D., University of Minnesota; B.A., Gustavus Adolphus College

Environmental Studies courses taught:  CHEM 241, PAID 450 - People and Parks in East Africa

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Mark Eichinger
Associate Professor of Biology
Office: Sampson Hoffland Lab 290C
Phone: 563-387-1551

Education:Ph.D., Physiology, University of Hawaii; B.S., Biology, Northland College

Environmental Studies courses taught:  BIO 149, BIO 247, BIO 249

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Jodi Enos-Berlage
Professor of Biology
Office: Sampson Hoffland Lab 290F
Phone: 563-387-1554

Education: Ph.D., Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin-Madison; B.S., Microbiology, University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign

Environmental Studies courses taught:   BIO 152, BIO 243

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David Faldet
Professor of English
Office: Main 503
Phone: 563-387-1592

Education: Ph.D., University of Iowa; M.A., University of Washington; B.A., Luther College

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Jamie Fearon
Visiting Instructor in Environmental Studies
Office: Valders 372D
Phone: 563-387-1696

Education:  M.S., Paleontology, Montana State University; B.S., Geology and Environmental Science, Olivet Nazarene University.

Environmental Studies courses taught:  ENVS 134, ENVS 320

Stratis Giannakouros
Assistant Director of Center for Sustainable Communities
Office: Valders 372E
Phone: 563-387-1809

Education:  B.A., Economics, Loras College; M.A., Environmental Politics & Policy, Colorado State University

Environmental Studies courses taught:  First year seminar, senior seminar

C. Nicholas Gomersall
Associate Professor of Economics
Office: Olin 335
Phone: 563-387-1133

Education: Ph.D., Resource Economics, Cornell University; M.A., Oxford University; B.A., English Language & Literature, Oxford University

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Andrew C. Hageman
Assistant Professor of English
Office: Main 502
Phone: 563-387-1256

Education: Ph.D., University of California, Davis; M.A., Western Washington University; B.A., St. Olaf College

Environmental Studies courses taught:  ENG 247

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Jane M. Hawley
Professor of Dance
Office: Center for the Arts 109
Phone: 563-387-1694

Education: M.F.A., Performance and Choreography, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Certificate Program, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre School; Personal Well-Being, Windemere Institute for Healing Arts; B.A., Theatre, Luther College

Environmental Studies courses taught:   DAN 105

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John Hedstrom
Professor of Chemistry
Office: Sampson Hoffland Lab 390G
Phone: 563-387-1625

Education:   Ph.D., Iowa State University; M.S., Iowa State University; B.S., Northern Illinois University

Environmental Studies courses taught:  CHEM 202, ENVS 220

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Steve Holland
Associate Professor of Economics
Office: Olin 331
Phone: 563-387-1130

Education: Ph.D., Applied Economics, University of Minnesota; J.D., Georgetown University Law Center; B.A., Economics and English, St. Olaf College

Environmental Studies courses taught:  ECON 255

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Jon Jensen Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Office: Malta Program (spring 2014)
Phone: 563-387-1696

Education: Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Colorado; M.A., Philosophy, University of Colorado; B.A., Philosophy and Political Science, Luther College

Environmental Studies courses taught:  ENVS 130, PHIL 140

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Marian Kaehler
Professor of Biology
Office: Sampson Hoffland Lab 290G
Phone: 563-387-1556

Education: Ph.D., Biochemistry, Michigan State University; B.A., Chemistry and Biology, Gustavus Adolphus College

Environmental Studies courses taught:  BIO 248

Ruth R. Kath
Professor of German
Office: Main 402
Phone: 563-387-1186

Education: Ph.D., German, University of Iowa; M.A., Theology, Loras College; M.A.,  German, University of Connecticut; B.A., German, Syracuse University

Environmental Studies courses taught:  PAID 450 - Green Germany

Learn more about Ruth Kath

Kirk Larsen
Professor of Biology
Office: Sampson Hoffland Lab 190D
Phone: 563-387-1558

Education: Ph.D., Entomology, Ohio State;  M.S., Entomology, Michigan State; B.S., Biology, Calvin College

Environmental Studies courses taught:  BIO 112, BIO 151, BIO 247, BIO 251, BIO 253

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Mary Lewis
Instructor in Biology
Office: Sampson Hoffland Lab 290B
Phone: 563-387-1550

Environmental Studies courses taught:  BIO 152, BIO 243

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Beth Lynch
Associate Professor of Biology
Office: On Leave (2013-14)
Phone: 563-387-1248

Education: Ph.D.,  Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota; B.S., Honors,  Biology, Trent University

Environmental Studies courses taught:  BIO 149, BIO 151, BIO 249, BIO 252, BIO 365

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James Martin-Schramm
Professor of Religion
Office: Valders 372G
Phone: 563-387-1251

Education: Ph.D., Christian Ethics, Union Theological Seminary; M.Phil., Christian Ethics, Union Theological Seminary; M. Div., Parish Ministry, Luther Northwestern Theological Seminary; B.A., Doctrines of Human Nature, Pacific Lutheran University

Environmental Studies courses taught:  REL 243, PAID 450 - Energy, Ethics, and Climate Policy

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Molly McNicoll
Assistant Professor in Biology and Natural Land Manager
Office: Sampson Hoffland Lab 190C
Phone: 563-387-1257

Education:    Ph.D., Plant Biology, University of Illinois; M.S., Plant Biology, University of Illinois; B.S., Botany and Biological Aspects of Conservation, University of Wisconsin

Environmental Studies courses taught:  BIO 151, BIO 239, BIO 245

Claude Mertzenich
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Office: Sampson Hoffland Lab 390F
Phone: 563-387-1626

Education: Ph.D., University of Wisconsin;
B.A., Carthage College

Environmental Studies courses taught:  CHEM 114, CHEM 151, CHEM 152

Learn more about Claude Mertzenich

John Moeller
Professor of Political Science
Office: Koren 318
Phone: 563-387-1221

Education: M.A., Ph.D., in Political Science from Duke University; B.A., from Lawrence University

Environmental Studies courses taught:  POLS 258, POLS 355

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Craig Mosher
Associate Prof of Social Work and Dir of LC Social Wrk Progam
Office: Koren 310
Phone: 563-387-2133

Education: Ph.D., Psychology, Union Institute and University; M.A., Psychology, Columbia University; B.A., Chemistry, Antioch College

Environmental Studies courses taught:  PAID 450 - Green Germany

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Carolyn Mottley
Professor of Chemistry
Office: Sampson Hoffland Lab 390E
Phone: 563-387-1123

Education: Ph.D., University of North Carolina; B.S., Wayland Baptist College

Environmental Studies courses taught:  CHEM 201, CHEM 365

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Richard Mtisi
Associate Professor of Africana Studies and History
Office: Koren 204
Phone: 563-387-1264

Education: Ph.D., History, University of Iowa; M.A., African Economic History, University of Zimbabwe; B.A., Honors, Economic History, University of Zimbabwe

Environmental Studies courses taught:  HIST 291

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Emily A. Neal
School Outreach Coordinator
Office: Valders 372F
Phone: 563-387-2138

Education: M.A., Science Education, University of Iowa; B.S., Exercise Science, University of Iowa.

Environmental Studies courses taught: ENVS 215

Todd Pedlar
Associate Professor of Physics
Office: Valders 272D
Phone: 563-387-1628

Education: Ph.D., Physics, Northwestern University; B.A., Honors, Physics, Whitman College

Environmental Studies courses taught:  PAID 450 - Energy, Ethics, and Climate Change

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Laura Peterson
Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies/Chemistry
Office: Valders 372H
Phone: 563-387-1781

Education: Ph.D., Geological Sciences, Brown University; M.S., Geological Sciences, Brown University; B.A., Geology, Carleton College

Environmental Studies courses taught: ENVS 134, ENVS 175, ENVS 220, ENVS 230, ENVS 310, ENVS 320, ENVS 330

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Dawn Reding
Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology
Office: Sampson Hoffland Lab 190F
Phone: 563-387-1700

Education:  Ph.D., Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology, Iowa State University; M.S., Zoology, University of Hawaii; B.S., Environmental Science, University of Dubuque

Environmental Studies courses taught:  Bio 248

Robert F. Shedinger
Associate Professor of Religion
Office: Main 301
Phone: 563-387-1276

Education: Ph.D., Religious Studies (with distinction), Temple University; M.A., Religious Studies, Temple University;  M.Div., Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary; B.S., magna cum laude, Civil Engineering Tech, Temple University

Environmental Studies courses taught:  PAID 450 - Biodiversity

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Tex A. Sordahl
Professor of Biology
Office: Sampson Hoffland Lab 190G
Phone: 563-387-1553

Education: Ph.D., Utah State University; M.S., Utah State University; B.A., Luther College

Environmental Studies courses taught:  BIO 246, BIO 258, ENVS 133, PAID 450 - Biodiversity

Learn more about Tex Sordahl

Lori Stanley
Professor of Anthropology
Office: Koren 309
Phone: 563-387-1283

Education: Ph.D., University of Missouri; M.A., Northern Illinois University; B.A., Luther College

Environmental Studies courses taught:  ANTH 101, ANTH 221 / AFRS 221, PAID 450 - People and Parks in East Africa

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Gwen Strand
Visiting Instructor in Biology
Office: Sampson Hoffland Lab 290A
Phone: 563-387-1177

Education: M.S., Pathology, University of Iowa; B.A., Biology, Luther College

Environmental Studies courses taught:   BIO 243, BIO 248

Learn more about Guinevere Strand