Internal Advisory Committee Members and Affiliated Faculty
Jon Hooks, Chair and Professor, Department of Economics and Management
B.S., 1984, Cameron University; M.A., 1985, University of Texas, Dallas; PhD, 1989, Michigan State University
Bindu Madhok, Chair and John W. Porter Endowed Professor of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy
B.A., 1983, University of Calcutta; Ph.D., 1990, Brown University
William Rose, Chair and Professor, Department of Political Science
B.A., 1981, & J.D., 1987, University of Toledo; Ph.D., 1999, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Gregory Saltzman, Professor, Economics and Management
S.B., S.M., 1976, MIT; Ph.D., 1982, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Kyle Shanton, Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Education
B.A., 1985 University of Iowa; M.A., 1990; Ph.D., 1998, University of Arizona
Douglas White, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Biology
B.S., 1976, Pennsylvania State University; M.S., 1978, University of Tennessee; Ph.D., 1989, Rutgers University
External Advisory Committee Members
Joseph Calvaruso, ’78, Executive Director, Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation
Raymond Davis, ’84, Attorney, Thrun Law Firm, P.C.
Herold “Mac” Deason, ’64, Attorney, Bodman PLC, Detroit
Brett Decker, ’93, Consulting Director, White House Writers Group
Leslee Fritz, ’94, Director of Public Affairs & Administrative Services, Michigan Department of Civil Rights
George Heartwell, ’71, Mayor, City of Grand Rapids, Michigan
David Hogg, ’69, Retired District Court Judge, 84th District, Michigan
Paul Huth, ’77, Attorney, Paul H Huth PC
James Kingsley, ’63, Chief Judge, 37th Circuit Court, Calhoun County
Craig Kirby, ’85, Managing Director, Savannah LLC
Majors and Concentrations
The following programs of study are offered through Albion College's Center for Sustainability and the Environment.
Environmental Science Major
The 10-unit environmental science major provides broad exposure to environmental sciences at the introductory level, focused work in science at the upper level, and a set of cognates designed to show the social and humanistic context in which scientists work.
Environmental Studies Major
Students completing the environmental studies major will gain a deep understanding of the complex relationships among natural and social systems, as well as a proficiency in the analytical, rhetorical and creative skills necessary to perceive the wonders of the natural and human worlds and to solve the environmental challenges we face in the twenty-first century.
Sustainability Studies Major
Note: This major is currently under revision. Please contact Timothy Lincoln, CSE director, for further information.
This major offers an opportunity for Albion students to participate in an international, interdisciplinary program that is grounded in the social sciences and designed for students who are engaged in today’s and tomorrow’s sustainability challenges.
Environmental Science Concentration
Some environmental careers are practiced primarily in one field of science. Students interested in pursuing such careers should consider the option of a science major with an environmental science concentration. It is strongly advised that students talk with science faculty in choosing their option.
Environmental Studies Concentration
The environmental studies concentration is designed for students who have an interest in environmental issues and plan careers in related fields. The choice of courses for this concentration is more open than in the environmental science concentration, due to the varying interests and backgrounds of the students who choose this option. Participating students may pursue a major in any field. Students who complete this concentration might, for example, enter science journalism or work for environmental advocacy groups.
Special Off-Campus Events
Is Your Future in Medicine?
Get an insider’s perspective about what it takes to succeed as a pre-med student in college and get into the medical school of your choice.
A Program for High School Students | November 12, 2014 | 7 p.m. | Horizons Conference Center, Saginaw, MI
Dr. Sam Shaheen invites you to join him and other Saginaw area physicians who will offer advice on pursuing careers in medicine.
- Becoming a health care volunteer while in high school
- Selecting a college for your pre-medical education
- Planning your college major
- Pursuing undergraduate internships and other real-world experiences
- Conducting independent research
- Sharpening your leadership and communication skills
Albion College health professions advisors and current Albion students will also discuss how you can become a top candidate for medical school admission.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 – 7 p.m.
Horizons Conference Center
6200 State St.
Saginaw, MI 48603
Advance registration requested by November 7.
We hope you and your family will attend.
Want a preview? See our recap and photos from last year's event in Midland. If you have any questions, please contact the Albion College Admission Office at 800/858-6770 or via email at
Hometown: Rockford, Michigan
Major/Minor/Institutes: Political Science and Gender Studies major, Art minor, Ford concentration
Campus Organizations: Model United Nations, Student Volunteer Bureau, Ford Council, Phi Alpha Delta, Best Buddies, volunteer at Albion elementary school
Why I chose Ford: I chose Ford because of my general interests in public policy, debate and politics, as well as for the connections I will be making for future job interests and internships.
Best part of being a Briton: The atmosphere of Albion: the connections and opportunities I have already made as a freshman are amazing. The professors are on your side trying to help in every way possible.
Post-graduation plans: My future plans consist of applying for Teach for America right after graduation and then going to Columbia University to obtain my law degree.
Favorite movie about my future career: Freedom Writers. To have the opportunity to inspire students, even if it is just for two years, to stay committed to their education and be their support system would be one of the most rewarding feelings in the world.
Current issue/topic that is important to me: Global civil rights and the lack of media coverage on global oppression. Anything from the civil war in Syria to sex trafficking in Asia to the oppression of LGBTQ.