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Professor of Environmental Studies
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St. Petersburg, FL 33711

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Environmental Studies

Environmental Studies

Core Faculty

Environmental studies core faculty members use interdisciplinary teaching methods and incorporate their research experience in their teaching with students on local, regional, and global environmental issues.

Beth ForysBeth Forys
Professor of Environmental Science, 2009-2010 Discipline Coordinator

I am interested in how to preserve declining and rare species. Much of my current research focuses on beach-nesting birds and the use of GIS to better understand and manage these threatened species. Dr. Forys was the recipient of the 2003 Robert A. Staub Distinguished Teacher Award

Paul HindsleyPaul Hindsley
Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies

Research interests include coastal resource management and policy, natural hazards research, and applied statistics/econometrics. Current research includes the measurement of coastal homeowners' valuation of natural features for mitigating risks from natural hazards, measuring individual's assignment of responsibility and willingness-to-pay for rebuilding New Orleans post-Katrina, and methods for addressing bias from onsite sampling in recreation demand models.

Alison OrmsbyAlison Ormsby
Associate Professor of Environmental Studies

Research interests include people-nature interactions, the role of environmental education in biodiversity conservation, and protected areas management. Current research focuses on people-park interactions in Madagascar and Florida as well as sacred forests in Ghana and India. Dr. Ormsby was the recipient of the 2008 Robert A. Staub Distinguished Teacher Award

Life After Eckerd

Molly Rockamann '03
NRDC Growing Green Award winner
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Recognition

Fiske Guide to Colleges
Eckerd College has been recognized for environmental studies in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2013.