Charlene D'Avanzo, professor emerita of ecology, received her B.A. from Skidmore College and her Ph.D. from the Boston University Marine Program, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA.
She is particularly interested in marine ecology, estuaries and wetlands, and coastal pollution.
D'Avanzo also receives funding from the National Science Foundation to improve college biology and ecology teaching nationwide.
She teaches courses in ecology, marine ecology, natural history, environmental science, and environmental education.