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Environmental Studies Department


McDaniel Environmental Studies prepares students to become leaders, entrepreneurs, and environmental professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to solve environmental challenges and create a better world.

Learn about the McDaniel Environmental Center (formerly Singleton-Mathews Farm).

Photo of professor Margaret Christie sitting on the bank of a lake.

Faculty Spotlight Margaret Christie, Ph.D.

As a micropaleontologist, Margaret Christie looks at small organisms and parts of organisms to determine what the environment was like in the past. As a professor of Environmental Studies, Christie primarily studies wetland and coastal environments, but she has worked on projects reconstructing sea level, earthquake recurrence intervals, and pollution histories. She is currently working to restore wetlands at the McDaniel Environmental Center. She teaches Climatology, Environmental Geology, and Science of Soil, Water, and Air as well as courses on Wetland Ecology and Environmental Problem Solving.

Students gathered at Singleton Matthews Farm.

Jason Scullion Department Chair

Growing up in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains in the state of Washington, I have long been passionate about the environment and forests in particular. As a professor, I teach courses in environmental management, environmental policy, and conservation biology. I also lead a field-based digital storytelling course in the Amazon, The Forest Online. As a scientist, my research agenda is designed to improve forest governance and conservation planning using interdisciplinary research methods.

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Dr. Jason Scullion

Department Chair

Phone: (410) 857-2436

Office: Lewis Recitation Hall 225


Lewis Recitation Hall and Lewis Hall of Science