Assistant Professor of Intercultural Studies, Biology and Earth Science, Houghton College

Dr. Eli Knapp teaches courses in Human Ecology, Wildlife Behavior, Geology, Ornithology, Conservation Biology, and Swahili at Houghton College, in New York, and in Tanzania, East Africa. In Tanzania, he directs the Houghton-in-Tanzania study abroad, semester-long program. He has also taught Forest Ecology and Ecosystems Research for the Creation Care Studies Program, in New Zealand. He holds a Masters in Environmental Science and Management from the University of Santa Barbara, California (2003), and a PhD in Ecology from Colorado State University, in Fort Collins, Colorado (2009). His interests lie in the interactions between humans and the environment, especially around protected areas. He has studied human-environment relationships most extensively in East Africa and lived in Serengeti National Park, in Tanzania, for three years. His active areas of research involve household economies and poaching around protected areas.

Experience

  • –present
    Assistant Professor of Intercultural Studies, Biology and Earth Science, Houghton College