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 of Fisheries Science, at the bluehead chub research site in Toms Creek. Science, research.

Emmanuel Frimpong

Associate Professor

Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation

Research Interests: Ecology and conservation of freshwater fishes


Julia Gohlke

Assistant Professor

Department of Population Health Sciences

Research Interests: human health implications of global environmental change

Dana Hawley, Associate Professor, Biological Sciences. 
2014 Alumni Awards for Excellence in Teaching.

Dana Hawley

Associate Professor

Department of Biological Sciences

Research Interests: Wildlife disease ecology and evolution


Leigh-Anne Krometis

Assistant Professor

Department of Biological Systems Engineering

Research Interests: Identification of waterborne agents that pose a threat to public health; characterization of environmental transport pathways that may result in human exposure to contaminants

Michael G Sorice, Asst Professor, Forest Res & Environ Conserv

Mike Sorice

Associate Professor

Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation

Research Interests: Personal, social, and structural characteristics that influence people’s choices in the face of biodiversity and habitat loss, invasive species, and landscape transformation

Jeff Walters, Biol; at duck pond; biological sciences giving ad

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