Environmenta and Sustainability Activities at Wheaton College

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Faculty doing environmental and sustainability work at Wheaton

James Clark, Geology and Environmental Science. One of Dr. Clark’s many sustainability related projects is developing and implementing appropriate technology geophysics techniques for the location of groundwater in developing countries.  He recently presented the paper “Affordable Geophysical Instruments For Use In Developing Nations” at the Geological Society of America.

Christine Folch, Sociology and Anthropology: Dr. Folch works with the politics of water and energy in Latin America.  She recently published  “Surveillance and State Violence in Stroessner's Paraguay: Itaipú Hydroelectric Dam, Archive of Terror”. American Anthropologist 115:1, 44-57.

Jeff Greenberg, Geology and Environmental Science.  Dr. Greenberg is involved in various aspects of water and wastewater management in developing countries.  He recently convened and chaired a session at the Geological Society of America titled “Geosciences and International Development”

Chris Keil, Geology and Environmental Science.  One of Dr. Keil’s research area is indoor air pollution research including cooking smoke exposures in developing countries.  He recently published Mass Balance Source Apportionment Modeling of Indoor Air Pollution Exposures During the Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony. Keil, C., Coleman, Q., Brown, A. and Kassa, H.  J Occup Environ Hyg  Jan;11(1):40-6, 2014.

Paul Lee, Business and Economics Department. Dr. Lee Recently published the paper “Sustainable Global Enterprise: Perspectives of Stuart Hart, Ans Kolk, Sanjay Sharma and Sandra Waddock.” (With Aarti Sharma, 2012)  Journal of Management Inquiry.  Vol. 21, No. 2, pp. 161-178.

Raymond Lewis, Biology. Dr. Lewis is collaborating in research on wastewater treatment using algae as an oxygen source for microbes that process the wastewater. Dr. Lewis also teaches courses in applicable to the environment and sustainability such as Environmental Ethics, Economic Botany and Plant Taxonomy.

Doug Moo, Bible and Theology. Among Dr. Moo’s many areas of Biblical scholarship is the New Testament basis for creation care.  He has written “Eschatology and Environmental Ethics: On the Importance of Biblical Theology to Creation Care” in Keeping God’s Earth: The Global Environment in Theological Perspective IVP 2010.  He is currently working on a new book on creation care with his son Jonathan.

Kristen Page, Biology. Human alteration of landscapes and land use patterns brings humans and wildlife into close contact.  Dr. Page researches animal – human disease transmission resulting from these patterns of development.  One of her recent publications is “Parasites and the conservation of small populations: the case of Baylisascaris procyonis.” International Journal of Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife. 2:203-210.

Sandra Richter, Bible and Theology.  As a Professor of Old Testament Dr. Richter has written and spoken frequently about the interface between biblical theology and environmentalism.  Dr. Richter is the author of the forthcoming article “"Environmental Law: Wisdom from the Ancients" in the Bulletin for Biblical Research.

Joel Sheesley, Art.  Professor Sheesley is a painter who pursues themes of the connections between humans and their cultural and physical environment.  He is currently working on the project “Landscape: A Knowable Mystery” which will combine his own paintings of Lincoln Marsh with social and natural sciences explorations of the marsh.  Professor Sheesley recently exhibited a collection of works “Evidence on the Pavement” at the College of Lake County Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art.

Noah Toly, Urban Studies.  Dr. Toly works connects urban and global environmental politics.  He recently published"‘Risk and Responsibility in Global Environmental Governance." Christian Scholars Review.

Laura Yoder, Human Needs and Global Resources:  Dr. Yoder has long been involved in sustainability activities.  She recently published Meitzner Yoder, L.S., T.C. Hartzell, J.W. Schramm, and L.R. Zinn.  2013. "Building and boarding a bigger boat together: Learning about sustainability through direct encounters with diverse people in our watershed." Journal of Sustainability Education.

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