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Faculty and Staff


James E. Boulter, PhD

Associate Professor of Chemistry
Director, Watershed Institute for Collaborative Environmental Studies
Hibbard Hall 357

Dr. Boulter earned his undergraduate degree in Chemistry and Biochemistry with a certificate in Environmental Studies at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. He then went on to earn his Ph. D. in Analytic Chemistry with a certificate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at the University of Colorado-Boulder. Read More...

Christine Gabel

Christine Gabel, PhD, DVM

Clinical Assistant Professor
Hibbard Hall 355

Dr. Gabel earned her BS degree in 1972 and DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) in 1974 from the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota.  After graduation, she practiced in mixed and small animal practices, including a holistic practice, as well as completed a residency in microbiology.  She returned to graduate school in Public Health at the University of Minnesota in 1992 to earn her Ph.D. in Environmental Epidemiology in 2000.  Read more...

Karen Mumford

Karen Mumford, PhD

Assistant Professor
Hibbard Hall 359

Dr. Mumford's studies and work have been focused on environmental issues throughout her academic and professional careers.  She majored in Biology and Religion at St. Olaf College, and believes this was the beginning of her interest in the interdisciplinary ways that both science and religion help people understand the world.  Read more........


Crispin Pierce, PhD

Associate Professor
Hibbard Hall 358

Dr. Pierce earned his undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of California-Santa Cruz before continuing on to earn his M.S. in Bioenvironmental Studies from California State University at Hayward and his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry (emphasis toxicology) from the University of California-San Francisco. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in toxicology at the University of Washington in Seattle.  Read more...

David Soll

David Soll, PhD

Assistant Professor
Hibbard Hall 361

Dr.Soll came to UW-Eau Claire from Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, where he was a post-doctoral fellow in Environmental Studies. Prior to his post-doctorate work, Dr. Soll taught at two Boston area universities, Bentley University and Brandeis University.  Read More...

Laura Suppes

Laura Suppes, PhD

Assistant Professor
Hibbard Hall 360

Dr. Suppes earned her bachelor's degree in Environmental Public Health at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. She then continued her studies in Public Health Policy and Administration at the University of Minnesota with an emphasis in global health. She finished her doctorate studies at the University of Arizona in Environmental Health Sciences with a certificate in Water Policy.  Read more...