Advisory Committee

Continuing development of the Global Change Center is led by a director and an advisory committee. Current committee members are listed below.

William A. Hopkins

Director, Global Change Center and Professor

Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation

Research Interests: Trophic and maternal transfer of contaminants, maternal effects, stress ecophysiology, bioenergetics and physiological tradeoffs

Mark Barrow

Professor and Chair

Department of History

Research Interests: history of biology, environmental history, American cultural history

Emmanuel Frimpong

Associate Professor

Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation

Research Interests: Ecology and conservation of freshwater fishes

Dana Hawley

Associate Professor

Department of Biological Sciences

Research Interests: Wildlife disease ecology and evolution

Bruce Hull


Department of Forest Resources & Environmental Conservation

Research Interests: constructing sustainable development in the face of converging demographic, environmental, governance, and market transformations

Amy Pruden-Bagchi

Professor & Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary Graduate Education

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests: Applied environmental microbiology, antibiotic resistance, mine drainage remediation; oil spill bioremediation and persistence

Eric Smith


Department of Statistics

Research Interests: multivariate analysis and graphics; biological sampling and modeling; ecotoxicology; data analytics

Jeffrey R. Walters

Harold H. Bailey Professor

Department of Biological Sciences

Research Interests: Conservation of avian species and associated ecosystems, dispersal behavior and its relationship to sensitivity to habitat fragmentation, evolution of cooperative breeding systems, the science – policy interface