Dr. Stack Whitney is an environmental studies scholar with expertise in insect ecology, agriculture, and novel ecosystems/climate change. She teaches in the Science & Technology Studies department in the College of Liberal Arts, as well as the Environmental Sciences Program in the College of Science. Her research includes both science (mainly ecology) and science studies (mainly modern environmental history); she often collaborates with historians, state agency scientists, theoretical ecologists, and social scientists. She has conducted research in a wide variety of landscapes, from tundras in Alaska to mountains in Uganda. Before coming to RIT, Dr. Stack Whitney worked for the US Department of Agriculture's Farmer to Farmer Program in Eastern Europe and Washington DC, as well as the US Environmental Protection Agency Office of International & Tribal Affairs and Office of Pesticide Programs.
Dr. Stack Whitney has a professional and personal commitment to inclusive pedagogy and accessible science outreach for learners of all ages. She lives in a bilingual ASL/English household and continues to take ASL courses through NTID.