Environmental Studies

Our Faculty

Pete McCormick

Pete McCormick
Director of Program in Environmental Studies
Associate Professor of Environmental Studies

Phone 970-247-7595
Email mccormick_p@fortlewis.edu
Office Room 283, Center of Southwest Studies

Ph.D., 1999, University of Oklahoma
M.A., 1995, Northern Arizona University
B.G.S., 1993, University of Kansas

Professional Interests
Historical landscape change and land use; ecological and cultural ramifications of human migration and settlement; imaginative and discursive constructions of place, space, and identity; American Southwest and Southern Plains; Latin America; Mediterranean

Rebecca Austin

Rebecca Austin
Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Environmental Studies

Phone 970-247-7346
Email austin_r@fortlewis.edu
Office Room 279, Center of Southwest Studies

Ph.D., 2003, University of Georgia
M.A., 1989, Northern Arizona University
B.A., 1980, Fort Lewis College

Professional Interests
Tribal governments in the southwestern U.S., traditional cultural properties on the Navajo Nation, social impact assessment, traditional irrigation systems in the southwest (acequias), public perceptions of lawns and landscapes, human rights for environmental activists, and integrating anthropology with human ecology for teaching and applied projects.

Brad Clark

Brad Clark
Program Coordinator of Environmental Policy Minor and
Assistant Professor of Political Science

Phone 970-247-7316
Email clark_b@fortlewis.edu
Office Room 218, Noble Hall

Ph.D., 2007, Colorado State University
M.A., 2000, Colorado State University
B.A., 1995, Northern Arizona University

Professional Interests
Western water policy, river restoration, endangered species

Becky Clausen

Becky Clausen
Assistant Professor of Sociology

Phone 970-247-7237
Email clausen_r@fortlewis.edu
Office Room 75, Reed Library

Ph.D., 2008, University of Oregon
M.S., 2003, University of Oregon
B.S., 1999, Rutgers University

Professional Interests
Global fisheries and fishing communities, marine degradation, environmental sociology, political economy, eco-Marxism

Cynthia Dott

Cynthia Dott
Associate Professor of Biology

Phone 970-247-7322
Email dott_c@fortlewis.edu
Office Room 752, Berndt Hall

Ph.D., 1996, University of Wisconsin - Madison
M.S., 1990, University of Wisconsin - Madison
B.A., 1985, Colorado College

Professional Interests
Riparian ecology; impacts of disturbance and exotic species on native ecosystems; alternative management strategies to promote biodiversity.

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Janine Fitzgerald
Professor of Sociology/Human Services and Gender & Women's Studies

Phone 970-247-7063
Email fitzgerald_j@fortlewis.edu
Office Room 77, Reed Library

Ph.D., 1996, University of New Mexico
M.A., 1990, University of New Mexico
B.A., 1987, University of Colorado

Professional Interests
Latin American sociology, environmental sociology, poetry and metaphor in social change and movements

David Gonzales

David Gonzales
Professor of Geology

Phone 970-247-7778
Email gonzales_d@fortlewis.edu
Office Room 302, Berndt Hall

Ph.D., 1997, University of Kansas
M.S., 1988, Northern Arizona University
B.S., 1982, Fort Lewis College

Professional Interests

Andy Gulliford

Andrew Gulliford
Professor of History and Southwest Studies

Phone 970-247-7011
Email gulliford_a@fortlewis.edu
Office Room 286, Center of Southwest Studies

Ph.D., 1986, Bowling Green State University
M.A.T., 1976, Colorado College
B.A., 1975, Colorado College


Larry Hartsfield

Larry Hartsfield
Professor of English

Phone 970-247-7478
Email hartsfield_l@fortlewis.edu
Office Room 246, Noble Hall

Ph.D., 1982, University of Texas
M.A., 1976, Southern Illinois University
B.A., 1974, Abilene Christian University

Professional Interests
Ecocriticism in the areas of 19th and 20th century American literature, Renaissance and Shakespeare, and environmental history

Kathy Hilimire

Kathy Hilimire
Visiting Assistant Professor in Environmental Studies

Phone 970-247-6169
Email kehilimire@fortlewis.edu
Office Room 263, Center of Southwest Studies

Ph.D., 2011, University of California - Santa Cruz
M.A., 2009, University of California - Santa Cruz
B.A., 2003, Pitzer College

Professional Interests

  • Food systems pedagogy that emphasizes a complement of experience, theory, and skills acquisition
  • The intersection of farmer livelihoods with alternative agricultural practices
  • Innovative methods for nutrient management on organic farms including integrated crop/livestock agriculture; pastured livestock management; crop rotations; and nanoparticles
  • Effective crop rotations and varietals for quinoa production in high elevation regions of Colorado and California
  • The relationship of carbon sequestration to cattle grazing on rangelands in the Great Basin

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Janneli Miller
Visiting Instructor of Environmental Studies

Ph.D., 2003, University of Arizona
M.A., 1992, Northern Arizona University
B.A. 1978, Evergreen State College




Scott White

Scott White
Associate Professor of Geosciences

Phone 970-247-7475
Email white_s@fortlewis.edu
Office Room 303, Berndt Hall

Ph.D., 2001, University of Utah
M.S., 1991, Texas Christian University
B.S., 1987, Tennessee Technological University