Timothy Farnham


  • Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
  • on leave spring 2024
Timothy Farnham

Tim Farnham believes in the importance of interdisciplinary study to build a broad understanding of environmental issues and foster creative and practical solutions to real world problems. He holds an M.S. in Forest Ecology and Management from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in Environmental Studies from Yale University. His scholarly interests focus on environmental values and how humans have perceived their place in the natural world throughout history. Most recently, he was Associate Professor and Director of the Undergraduate Program in Environmental Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.


  • Ph.D., Yale University
  • M.S., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • B.A., Williams College

Happening at Mount Holyoke

Recent Campus News

Mount Holyoke alums, faculty and administrators recently spoke with students about career opportunities during the “Exploring Future Possibilities in Environmental Careers” panel series put together by the Miller Worley Center for the Environment.

At Mount Holyoke’s Final Lecture, students got some parting wisdom — and a just-written-for-them song.

More than 100 high school students spent the day at Mount Holyoke’s restoration ecology site, learning about the environment from the ground up.