Our Mission

The Polar Center fosters creative, ground-breaking, and synergistic collaboration by catalyzing exchange among members with a unique breadth of expertise at Penn State, representing the life-, physical-, and social sciences. The Center provides a unique platform for powerfully forward-thinking scientific exchange with other national and international institutions through workshops and conferences focusing on polar science, and with the local community through public events and lectures communicating the unique beauty and scientific and cultural value of these regions.


Steering Committee

Eric Post, Ph.D.
Director of the Polar Center
Professor of Biology

Department of Biology, University Park
esp10@psu.edu

Michael J Sheriff
Assistant Professor of Mammalogy and Ecology, Department of Ecosystem Science and Management
mjs72@psu.edu

Pernille Sporon Bøving, M.S.
Outreach Coordinator and Logistics Department of Biology
psb12@psu.edu

Robert Crane
Director AESEDA, Professor, Department of Geography
rqc3@psu.edu

Hester Blum, Ph.D. on sabbatical through 2014 school calendar
Associate Professor Of English
hester.blum@psu.edu

Andrew Carleton, Ph.D. on sabbatical 2014 -15 school calendar
Professor of Geography Department of Geography, University Park
amc7@psu.edu


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