Digital Image Interview Series
Henry Art, Biology/Environmental Science, Williams College
Henry Art, the Samuel Fessenden Clarke Professor of Biology at Williams College, has been a member of the faculty since 1970. He has taught courses in environmental studies, field botany, ecology and land use planning, through the biology department and the environmental studies program. His research includes long-term ecological studies of the Hopkins Memorial Forest. Innovative use of images has been key to both his teaching and research. In this interview, he is joined by Jonathan Leamon, a member of Williams's Office for Instructional Technology.
Academic Commons: How have you used images in your teaching and how has digital technology come into play?
Art: Images are key to the way I teach. For example, I've been teaching a new course on the natural history of the Berkshires. We've set up a website on the Williams CONTENTdm server with maps, video and images of various physical sites that are used in the course, and we've now made this available to the public: