Dr. Dorothy Boorse joined the Gordon Faculty in January, 1999. Her primary research and teaching interests are in aquatic community ecology, and invasive species, and her biological research focus is on vernal pools. She spends a great deal of time connecting science to non-scientists and looking at ways science and faith integrate, particularly in the area of environmental ethics. Dr. Boorse is the advisor for the student group, Advocates for A Sustainable Future, and is the AuSable Institute of Environmental Studies representative at Gordon. She also represents Gordon to the Marine Studies Consortium and AASHE, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. Dr. Boorse is an author of Environmental Science: Toward a Sustainable Future, a major college text published by Pearson. Dr. Boorse was a fellow of the Center for Christian Studies from 2005-2006 and received the Distinguished Junior Faculty Award at Gordon College in 2002. She has a strong interest in mentoring women in science as well as increasing women and minorities in science.