About Miller Worley Center for the Environment

Staff

Catherine Corson

Miller Worley Associate Professor of Environmental Studies; Leslie and Sarah Miller Director of the Miller Worley Center for the Environment

Catherine Corson is the Miller Worley Associate Professor of Environmental Studies. As a political ecologist, she uses ethnography to explore questions of power, knowledge, and justice in case studies from rural villages to international policy arenas. Her current research focuses on the rise of market-based environmentalism, popular resistance to it, and associated shifts in environmental governance. Prior to receiving her PhD from the University of California at Berkeley, Corson spent a decade as an environment and development policy analyst. Her interdisciplinary academic training, in biology, development studies, and environmental economics, as well as political ecology, underpins an interest in interdisciplinary teaching and research.

Catherine Corson

Leszek Bledzki

Senior Research Associate

Leszek Bledzki is a limnologist, ecologist and forester, and senior research associate of the Miller-Worley Center for the Environment, Environmental Studies and Biology Departments. He provides curricular support for environmentally-related laboratories in science courses; manages the collection/archival of water quality and weather data; and is assisting faculty and students with independent research. Bledzki's research interests range from biostatistics and modeling, through ecosystems functioning, global climate change, nitrogen and carbon cycling in temperate peatlands to taxonomy, ecology and biogeography of Rotifera, Cladocera and Copepoda. Bledzki has published over 90 peer-reviewed and popular-press articles.

Leszek Bledzki

Meghan Habas Siudzinski

Senior Administrative Assistant, Miller Worley Center
Meghan Siudzinski

The Miller Worley Center for the Environment is dedicated to creating new approaches to learning that engage students more actively in the scientific, social/human, and global dimensions of environmental study, and to developing an interdisciplinary education program that is embedded in the broader College curriculum. The Center aims to enable our students and community to work toward environmentally responsible, just, and equitable societies by bridging diverse interests and backgrounds, and by deepening the connections between people, community, and the Earth.

Projects and Programs

The Center organizes curricular and public programming on environmental issues; oversees campus environmental stewardship projects; maintains a "curricular trail" that provides data on campus weather, water, and forest conditions; sustains an environmental alumnae network, and oversees an environmental internship program.

The Center for the Environment enables the MHC community to work toward environmentally responsible, just, and equitable societies by bridging diverse interests and backgrounds, and by deepening the connections between people, community, and the Earth. To learn more about the Center for the Environment, please contact any of the staff members listed below.