Sewanee's Integrated Program in the Environment (SIPE) has over 30 faculty and staff that are engaged with students on a variety of research and applied field projects. Come join us for a truly unique experience in environmental study and the liberal arts.

SIPE Faculty

Deborah A. McGrath

Professor of Biology and Assistant Dean for the Environment. Professor McGrath studies the restoration of ecological processes to address global environmental challenges. Current research includes examining the impact of payment for ecosystem services on afforestation, carbon sequestration and agroecosystem resiliency in Haiti and the use of constructed wetlands to remove and recycle pollutants from wastewater locally and in China.

James R. Peters

Professor of Philosophy, Coordinator of Environmental Arts and Humanities, Carnegie 201A / ext. 1581

C. Ken Smith

Professor and Co-Chair, Earth and Environmental Systems, Snowden 209 / ext. 3219

Sarah C. Sherwood

Associate Professor, Co-Chair Department of Earth and Environmental Systems, University Archaeologist | Snowden 220 / ext. 3396

Robert E. Bachman

F. B. Williams Professor of Chemistry, Director of the First-Year Program | Spencer Hall 263 / ext. 1336

Sid Brown

Professor of Religious Studies | Walsh-Ellett 215 / ext. 1529

Lisa Burner

Assistant Professor of Spanish | Gailor 230, Ext. 3140

Daniel Clay Carter

Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies | Woods Lab 110 / ext. 1418

Kristen K. Cecala

Associate Professor of Biology, Co-Director Island Ecology Program | Spencer Hall 152 / ext. 3153

Aaron A. Elrod

Associate Professor of Economics | Carnegie 114 / ext. 3156

John Gatta

William B. Kenan Jr. Professor of English | Gailor Hall 102A / ext. 1913

JoyAnna S. Hopper

Assistant Professor of Politics | Guerry 204-B /Ext. 1356

Martin A. Knoll

Professor of Geology | Snowden 203/ ext. 1713

Karen Kuers

Professor of Forestry | Snowden 207 / ext. 1421

Roger S. Levine

Associate Professor of History | Walsh-Ellett 307 / ext. 1785

Pradip Malde

Professor of Art | Carnegie 305 / ext. 1537

Greg Pond

Professor of Art | Nabit Art Bldg 110 / ext. 1870

D. Bran Potter

Professor of Geology | Snowden 201 / ext. 1479

Scott Torreano

Professor of Forestry | Snowden 205 / ext. 1271

John C. Willis

Jessie Ball duPont Professor of History | Walsh-Ellett 201 / ext. 1534

Keri Watson

Assistant Professor, Earth and Environmental Systems | Snowden 216 / ext. 1116

Scott Howard Wilson

Professor and Associate Dean for Global Education | Carnegie 106 / ext. 1173

Kirk S. Zigler

Professor of Biology | Spencer Hall 152 / ext. 3153