Faculty Mentors

Nels Paulson

Nels Paulson is a sociologist who studies how government and non-profit organizations can better resolve environmental issues by valuing diverse human interests while working with local stakeholders to forge lasting solutions.

Chris Ferguson

Chris Ferguson is a public economist who studies local public policy issues, human capital, and strategic mechanisms for implementing sustainable economic growth policies.

Steve Nold

Steve Nold is a microbial ecologist who uses mesocosm and whole-lake experiments to study remediation strategies that can reduce phosphorus in the Red Cedar watershed.

Tina Lee

Tina Lee is an anthropologist who focuses on how policies are constructed and the consequences of those policies on socially and economically marginalized populations.

    

Matt Kuchta

Matt Kuchta is a geologist who models ecological phenomena using the tools of paleoecology and geomorphology.

Tom Pearson

Tom Pearson is an anthropologist who uses ethnographic studies to understand how environmental activists choose to participate in civil society while resolving conflicts over environmental issues.

Keith Wojciechowski

Keith Wojciechowski is an applied mathematician who models complex systems and develops numerical algorithms to simulate them.

Kate Edenborg

Kate Edenborg is a mass communication scholar who examines how scientific and technical information is communicated.