Project Team

Part of the InTeGrate Shippensburg University Program Model

Leadership Team

Dr. William Blewett (Department of Geography & Earth Science, Shippensburg University)

Dr. Blewett came to Shippensburg in August 1990. Prior to his doctoral studies, Bill was a researcher for National Geographic Magazine in Washington, D.C. Bill has taught Introduction to Geology, Introduction to the Atmosphere, Soils, and Astronomy since coming to Shippensburg, and currently teaches Physical Geology, graduate and undergraduate Geomorphology, and Geology of National Parks. His research interests include the glacial landforms of the northern Great Lakes region, Appalachian Highlands geomorphology, and the geography of North America.

Dr. Sean Cornell (Department of Geography & Earth Science, Shippensburg University)

I teach courses in Geology, Oceanography, and related fields where my specialty is focused on coastal processes and sea-level rise hazards. I am a faculty researcher at the Chincoteague Bay Field Station and routinely involve students in sustainability projects working on environmental restoration of shorelines in coastal areas. Here on campus, I am actively involved in the Campus Community Farm and have been working on sustainability projects with students to support education and community-outreach.

Faculty Reflection

Dr. Nathan Thomas (Department of Biology, Shippensburg University)

Dr. Thomas' research is focused on the physiological aspects of vertebrate organisms, including habitat use. Research from this field has become more sought after by wildlife managers and government agencies in the face of global climate change and will continue to be an invaluable asset as changes to current climate patterns are altered in the coming years.

Faculty Reflection

Antonia Price (Department of Geography & Earth Science, Shippensburg University)

Antonia received an Honors Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Utah, with Undergraduate Research Scholar designation. As the coordinator for the Delaware River Basin Project- Land Use Dynamics, she leads communication efforts in the 43 county region of the DRB, in the form of websites, social media, surveys, and quarterly newsletters. Antonia has a background in community outreach and science education, and enjoys communicating science to diverse audiences.

Faculty Participants

Dr. Lea Adams (Department of Psychology, Shippensburg University)

Dr. Adams specializes in Experimental Cognitive Psychology and enjoys focusing on the application of cognitive psychology on real world problems. She teaches General Psychology, courses related to Cognitive Psychology, and Research & Design. Prior to joining Shippensburg University, she worked as a Human Factors Psychologist in industry. Her current research interests include the impact of technology on critical thinking, the impact of memory retrieval strategies on problem solving, and the influence of critical thinking techniques on learning and memory.

Dr. Benjamin Galluzzo (Department of Mathematics, Shippensburg University)

With brief interludes in Budapest and Boston, the majority of Ben's mathematical training took place in his hometown of Iowa City at the University of Iowa where he completed his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics. Upon joining the Ship Math faculty in 2009, Ben has worked to incorporate modeling perspectives into much of the math that he does, both in and out of the classroom. As the PI of Undergraduate Sustainability Experiences in Mathematics (USE Math), an NSF DUE funded grant, Ben is currently focused on creating, sharing and organizing sustainability themed curriculum for introductory level math courses.

Dr. Steven Haase (Department of Psychology, Shippensburg University)

Dr. Haase's interests include consciousness studies both from an experimental and phenomenological/qualitative viewpoint. The experimental work has consisted of research aimed at resolving controversies between conscious and unconscious perception. The more challenging problem is to address the relationship between biological/cognitive states and subjective, conscious experiences.

Faculty Reflection

Dr. Tim Hawkins (Department of Geography & Earth Science, Shippensburg University)

My research focus is hydroclimatology. Specifically, focus on future streamflow and watershed-wide hydrologic conditions in a changing climate. I also dabble in urban climatology.

Faculty Reflection

Dr. Claire Jantz (Department of Geography & Earth Science, Shippensburg University)

Dr. Claire Jantz is the Director of the CLUS. She has extensive expertise in land use and land cover change analysis and modeling, and interdisciplinary research. Dr. Jantz has particular expertise within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, the Delaware River Basin, and the Delmarva Peninsula. She has participated in several collaborative research efforts funded by NASA, Maryland SeaGrant, NPS, and the William Penn Foundation.

Dr. Ian Langella (Department of Finance & Supply Chain Management, Shippensburg University)

My research has two streams. The first, more aligned with my traditional modeling background, focuses on making supply chains more sustainable through more efficient product recovery management systems and examining environmental impact of logistics systems. The more broad stream seeks to identify and exploit opportunities for inter-disclilinary cross-functional research which examines the interface of two disciplines encouraging more cooperation and a seamless goal of unified sustainability and responsibility.

Faculty Reflection

Dr. Dorlisa Minnick (Department of Social Work & Gerontology, Shippensburg University)

Dr. Minnick teaches mezzo and macro courses in the BSW and MSW program. Previously, Dr. Minnick served two years, full time in AmeriCorps. This experience provided a passion for organizing. Yet the majority of her professional social work experience has been in promoting community development among college students where Dr. Minnick has directed residence halls and a living learning center as well as trained students on community organizing principles in the promotion of social change on campus and off.

Faculty Reflection

Dr. George Pomeroy (Department of Geography & Earth Science, Shippensburg University)

George Pomeroy is the Associate Director of the CLUS. He teaches courses and conducts research related to community and regional planning, as well as urban geography, focusing on both U.S. and comparative contexts. He was appointed as Director of Shippensburg University's Center for Land Use in May 2005.

Faculty Reflection

Dr. Heather Sahli (Department of Biology, Shippensburg University)

My primary research interests are at the interface of ecology and evolutionary biology as I strive to understand adaptive evolution in plants, the forces driving plant population differentiation, and variation in plant-insect interactions across populations. To address these questions I use a combination of field studies, greenhouse experiments, and molecular techniques.

Dr. Carrie Sipes (Department of Communication & Journalism, Shippensburg University)

Dr. Carrie Sipes joined the Shippensburg University faculty in the summer of 2006. Prior to that she taught for three years at Duquesne University's Capital Region Campus. She teaches in the public relations emphasis. Her research interests focus on persuasive communication messages and news content. She serves as adviser to PRSSA.

Dr. Kay Williams (Department of Geography & Earth Science, Shippensburg University)

Dr. Williams has research and teaching interests in climatic change, conservation of natural resources, biogeography and environmental education. Past research has involved the analysis of daily temperature data in an effort to detect temperature trends in the temperature record. Most recently, she has paired with a departmental colleague to investigate the climatology of the fourteen State System of Higher Education universities.