Department Contacts

  • Chair

  • Annie Merrill
    Interim Chair of Environmental Studies
  • Departmental Coordinator

  • Cathy Derby
    Departmental Coordinator for Environmental Studies

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Faculty

LeeAnna Chapman

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • Geoscience Education
  • Geology
  • Climate Science

lechapman@davidson.edu

704-894-2059

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LeeAnna Chapman

Jennifer Garcia Peacock

  • James B. Duke Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
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Brad Johnson

  • Associate Professor of Environmental Studies

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • Geomorphology and Soil Development
  • Human Impacts on Landscapes
  • Landslides
Brad Johnson

Fuji Lozada

  • Senior Associate Dean of the Faculty | Chief Diversity Officer | Professor of Anthropology

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • China/East Asia
  • Food Studies
  • Science and Technology Studies
Fuji Lozada

Dave Martin

  • Chair of South Asian Studies | Professor of Economics and Environmental Studies
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Annie Merrill

  • Interim Chair & Thomson Professor of Environmental Studies | Professor of English
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Chris Paradise

  • Professor of Biology

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • Community Ecology
  • Insect Biology
  • Effects of Urbanization on Insects
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Kevin Smith

  • Chair & Associate Professor of Biology

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • Conservation Biology
  • Biodiversity
  • Ecology
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Willa Swenson-Lengyel

  • Holmes Rolston III Chair in Religion and Science | Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • Religion and the Environment
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Religious Ethics

wiswensonlengyel@davidson.edu

704-894-4376

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Willa Swenson-Lengyel

Yener Ulus

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • Biogeochemistry
  • Coastal wetlands
  • Mercury cycling
Yener Ulus

Jessica Worl

  • Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • Science, Technology, and Society Studies
  • Political Ecology
  • Informal Economies and Labor with a focus on the extractive industries

jeworl@davidson.edu

704-894-2425

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Jessica Worl

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Staff

Cathy Derby

  • Departmental Coordinator

caderby@davidson.edu

704-894-3445

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Cathy Derby

Jessica Spillman

  • Laboratory Manager and Adjunct Instructor

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • Water Quality

jespillman@davidson.edu

704-894-3096

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