May 28, 2024  
Course Catalog 2023-2024 
    
Course Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Studies


Md Rumi Shammin, Professor of Environmental Studies; director

Jessica Arnett, Assistant Professor of Comparative American Studies and Environmental Studies
Paul A. Brehm, Associate Professor of Economics and Environmental Studies
Jay Fiskio, Professor of Environmental Studies
Kip Grosvenor Hutchins, Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
April Luginbuhl Mather, Visiting Instructor of Environmental Studies
Jessica Madison Pískatá, Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Brad C. Melzer, Visiting Lecturer of Environmental Studies
Swapna Pathak, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
John Petersen, Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies
Yujia Zhang, Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies

Affiliated Faculty/Staff
Matthew J. Elrod, Robert and Eleanor Biggs Professor of Natural Science and Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Cynthia S. Frantz, Norman D. Henderson Professor of Psychology
Ann Sherif, Professor of East Asian Studies
Veronica P. Vriesman, Assistant Professor of Geosciences


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The Environmental Studies Program at Oberlin College provides an interdisciplinary approach to the study of human interactions with the environment. Faculty in environmental studies are engaged in research and teaching that span climate change, energy systems, systems ecology, natural resources and conflict, Indigenous environmental issues, political ecology, environmental economics, environmental humanities, environmental justice, food and agriculture, urban sustainability, U.S. environmental policy, and global environmental issues and politics. They collaborate with Indigenous, African diaspora, and Asian communities, as well as with local, county, and “Rust Belt” communities in the Great Lakes bioregion.

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