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Environmental Studies Faculty and Staff

Nancy Broshot - Associate Professor of Biology, Coordinator of Environmental

Nancy Broshot

Renshaw 207

Education: B.S., M.S. Biology, Ph.D. Environmental Sciences and Resources: Biology, Portland State University

Professor Broshot came to Linfield in 2001, where she teaches courses in ecology, conservation biology, cell biology, plant classification, genetics, and environmental health. Dr. Broshot also serves on Linfield’s Advisory Committee for Environment and Sustainability (ACES), a committee that coordinates the college’s sustainability efforts. Dr. Broshot’s research agenda includes studying urban forest ecology, avian ecology, invasive species, estrogen-mimicking chemicals, and plant systematics. In her time at Linfield, she has received over $34,000 in grants to conduct faculty-student collaborative research, and in 2004, she received a grant from the Oregon Department of Forestry to study the effect of mammalian predation on red cedar seedlings and saplings in an urban forest. Broshot has also published articles on the changes in urban forest structure and the effects of human disturbance upon the plant community in Oregon.

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William Fleeger - Visiting Senior Scholar of Environmental Policy and Sustainability


Education: Ph.D. Natural Resources and Environmental Studies, University of New Hampshire, 2007; M.S. Natural Resources, University of New Hampshire, 2005; B.A. Speech and Communication, University of Oregon, 1988

Academic Interests:

Dr. Fleeger is an environmental policy scientist with interests in collaborative natural resource management and community involvement in environmental decision making especially around issues of forest restoration and community wildfire protection.

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Environmental Studies is an interdisciplinary study that includes faculty from humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

Liz Atkinson • Chemistry
Robert Gardner • Sociology
Jennifer Heath • Physics
Tom Love • Anthropology
David Sumner • English
Eric Schuck • Economics
Chad Tillberg • Biology
Lissa Wadewitz • History
Jeremy Weisz • Biology

Barbara Van Ness, M.S. - Laboratory Coordinator

B.A. Knox College; M.S. in Biology, M.S. in Computer Science, California Polytechnic State University

Professor Van Ness has been with Linfield since 1994. As a laboratory coordinator, she leads labs related to conservation biology, environmental science and research methods in environmental science. She also teaches an introductory Geographic Information Systems (GIS) course. In addition to being a laboratory coordinator, Van Ness is part of the Experiential Learning Center faculty on Linfield’s Portland campus, which serves to meet the needs of students seeking bachelor’s degrees in nursing.