Environmental Studies Program
Department Chair:
MD Rumi Shammin

Administrative Assistant:
Bev Burgess

Department Email:

Phone: 440 7758747
Fax: 440 7758946

A.J. Lewis Center for Environmental Studies
122 Elm Street
Oberlin, OH, 44074

John Petersen

John Petersen

Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies

Associate Professor of Environmental Studies John Petersen

Contact Information


A J Lewis Center 207
(440) 775-6692

John Petersen

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Arts, Oberlin College, 1988
  • Master of Science, Yale University, 1992
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Univ Maryland Baltimore Co, 1998

Courses:  ENVS 101 Environment & Society; ENVS 316 Systems Ecology; ENVS 340 Systems Modeling; ENVS 354 Practicum in Ecological Communication and Oberlin Project

Research: Systems ecology, wetland restoration, energy monitoring