Timothy Farnham

  • Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
  • Chair of Environmental Studies
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

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Recent Campus News

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.

Caitlin Shetterly will give a talk at Mount Holyoke College about her new book, Modified, a personal exploration of GMOs and big agriculture.