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Environmental Studies Faculty & Staff


Lee Lines, PhD

Lee Lines, PhD

Professor of Environmental Studies, Chair

Beal Maltbie Center - Room 111

T. 407.628.6377

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Ph.D. Arizona State University, 1995
M.A. University of Florida, 1989
B.A. University of Florida, 1987

Professional interests include:
Physical Geography; Food and Sustainability; Climate Change; Sustainable Development; Conservation of Biodiversity; Geography of Florida and western North America.

Fall 2020 Courses

Ecological Design RFLA200C

Barry Allen, PhD

Barry Allen, PhD

Associate Professor of Environmental Studies

Beal Maltbie Center - Room 110

T. 407.646.2647

Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania, 1979
B.A. University of Miami, 1970
London School of Economics & Political Science

Professional interests and specializations include environmental economics, national park policy, sustainable development, and globalization.

Bruce Stephenson, PhD

Bruce Stephenson, PhD

Professor of Environmental Studies

Beal Maltbie Center - Room 109

T. 407.646.1587

Ph.D. Emory University, 1988
M.A. Ohio State University, 1978
B.A. Florida Southern College, 1976

Orlando Metropolitan Greenspaces - Field based student research

Bruce Stephenson has worked as a public planner, consultant, and professor. His research and teaching focus on the intersection of regional planning, environmental protection, and urbanism. He has written three books, over forty editorials, and published articles in a range of professional journals. His new book, John Nolen, Urban Planner and Landscape Architect, informed his consultancy for the Winter Park SunRail Station and the Genius Preserve, which earned the 1000 Friends of Florida Community Betterment Award. Stephenson is a scholar for the Florida Humanities Council, contributing to its “Imagining a New Florida” documentary series. He is also the Principal Investigator for an EPA Sustainability Curriculum Grant, Sustainable Enterprise: Activating SunRail in Winter Park, Florida. The research the team of Rollins instructors and students completed is informing projects to improve bicycle and pedestrian mobility in Orlando and Winter Park.

Leslie Kemp Poole, PhD

Leslie Kemp Poole, PhD

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies

Beal Maltbie Center - Room 105


Ph.D. University of Florida, 2012
MLS Rollins College, 1991
B.S Journalism, University of Florida, 1978

MLS Rollins College  1991

Professional interests and specializations include the history of the environmental movement, particularly the grassroots organizers that, in Florida and across the country, included many women. Author of "Saving Florida: Women's Fight for the Environment in the Twentieth Century."
In her spare time, she likes to hike and kayak around the state.

Emily Nodine, PhD

Emily Nodine, PhD

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies

Beal Maltbie Center - Room 102


Ph.D. Florida International University, 2014
M.S. Johns Hopkins University, 2005
B.A. New College of Florida, 1996

Professional interests and specializations include links between climate and the biosphere, aquatic and coastal ecosystems, wetland ecology and restoration, and scales of disturbance.

Ann Francis

Ann Francis

Program Coordinator

Beal Maltbie Center, room 107


Ann Francis '01 has been at Rollins since 1996 and is Program Coordinator for the Department of Environmental Studies and the campus Sustainability Program.  Under the umbrella of the Sustainability Program, she works closely with student sustainability coordinators on campus recycling, environmental and sustainable events, sustainability housing and gardening, campus bicycle share program and fair trade!  This work in the department and the sustainability program promotes environmental and sustainable responsibility and awareness on the campus. 

Rollins College student-run Sustainability Program

Joseph V. Siry, PhD - Emeriti

Associate Professor Emeritus of Environmental Studies