Five College Coastal and Marine Sciences Program


The program office is located at Smith College in 110A Bass Hall (next to the science library). Students interested in learning more about the Five College Coastal and Marine Sciences Certificate or internship program should schedule a meeting with Program Coordinator Cindy Bright, available by appointment on your home campus.

Students affiliated with the program receive information on campus lectures, films and events as well as information on internships and research opportunities in the field.

If you would like to sign up to receive email updates or have any questions about the program, email us at or call us at (413) 585-3799.

Steering Committee and Faculty Advisors

The FCCMS Program is guided by a steering committee with members from each of the five campuses. Steering committee members also serve as faculty advisors to certificate students.

Amherst College
Ethan Clotfelter, Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies (on leave Spring 2016)

Hampshire College
Tim Zimmerman, Visiting Assistant Professor of Cognition and Education

Mount Holyoke College
Jason Andras, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
Renae Brodie, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
Director, Five College Coastal and Marine Sciences Program
Al Werner, Professor of Geology

Smith College
Paulette Peckol, Louise C. Harrington Professor of Biological Sciences (on leave Spring 2016)
Bosiljka Glumac, Professor of Geosciences

University of Massachusetts Amherst
Steve Petsch, Associate Professor of Geosciences
Andy Danylchuk, Assistant Professor of Fish Conservation
Cristina Cox Fernandes, Lecturer/Adjunct Research Associate Professor
Adrian Jordaan, Assistant Professor of Fish Population Ecology and Conservation
Jonathan Woodruff, Assistant Professor of Geosciences

Five Colleges, Incorporated (Steering Committee only)
Nate Therien, Director of Academic Programs
Cindy Bright, Program Coordinator