• Nicholas A. Baer

    Professor, School of Arts & Sciences
    Biology Program Coordinator
    603.526.3066 | nbaer@colby-sawyer.edu

    Joined the faculty in 2004. Received B.A. from University of Vermont and Ph.D. from University of Maryland. Teaching interests include freshwater biology, conservation biology, ecology, water resources, and environmental studies. Research interests are in freshwater foodweb dynamics, aquatic macroinvertebrates, water quality, ecosystem structure and function, particularly relating how aquatic organisms respond to changes in water parameters such as pH, conductivity, and nitrogen, phosphorus, dissolved organic carbon concentrations.read more…

  • Iris Fischer-McMorrow

    Assistant Professor, School of Arts & Sciences

    Dr. Fischer-McMorrow joined the faculty in 2012/2022. She received an MVB (DVM equivalent) from University College Dublin and a BA in anthropology from Mount Holyoke College. Iris is a licensed veterinarian in NH, MA and VT with experience as a pharmacovigilance, associate, relief and team veterinarian. She has had multiple research affiliations with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, most recently on a project in Iceland hosted by the University of Iceland’s Research Center. At Colby-Sawyer, she received the Nancy Beyer Opler Award for Excellence in Academic Advising in 2014.read more…

  • Leon-C. Malan

    Professor, School of Arts & Sciences
    603.526.3632 | lmalan@colby-sawyer.edu

    Joined faculty 1994. Ph.D., Antioch University New England and University of New York, Albany. Teaching topics in natural history, environmental policy, sustainability and the relation between organizations and the natural environment. Currently pursuing research in biodiversity conservation and sustainable agriculture. Professor Malan holds the M. Roy London Endowed Chair.read more…

  • Laura Sykes

    Academic Vice President & Dean of Faculty,
    Professor, School of Arts & Sciences
    603.526.3760 | laura.sykes@colby-sawyer.edu

    Joined faculty in 2001. Ph.D., Antioch University New England. Professor Sykes is well versed in the flora of New England, able to identify hundreds of species, including invasive plants. A frequent visitor to the White Mountains of New Hampshire, Professor Sykes is well informed about its history, recreational opportunities, and the current issues facing this national forest. In addition, she has become an expert in the use of Geographic Information Systems, particularly in the context of landscape geography and environmental studies.read more…