Environmental Studies Program
Contact
Department Chair:
John Petersen

Administrative Assistant:
Bev Burgess

Department Email:


Phone: 440 7758747
Fax: 440 7758946

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

Carl McDaniel

Carl McDaniel

Visiting Professor of Environmental Studies

Educational Background

  • PhD, Biology, Wesleyan University, Middleton, CT
  • MS, Biology, Wesleyan University, Middleton, CT
  • BS, Chemistry-Biology, Oberlin College


 Professor McDaniel taught biology at the U.S. Naval Academy and did postdoctoral work at Yale University with Ian Sussex in plant developmental biology before taking a biology faculty position at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he is professor emeritus of biology. 

 

He has been a Benedict Distinguished Visiting Professor at Carleton College and a CSIRO McMaster Fellow in Canberra, Australia.  McDaniel was the founding director of Rensselaer's undergraduate degree program in environmental science and served eight years in that capacity.

 

McDaniel has published over 60 scientific articles on animal and plant development and ecological economics, and written three books, Paradise for Sale, co-authored with economist John M. Gowdy (California University Press, 2000), Wisdom for a Livable Planet (Trinity University Press, 2005) and Trail Magic, Creating a Positive Energy Home (2011).  He has developed and taught endocrinology, developmental biology, developmental genetics, environmental biology, a half dozen interdisciplinary courses in environmental science, and taught Introductory Biology for 33 years.