||Marsha S. Bollinger
||Chair, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies; Professor of Geology
Ph.D., University of South Carolina
M.S., University of South Carolina
B.S., Pennsylvania State University
||102 Bancroft Hall
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 as the chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies
, and previously also served as the Dalton Endowed Chair of Environmental Sciences and Studies
The Department of Interdisciplinary Studies was new to Winthrop as of August 2011. The department brought together interdisciplinary programs within the College of Arts & Sciences that did 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
From 2002-2015, Bollinger 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, & 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.