Dorothy Boorse received her doctoral degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and joined the Gordon College Biology Faculty in January of 1999. Her primary research and teaching interests are in aquatic community ecology and invasive species. 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. Dorothy is the co-author on an environmental science textbook. She also was lead author on "Loving the Least of These: Addressing a Changing Environment,” a report on poverty and climate change published by the National Association of Evangelicals (2011). Dorothy is married to Gary Wernsing, and they have two sons.