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Dr. Gary Kroll

Associate Professor of History — Environmental History and History of Exploration

Portrait of Gray KrollDr. Kroll teaches an array of courses in environmental history, but his primary interest is the history of exploration. He is the co-creator and instructor in the foundation course, “The History and Culture of Expeditions,” for our expeditionary studies program. As an environmental historian and a historian of science, Dr. Kroll brings an important perspective to the expeditionary studies curriculum. In a past life, and one he still dreams of, Dr. Kroll spent hours blowing glass. Read Gary Kroll’s complete faculty profile.


  • Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, 2000. Specialization: History of Science. Dissertation: “Exploration in the Mare Incognita: Natural History and Conservation in Early Twentieth Century America.
  • M.A., University of Florida, 1995. Specialization: American History. Thesis: The Origin of Silent Spring: Science, Media, Law, and the New Nature in American Popular Culture.
  • B.A., Florida International University, 1992. Major: Liberal Studies

Teaching Areas

  • History of Ecology and Environmentalism
  • Adirondack Environmental History
  • U.S. Environmental History
  • History of Exploration
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