|Dr. Jason Hamilton|
Dr. Jason Hamilton is an associate professor in the Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences. He received a B.A. in Chemistry from Grinnell College, an M.A. and Ph.D. in Computational Quantum Mechanics from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and a second M.A. and Ph.D. in Plant Ecology also from U.C. Santa Barbara. Before joining the faculty at Ithaca College in 2001, Dr. Hamilton was a post-doctoral research associate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he specialized in plant ecophysiology, ecosystem studies, and global change biology. Dr. Hamilton teaches courses in natural history, land management, wilderness awareness & survival skills, non-timber forest products (maple syrup, edible mushrooms, bees), and environmental chemistry & environmental physics. He is co-founder of the Finger Lakes Project that runs faculty development workshops for incorporating sustainability across the curriculum, and lectures across the region on topics of sustainability in education. Dr. Hamilton is co-chair and faculty manager for Ithaca College Natural Lands, the committee that oversees the use and stewardship of the college's natural areas. He is also co-founder of New Roots Charter High School in Ithaca, NY, a public high school dedicated to sustainability and social justice.