Affiliated Faculty

Environmental Studies Affiliated Faculty

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Matthew Bahr
Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor of Sociology

AD Box 059

Phone: (509) 313-5952

Office Location
College Hall 416

Ph.D. Sociology, Purdue University, 2002

Dr. Bahr teaches courses in quantitative research methods, statistics, sociology of religion, and population and demography.  His research interests include sociology of religion and public policy.  His most recent project appearing in Social Science Research, explores correlates of financial giving to religious organizations.

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Julie Beckstead

Professor of Biology

Gonzaga University
502 E. Boone Ave
AD Box 008
Spokane, WA 99258

Phone: 509-313-6688

Office Location
HU 213

Office Hours
Fall 2015

Monday:  12:30 - 1:30
Wednesday:  12:30 - 1:30

Research Interest
Plant-pathogen interactions
Restoration ecology


  • Biology
  • Environmental Studies - Core Faculty
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    Andrea Bertotti Metoyer
    Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice
    AD Box 060

    Phone: (509) 313-3629

    Office Location
    College Hall 321

    Ph.D. Sociology, Loyola University, Chicago
    M.A. Sociology, Loyola University, Chicago
    B.A. Sociology and Spanish, Gonzaga University

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    David L. Boose

    Professor, Biology

    Gonzaga University
    502 E. Boone Ave
    AD Box 005
    Spokane, WA 99258

    Phone: (509) 313-6634

    Office Location
    Hughes 208

    Office Hours
    I am currently on sabbatical, so I will not be teaching classes for academic year of 2015 - 16. Feel free to call or e-mail me to make an appointment for a meeting.

    Ph.D. in Ecology, University of California, Davis, CA. December 1995.
    M.S. in Soil Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. June 1986
    B.A. in Chemistry and European History, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. December 1983

    Research Interests:
    Plant population ecology and genetics, conservation biology

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    Gary Chang

    Associate Professor of Biology

    Gonzaga University
    502 E. Boone Ave
    AD Box 005
    Spokane, WA 99258

    Phone: (509) 313-6637
    Fax: (509) 313-5804

    Office Location
    Hughes Hall 038B

    Office Hours
    Fall 2015

    Tuesday:  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Friday:  11:00 am - 12:00 pm  and 1:00 - 2:00 pm

    Research interests
    Insect ecology and biological control

    Ph.D., Zoology, University of Washington
    B.S., Biology, Duke University

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    Erica Johnson

    Associate Professor of Economics

    502 E. Boone Ave.
    AD Box 009
    Spokane, WA 99258

    Phone: 509-313-7026
    Fax: 509-313-5811

    Office Location
    Jepson 249

    B.A., Economics and Spanish, University of Montana, 1999: M.S., Economics, University of Oregon, 2005: Ph.D., Economics, University of Oregon, 2009

    Brief Bio:
    Erica specializes in environmental and health economics. She teaches Health Economics, Microeconomics, Econometrics and MBA courses in economics. Her current research interests include estimating the benefits of reducing risks to human health; these estimates can be used in cost-benefit analyses of environmental and health policies.

    Selected Publications:

    “What is the Actual Prevalence of Medical Bankruptcies?” with Donald D. Hackney and Daniel L. Friesner. Forthcoming in International Journal of Social Economics.

    Henrickson, Kevin E. and Erica H. Johnson (2015) " Jesuit Values, Environmental Sustainability and Businesses Core Curriculum” Journal of Jesuit Business Education, 6(1) pp 101-116.

    Henrickson, Kevin E. and Erica H. Johnson (2013) "The Demand for Spatially Complementary National Parks" Land Economics, 89 (2): 330-345.

    Cameron, T. A., J. R. DeShazo and E. H. Johnson. (2011) "Scenario adjustment in stated preference research" Journal of Choice Modelling, 4(1): 9-43.

    Cameron, Trudy Ann, J.R. DeShazo and Erica Johnson.  (2010) “The Effect of Children on Adult Demands for Health-Risk Reductions,”  Journal of Health Economics, 29: 364-376.

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    Susan Norwood

    Ed.D., RN, Associate Dean and Nursing Professor

    Gonzaga University
    Dept. of Nursing
    AD Box 038
    Spokane, WA  99258

    Phone: (509) 313-6646

    Office Location
    Schoenberg Center, Room 010

    Office Hours

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    Dr. Joanne Smieja

    Professor of Chemistry

    Chemistry Dept.
    502 E. Boone Ave.
    AD Box 016
    Spokane, WA 99258

    Phone: 509-313-6630
    Fax: 509-313-5804

    Office Location
    Hughes 236

    Office Hours
    Fall 2015

    B. A., Chemistry, College of St. Thomas, 1982
    Ph. D., Inorganic Chemistry, University of Minnesota, 1986

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    Michael VanEngelen

    AD Box 005

    Phone: x5978
    Fax: (509) 313-5804

    Office Location
    Hughes Hall 034

    Office Hours
    Spring 2014

    Monday:  1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
    Wednesday:  2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
    Friday:  1:10 - 2:00 p.m.


    Ph.D. Chemical and Biological Engineering

    Montana State University, December, 2009

    M.S. Chemical Engineering

    Washington State University, August, 2005

    B.A. Chemistry, B.A. Physics, Philosophy minor

    Whitworth College, December, 2002

    Courses Taught
    General Chemistry and Lab
    Organic Chemistry I Lab
    Environmental Chemistry and Lab


    M. R. VanEngelen, B. M. Peyton, M. R. Mormile, and H. C. Pinkart. Fe(III), Cr(VI), and Fe(III) mediated Cr(VI) reduction in alkaline media using a Halomonas isolate from Soap Lake, Washington. Biodegradation. 2008. 19(6):841-850.


    M. R. VanEngelen, E. K. Field­, R. Gerlach, B. D. Lee, W. A. Apel, B. M. Peyton. UO22+ speciation determines uranium toxicity and bioaccumulation in an environmental Pseudomonas sp. isolate. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 2010.  29(4):763-769.


    E. K. Field, S. D’Imperio, A. R. Miller, M. R. VanEngelen, R. Gerlach, B. D. Lee, W. A. Apel, B. M. Peyton. Application of Molecular Techniques to Elucidate the Influence of Cellulosic Waste on the Bacterial Community Structure at a Simulated Low Level Waste Site. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 2010. 76(10):3106-3115.


    M. R. VanEngelen, R. Gerlach, B. D. Lee, R. K. Szilagyi, W. A. Apel, B. M. Peyton. Uranium exerts acute toxicity by binding to pyrroloquinoline quinone. Environmental Science and Technology. 2011. 45(3):937-942.