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Nancy E. Todd, Ph.D.

Nancy ToddNancy E. Todd is a Professor in the Department of Biology and has been affiliated with the College since 1998. Dr. Todd received her B.A. in Anthropology from Bryn Mawr College in 1988, her M.Phil. in Geobiology from George Washington University in 1992 and her Ph.D. in Geobiology from George Washington University in 1997.

Her undergraduate research program at Manhattanville focuses on aquatic toxicology, zebrafish development, forensic ecology and animal behavior. Dr. Todd's personal research focuses on the evolution of elephants, and she is widely published in the field. Recently, in collaboration with Dr. Wendy McFarlane, also in the Biology Department, she has turned her research attention to the island of Barbuda in the Caribbean, where they examine biodiversity, focus on human impact in island environments, and track sea turtles.

Dr. Todd is also the Chair of the Environmental Studies program, and teaches classes in environmental studies, ecology, anatomy and evolution.