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Faculty Profile

 
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 Bollinger, Marsha   Name:  Marsha S. Bollinger 
Title:  Chair, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies; Dalton Endowed Chair, Environmental Sciences and Studies; Professor of Geology 
Education:
Ph.D., University of South Carolina
M.S., University of South Carolina
B.S., Pennsylvania State University
Office:  G06 Bancroft Hall Annex  
Phone:  803/323-4944 
E-mail:  bollingerm@winthrop.edu  
Web:  http://faculty.winthrop.edu/bollingerm  
Area(s):
Energy and Water Policy, Sustainability Education, Marine Geochemistry, Earth Science Education
Dr. Bollinger has been on the faculty at Winthrop for more than 20 years. She currently serves both as the chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies and as the Dalton Endowed Chair of Environmental Sciences and Studies.

The Department of Interdisciplinary Studies is new to Winthrop as of August 2011. The department brings together interdisciplinary programs within the College of Arts and Sciences that do not have a clear departmental home. These programs offer 10 minors and three majors (Masters of Liberal Arts, B.S. in Environmental Sciences and B.A. in Environmental Studies).

Since 2002, Bollinger has served as the Dalton Endowed Chair of Environmental Sciences and Studies. In academic year 2006-2007, she served as an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), where she contributed to the administration of the geosciences research program and monitored energy-water issues affecting DOE.

Bollinger spent many years within the Department of Chemistry, Physics, and Geology where she taught a variety of geology courses such as physical geology, environmental geology, oceanography, earth science for elementary education majors, marine geology, and geochemistry. Her geology research interests relate to water and sediment chemistry, particularly in coastal environments such as salt marshes and estuaries.