Dr. Carletta received her B.A. from Colgate University and her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. ┬áShe is especially interested in the effect of pollutants on wildlife and humans (particularly those pollutants classified as endocrine disruptors), and in local land use and the ecological valuation of open space.┬á She is also interested in the use of GIS (Geographic Information Systems) to depict land use changes and environmental features, for the purpose of future environmental research.┬á When she is not busy teaching, she likes to hunt for mushrooms, hike, camp, and scuba dive.
Courses taught: Science of Life (BIO100, both the traditional survey course and a topics version focused on environmental issues), Biological Principles (BIO111), Evolution and Ecology (BIO314), Environmental Science and Natural Resources (ENV330/BIO330), Environmental Science and Policy (ENV332/POS470), Biology Seminars I and II (BIO451 and BIO452), Marine Biology (BIO300), and Tropical Biology (BIO470).