Environmental Studies Program
Brown 325, MS 055
415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02453
Dan Perlman's work in biology has ranged from studying colony-founding behaviors among tropical ants to helping regional conservation groups throughout the Western United States set priorities for land and species protection. He also is interested in studying human learning. As founding director of the Brandeis Center for Teaching and Learning, Perlman worked with faculty to help them foster student learning. Perlman also developed a website, EcoLibrary.org, that freely distributes teaching materials developed for ecology and environmental studies.
Expertise: Ecology, conservation biology and animal behavior. Pedagogical methods and innovations.
Applied Learning Experience Director, Advising Head and Study Abroad Liaison
Colleen Hitchcock's academic interests are focused on the role of citizen science in ecological inquiry and conservation biology, specifically relating to studies of biodiversity, conservation, phenology and climate change. She is also interested in both the power of the public in scientific research and the application of community/citizen science research as a model for learning by students.
Expertise: Community and citizen science, ecology, evolution and conservation.
Undergraduate Departmental Representatives
Lily Weaver is a junior majoring in environmental studies. This past summer, she taught children science at a local camp. Her focus is a combination of animal behavior and environmental injustice.
Libby Williams is a senior from Boulder, Colorado, majoring in environmental studies and land and wildlife management and conservation (as an independent interdisciplinary major) and minoring in international and global studies. She spent her junior year studying abroad in Ecuador and Tanzania. Libby enjoys being outside and is always excited to talk about anything ENVS!