Faculty

Eric Fitch

Eric J. Fitch

Title: Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Leadership, Director of the Environmental Science Program

Department: Biology and Environmental Science; Environmental Science Program

Education: Ph.D. in Resource Development (Specialization in Environmental Policy and Law and Public Policy), Michigan State University; M.En. in Environmental Science, Miami University; Bachelor of Science in Biology, Saint Meinrad College

Research Interests: Environmental Policy, Water Resource Policy, Science Policy, Sustainability, Religion and Nature, Science – Technology - Society

Recent Publications:

“Tricksters, the Big Lie and the Triumph of Politics Over Science and the Consequences” What’s Up With Water (Column) in Water Resources IMPACT Vol. 16, No.2 Mar.2014

“Where the Land and Water Meet: Coastal Resources over the Next 50 Years” in Water Resources IMPACT’s AWRA at 50: The Future of Water Resources in the United States: Water Resources IMPACT Vol. 16, No. 1 Jan. 2014

“The Utopia Column” What’s Up With Water? (Column) in Water Resources IMPACT Vol. 16, No. 1 Jan. 2014

“Making Education for Sustainability Work on Campus: The Proposals of the Roundtable on Environmental Systems and Sustainability” by Michael A. Reiter, Will J. Focht, Paul A. Barresi, Susan Gill, Richard C. Smardon, Susan L. Baker, Kimberly D. Reiter, Eric Fitch, Terry Rolfe and Sue Bumpous Chapter 8 in in Sustainable Development at Universities: New Horizons, ed. Walter Leal Filho (Frankfurt: Peter Lang Scientific Publishers 2013)

“Down by the Sea” What’s Up With Water? (Column) in Water Resources IMPACT Vol. 15, No. 6 Nov. 2013

“Message from the Future: Optimistic?” What’s Up With Water? (Column) in Water Resources IMPACT Vol. 15, No. 5 Sept. 2013

“Beautiful Illusions, Cautionary Tales, and Mirror, Mirror”: What’s Up With Water? (Column) in Water Resources IMPACT Vol. 15 , No. 4, July 2013

“…But It’s a Dry Heat! Tell That to the Frost Giants!” What’s Up With Water? (Column) in Water Resources IMPACT Vol.15, No. 3 May 2013

“Telepinu, Willy-Willys, Haboobs, Derechos and Incandescent Deep Purple” What’s Up With Water? (Column) in Water Resources IMPACT Vol.15, No. 2 March 2013

“Ys, Bungs, and Barriers” What’s Up With Water? (Column) in Water Resources IMPACT Vol. 15, No. 1 Jan. 2013

Courses (Fall 2014): Introduction to Environmental Science, Environmental Policy and Law, Environmental Sustainability, Environmental Problem Solving I, Religion and Nature

Courses (Spring 2015): Environmental Impact and Resource Assessment, Land Use Planning, Natural and Social History of Oceania, Experiential Learning, Environmental Problem Solving II

Phone: (740) 376-4997

Email: fitche@marietta.edu

What can a student expect when taking one of your classes?

They can expect a solid foundation in the subject, opportunities to explore and discuss avenues of the subject and an introduction to the quirks of the field that might only benefit the student when they appear on “Jeopardy.”

What excites you about teaching at Marietta College?

At Marietta College classes are small enough that you can come to know more about students than to just recognize their faces. You have opportunities to find out who they are and what they want out of your class. Sometimes you make lifelong impressions even when you don’t realize it at the time.

When you aren’t teaching, what other activities do you enjoy?

I read, view and write Sci-Fi and comics. I’m an Avid movie buff and I Like to travel and sightsee.

Do you prefer flipping through the pages of a book or an e-book?

Call me old fashioned, but definitely a book.

What is your favorite location on campus and why?

My office surrounded by my books, papers and memorabilia.

What is your favorite Marietta College event?

Strawberries and Crème luncheon


Jennifer Hancock

Jennifer A. Hancock

Title: Assistant Professor

Department: Physician Assistant

Education: Doctorate of Philosophy, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Ohio University, 2010; Bachelor of Arts, Biology, Capital University, 2002

Research Interests: I am interested in how structure relates to the function and ecology of a species. My research is focused on how structure relates to the biomechanics of locomotion.

Recent Publications:

Hancock, J.A., Stevens, N.J. & Biknevicius, A.R. 2014. Elegant-crested Tinamous Eudromia elegans do not synchronize head and leg movements during head-bobbing. Ibis 56: 198–208.

Hancock, J.A., Biknevicius, A.R. & Stevens, N.J. 2007. Whole-body mechanics and kinematics of terrestrial locomotion in the Elegant-crested Tinamou (Eudromia elegans). Ibis. 149: 605–614.

Courses (Fall 2014):

PASP 501 Gross Anatomy Course Coordinator

PASP 503 Advanced Human Physiology I Course Coordinator

PASP 590 Research Methods I Course Coordinator

Courses (Spring 2015):

PASP 506 Advanced Human Physiology II Course Coordinator

PASP 591 Research Methods II Course Coordinator

Phone: 740-376-4952

Email: jennifer.hancock@marietta.edu

What can a student expect when taking one of your classes?

A student can expect to learn everything about the structure and function of the human body.

What excites you about teaching at Marietta College?

I am excited about teaching future physician assistants and helping them to become excellent clinicians.

When you aren’t teaching, what other activities do you enjoy?

I enjoy hiking, biking, gardening and photography.

Do you prefer flipping through the pages of a book or an e-book?

Neither, I do both.

What is your favorite location on campus and why?

The anatomy lab! Why? Because it’s the anatomy lab!

What is your favorite Marietta College event?

The PA orientation picnic! It is always fun to meet the new PA students and their families before summer anatomy begins.

What is your clinical work experience?


Judith Dunn

Judith Dunn

Academic Secretary

Dept: Biology

740-376-4750

dunnj@marietta.edu

judy.dunn@marietta.edu

Judy Dunn has been an employee of Marietta College since 1979. For her first 25 years she served as office manager and departmental secretary for the Chemistry department. For the last seven years she has worked for the Biology, Chemistry and Environmental departments in the same capacity.

She is a past member and organizer of the Marietta College Support Council and is involved in the International Mentoring Program.

Judy is married to James W. Dunn and is the mother of two children, has seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.


Although we are administratively housed with Biology, our faculty comes from across the campus.

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