The Department of Social Sciences at Michigan Technological University is committed to high-quality undergraduate and graduate instruction across the social sciences. Our interdisciplinary faculty’s areas of expertise include anthropology, environmental and energy policy, history, industrial heritage and archaeology, political science, sociology, and geography. We pride ourselves on providing students with the opportunity to engage in hands-on educational experiences and apply academic concepts, strategies, and techniques to contemporary, real-world issues.

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Kelly Ontl

Kelly Boyer Ontl

PhD, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Iowa State University - ABD

Contact

kbontl@mtu.edu

Instructor

Kelly Boyer Ontl is a primatologist and wildlife conservationist studying West African chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) in anthropogenic landscapes of southeastern Senegal. She is the founder of the Falémé Chimpanzee Conservation (FCC) project and also works closely with the Fongoli Savanna Chimpanzee Project.  Much of her research focuses on studying . . .

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Kathleen E. Halvorsen

Kathleen E. Halvorsen

PhD, Forest Resource Management, University of Washington

Contact

906-487-2824
kehalvor@mtu.edu

Professor of Natural Resource Policy

I have a joint appointment with the Department of Social Sciences and the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science. As part of the Environmental and Energy Policy Graduate Program, I teach the Advanced Natural Resource Policy and Principles of Interdisciplinary Team Science which is an international class taught to MTU . . .

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Kathleen E. Halvorsen

Kathleen E. Halvorsen

PhD, Forest Resource Management, University of Washington

Contact

906-487-2824
kehalvor@mtu.edu

Professor of Natural Resource Policy

I have a joint appointment with the Department of Social Sciences and the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science. As part of the Environmental and Energy Policy Graduate Program, I teach the Advanced Natural Resource Policy and Principles of Interdisciplinary Team Science which is an international class taught to MTU . . .