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.
Nancy E. Apple
Nancy Apple has been at the College since 1997 and added coordination of campus sustainability to her environmental health and safety role in 2003. In 2017 campus sustainability transitioned to the Miller Worley Center for the Environment where Apple is now the Associate Director for Campus Sustainability. Her interest in sustainability started as a biology major at Smith College. She then earned a Master of Environmental Pollution Control at the Pennsylvania State University with a concentration in sanitary engineering. Prior to moving to higher education Apple worked as an environmental engineer. Her work in campus sustainability brings her back to her career aspiration as an undergraduate.
Jennie Bergeron FP’13 is the Senior Administrative Assistant at the Miller Worley Center for the Environment. Bergeron has returned to Mount Holyoke after working in the region as an environmental educator, ecological designer and consultant; and has designed and taught college courses on sustainability, ecology, food and agriculture. With a diverse skill set and passion for environment, education, and leadership, she has worked for Mount Holyoke’s Weissman Center, as a lecturer in Architectural Studies, and with organizations such as the Emily Dickinson Museum, Amherst College, UMass, Steele Farm, and the Towns of Ayer and Amherst, MA.
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.
Carey Lang '15 started working for the Miller Worley Center for the Environment in 2017 as a year-long alumna Sustainability Fellow, while also working part-time as a program coordinator for the Restoration Ecology Program. In the fall of 2018, she began her current position as the Center’s Assistant Director. Lang's work for the Center includes coordinating with marketing and communications, developing the Campus Living Laboratory Initiative, and several other projects to improve campus sustainability.
Ruby Maddox is the Internship Coordinator at the Miller Worley Center for the Environment and the Study Abroad Coordinator at the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives. Ruby has over 12 years of experience working in higher education and experiential learning. Ruby is the co-founder of Gardening the Community; a youth urban agriculture and food justice organization in Springfield, MA, and Leaders of the Free World; an international experience and leadership development program for young black men.