faculty

Susan Clayton, Psychology | Richard Lehtinen, Biology | Lee McBride III, Philosophy | Melissa Schultz, Chemistry | Mark Wilson, Geology

Daniel Bourne, English | Matthew Broda, Education | James Burnell, Economics | Charles Kammer, Religion | Henry Kreuzman, Philosophy | Marilyn Loveless, Biology | Mark Weaver, Political Science | Greg Wiles, Geology

Susan ClaytonSusan Clayton - Professor of Psychology (330) 263-2565 / sclayton@wooster.edu

B.A. Carleton 1982; M.S., Ph.D. Yale 1984, 1987.

Susan D. Clayton is The Whitmore-Williams Professor of Psychology at The College of Wooster, where she has been a member of the faculty since 1992. A social psychologist, Clayton studies the ways in which people interpret and are affected by their social world. She is particularly interested in how and why people care about nature and the environment, and has recently been studying zoo visitors’ responses to animal exhibits. Clayton also writes on issues related to gender, work, and identity, and on social justice more generally.

With co-author Faye Crosby, Clayton wrote Justice, Gender and Affirmative Action (1993), which received a book award from the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Human Rights. In 2003, she co-edited Identity and the Natural Environment with Susan Opotow. Her latest book, with Gene Myers, is Conservation Psychology: Understanding and Promoting Human Care for Nature.

Clayton is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, and the Society for Population and Environmental Psychology, and a member of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology and the International Society for Justice Research.

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Richard LehtinenRichard Lehtinen - Assistant Professor of Biology (330) 263-2271 / rlehtinen@wooster.edu

B.S. Winona 1995; M.S. Minnesota 1997; Ph.D. Michigan 2003

Richard M. Lehtinen is an assistant professor of biology at The College of Wooster, where he joined the faculty in 2003. He is an expert in ecology and evolution with a special interest in tropical biology and amphibians.

The author of such articles as "Edge effects and extinction proneness in a herpetofauna from Madagascar," which appeared in Biodiversity and Conservation, Lehtinen received the Herpetologist's League Award for Graduate Student Research (2001) and the University of Michigan Horace H. Rackham Pre-doctoral Fellowship (2002-2003).

Lehtinen is a member of several scholarly societies including the Society for the Study of Evolution, the Ecological Society of America, the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, and the Herpetologist's League.

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Lee McBrideLee A. McBride III - Assistant Professor of Philosophy (330) 263-2548 / lmcbride@wooster.edu

B.A. St. Mary’s, California 1997; M.A. Claremont 1999; Ph.D. Purdue 2006.

Lee McBride is an assistant professor of philosophy at The College of Wooster where he joined the faculty in 2006. He specializes in American philosophy and social and political philosophy. Further interests include the philosophy of race and gender, environmental ethics, continental philosophy, and ancient philosophy. His current research focuses on pragmatist and contextualist conceptions of ethics and the role of education/habituation and collaborative inquiry in contemporary fallibilist social and political philosophies.

Before coming to Wooster, McBride he was a visiting assistant professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology (2005-2006) and an Irvine Foundation Pre-Doctoral Teaching Fellow at Saint Mary’s College of California (2004-2005).

His article, “Collectivistic Individualism: Dewey and MacIntyre,”was published in Contemporary Pragmatism in 2006. He has also published two short essays on the teaching of philosophy in the APA Newsletter on the Teaching of Philosophy and the Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society.

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Melissa SchultzMelissa M. Schultz - Assistant Professor of Chemistry (330) 263-2645 / mschultz@wooster.edu

B.S. Creighton, 1999; Ph.D. Oregon 2004.

Melissa M. Schultz is an assistant professor of chemistry at The College of Wooster, where she joined the faculty in 2006. She specializes in analytical method development for the determination of emerging contaminants in environmental matrices utilizing liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry. Schultz received a B.S. degree in chemistry from Creighton University (1999) and her Ph.D. from Oregon State University (2004). Before coming to Wooster, Schultz was a NRC Postdoctoral Fellow in the Methods Research & Development Program at the National Water Quality Laboratory of the U.S. Geological Survey in Denver, Colorado. There she studied antidepressant pharmaceuticals in waterways and aquatic organisms.

Schultz is a member of the Society for Environmental Toxicologists and Chemists and the American Chemical Society.

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Mark WilsonMark Wilson - The Lewis M. and Marian Senter Nixon Professor of Natural Resources and Professor of Geology (330) 263- 2247/ mwilson@wooster.edu

B.A. Wooster 1978; Ph.D. California (Berkeley) 1982.

Mark A. Wilson is the Lewis M. and Marian Senter Nixon Professor of the Natural Sciences and professor of geology at The College of Wooster, where he has been a member of the faculty since 1981. He is an expert on evolution, paleontology, general geology, and pseudoscience.

Wilson's most recent research has been on the evolution of marine invertebrate communities, a study that has taken him to numerous geological sites in Europe, the Americas, and the Middle East. He is an officer of the Palaeontological Association and a Fellow of the Geological Society of America, and has received numerous grants and awards in geology and paleontology.

In addition, Wilson has many published articles, including "Palaeoecology and evolution of marine hard substrate communities" in Earth-Science Reviews with co-author Paul Taylor of The Natural History Museum (London).

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Affiliated Faculty

Dan BourneDaniel Bourne - Professor of English (330) 263-2332)/ dbourne@wooster.edu

B.A., M.F.A. Indiana 1979, 1987.

Daniel Bourne, professor of English at The College of Wooster and a member of the faculty since 1988, is active in contemporary American literature, Polish literature and culture, and writing with a strong sense of place, especially creative nonfiction involving the environment.

Bourne received his B.A. in comparative literature and history (1979) and his M.F.A. (1987) in creative writing from Indiana University. The recipient of four poetry fellowships from the Ohio Arts Council, most recently in 2004-2005, he has published two books of poetry: The Household Gods and Where No One Spoke the Language. He has also contributed poems to American Poetry Review, Field, Ploughshares, Salmagundi, and others.

Bourne was a Fulbright research fellow to Poland in 1985-87, and has published a collection of his translations of the poetry and essays of Polish political writer Tomasz Jastrun: On the Crossroads of Asia and Europe. Other translations from Polish appear in Partisan Review, Northwest Review, and Colorado Review. As founding editor of the literary journal Artful Dodge, he was awarded the 1992 Ohioiana Library Association's Award for Editorial Excellence.

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Matthew BrodaMatthew Broda - Assistant Professor in Education (330) 263-2424 / mabroda@wooster.edu

B.S. Kent State University, 1999; M.Ed. Ashland University, 2004; Ph.D. Kent State University, 2007. Matthew W. Broda is an assistant professor of education at The College of Wooster, where he joined the faculty in 2007. As an expert in adolescent and young adult education, teacher leadership, experiential and adventure education, and professional development, Broda received his B.S. Elementary Education from Kent State University (1999) before earning his M.Ed. (2004) in Educational Administration from Ashland University and his Ph.D. (2007) in Curriculum and Instruction from Kent State University.

Prior to Wooster, Broda's professional background included serving as curriculum and instruction specialist (2002-04) and middle school educator (1999-2002). As a member of the Association for Experiential Education, National Middle School Association, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, and the American Education Research Association he has written and presented on numerous topics in his fields of expertise including dramaturgical methodology in experiential education, teacher leadership, block scheduling, the intersection of the critical and the carnivale in science education, and differentiated instruction.

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James BurnellJames D. Burnell - Professor of Economics (330) 263-2308 / burnell@wooster.edu

B.A. Western Illinois 1973; M.A., Ph.D. Illinois 1975, 1977.

James D. Burnell, professor of economics at The College of Wooster, specializes in urban and regional economics, environmental and natural resource economics, and public finance. Chair of the economics department and a member of the faculty at Wooster since 1977, Burnell is the author of many scholarly articles, including “Crime and Race: Contiguous Communities” in the American Journal of Economics and Sociology and “Community Interaction and Suburban Zoning Policy” with Barbara Burnell in Urban Affairs Quarterly, Burnell is a member of the American Economic Association, the Regional Science Association, and the Association for Environmental and Resource Economists. He also holds membership in Omicron Delta Epsilon, an economics honor society.

Before coming to Wooster, Burnell was a teaching assistant for courses in microeconomics and statistics at the University of Illinois. In addition, he was a research assistant for the Institute for Environmental Studies.

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Chuck KammerCharles L. Kammer - Professor of Religious Studies (330) 263-2473 / ckammer@wooster.edu

B.A. Colgate 1968; M.Div., Ph.D. Duke 1971, 1977.

Charles L. Kammer is a professor of religious studies and chair of the department at The College of Wooster. A member of the faculty since 1990, Kammer is also academic dean of Wooster’s Lay and Clergy Academies of Religion. His areas of expertise include biomedical ethics, healthcare delivery, economic justice, ethics in foreign policy, liberation theology, professional ethics, religion and violence, and the church in society.

Before joining Wooster’s faculty in 1990, he was a professor at St. Olaf College (1977-90). He has written numerous articles in his fields of expertise and two books in religion on social ethics: The Kingdom Revisited and Ethics and Liberation. In addition, he served for several years as a staff chaplain for Hospice of Wayne County. He is also pastor of Zion Lutheran Church in Reedsburg, Ohio.

A member of the Society of Christian Ethics, the American Academy of Religion, Common Cause, Bread for the World, and the Hastings Society, Kammer is an ordained pastor with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.

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Hank KreuzmanHenry B. Kreuzman - Associate Professor of Philosophy (330) 263-2481 / hkreuzman@wooster.edu

B.S. Xavier 1981; M.A., Ph.D. Notre Dame 1984, 1990.

Henry B. Kreuzman III is an associate professor of philosophy and chair of the department at The College of Wooster, where he joined the faculty in 1990. He also serves at the chair of Wooster’s Pre-Law Advising Program. He has expertise in the philosophy of science, epistemology, and philosophy of law. His current research focuses upon the history and philosophy of 18th century medicine and childbed fever.

A recipient of an Andrew Mellon Grant to study the history of science, Kreuzman is a member of the American Philosophical Association, the Philosophy of Science Association, and the History of Science Society. While on Research Leave at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, he focused upon the changes in medical science in the 18th century.

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Lyn LovelessMarilyn Loveless - Professor of Biology (330) 263-2022 / mloveless@wooster.edu

B.A. Albion 1971; Ph.D. Kansas 1984.

Marilyn D. Loveless is a professor of biology at The College of Wooster and a member of the faculty since 1987. She specializes in plant population biology, population genetics, ecology, and conservation biology, Loveless received her B.A. from Albion College (1971) and her Ph.D. from the University of Kansas (1984). Her recent research has focused on the genetics of tropical trees, particularly on the effects of logging on tropical forests. She has worked throughout the Neotropics, and is the author of publications in genetics, ecology, and modeling. Her current projects focus on plant-pollinator interactions and their genetic consequences.

In 1991, she received a National Science Foundation research grant to study the mating system in Tachigali versicolor, a neotropical tree, in Panama.  She has also received research funding from the U.S. Forest Service for her work on the genetics of mahogany and was awarded a Fulbright Grant to study in Brazil in 1992. In addition, she is the editor for Tropinet, an international quarterly newsletter for tropical biologists.

Loveless is a member of the Society for the Study of Evolution, the Ecological Society of America, the British Ecological Society, the Society for Conservation Biology, the Botanical Society of America, and the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation.

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Mark WeaverMark Weaver - Professor of Political Science (330) 263-2416 / mweaver@wooster.edu

B.A. Ohio 1970; M.A., Ph.D. Massachusetts (Amherst) 1973, 1979.

Mark R. Weaver is a professor of political science at The College of Wooster and a member of the faculty since 1978. He received his B.A. summa cum laude, from Ohio University, and his M.A and Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He teaches courses in modern and contemporary western political theory, U.S. environmental politics and policy, and American constitutional law and civil liberties.

Weaver has authored and co-authored several papers and articles on such topics as Machiavelli and contemporary models of leadership, the politics of place in Gary Snyder and Wendell Berry, “the science wars” and scientific objectivity, learning sustainable development with a farm community, the formation of grassroots watershed groups, and sustaining collaborative decision-making in watershed groups. Weaver’s current research focuses on the formation and structure of grassroots watershed groups and the processes through which local stakeholders make decisions about resource use and conservation practices. For the last seven years he has been working with an interdisciplinary team of social science and natural science researchers at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (Ohio State University) to address environmental issues in a local watershed.

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Greg WilesGregory Wiles - Associate Professor of Geology (330) 263-2298/ gwiles@wooster.edu

B.A. Beloit College 1984; M.S. SUNY-Binghamton 1988; Ph.D. University at Buffalo 1992.

Gregory C. Wiles is an associate professor of geology at The College of Wooster and a member of the faculty since 1998. Greg’s primary research interests are in glacial geology and paleoclimatology. He uses tree-rings and sediment cores to investigate past climate variability in Alaska, the Russian Fareast and Ohio. Most recently, Greg and his students have begun work on the tree-ring and glacial record in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska. His work in Ohio is concerned with the history of Ice Ages, abrupt climate changes and drought variability for the past several thousand years. These projects have been supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Geographic Society.

Greg was a contributing author to the 2007 Report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and serves on the U.S. National Committee (USNC) of the International Quaternary Association (INQUA) and as associate editor of the Journal Tree Ring Research.

Wiles’ research has been published extensively, including “Century-scale solar variability and Alaskan temperature change over the past millennium,” in Geophysical Research Letters and “Late Holocene glacier fluctuations in the Wrangell Mountains, Alaska,” in The Bulletin of the Geological Society of America.

Wiles is affiliated with the Geological Society of America, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Quaternary Association, and the Society of the Sigma Xi.

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