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All of the faculty in the Department of Environmental Science teach undergraduates and all instruct either introductory courses or freshmen seminars. This page presents a portion of our faculty with a selection of instructional specialties.
Dr. Susan Bratton
Dr. Bratton, Professor of Environmental Science has a career long passion for developing research opportunities for undergraduates. Aside from offering her own team and individual research opportunities, including trips to Cameron Park and the Appalachian Trail, Dr. Bratton is a founder of the all-Baylor URSA program to forward undergraduate research and scholarship. Dr. Bratton's undergraduate laboratory classes incorporate frequent field trips, ranging from Cameron Park, to Big Thicket, to the Great Smokey Mountains National Park.
Dr. Bryan Brooks
Dr. Brooks is an active research in ecotoxicology. Dr. Brooks introduces undergraduates to the impacts of pollution on living organisms in ENV 2375. In addition, Dr. Brooks is a success research mentor. Dr. Brooks has guided undergraduates in refereed journal publication, and in poster presentation at professional meetings. Dr. Brooks' undergraduate students have won awards for their research.
Dr. Erica Bruce
Dr. Bruce has a background in environmental engineering and in risk assessment. She brings her practical experience in dealing with hazardous materials to ENV 3314, a overview of environmental health. Dr. Bruce is a skilled modeler and introduces students to mathematical methods for predicting human health risk.
Dr. Rebecca Sheesley
Dr. Sheesley's research involves the study of carbonaceous aerosols in the atmosphere. Carbonaceous aerosols are continually changing complex mixtures that interact with the biosphere, impact climate change and can have negative effects on human health. In order to understand the impacts of carbonaceous aerosols, the chemical composition needs to be investigated; to effectively mitigate the impact, sources of the aerosols need to be defined. This thesis has been the basis of Dr. Sheesley's previous carbonaceous aerosol studies. She has focused her efforts on refining methods for the analysis of organic tracers, the application of source apportionment models and has begun to incorporate carbon isotope methodologies.
Dr. Sascha Usenko
Dr. Usenko has brought new life to ENV 3387 Environmental Chemistry. He also teaches in the field of atmospheric chemistry and air pollution. Dr. Usenko enjoys sharing his wide expertise in laboratory methods, and utilizes professional quality instrumentation to teach undergraduates current methods in pollution detection and analysis.
Dr. William Falco
Dr. Falco is a planner, employed by the City of Waco. Dr. Falco brings his background in environmental planning to upper division undergraduates, and has assisted numerous Baylor students in finding internships with the City.
Dr. Julie King
Dr. King holds a JD, and specializes in environmental law. She is conducting a legal practice and teaches ENV 4307 Environmental Law as an adjunct. Dr. King enjoys meeting with pre-law students for lunch or for advising sessions to assist them in decision making concerning their choice of careers, and preparation for law school or related graduate programs.
Dr. Larry Lehr
Dr. Larry Lehr is a favorite instructor for ENV 1301. He weaves stories from his personal environmental consulting and research experience into his lectures. Dr. Lehr is respected as a major advisor, particularly for undergraduates interested in consulting, alternative energy, or watershed management.
Dr. Heidi Marcum
Dr. Marcum has studied wildlife-human interactions and brings her joy in working with animals to her courses. Dr. Marcum has supervised numerous student interns working at the Cameron Park Zoo and other animal facilities. Her introductory course in wildlife ecology, ENV 1303 is a popular alternative in general education science.