W&M Partners

CGA students come from many departments and programs across campus. In addition to the programs below; undergraduate and graduate students from VIMS, Public Policy, and Business are often to be found in the GIS workshops and classes. Students from these majors and departments should contact their department about including GIS in their course of study.

Environmental Science and Policy Program

We stress the importance of hands-on research and internship experiences. Many of our students are co-authors on professional publications and presentations. As a consequence, many of our graduates go on to careers with government agencies, environmental consultancies, and action groups and secure places in some of the best graduate schools in the US.  We also have numerous partnerships with community and governmental groups, working to monitor local and global environmental issues and solve real-life problems relevant to the Chesapeake Bay and beyond. Whether you are a student interested in enrolling in the program, a faculty member or professional thinking about joining our dynamic group, or an environmentally-minded citizen interested in learning more or contributing to our environmental legacy, we would love to hear from you.

Contact Dr. Andrew Fisher ahfis2@wm.edu

Keck Lab

Welcome to the W.M. Keck Environmental Field Laboratory! Located on the shore of Lake Matoaka on the campus of the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, the Keck Lab provides instructional and research support for environmental programs at William and Mary and at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science. Seminar, lecture, and laboratory courses are taught at the lab during the academic year. During summers, funding organizations including the National Science Foundation, Virginia Environmental Endowment, and the Jeffress Trust sponsor directed student research. Student projects are focused on watershed analysis in both scientific and social contexts. With direct access to Lake Matoaka and the surrounding College Woods, the 5,500 square-foot facility is an academic venue for hands-on investigation of issues within the increasingly complex and interdisciplinary world of environmental studies.

Contact Dr. Randy Chambers rmcham@wm.edu

Department of Geology

Geology is the study of the Earth. At William & Mary the Geology department takes a broad view on the Earth offering courses that focus on the workings and history of the Earth’s interior, surface, and atmosphere. The Geology department is a dynamic intellectual community with a strong undergraduate program in which all Geology majors pursue an original research project. Geologists typically go to the field for their primary data and field trips form a distinctive and critical component of the Geology experience at William & Mary. Our graduates go on to success in many fields, ranging from the earth and marine sciences to law and public service.

Contact Dr. Greg Hancock gshanc@wm.edu

Department of Biology

The Department of Biology is among the most popular majors at William & Mary and it offers a Master's program. Representing a wide diversity of research and teaching interests among faculty and research associates, our goal is to encourage and facilitate independent thinking and creative investigation in both the laboratory and classroom. Biology occupies portions of Millington Hall and the Integrated Science Center on the main campus, as well as a building for ecological and population studies on the edge of campus, and  has available for research and coursework the College Woods, Lake Matoaka, and a house on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

Contact Dr. Matthias Leu mleu@wm.edu

Department of Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology at William and Mary offers strong programs in undergraduate and graduate studies. Our faculty and focus reach around the world, fostering an interdisciplinary culture, with long-standing links to American Studies, History, and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. We offer course work in all four subfields of anthropology and in all the major geographic areas of the world.

Contact Dr. Martin Gallivan mdgall@wm.edu

Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations

The Institute is dedicated to the proposition that the scholarly study of international relations can contribute to the actual practice of international relations. Too often, however, it does not. A joint venture by the College of Arts and Sciences and the Wendy and Emory Reves Center for International Studies, the Institute has spawned a range of collaborative research projects and interdisciplinary seminars that engage students and faculty at William & Mary with other leading scholars and practitioners in the field.

Contact Dr. Michael Tierney mjtier@wm.edu