Environmental Studies Faculty

Ed Brands

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

Expertise

Environmental monitoring
Environmental policy
Water resources
Ed Brands
Campus Location: 

Imholte 206

Phone: 
+1 3205896209

Sheri Breen

Associate Professor
On Sabbatical, 2015-16
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
B.A., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Awards

Alumni Association Teaching Award

Expertise

Political theories of nature
Sustainable agriculture and stewardship
Ecological reformulation of property theory
A woman with graying hair and glasses in front of several indoor plants
Campus Location: 

Imholte 210

Phone: 
+1 3205896206

Chris Cole

Professor
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
M.S., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
B.A., Brown University

Awards

Alumni Association Teaching Award

Expertise

Conservation Genetics
Molecular Biology
Conservation Biology
Chris Cole
Campus Location: 

Science 2080

Phone: 
+1 3205896319

Rebecca Dean

Associate Professor
On Sabbatical, 2015-16
Ph.D., University of Arizona
M.A., University of Arizona
B.A., University of Michigan

Expertise

Agricultural societies in southern Arizona and the Mediterranean
Spread and development of farming
Impact of agricultural societies on the landscape and animals
Rebecca Dean
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 3205897009

Vicki Graham

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

Expertise

Poetry and poetics
20th Century British and American poetry
Nature poetry
Eco-criticism
Creative writing
Vicki Graham
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 3205896258

Stephen Gross

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

Expertise

American Social History
History of American Immigration
Rural History
History of Religion in America
Minnesota History
Stephen Gross
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 320 589 6172
+1 320 589 6278

Athena Kildegaard

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

Expertise

Poetry
Creative writing about the natural world
Athena Kildegard
Campus Location: 

HFA 4

Phone: 
+1 3205897002

Arne Kildegaard

Professor
Chair of the Social Science Division
Ph.D., University of Texas
M.A., University of Chicago
B.A., Gustavus Adolphus College

Expertise

Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
Economics of Renewable Energy Systems
Economic Development
Arne Kildegaard
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 3205896190
+1 3205896451

Margaret Kuchenreuther

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

Expertise

Plant Population Ecology
Conservation Biology
Prairie Ecology and Management
Margaret Kuchenreuther
Campus Location: 

Science 2320

Phone: 
+1 3205896335

Clement Loo

Assistant Professor
Coordinator for the Sustainable Leaders for the Future program
Ph.D., University of Cincinnati
M.A., University of Calgary
B.A., University of Calgary

Expertise

Environmental Philosophy
Food Justice
Environmental Assessment
Clement Loo
Campus Location: 

Roger Rose

Associate Professor
Center for Small Towns Director
Ph.D., University of California, Davis
B.A., Occidental College, Los Angeles

Expertise

Public Service Attraction
Voluntarism
Presidency & Supreme Court
International Human Rights
Roger Rose
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 3205896220

Pete Wyckoff

Professor
Ph.D., Duke University
B.A., Drew University

Expertise

Community and Ecosystem Ecology
Impacts of Climate Change on Forests
Pete Wyckoff
Campus Location: 

Science 1375

Phone: 
+1 3205896347