Departmentally Affiliated Associate Professor and Interim Chair (2006)
B.A. Dartmouth College, M.S. University of Washington, Ph.D. University of Washington
Wyatt Oswald is an environmental scientist interested in climate change and its impacts on ecosystems and human societies.
In his research he analyzes lake-sediment records to reconstruct past changes in climate, vegetation, and fire. He has worked in Alaska, the western US, and New England. Oswald is a Research Fellow at the Harvard Forest, Harvard University's center for research and education in forest ecology and conservation, and serves as an Associate Editor for the journal Quaternary Research. Oswald teaches courses on climate change, earth science, and ecology, and in 2010 he received the Helaine and Stanley Miller Award for Outstanding Teaching.
Office: Ubank 903
Current CoursesEarth Science: Natural Disasters (SC222)
"Lumens" light display
An Emerson student is causing smiles as students and visitors stare in amazement at his LED light display—all part of his honors thesis project—in the main foyer of the Little Building.
Displaying an inner sense of direction and responsibility that shows in their intellectual engagement when they first step foot on campus, Honors students are driven, creative individuals who bond as a close-knit community of learners.
Nigel C. Gibson
Director of the Honors Program