Christoph Geiss, Professor of Physics and Environmental Science, is a geophysicist who is interested in the magnetic properties of soils, sediments, sometimes rocks, and most recently concrete. He received a Ph.D. in Geophysics from the University of Minnesota, joined the Trinity faculty in 2001, and is currently serving as the program director for Trinity’s Environmental Science Program. He teaches a wide range of courses in Physics and Environmental Science. His current research projects include the study of soils in Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Iowa where he investigates how the magnetic properties of soils can be used to reconstruct past climates. He also uses rock-magnetic analyses to quantify the presence of pyrrhotite, a potentially deleterious mineral, in concrete.

Katherine L. Bergren, is an Associate Professor of English whose fields of interest include British Romantic poetry, 19th century British literature, postcolonial literature and theory, the transatlantic, and ecocriticism. Since arriving at Trinity, she has completed a monograph, The Global Wordsworth: Romanticism Out of Place (Bucknell University Press, May 2019), and has published three articles in peer-reviewed journals or edited books, as well as two book reviews. Bergren earned a Ph.D. and M.A. at University of California-Los Angeles and a B.A. at Wellesley College. Before coming to Trinity, she won the UCLA English Department Teaching Excellence Award.

Advisory Board

Arianne Bazilio, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Chemistry

Lin Cheng, Charles A. Dana Research Associate Professor of Engineering

Hasan Comert, Assistant Professor of Economics

Tamsin Jones, Associate Professor of Religious Studies

Mark Silk, Director, Leonard Greenberg Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life and Professor of Religion in Public Life

Vince Tomasso, Assistant Professor of Classical Studies

Maurice Wade, Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus