Passion and Excellence
The members of our faculty are seasoned academicians and practicing professionals, doing applied work in their fields while teaching. They are scholars, activists, instructors, community leaders, practitioners, and researchers–all committed to integrating work and study to prepare students for leadership roles in their professions and communities. Our faculty members have a unique and invaluable perspective on the topics they teach, because as professionals, all are involved in and help shape cutting-edge practices and methods in their fields.
Among the faculty is Beth Kaplin, PhD, who teaches in the Department of Environmental Studies and is a leading researcher in tropical ecology. Gargi Roysircar, EdD, is a professor in the Department of Clinical Psychology and is currently researching how mental health practices can adapt to the cultural diversity of patients. David Sobel, MEd, is on the faculty of the Department of Education and is at the forefront of an educational reform movement that stresses the use of the local environment as a laboratory to teach about science, ecology, and social studies.