Faculty


Binney Girdler

Binney Girdler

Director of Environmental Studies, Professor of Biology

Phone:

269.337.5977

Email:

binney.girdler@kzoo.edu

Office:

Dow 307

Credentials:

PhD Princeton University; MES Yale University; BA University of Virginia

Courses Taught for ENVS
  • BIOL 115 Environmental Science
  • BIOL 224 Ecology and Conservation with Lab (every Fall and Spring)
  • BIOL 312 Population and Community Ecology with Lab (every spring)
  • ENVS 490 Environmental Studies Senior Seminar (topics vary)


Aman Luthra

Dr. Aman Luthra, Prof. Anthropology & Sociology

Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Sociology

Phone:

269.337.7406

Email:

aman.luthra@kzoo.edu

Office:

Dewing Hall 309G

Credentials:

PhD, Geography and Environmental Engineering, Johns Hopkins University ’15

MA, Geography and MPA, Syracuse University ’04

BS, Environmental Studies, University of Maine at Machias ’01

Courses Taught for ENVS
  • ANSO 252 Political Ecology of Waste (every other year)
  • ANSO232/SEMN 231 Nature & Society: Intro Pol. Ecology (every other year)
  • ANSO 350 Political Histories of Western Environmental Thought (every other year)


Amelia Katanski

Amelia Katanski

Professor of English

Phone:

269.337.7045

Email:

Amelia.Katanski@kzoo.edu

Office:

Humphrey House 207

Credentials:

BA, Kalamazoo College

MA, University of California-Los Angeles

MA, PhD, Tufts University

Courses Taught for ENVS
  • ENGL 151: Reading the World: Environments: Gardens (every spring quarter)
  • ENGL 217/SEMN 217: World Indigenous Literature
  • ENGL 222: American Indian Literatures


Will Georgic

Will Georgic, Assistant Professor of Economics

Assistant Professor of Economics

Department of Economics and Business

Phone:

269.337.7025

Email:

wgeorgic@kzoo.edu

Office:

Dewing 309D

Credentials:

BA Dennison University
MS, PhD Ohio State University

Courses Taught for ENVS
  • ECON 235 Environmental and Resource Economics


Jennifer Einspahr

Associate Professor of Political Science and Chair of Political Science Department

Department of Political Science and Women, Gender, and Sexuality

Phone:

269.337.7059

Email:

einspahr@kzoo.edu

Office:

Olds Upton 305A

Credentials:

BA Whitman College 
PhD Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

MA, University of California-Los Angeles

Courses Taught for ENVS
  • POLS 267 Environment and Political Theory (Every even Fall quarter)


Amy Newday

Director of the Writing Center

Phone:

269.337.7381

Email:

anewday@kzoo.edu

Office:

Upjohn Library Commons Learning Commons

Credentials:

BA, Adrian College 
MA, Western Michigan University

Courses Taught for ENVS
  • SEMN 408 Slow Farming: Resilient, Just, and Joyful Agriculture (every Spring)


Charlene Boyer Lewis

Professor of History

Department of History and Women, Gender, and Sexuality

Phone:

269.337.7058

Email:

clewis@kzoo.edu

Office:

Dewing 303E

Credentials:

BA Kalamazoo College 
MA American University 
PhD University of Virginia

Courses Taught for ENVS
  • HIST 217 History of Leisure and Recreation in America


James Lewis

Professor of History

Department of History

Phone:

269.337.5791

Email:

jlewis@kzoo.edu

Office:

Dewing 303G

Credentials:

BA College of William and Mary 
MA The American University 
PhD University of Virginia 

Courses Taught for ENVS
  • HIST 212 American Environmental History (even years)


Tom Askew

Professor of Physics

Department of Physics

Phone:

269.337.7097

Email:

clewis@kzoo.edu

Office:

Olds Upton 208 C

Credentials:

BA Gordon College 
MS, PhD University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Courses Taught for ENVS
  • SEMN 401 Energy & Environmental Policy Worldwide

Phone:

269.337.7363

Email:

agarriga@kzoo.edu

Office:

Dewing 309H

Credentials:

BA Rutgers University-New Brunswick 
MA, MPhil, PhD Columbia University 

Courses Taught for ENVS
  • ANSO 365 Humans and Non-Humans

Nayda Collazo-Llorens

Nalda Collazo-Llorens, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art

Visiting Assistant Professor of Art

Department of Art and Art History

Phone:

269.337.7047

Email:

ncollazo@kzoo.edu

Credentials:

BFA Massachusettes College of Art
MFA New York University

Courses Taught for ENVS
  • ARTX 295 Art and Environmental Justice

Sarah Lindley

Arcus Social Justice Leadership Professor of Art

Department of Art and Art History

Phone:

269.337.7004

Email:

slindley@kzoo.edu

Office:

Dewing 309H

Credentials:

BFA New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University 
MFA University of Washington
Sarah Lindley’s Website

Courses Taught for ENVS
  • ARTX 234 Structure & Space