Barry Ross Muchnick

Associate Professor of Environmental Studies

Department Chair

Barry Ross Muchnick

Areas of Teaching Specialization

  • Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies
  • Applied Sustainability / Community Sustainable Design
  • Political Ecology of Conservation and Development
  • Environmental Humanities
  • North American / Global Environmental History
  • American West and Comparative Frontier History
  • Environmental Justice
  • History of Science, Technology, and Medicine


  • Ph.D. in Joint Ph.D. in Environmental History and Studies at Yale University, 2010
  • at Yale University, 2005
  • M.A. in Environmental History at Yale University, 2003
  • M.S. in Conservation Ecology at Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, 2001
  • Certificate in Wilderness Management at University of Montana, 1998
  • B.A. in Philosophy and Psychology at Emory University, 1996