Our unique interdisciplinary community
We are proud of the wide variety of disciplines to be found among both the faculty and the students involved in the IGERT program. Our executive committee is composed of professors of Entomology, Anthropology, Biomathematics, Communications, and Biology. With associated faculty members hailing from disciplines that span the Social and Natural Sciences as well as the Humanities, the wealth of interdisciplinary expertise available in this single program is exceptional. Though current students have entered with backgrounds focused in Anthropology, Economics, Communications, and Biology, many have chosen different disciplines for their graduate work. It is the mission of our faculty to ensure that no graduate student completes this program without a much broader understanding of their chosen field than they themselves were taught. In pursuit of this goal, our program’s disciplinary diversity is our greatest strength.