Thomas L. FleischnerPhD
Thomas L. Fleischner, Ph.D. is a naturalist and conservation biologist, the Executive Director of the Natural History Institute, Faculty Emeritus at Prescott College, and editor of the anthologies Nature, Love, Medicine: Essays On Wildness and Wellness and The Way of Natural History.
Tom's work is always rooted in natural history, ecology, and conservation biology, but plies the terrain at the margins of disciplines. He's most interested in the connections between sciences, humanities, and public policy, and between analytical and creative modes of thought. After 29 years at the college, Tom is now Faculty Emeritus, as well as the Executive Director of the Natural History Institute. From both these vantage points, he will continue to work with Prescott College classes and students. In addition to helping to coordinate the Conservation Biology and Natural History and Ecology emphasis areas within the undergraduate Environmental Studies curriculum, Tom has taught courses that link with many other curricular areas, including creative writing, environmental politics, and ecopsychology.